Friday, February 27, 2009
The Raleigh Police Department is undergoing the development of a five year strategic plan. As part of that process, we are asking for input from citizens about what they think we do well, and what they think we should focus on in the future. One of the ways the public can do that is through a new online survey tool!
I wanted to send this to you, being involved in your CAC, as a convenient way for citizens to tell us what they think! I ask you to distribute the link below to any of your neighbors, friends, and other organizations you are affiliated with? The more people who give us input the better. The survey can be found at www.raleighnc.gov/police. Then click on >>Raleigh Police Strategic Plan Citizen Survey<<
We very much appreciate any help you can give us in “getting the word out.” Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Sgt. Shawne Anderson
Interim Strategic Planner
Raleigh Police Department
110 S. McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: UPCOMING CONSERVATIVE EVENTS
STAN NORWALK DEFENDS FLAWED DIVERSITY POLICY AT SCHOOL FORUM, SAYS SPEND MORE MONEY ON EDUCATION
COVERAGE OF LAST NIGHT'S SCHOOL DIVERSITY FORUM
Wake Parents Speak Out On Diversity - Wake County - MyNC.com
News 14 24 Hour Local News TOP STORIES Parents, leaders meet about school diversity
WTVD was present also, though I cannot locate a story.
Education "expert" and now constitutional scholar Stan Norwalk vigorously defended the Wake County School Board's flawed socio-economic diversity policy while painting Wake County parents as segregationists.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Martin Street Baptist Church
Thursday, February 26, 2009
February 25 - April 5, 2009
40 Days for Life to end abortion prayer vigil
Location: National Women's Health Organization - 3613 Haworth Drive, Raleigh
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
NC4Marriage will hold at Marriage Rally at the NC Legislature
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Halifax Mall behind the General Assembly
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Pro-Life Events NC will host a Life Conference
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students
Time: 8:00 am
Location: North Raleigh Christian Academy - 7300 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh
Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, 2009
John William Pope Civitas Institute Investigative Journalism Training
Cost: $25 per day, $40 for both days (includes lunch)
Location: Brownstone Hotel - 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Friends of NRA Greater Triangle Dinner
Cost: Price of ticket
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Wake County Shrine Club - 6105 Leadmine Road, Raleigh
UNC-CHAPEL HILL ON THE ATTACK AGAINST WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF DONNIE HARRISON
ANN DENLINGER SAYS DIVERSITY WORKS DESPITE RESEARCH TO THE CONTRARY
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY DOESN'T WORK, BUT DAMN THE TORPEDOES WAKE SCHOOL BUREAUCRATS SAY
VERNON MALONE AND CCCAAC PLAY RACIAL CARD - I THOUGHT ASSIGNMENT WAS BASED ON ECONOMICS
WAKE SCHOOLS EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES - DIVERSITY ASSIGNMENT HAS NO EDUCATIONAL VALUE
RALEIGH SET TO BEGIN REGRESSIVE TAX ON RENTERS
ATTEND THE CIVITAS INSTITUTE'S INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE
FRANKLIN COUNTY SEEKS TO TAKE WATER FROM RALEIGH SOURCE
WAKE SCHOOL BOARD OPPOSES BILL TO MAKE THEM LIABLE
After thousands of parents have once again been abused by the Wake County Public School System and Wake County's ongoing refusal to study the educational merits of diversity assignment and someone actually doing so and finding no educational value......
Wake does Ann Denlinger have to say?
"There is so much research on this subject."
"It's just so solid on this subject."
President - Wake Education Partnership
Wake Regional Education Roundtable - Wake Forest, NC
February 5, 2009
Well where is it? Please show us. Stand behind your statements. If it's so solid, let's see your buddies on the Wake County School Board stand behind it, especially the ones up for re-election.
Is this your research? Is this the best you can do?
As demonstrated by End-of-Grade test results, there is no indication that the different approaches to student assignment has made a significant difference in student achievement.
Read the Public Education Research Institute Report here.
The sad fact is that you can print 1000 copies of this report, go over it hundreds of times with our Wake School Board (minus Ron Margiotta) and Wake School bureaucrats and they're just NOT GOING TO CARE.
We've received countless amounts of affirmation of this through the annual struggle of parents fighting the reassignment process.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Interested in human rights? Passionate about immigration issues? The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is working on a project to investigate racial profiling at traffic checkpoints in the Triangle area, particularly against members of immigrant communities. We're recruiting interested persons from the University as well as the surrounding community to train as "checkpoint monitors" who would be available to go out to checkpoints and record demographic data about the drivers who are being stopped and how they are being treated. Our training will take place on Saturday, March 21st. Online registration is available at http://nccheckpoint.eventbrite.com/ If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Katie Byerly at email@example.com
You can check out the Southern Coalition for Social Justice here.
