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Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Show your rejection of this hate and VOTE for Zainab!

32 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Apache101 on 10/06/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Stef Mendell for Raleigh City Council District E

Stef Mendell is a smart, practical woman who will bring a more balanced view to council and truly represent her constituents.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Apache101 on 09/20/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Stef Mendell for Raleigh City Council District E

Great choice!

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Apache101 on 09/20/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Raleigh Mayoral Candidate Charles Francis Calls Mayor McFarlane 'Aloof, Disengaged'

I agree that the current state of what the council actually voted on at the May 2nd meeting is murky but still on the table. I hope that the council will VOTE to set that vote aside and follow through on what the mayor said at the June 6th meeting. I know that I, and many others, want to make sure that there is a transparent process that does not dismantle the CAC's, after the election.

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Apache101 on 07/10/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Raleigh Mayor Backs Down from Plan for Top-Down Citizen Engagement

In addition to a packed house at the council chambers, room 305 upstairs was packed as well as many people in the foyer watching the council meeting. All eyes will be on the mayor to see if she follows through and IMPROVES the current CAC system. It's an election year and there will be a choice of who we vote for!

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Apache101 on 06/07/2017 at 11:14 PM

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

The numbers quoted by the mayor are not correct. There are 6000 people on the CAC e-mail lists. The turnout at CAC's could be much greater if the city truly supported citizen engagement but it does almost nothing to promote them. CAC chairs are just a group of volunteers who care deeply for their communities. They cannot do extensive outreach. I'd like to reference that only between 12-15% of Raleigh's citizens show up to VOTE once every 2 years so it's important to keep that in mind when talking about engagement. I went to EVERY task force meeting. They have some good ideas but this is a very complex subject and definitely needs some professional guidance. The CAC's are a very important way for citizens to have their voice heard, ESPECIALLY in rezonings that directly affect people's quality of life.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Apache101 on 05/09/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Born in the Shadow of N.C. State, Steeped in Parties and Punk Rock, Raleigh’s Historic Maiden Lane Will Soon Perish in the Name of Progress

Raleigh will continue to rip down historic parts of the city until we get a majority on council that supports Raleigh's history and neighborhoods. I'm thankful for Councilors Crowder, Stephenson and Cox who are the ultimate neighborhood supporters. It's an elections year folks, you need to get out and VOTE!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Apache101 on 03/01/2017 at 10:02 PM

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