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Re: “Meet the New, Fractured Raleigh City Council

I have a problem with your assertion that Councilor Mendell campaigned on a "slow growth" platform. I think a much more accurate description would be that she campaigned on a smart growth, pro neighborhood platform.

If you want to describe her philosophy as slow growth, you should then describe the philosophy of those on the opposite side as a "rampant growth" platform.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 12/06/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Make Way for the NIMBY Raleigh City Council, as Newcomers Nicole Stewart and Stef Mendell Oust Bonner Gaylord and Defeat Stacy Miller

To follow-up on my previous comment. Mary-Ann and Nancy are both very developer friendly and neither one can claim to be neighborhood advocates. So, I am wary of their preferred candidate.
Nicole Stewart has an admirable record on environmental stewardship. I commend her on that record and welcome her in bringing that expertise to the council. I look forward to her using her voice at the council table to continue her work in protecting the city's valuable natural resources such as those along the Falls of Neuse corridor.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 10/13/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Make Way for the NIMBY Raleigh City Council, as Newcomers Nicole Stewart and Stef Mendell Oust Bonner Gaylord and Defeat Stacy Miller

Nicole Stewart was endorsed by Mary-Ann Baldwin, her campaign manager is Nancy McFarlane's daughter and she was supported in her campaign by Nancy McFarlane. I will believe the Nicole Stewart is a neighborhood advocate when she PROVES it.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 10/12/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “David Cox Outpolls John Odom in Fight For District B seat on Raleigh City Council

John Odom had a very insightful quote in the N&O just prior to the election speaking about Cox's win in 2015.

"He won by getting all the neighbors riled up, Odom said of Coxs 2015 victory. But this time theyve had two years to get to know how David Cox works and what he thinks.

Odom was right, although for different reasons. People did get to know David over 2 years and learn what he thinks. They liked what they learned and the neighbors got riled up again, this time in 17 of 18 precincts.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 10/11/2017 at 11:09 PM

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

It's telling that Mr Gaylord is discussing the need for affordable housing while managing North Hills, A John Kane development which contains ZERO affordable housing and upon expansion, recently approved, will still contain ZERO affordable housing.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 09/20/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

Ms. Eichenberger, most of Thomas Goldsmith's articles on the municipal election would benefit from less bias. This should start with him informing his readers that he is a close family friend of the the McFarlane's.

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Posted by FONCitizen on 09/11/2017 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Mayor McFarlane Will Not Be Turned Away from Democratic Party Events, Spokesman Says

The question for the author of this piece..... Is McFarlane demanding admittance into Republican Party events? Did Mr Goldsmith even bother to ask?

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Posted by FONCitizen on 09/08/2017 at 4:52 PM

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