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Re: “Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park?

If I could, I would load up two bus loads of people from Wintershaven, Forest Hills and Sir Walter Raleigh apartments and take them to Wake Countys Board of Commissioners public work session about bailing out a golf course community with $20 million dollars of our tax money while our seniors are struggling to find housing after being evicted from two senior communities that happen to located downtown Raleigh. I would also go and pick up people and their children who are living in hotels and bring them along also!

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Posted by AALIYAH on 07/28/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Should Wake County Spend Up to $20 Million to Convert a Failed Fuquay-Varina Golf Course into a Park?

Does anyone know how much the City of Raleigh and Wake County have spent over say, the last 5 years on parks and green spaces? Well, with the help of the Conservation Fund, Wake County may have 140 acres to add to its current portfolio of parks and green spaces.

Conservation Fund is an environmental non-profits that seems to be in the business purchasing large tracts of land to preserve open spaces for biking, hiking, walking and dogs.

Conservation Fund is also the group offering to purchase land from RDU to expand Umstead Park and protect it from development. The price tag? $6.46 MILLION Dollars. Land conservationists are lucky to have such an ally in the quest for #moregreenspaces!

Now the Conservation Fund is offering to purchase the golf course in Fuquay Varina with the caveat that Wake-county buys it from them to turn into a park! Imagine Wake Countys initial investment as well as what it will cost to convert 140 acres into #moregreenspaces!

The owner of the golf course has been in litigation with the homeowners because he wanted to close the golf course and build houses on the land. The homeowners did not want to see the land developed and in comes the Conservation Fund and possibly Wake County to the rescue.

Considering our struggles with affordable housing, one would think that Wake County would want to purchase this land for economic development or affordable housing because as Community Housing Octavia Rainey says,"the good Lord isn't making anymore land any time soon! and we need more housing!!

How much longer will our elected officials continue to put money, after tax payer money into parks when we are in a housing crisis? A housing crisis that has no organized opposition like the homeowners of Crooked Creek to oppose such wasteful spending!

We know how many people are moving into Wake County a day, but do we know how many are leaving because they cannot find affordable housing? Our elected officials are quick to invest and land bank for parks and recreational spaces, but when it's time to create homes for our elderly, affordable rental units and affordable home ownership under $200,000, we are in a deficit! Our elderly population is having to wait 2 some time 3 years for subsidized housing.

Again, I askhow much money has the City of Raleigh and Wake County invested in parks compared to how much they invest how much in affordable housing?

The Crooked Creek neighborhood did what we have failed to do in some of our most historically black communities. They came together to become a greater influence in protecting their communities and investments against what they see as bad development. They fought to have unrestricted views of open space in place of housing! If Wake County wants to purchase that land, what say in how it will be developed do tax payers have?

Crooked Creek neighborhood may have it their at our children and elders expense!

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Posted by AALIYAH on 07/28/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Residents aren’t buying Raleigh’s plans for East College Park

Someone has to listen to the concerns coming from the community. Do we not have a right to want to preserve certain aspects of this historically Black neighborhood and share in the vision for what is to come? Are they are counting on us to roll over and take what they give us! When is enough, enough? Why do we have to fight so hard to be apart of the process?

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Posted by AALIYAH on 11/12/2015 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Are Raleigh’s empty promises on affordable housing a thing of the past?

Correction:
Please up vote if you're interested in having affordable / low income neighbors to support the city scatter housing policy! 😊

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Posted by AALIYAH on 10/23/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Are Raleigh’s empty promises on affordable housing a thing of the past?

Please up vote if you're interested in having affordable / low income neighborhoods to support the city scatter housing policy! 😊

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Posted by AALIYAH on 10/23/2015 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Are Raleigh’s empty promises on affordable housing a thing of the past?

Mike's last comment? He's so ready to clear people out of their own communities and God forbid they move next door to him!

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Posted by AALIYAH on 10/23/2015 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Are Raleigh’s empty promises on affordable housing a thing of the past?

I can only speak for myself when I say I just wish our City officials will say there's no place for you if you're poor and Black in Raleigh! Yes, we'll gladly spend millions if not billions building a transportation infrastructure we've neglected all these years that will allow you to come back into the city and slave for us, even though they've taken years to give Southeast Raleigh residents proper bus stop coverings and more frequency in our stops! They're looking at spending $90 million on affordable housing over the next five years if they can find the money from federal sources and by taxing people who don't really want me to live near them! Great, good luck with getting that bond approved! Yet they've spent $130 million on Greenway's! And don't even get me started on these freaking bike lanes! How much did that cost? I love my city,but we have been hijacked by outside people with trust fund money who want inside people gone and by good ole boys and girls who grew up with parents who watched Jessie Helms on TV and reelected him all those times! God help us and our children!!

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Posted by AALIYAH on 10/22/2015 at 5:29 AM

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