From their website:
Partnership with UNC Social Work Students
SCSJ will be working with 15 social work students from UNC-Chapel Hill this semester on Heirs' Property, Immigrant Rights, Create the Change Durham, and No OLF Work! We're excited to have such a motivated and excited crew of young volunteers.
This on top of the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic at UNC going after Sheriff Harrison last week with a report on 287(g).
Your tax dollars hard at work.
HKONJ? MORE LIKE HUNDREDS OF REGURGITATED LEFTISTS ON JONES STREET
MORE PHOTOS FROM HKONJ
NAACP "REVEREND" BARBER CALLS AFP ACTIVISTS PHONY THEN PARADES AROUND WITH 80 LEFTIST FRONT GROUPS AS REAL ACTIVISTS
REVEREND GATEWOOD SAYS BLACKS ARE STILL BEING LYNCHED BUT WON'T TELL US HOW
HKONJ HIGHLIGHTS VIOLENCE ON BRAGG STREET, UH MAYBE NOT
YET ANOTHER INSTANCE OF CCCAAC USING WCPSS COMPUTERS TO PUSH SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY AGENDA
NEW MENU AT TAXPAYER FUNDED MINT ONLY $30 FOR DINNER - WHAT A BARGAIN
CCCAAC TO PUSH SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY AT FORUM THURSDAY
CONSTRUCTION OF NORTHEAST WAKE HIGH SCHOOL DELAYED
RALEIGH MOVES TO TIERED WATER RATES
YOUR OWN HKONJ RALLY.
In a struggle for relevancy, you had to get 80 (WRAL says 100) front group/non-profit leftist partners to parade around downtown Raleigh earlier this month as "real" citizen activists. And at best you could only muster a crowd in the hundreds.
Who's phony now?
Partners for HK on J
AARP North Carolina
ACLU of North Carolina
ACORN: Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: North Carolina
AFL-CIO of North Carolina
AME Zion Church
American Friends Service Committee Southeast Region
Black Workers for Justice
Carolina Justice Policy Center
Center for Community Change
Center for Responsible Lending
Charles M Jones Peace & Justice Committee of the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist
Common Cause North Carolina
Common Sense Foundation of NC
Community Reinvestment Association of NC
Community Success Initiative of NC - Building communities for success
Covenant Community Church of Raleigh
Dancy Communications Network
Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
Durham People's Alliance
El Pueblo, Inc.
Farmworkers Advocacy Network
Fayetteville Peace March & Rally March 17, 2007
Fayetteville Peace With Justice
General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star, NC
Grassroots Energy Alliance
HK on J: The People's General Assembly
HOLLA - Helping Our Loved Ones Learn and Achieve
Institute of Minority Economic Development
International Worker Justice Campaign
Masonic Lodge 21st District
Muhammad's Mosque No. 79
Muslim-American Society Freedom Foundation
MWPHGLNC.COM: Grand Lodge of Prince Hall Masonic Order
National Chapter of Greenville Industrial CMS High School Alumni Association
NC Association of Women in Ministry
NC Community Development Initiative
NC Council of Churches
NC Harm Reduction Coalition
NC HOPE Coalition
NC Minority Support Center
NC Public Service Workers Union
North Carolina - Common Cause
North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations
North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus
North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium
North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
North Carolina Fair Share
North Carolina Justice Center
North Carolina Stop Torture Now
Old North State Medical Society
Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Opportunities Industrial Center
Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee
People of Color Coalition Partners
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
Progressive Democrats of North Carolina
Raleigh Martin Luther King Day Steering Committee
Self-Help: Creating Ownership and Economic Opportunity, Durham, NC
Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network
Southern Anti-Racism Network
Southern Faith, Labor, and Community Alliance
Southerners for Economic Justice
St. Francis Of Assisi: The Franciscan Coalition of NC
Student Action with Farmworkers
Teamsters Local 391 Home Page
Triangle Lost Generation Task Force
Triangle Urban League
UFCW United Food and Commercial Workers
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Thousands .... No
Historic ..... No - just a lot of regurgitated leftism.
Only WTVD locally had the numbers correct.
It's a clever way to distort numbers. Have a decent enough crowd in the hundreds and the media will just go along with the "Historic Thousands" mantra.
A far cry from the crowds during last year's election cycle. Of course that was a MBM - money based movement.
You can check out the video footage from YouTube here:
Actual march footage
Actual march footage from a distance
General organizational footage from Chavis Park
Reverend Curtis Gatewood says blacks are still being lynched but does not tell us how
Overall video footage of crowd
The fact is that HKONJ had about 80 partner organizations and between them they only turnout a crowd in the hundreds on a decent weather day in February. WRAL says you had 100 partner groups.
On arguably one of the coldest days in January, NC Right to Life had a much larger crowd - in the actual thousands. You can see the video here.
