January 2023

Anyone else have a fast and full January? Below are a few Raleigh City Council highlights from the beginning of 2023. If you have a constituent need, please email jane.harrison@raleighnc.gov for assistance. City Council Retreat We had an information-filled 2-day retreat – an opportunity to learn about key staff initiatives and begin policy discussion onContinue reading “January 2023”

Raleigh City Council: December 2022

It’s been less than a month since being sworn in on December 5, 2022. I intend to write monthly updates from my viewpoint as a District D councilor to keep y’all informed on our activities. Hope this is helpful! Swearing in Ceremony 12/5/22 Our new council of eight was sworn in at Raleigh Union Station.Continue reading “Raleigh City Council: December 2022”

Housing Markets are Segmented, Implications for Policy

The following discussion is a summary of the article ‘Why Voters Haven’t Been Buying the Case For Building” by Rick Jacobus at Shelterforce. He describes research from economists Jerome Rothenberg and George Galster on urban housing markets. Read the full article here: https://shelterforce.org/2019/02/19/why-voters-havent-been-buying-the-case-for-building/ Why are lower-income people, and even middle-income people, unlikely to benefit fromContinue reading “Housing Markets are Segmented, Implications for Policy”

Policy FAQs

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Do you support reinstating Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs)? Yes, Raleigh is better off when neighbors communicate, organize, and advocate to address issues of common concern. I advocate for revamping CACs and providing city resources like a place to meet, zoom or hybrid meeting technology, and help with outreach. CAC leaders would benefit from leadershipContinue reading “Policy FAQs”


I’m proud to be endorsed by: Wake County Democratic Party – Fight for a brighter, more equal future. They believe in robust community input; fair and transparent government practices; sustainable growth and infrastructure planning; free public transit; inclusive economic development; a woman’s right to choose; and environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. The NewsContinue reading “Endorsements”

Endorsements from The News & Observer

Great thanks to Raleigh’s News & Observer for endorsing me for Raleigh City Council. Affordable housing, racial equity, and community engagement are major issues they note that the next council must tackle. All voices need to be at the table as we grow. I am committed to a vision for the city that takes careContinue reading “Endorsements from The News & Observer”

Meet & Greet on 9/20

Join us to prepare for election season! N.C. House Representative Allison Dahle is hosting a fundraiser for my campaign on Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30 to 7 pm. Hope to see you there! Free beer (for those 21+) and yard signs. RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/janeharrison November 8th is election day. Early voting is October 20 to November 5. Let’s getContinue reading “Meet & Greet on 9/20”

When and where do you vote in Raleigh? And for who?

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?”

Covid continues, continue to take care!

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!”