A Favorite Neighbor
Campaign Kick Off We kicked off the campaign a few weekends ago with meet and greets across District D. We talked about affordable housing, transit access for seniors, greenway expansion, protection for LGBT residents, and community engagement, among other topics. Thanks to all who came out for the wonderful conversations! Primary Election on May 17thContinue reading “May Updates”
Let’s get together for a bite! Neighbors are hosting a series of tasty meet and greets and I’m hoping you will join me there. RSVP if you can but feel free to show up regardless. And please invite your friends! Afternoon (iced) tea and snacks on Saturday, April 30th from 3-5 pm at the homeContinue reading “See you soon”
Raleigh is home to over 100 miles of greenway trails. As a bicycle commuter, I’m invested in growing our trail network. I want to ensure safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders, and all of the folks who choose alternative ways to get around. I attended the Oaks and Spokes Trail Oriented Design forum to learn aboutContinue reading “Happy (& safe) biking!”
In teaching economic development at NC State, I ask my students to investigate the private and public sector investments that should be made in communities across North Carolina. Raleigh has one of the strongest economies in the U.S., so they typically choose other communities for their research. And yet many residents here are still excludedContinue reading “Economic Inclusion”
WHEN the Raleigh City Council moved the city’s municipal election from October 2021 to November 2022, all council members were given an additional year in office. Although I’m betting our next chance to vote will indeed be November 8th this year, the question remains about who some residents will be able to vote for. WHEREContinue reading “When and where do you vote in Raleigh? And for who?”
We had all hoped the COVID-19 pandemic would be over by now. And yet the struggle continues. I tested positive during the omicron surge. Being laid up with a cough, sore throat and head fog is not my preferred state of being. During these dark days, I am grateful that my symptoms were not worse.Continue reading “Covid continues, continue to take care!”
I had a great time with Lake Johnson staff and community to clean up the lake. This annual NC Big Sweep event helps to keep Lake Johnson water clean and free of debris. The City of Raleigh partners with Foothills Brewing and the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation Department to make the event possible.Continue reading “Keeping Lake Johnson clean”
Thanks to everyone who supports Athens Drive Community Library! Neighbors came together and worked with the Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Public School System to re-open the library. Effective Wednesday, August 25, we can enter the library, browse for books, use a public computer, and pick up books on reserve. Visitors ages 5+Continue reading “Athens Drive Community Library is open.”
Who can afford to live in Raleigh, today and into the future? We are at a crossroads in determining who has access to our city. Affordable housing policy should be a significant priority, and not something simply left to market forces. Increased supply can bring down prices, but demand is so strong (and growing) thatContinue reading “Affordable Housing”
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