Friday, August 15, 2008

Amazing Grace - Part 5

:50 mark. Makes one reflect on all the supper club meetings we have, all the speakers speaking and yet year after year what have we gained by it locally? What have we lost? We literally have meeting after meeting with attending people, but are they attending phone banks, budget hearings, etc? Is it more than just an entertaining dinner?

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

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WEEKLY CALENDAR, AUGUST 11-17 (2008)

Please find below a list of relevant grassroots, public policy and political meetings for the week. Have an item you want considered for inclusion? Email wakecommunity@bellsouth.net with the group name, nature of meeting, speaker (if applicable) and time, date and location. Please put “event” in the subject line.

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Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit
October 10-11, 2008

August 11 – 17

Monday:

Knightdale Land Use Review Board
Knightdale

Wake County Human Services Board Executive Committee Meeting
8:00 am
Human Services, Room 5032 – 220 Swinburne Street, Raleigh

John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society Meeting with Robert Ferguson
12:00 pm
John Locke Foundation

Raleigh Board of Adjustment Meeting
1:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Wake County Board of Commissioners Work Session Meeting
2:00 pm
Wake County Office Building – Ground Floor Conference Center

Apex Planning Board Meeting
4:30 pm
Apex Town Hall, Board Room – 73 Hunter Street, Apex

Wake County Young Republicans Meeting
6:30 pm
Velvet Cloak Inn, Raleigh

Raleigh Southwest Central Advisory Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Carolina Pines Park – 2305 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh

Raleigh South Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Biltmore Hills Community Center – 2615 Fitzgerald Drive, Raleigh

Wendell Board of Commissioners Meeting
7:00 pm
Wendell Town Hall, Courtroom – 15 East Fourth Street, Wendell

Wake Forest Urban Forestry Advisory Board Meeting
7:00 pm
Planning Office Annex – 205 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest

Garner Planning Commission Meeting
7:30 pm
Garner Town Hall – 900 7th Avenue, Garner

Cary Planning and Zoning Board Work Session Meeting
7:30 pm
Cary Town Hall, Conference Room #10035 – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Tuesday:

Wake Forest Greenways Advisory Board Meeting
7:30 am
The Forks – 339 Brooks Street, Wake Forest

Wake County Board of Adjustment Meeting
9:00 am
Wake County Courthouse, 7th Floor, Room 700 – 316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

Raleigh Arts Commission Retreat
9:00 am
Marriott City Center – 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

Raleigh Planning Commission Meeting
9:00 am
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Wake County School System Facilities and Systems Committee Meeting
9:30 am
Schools Administration Building, Board Conference Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Wake County Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
10:30 am
Human Services, Room 2132 – 220 Swinburne Street, Raleigh

Raleigh Budget and Economic Development Meeting
11:00 am
Raleigh City Hall – Room 305

Raleigh Convention Center Commission Meeting
12:00 pm
Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts

Wake County School System Instructional Program Committee Meeting
12:30 pm
Schools Administration Building, Board Conference Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Wake County Historic Preservation Commission Designation Committee Meeting
2:30 pm
Wake County Courthouse, 7th Floor, Room 700 – 316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

Apex Board of Adjustment Meeting
6:00 pm
Apex Town Hall, Board Room – 73 Hunter Street, Apex

Cary Council Affordable Housing Work Session Meeting
6:00 pm
Cary Town Hall, Conference Room #10035 – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Morrisville Youth Advisory Committee Meeting
6:00 pm
Cedar Fork Community Center – 1050B Town Hall Drive, Morrisville

Morrisville Board of Commissioners Briefing Session
6:30 pm
Morrisville Town Hall, Board Room – 100 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville

Isabella Cannon Park Master Plan Committee Meeting
7:00 pm
2405 Wade Avenue, Raleigh

Raleigh North Central Citizen Advisory Council
7:00 pm
Tarboro Road Park – 121 Tarboro Road, Raleigh

Raleigh Northwest Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Police District 21 Building – 8016 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Garner Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 pm
Station #1 – 503 W. Main Street, Garner

Holly Springs Board of Adjustment Meeting
7:00 pm
Holly Springs Town Hall, Council Chambers – 128 S. Main Street, Holly Springs

Cary Sister Cities Commission Meeting
7:30 pm
Cary Town Hall, Conference Room #1130 – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Raleigh Mordecai Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:30 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church – 824 Bloodworth Street, Raleigh

Wednesday:

Wake County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education Joint Meeting
9:00 am
Schools Administration Building, Board Conference Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Raleigh Comprehensive Planning Meeting
9:00 am
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission Meeting
12:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Room 305

Wake County School System Finance Committee Meeting
12:30 pm
Schools Administration Building, Board Conference Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Wake County Housing Authority Meeting
12:30 pm
Wake County Office Park, Commons Building – 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh

Wake County Fitness Council Meeting
12:30 pm
Sunnybrook Boardroom – 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh

Wake County School System Human Resources Committee Meeting
2:30 pm
Schools Administration Building, Board Conference Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Raleigh Public Works Committee Meeting
4:30 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Raleigh Appearance Commission Meeting
5:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Room 303

