Raleigh City Council http://wunc.org en Social Justice Groups Ask HUD To Reject Raleigh Housing Plan http://wunc.org/post/social-justice-groups-ask-hud-reject-raleigh-housing-plan <p></p><p>Several social justice groups are asking the federal government to reject a Raleigh Housing Authority plan that would sell off 175 public housing units.</p><p></p><p>Housing authority director Steve Beam has said the plan would save the city money, and that the current residents of the units would receive vouchers to subsidize their rent if they moved elsewhere.</p><p></p><p>But Bill Rowe of the N.C. Justice Center wrote to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and said this plan could result in further segregating Raleigh neighborhoods.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:25:10 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31184 at http://wunc.org Social Justice Groups Ask HUD To Reject Raleigh Housing Plan Raleigh Housing Authority Wants To Remove Units From Public Housing Model http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-housing-authority-wants-remove-units-public-housing-model <p></p><p>Federal budget cuts are influencing changes to subsidized housing in Raleigh.</p><p></p><p>This week, the City Council approved a Raleigh Housing Authority plan that would change the units in the Capitol Park projects away from the public housing model. Housing Authority Director Steve Beam says he's now waiting for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to weigh in:</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:56:33 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29426 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Housing Authority Wants To Remove Units From Public Housing Model Raleigh City Council Suggests Tolls To Pay For I-540 Expansion http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-city-council-suggests-tolls-pay-i-540-expansion <p></p><p>Increasingly congested roadways are worrying officials in Raleigh.</p><p></p><p>The City Council has submitted a "wish list" of road improvement projects to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It includes a proposal to add lanes to I-540 on the north side of the city.</p><p></p><p>The council doesn't expect the state to fund the project, so it suggested paying for the 108 million-dollar expansion by setting up tolls on the roadway.</p><p></p><p>Councilwoman Mary-Ann Baldwin says she knows tolls would not be popular, but she thinks breaking up traffic jams would be.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:43:13 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 26733 at http://wunc.org Raleigh City Council Suggests Tolls To Pay For I-540 Expansion Raleigh Approves Funding For More Propane Police Cars http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-approves-funding-more-propane-police-cars <p>The Raleigh Police Department is adding propane tanks to more of its patrol cars after a two-year test run.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:23:08 +0000 Will Michaels 21999 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Approves Funding For More Propane Police Cars Raleigh To Relax Ban On Food Distribution In Parks http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-relax-ban-food-distribution-parks <p></p><p>A city council committee in Raleigh has agreed to review a ban on allowing food distribution in a downtown city park.<br><br>The council's Law and Public Safety Committee held a three-hour public hearing Wednesday to listen to residents who were angry about the ban.</p><p>It was enforced last weekend, when charitable and religious groups that normally distribute food in Moore Square were stopped by the police. They were following a 1998 ordinance preventing food distribution that officials had previously ignored.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:30:15 +0000 Jessica Jones 21591 at http://wunc.org Raleigh To Relax Ban On Food Distribution In Parks The Plight Of The Impoverished In The Triangle http://wunc.org/post/plight-impoverished-triangle <p>Last weekend, Raleigh police stopped a charity organization from distributing food to the needy in downtown Raleigh. The action led to criticism from community groups. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:02:28 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 21466 at http://wunc.org The Plight Of The Impoverished In The Triangle "Walk Raleigh" Campaign Gets Nod from City http://wunc.org/post/walk-raleigh-campaign-gets-nod-city <p>The City of Raleigh has agreed to begin a pilot program to focus on the growing “Walk Raleigh” movement.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong>&nbsp; Yesterday, the Raleigh City Council “sanctioned” nearly 30 street signs secretly posted by Matt Tomasulo.&nbsp; Tomasulo and his “Walk Raleigh” campaign was featured last month on a special segment aired on the BBC.<br><br><strong>Matt Tomasulo:&nbsp;</strong> The general idea is to help people discover how many minutes it is to walk somewhere by foot as opposed to how many miles it might be for somebody to drive.<br> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3075 at http://wunc.org "Walk Raleigh" Campaign Gets Nod from City Raleigh Voters To Consider Bond Measures http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-voters-consider-bond-measures <p>Early voting for local elections starts in many communities today. In Raleigh, voters will pick a new mayor and members of the city council and school board. But they will also vote on two bond measures dedicated to housing and transportation.</p><p>The two bonds total $56 million dollars. Of that, about $40 million would go toward building bike lanes, greenways, and new sidewalks. It is the first bond ever proposed in Raleigh for these types of projects.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:15:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7427 at http://wunc.org