We must be careful to craft policies around that board that works for the community and the police as it relates to accountability. Do you believe the council made a wise decision not to place a bond on this year’s ballot? It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1915, to March 4, 1917, during the third and fourth years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency. There are those who also are sounding alarms about the condition of our infrastructure, when in fact it is in great shape. The total cost of the project is $600,000. Do you believe the city’s policy is the best way to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rentals? In every community I’ve been a part of, I’ve worked hard to find ways to bring people together. 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No city has an affordable housing bond on every ballot, and cities do not coordinate to put bonds on the ballot simultaneously. I am disappointed that the scooter companies that first came to Raleigh took the approach of “disrupting” the community rather working cooperatively with it. Home News Elections Candidate Questionnaire: Kay Crowder, Raleigh City Council, District D. THE INDY IS FREE. The current Raleigh City Council has been very effective in moving the City forward. It has not always been a collegial atmosphere serving on this Council, but I think the Mayor bears much of the responsibility for that being the case. 2) If you are a candidate for a district seat, please identify your priorities for your district. The City Council is Raleigh's governing body, consisting of eight members who are elected for two-year terms. Expect to see more options from electric scooter companies in Raleigh soon. While adding density, we must be cognizant that density in and of itself does not lead to affordability. The council announced the Carolina Panthers will donate $150,000 towards building an NFL Play 60 course as part of a new playground and amenities at Barwell Road Park in southeast Raleigh. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1887, during the first two years of Grover Cleveland's first presidency. I would like to coordinate these types of meetings across the City with my fellow Council members so that regardless of your City Council district, residents would have similar opportunities to interact with Council members. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Ninth Census of the United States in 1870. What role should the city play in ensuring that the longtime residents of those neighborhoods can continue to afford to live there? 8) If you could change anything about the city’s unified development ordinance, what would it be and why? I am delighted that the city council passed my resolution allowing teens to ride the bus for free. Raleigh continues to be recognized nationally in a number of “Best City” categories and people and businesses continue to move here. During my professional career, I regularly flew in and out of RDU. If information is missing, or incorrect, please leave a comment on this blog post. 1042 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605. firstname.lastname@example.org. While I try to publicize opportunities to volunteer on our various City Boards and Commissions, we need a more objective and rigorous process to ensure diversity of thought and representation on these bodies. We also moved forward on two issues (ADUs and Short-term rentals) that previous councils had stalemated on for years. Shortly after I began serving on the Raleigh City Council in December 2017, we began discussing holding a work session with RDU to discuss a number of items, including the issue of the potential expansion of the quarry. This sublease is a good deal for a few, but not for you. 14) Do you think Raleigh’s system of Citizens Advisory Councils is the best way of fostering engagement with local government? Council also voted to allow cottage courts (inward-facing smaller homes) in most residential zoning districts citywide and reduced minimum parking requirements downtown, along transit corridors and for multi-unit residential projects. The Forty-sixth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Website: http://www.jbradleyforraleighworkers.org NCDOT has subsequently announced a delay in the project as requested by area residents. The City Council makes decisions that impact the daily lives of everyone living in Raleigh (learn more here), but less than 16% of Raleighites even bother to vote. People saw moderately priced homes being torn down, lots clear cut, and much larger, more expensive homes being built in their neighborhoods. So far, no neighborhoods have started the application process. We are faced with balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s promises of a more public transit focused lifestyle. I don’t want to treat these vendors any differently from other entities who wish to operate in the City right-of-way. While the Mayor was out on medical leave, I was asked to work with council to get the budget done before July deadline. 7) The city currently has twenty neighborhood conservation overlay districts, which can restrict new development. The remaining three, including the mayor, are elected at-large. Raleigh City Council Last updated July 17, 2020. MAKING IT ISN'T. The smaller rate increase we approved in 2019 (1.6% instead of 3.2%) had no effect on the utilities maintenance budget which was funded at over 160%. If you are an at-large or mayoral candidate, please identify the three most pressing issues the city faces. Are you concerned about claims that this ordinance might conflict with state law? Why or why not? 3) What in your record as a public official or other experience demonstrates your ability to be effective as a member of the city council and as an advocate for the issues that you believe are important? I regularly attend Citizen Advisory Council meetings so that I can learn first-hand about issues and concerns. Our City Attorney helped devise our regulations so that they do not conflict with State law. Do you believe this tool is being used effectively? Name as it appears on the ballot: STEF MENDELL, Campaign website: https://www.stefmendellforcouncil.com/, Occupation & employer: Retired International Communications Executive (GlaxoSmithKline). Riding a bike on most roads in Raleigh is not for the faint-hearted. I also was contacted by people who had serious reservations about e-scooters. The proximity to Dix Park in the vicinity of S. Saunders street is a feature that will encourage redevelopment. I am proud that I was part of a group that engineered a successful compromise on short-term rentals where previous Councils had been stalemated for years. The Fifty-eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. If so, what should the board look like, and what powers should it have? And the quarry owners will have sold off the “contents” at a profit. If so, what would do to lower the temperature in city government and make the council more productive? I have heard several comparisons between our city and Durham, which has a $95 million affordable housing bond on the ballot this year. Do you believe this is the right approach to ADUs, or do you believe they should be allowed by right? Three of the members, including the mayor, are elected at large, while the other members are elected from five districts. I support bond sales for affordable housing, and I also recognize that developing a bond package, gaining public support, and getting it approved at the ballot is not a trivial task that is done quickly.