Raleigh Five Points Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:30 pm
Fred Fletcher Park, Garris Building – 802 Clay Street, Raleigh

Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30 pm
Planning Office Annex – 205 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest

Thursday:

Raleigh Environmental Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Room 303

Raleigh Mordecai Historic Park Advisory Board Meeting
5:30 pm
2405 Wade Avenue, Raleigh

Wake County Growth Issues Task Force Meeting
6:00 pm
Wake County Office Building, Ground Floor Conference Center – 337 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Wake County Commission for Women Meeting
6:00 pm
Human Services, Room 5032 – 220 Swinburne Street, Raleigh

Raleigh Human Relations Commission Meeting
6:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Morrisville Planning and Zoning Board Meeting
6:00 pm
Morrisville Town Hall, Board Room – 100 Town Hal Drive, Morrisville

Cary Town Council Meeting
6:30 pm
Cary Town Hall, Council Chambers – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Raleigh Northeast Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Millbrook Exchange Park – 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh


Raleigh Southeast Central Advisory Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Worthdale Community Center – 1001 Cooper Road, Raleigh

Friday:

Wake County Human Services Environmental Services Committee Meeting
11:30 am
Wake County Office Park, Library Administration Building – 4020 Carya Drive, Raleigh

Wake County Human Services Community and Public Health Committee Meeting
12:00 pm
Rex Family Birth Center, Room 100A – 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh

Raleigh Citizen Advisory Council Meetings

Friday, August 8, 2008

TRANSIT REALITY

Amidst deceptive data peddled by Raleigh's social engineering crowd partnering with WakeUp Wake County, this article points out the facts they won't tell you.

I'LL SEE YOUR GARGABE DISPOSAL AND RAISE YOU ONE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

If you liked Raleigh's flawed social engineering garbage disposal policy, then you're gonna love the updated comprehensive plan.

These people screwed up a policy as simple as garbage disposals so badly and they're planning Raleigh for 2030?

Heaven knows what the plan will look like.

One thing is for sure. It'll be used as a political weapon by slow-growth advocates for years to come.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ANOTHER MURDER IN THE UNWASHED AREA OF DOWNTOWN RALEIGH

Shots fired and police find a dead man behind the Valero Mart on New Bern Avenue.

No need to worry. It's well away from the the
special landmarks and hundreds of millions of dollars in public investment in downtown Raleigh.

What makes Raleigh great? A walk with a river or a walk with safety?

Kudos to folks like Octavia Rainey who have been working tirelessly over the years to push our elected officials to do right by the less privileged areas of downtown Raleigh.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW - CAPITAL BOULEVARD AT PEACE STREET CLOSED DUE TO A SHOOTING

But thank goodness Raleigh leaders want a "special landmark."

Personally, I think Raleigh residents would be happy with some more police officers and less shooting.

But that doesn't seem to be where the hearts of Raleigh's illuminati are right now.......

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AS LONG AS THE GANG MEMBERS DON'T HAVE GARBAGE DISPOSALS IN THEIR HOMES, WE CAN ALL BREATHE EASY




RIVERWALK FOR RALEIGH? HEY MARY-ANN, MAYBE THE GANGS CAN FIGHT THERE TOO.

Memorandum

To: Mary Ann Baldwin/Raleigh City Council

From: Wake Community Network

Re:
Wade in the Water

First, let's get some definitions resolved.

Gateway: any passage by or point at which a region may be entered

Your
recent comments that:

"It's one of our gateways into the city. It's almost an embarrassment to me that that's one of the first things they see when they're coming into our downtown," Baldwin said.

You, along with most every other member of the Raleigh City Council, seem to have this misguided perception that Raleigh begins and ends somehow with the geographical boundaries of the
Livable Streets initiative.

How about a nifty concept called a "Livable City."

Also the geographical entrance/"gateway" to Raleigh is not where Peace Street intersects Capital Boulevard.
It's several miles further north up Capital Boulevard.

Of course, when you
live across the street from where the project is planned and your property values might substantially benefit, it certainly suggests an economic interest in the project. Baldwin should refrain from any future votes concerning the project.

There's a lot more to Raleigh than just downtown.

So what about North Raleigh, road repairs, and oh ..... PUBLIC SAFETY?

Let me them eat cake?

What's embarrassing is that several nights ago, just a stone's throw from Raleigh's latest multi-million dollar public venture you support, we had yet another purported "
gang-related" fight break out.

Yet we have no bold pronouncements of concern, no statement of ramping up the
investment in public safety dollars for Raleigh. Instead Raleigh's finest had to show up in force to plead with Raleigh's City Council for more funding to stop the ongoing departure of officers to other venues.

No, we have Raleigh dumping a mint into The Mint so downtown intellectuals can discuss how great Raleigh is away from the unwashed and crime ridden areas of downtown Raleigh.

Nothing like the level of crazed enthusiasm for spending millions on a riverwalk by you and Mitchell Silver:

"Our goal is to really establish Raleigh as an emerging, 21st-century city. We want those special landmarks, those special icons that define this city," Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver said.

