Carole Meyre | Indy Week

Carole Meyre 
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Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

FONCitizen - But interestingly enough, the Mayor appointed Brad Johnson as her pick and he was previously an officer for a CAC. So he should not have been qualified according to the Council's rules.

Posted by Carole Meyre on 05/11/2017 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Is Raleigh Plan to Revamp Citizens Advisory Councils a Boon for Residents—or Developers?

I was on the Mayor's Citizen Engagement Task Force and was the sole person who voted against it's recommendations. Why? 1) Because they are NOT better than what the City has today with the CACs. 2) Because they are designed to eliminate the CACs and to remove community level input and discussion especially from rezoning meetings. 3) Because they propose to set up a Council-appointed Board to set standards for citizen engagement, vs being citizen led. 4) Because certain Task Force Members imposed their personal agendas (driven by the Council members who appointed them?) 5) And because Raleigh is better than this!

Also, to correct the Mayor's comment, CACs had well over 5000 attendees in 2016 and that's without any City support to help promote the them. We are all volunteers who are committed to our communities and want to help Raleigh be a better place for all. Get the politics out of this process and let's focus on how to build better partnerships between the City and it's citizens.

Carole Meyre, Chair, Five Points CAC; Chair, Raleigh CACs
CAC Info: http://www.raleighnc.gov/community/content/CommServices/Articles/CitizensAdvisoryCouncil.html

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Posted by Carole Meyre on 05/10/2017 at 11:45 PM

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