The city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 is out. The rezoning process continues to be complex. I’m grateful for essential City of Raleigh personnel, having recently visited our water and stormwater teams. Solid waste is next! Read HERE for recent city council updates. Visit JaneForRaleigh.com to sign up for these monthly email updates.
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Rezoning decisions are challenging and complex. In each rezoning case, I examine our comprehensive plan, relevant local area plans, reports from staff, recommendations from planning commission, input from adjacent neighbors, and viewpoints from diverse constituencies across the city. Two large rezoning cases were decided by city council on Tuesday 5/2. I provide my reasoning inContinue reading “Rezoning decisions”
Lessons from Denver
Raleigh City Council traveled to Denver, Colorado (pop. 700,000) to learn best practices, as well as challenges faced in another rapidly growing metropolitan area. Big thanks to Raleigh Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this intercity visit. We learned a lot! Read HERE for some of my takeaways. Visit JaneForRaleigh.com to sign up for these monthlyContinue reading “Lessons from Denver”
Hello friends, always great to hear from you! As a member of Raleigh City Council, I am tasked with taking care of the everyday needs of our community. My decision making is grounded in listening with compassion and applying thoughtful reasoning to our collective challenges. Stay in touch and please read my March email updates HERE. You can alwaysContinue reading “March Updates”
Affordable housing is an ongoing need for Raleigh residents. Here are a few updates on what the City of Raleigh is up to on this issue. Note this is not a comprehensive list. Background: At the January 3rd Council Meeting, I presented ideas for consideration to inform future affordable housing studies, plans and policies adoptedContinue reading “Affordable Housing”
Flying the plane as we build it, such is the effort of the City of Raleigh. Please read below for where we are headed. Some of our recent best In February, we made critical investments for community members in need, including more than $4 million in funding for affordable housing, prevention of homelessness, and support for theContinue reading “Spring Updates”
CACs are Back.
The CACs (citizen advisory councils) are back! Read this Indy article to learn about the next era of community engagement approved by City Council earlier this month. If you want to stay up to date on city affairs and get together with neighbors to improve issues of local concern, CACs are worth checking out. BelowContinue reading “CACs are Back.”
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 email@example.com 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”