Mitchell, I can tell you what is defining Raleigh.
It made the Drudge Report.

I just love this
special landmark on Capital Boulevard just down the street. It's quite "special."

Maybe in the future the gangs will adjourn to the riverwalk to fight and fire guns instead of at the Sprint Store on Capital Boulevard.

It's all a question of priorities and what makes Raleigh great.

PS Mary-Ann/Raleigh City Council: You can't
brag about Bragg Street. Where's the enthusiasm for curing the crime problems down there? It's downtown. I bet the good folks down there would love to have a "livable street" as well.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

WEEKLY CALENDAR, AUGUST 4-10 (2008)

Please find below a list of relevant grassroots, public policy and political meetings for the week. Have an item you want considered for inclusion? Email wakecommunity@bellsouth.net with the group name, nature of meeting, speaker (if applicable) and time, date and location. Please put “event” in the subject line.

Thanks.

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Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit
October 10-11, 2008

August 4 – August 10

Monday:

John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society Meeting with Karen Palasek
12:00 pm
John Locke Foundation

Wake County Commissioners Board Meeting
2:00 pm
Wake County Courthouse – 7th Floor, Room 700

Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Board Meeting
5:15 pm
Cary Town Hall, Conference Room #11130 – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Cary Information Services Advisory Board Meeting
6:00 pm
Cary Town Hall, Conference Room #10035 – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Zebulon Board of Commissioners Meeting
7:00 pm
Zebulon Town Hall – 100 N. Arendell Avenue, Zebulon

Knightdale Town Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Knightdale Town Hall – 950 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale

Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners Meeting
7:00 pm
Fuquay-Varina Town Hall – 401 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina

Raleigh Central Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:00 pm
John Greene Community Center – 401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Raleigh

Garner Board of Aldermen Meeting
7:30 pm
Garner Town Hall – 900 7th Avenue

Tuesday:

Wake County Republican Men's Club Meeting with Nathan Tabor
7:30 am
Clarion Hotel – Hillsborough Street

Wake County Local Emergency Planning Committee’s Business, Education and Technical Support Subcommittee Meeting
8:30 am
Wake County Commons Building – 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh

Raleigh Planning Commission Meeting
9:00 am
Raleigh City Hall – Room 305

Raleigh City Council Meeting
1:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Wake County School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting
1:00 pm
Wake County School Administration Building, Board Conference Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Wake County Board of Education Meeting
3:00 pm
Wake County School Administration Building, Board Room – 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

Raleigh Transit Authority Meeting
3:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Room 419

Raleigh Appearance Commission Meeting
4:00 pm
One Exchange Plaza – Room 809, Raleigh

Morrisville Public Safety Committee Meeting
6:30 pm
Morrisville Town Hall – 100 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville

Raleigh City Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Holly Springs Town Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Holly Springs Town Hall, Council Chambers – 128 South Main Street, Holly Springs

Apex Town Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Apex Town Hall, 2nd Floor – 73 Hunter Street, Apex

Cary Animal Issues Task Force Meeting
7:30 pm
Cary Town Hall, Conference Room #10035 – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Wake Forest Planning Board Meeting
7:30 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall – 401 East Elm Avenue, Wake Forest

Wednesday:

Wake County Human Services Successful Human Services Children Committee Meeting
12:00 pm
Wake County Human Services – 220 Swinburne Street, Room 5032

Raleigh Housing Appeals Board Meeting
2:30 pm
Raleigh City Hall – Council Chambers

Raleigh Private Partnership Committee Meeting
5:30 pm
2401 Wade Avenue, Raleigh

Thursday:

CAMPO Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting
10:00 am
One Exchange Plaza – Room 809

Republican Women of Cary
11:30 am
Prestonwood Country Club – 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary

Wake County Human Services Human Rights Committee Meeting
12:00 pm
Wake County Human Services – 200 Swinburne Street, Room 5032

Cary Operations Committee Meeting
5:30 pm
Cary Town Hall, Council Chambers – 316 N. Academy Street, Cary

Eastern Wake Fire Department Board of Directors Meeting
7:30 pm
4828 Clifton Road, Knightdale

Wendell Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors Meeting
7:30 pm
2960 Wendell Blvd., Wendell

Raleigh North Citizen Advisory Council Meeting
7:30 pm
Millbrook Exchange Park – 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh

Friday:

Wake County Human Services Environmental Services Committee Meeting
11:30 am
Wake County Office Park, Library Administration Building – 4020 Carya Drive, Raleigh

Raleigh City Advisory Council Meeting Schedules and Contact Information

Friday, August 1, 2008

WHY DON'T WE JUST GET COMMUNITY SCALE AND WAKE UP WAKE COUNTY AN OFFICE IN CITY HALL?

It would be much easier.

With Raleigh sponsoring Wake UP Wake County's transit forum and Raleigh senior planners assisting with Community Scale's efforts to abridge property rights, they might as well incorporate them into official departments of the city.