Wake County Board of Commissioners http://wunc.org en Wake Commissioners, Board Of Education Wrestle Over School Construction http://wunc.org/post/wake-commissioners-board-education-wrestle-over-school-construction <p>The chair of the Wake County school board says the board will consider county commissioners' request for more authority over school construction.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:37:51 +0000 Reema Khrais 26151 at http://wunc.org Wake Commissioners, Board Of Education Wrestle Over School Construction Wake Transit Plan Gets First Public Look http://wunc.org/post/wake-transit-plan-gets-first-public-look <p></p><p>Commissioners in Wake County are holding their first public discussion about a plan for expanded bus and light rail services.</p><p>The board meets Tuesday morning with three transit experts from outside the state.&nbsp; It's the county's first public meeting about the plan, which Triangle Transit Authority presented in 2011.&nbsp; Commissioners have declined to bring it up for discussion since then.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:10:53 +0000 Will Michaels 25659 at http://wunc.org Wake Transit Plan Gets First Public Look Economic Growth Revives Wake Library Projects http://wunc.org/post/economic-growth-revives-wake-library-projects <p>Commissioners in Wake County have started the process of reviving construction projects for new libraries.&nbsp; The board voted Monday night to revisit plans for a regional library in northeast Raleigh.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:23:41 +0000 Will Michaels 23798 at http://wunc.org Economic Growth Revives Wake Library Projects Wake Commissioners Seeking Expert Opinions On Transit http://wunc.org/post/wake-commissioners-seeking-expert-opinions-transit <p><a href="http://www.wakegov.com/commissioners/Pages/default.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wake County commissioners</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are moving forward with an effort to assess the county's transit needs.&nbsp; Members unanimously voted this week to bring in experts from outside the county to look at </span><a href="http://www.wakegov.com/planning/transport/pages/transitplan.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">a current plan to improve transportation.&nbsp;</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those ideas include expanding local and commuter bus service and building a commuter rail system from Garner to Durham.&nbsp; The plan would cost Wake County more than half a billion dollars. David Cooke serves as county manager and says experts will analyze transportation needs beyond just Wake County.</span><br> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:14:30 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22010 at http://wunc.org Wake Commissioners Seeking Expert Opinions On Transit Wake GOP Opposes Local School And Transportation Bonds http://wunc.org/post/wake-gop-opposes-local-school-and-transportation-bonds <p>The Wake County Republican Party is opposing bond referendums for Raleigh transportation and public school construction projects.&nbsp;</p><p>Voters will decide in October whether to approve $75 million in improvements to sidewalks and roads as well as traffic calming projects in Raleigh.&nbsp; The Wake GOP executive committee says it voted to oppose that bond due to the city's accumulating debt.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:03:34 +0000 Will Michaels 21150 at http://wunc.org Wake GOP Opposes Local School And Transportation Bonds Voters Will Soon Decide Fate Of Wake School Bond http://wunc.org/post/voters-will-soon-decide-fate-wake-school-bond <p>The last time Wake County voters had a chance to decide on a nearly $1 billion school bond, they passed it. That was seven years ago. But in 1999, a school bond failed, due to concern over higher taxes.</p><p>That mixed history has school leaders on edge. They say <a href="http://www.wakegov.com/bonds/Pages/default.aspx">a new bond</a> is essential to serving the district’s 150,000 students. Another 20,000 are expected within the next five years. They hope to build 16 new schools and make major renovations to other building to deal with that growth.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20273 at http://wunc.org Voters Will Soon Decide Fate Of Wake School Bond House: Construction Stays With Wake School Board http://wunc.org/post/house-construction-stays-wake-school-board <p>The North Carolina House has voted down a bill that would have handed over school construction and maintenance responsibilities to the Wake County Commissioners.</p><p><a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=h726">The bill</a> would have taken that responsibility away from the Wake County School Board. Supporters argued that the county commissioners have more experience in school construction. Opponents warned that the Legislature should not set a precedent in a local dispute.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:51:26 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19546 at http://wunc.org House: Construction Stays With Wake School Board Wake Commissioners Cast Controversial Vote http://wunc.org/post/wake-commissioners-cast-controversial-vote <p>The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted to endorse the upcoming statewide ballot measure to ban gay marriage. Dave DeWitt reports that the vote was along party lines.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> Board Chair Paul Coble spearheaded the Wake Commissioners’ effort to support the amendment that would ban gay marriage. Three of his Republican colleagues also voted yes. The three democrats voted no.<br><br>About 20 people spoke out before the vote was taken, just one was in favor of the ban. The majority of speakers called it heavy-handed and an intrusion of privacy.<br> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3212 at http://wunc.org Wake Commissioners Change Course http://wunc.org/post/wake-commissioners-change-course <p>A new Republican majority on the Wake County Board of Commissioners plans to undo some efforts passed by the old Democratic majority.</p><p>A lot is expected to happen later today when the Wake County Commissioners meet for the first time with new members. The Republican Majority will rescind a resolution that expresses “deep concern” over the re-segregation of the Wake County schools.</p><p>The county commissioners have financial oversight over the schools.</p><p>The anti-re-segregation resolution passed last April.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 09:55:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11441 at http://wunc.org