Beyond the "Socialism Now" sign that accidentally popped up on the WRAL footage, here are some pictures of folks from other front group/non-profit partners.
You would have thought that when HKONJ marchers met in Chavis Park on Saturday, February 14, 2009, some lip service would be paid to the violence plaguing this community. Camden Street is just blocks away in one direction and Bragg Street just blocks away in another.
Not a mention. Nothing.
They did help to highlight Bragg Street though and completely unintentionally. In order to put on their show, traffic was diverted around MLK boulevard. That resulted in a caravan of drivers being diverted onto Bragg Street to navigate around the "march."
In due fairness, there was an outcry against violence. Violence against pigs that is.
flesh, milk, eggs .... products of violence.
There ya go.
"Today we are being lynhced in different ways." - Reverend Curtis Gatewood at HKONJ.
Please do tell us Reverend Gatewood what today compares today to the "strange fruit" of lynching.
Please tell us. You don't give any examples.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We detailed how Wake County Public School System computers were used to put together a memo for an upcoming forum hosted by CCCAAC.
Lest you think this was a one time occurrence or we somehow altered the memo, I direct you to the News and Observer and a previous press release that can be found via their blog.
The author is the WCPSS. If it's not, it might as well be.
Who is doing this? Is this being done on work time? Does the Wake County Public School System tacitly condone this?
Wake Community Network would love to know.
COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS
FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN
Contact: Calla Wright FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: (919) 231-9757
CITIZEN’S GROUP SUPPORTS
Wake County Public School Year Round Plan:
Plan promotes academic achievement for all children
The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC) announces its continued support for the reassignment plan proposed by the Wake County Public School System. The plan is consistent with the district’s longstanding commitment to a successful educational experience for all children while supporting a diverse population at each school. The Coalition, many of us educators ourselves, supports the school board’s policy of seeking a balance among schools of students who are eligible for free or reduced priced lunches, students who perform below grade level on End of Grade exams (EOGs), students identified as being Limited English Proficient, students requiring services from Special Education programs, while supporting high academic achievement for all students and maintaining a diverse student population at each WCPSS school.
Wake County enrollment is now the largest in the state of North Carolina. As our school system enrolls thousands of new students each year, and builds new schools to stay current with this growth, reassignment of some students each year is inevitable.
The Coalition is invested in the success of all children and we will always demand excellence for all students. At the same time, we understand that poor and minority students are especially vulnerable when schools fail to offer them the best educational opportunity available. With the current reassignment plan, the school district has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of all children, the integrity of neighborhoods and the democratic process, and being careful stewards of public dollars.
If you would like more information about the CCCAAC or to speak with us, please see our website at http://www.cccaac.com or contact us via the information listed above.
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: CCCAAC FRONT GROUP TO DO WAKE SCHOOLS BIDDING ON FAILED DIVERSITY POLICY
SENATOR NEAL HUNT SPONSORS BILL TO KEEP STUDENTS CLOSE TO THEIR HOMES
JOHN KANE CREATES THRIVING NORTH HILLS CULTURAL AREA - ON HIS OWN DIME
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: REMOVING A LOCALLY ELECTED OFFICIAL
DAVID BASS OF JOHN LOCKE REMINDS US WHY WAKE SCHOOLS HAS NO MONEY
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: REMOVING A LOCALLY ELECTED OFFICIAL
OVER TWO MILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS WASTED IN RALEIGH ON NEW SIGNS FOR THE BELTLINE - NOT ROADS
We already know that the Wake Ed Partnership and the Raleigh Chamber have drunk the flavor-aid.
Add the Coalition of Concerned Citizens of African American Children to the mix.
You can see the memo below.
Maybe someone with the CCCAAC or WCPSS can explain to me why this memo was done on a Wake County Public School System computer and who with the school system composed it. Just open the Word document, click file, click properties and then look under the summary tab.
The Author and Company are WCPSS.
Who wrote this? Who wants to take credit? Wake Community Network would love to know. Do tell.
Apparently CCCACC is just a front group for the Wake County Public School System.
Don't believe me? Just email Wake Community Network at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm happy to send you the memo.
TOPIC: “ Does Diversity Impact Achievement in WCPSS”
HOST: CCCAAC, Inc.
LOCATION: Martin Street Baptist Church, Johnson Building
1001 East Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
GUEST: Dr. Dudley E. Flood, Board of Governors, The University of North Carolina
The Honorable Vernon Malone, Senator, North Carolina Senate
WHEN: February 26, 2009
TIME: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
PHONE: Calla Wright at 231-9057 for additional information
The series of meetings will be designed to give detailed analysis of:
*Desegregation of schools in 1971
*Raleigh City Schools Merger
* Disapproval of merger
*Mandate from Health Education Welfare
* Integration Impact Student Achievement
*WCPSS Diversity Policy
Please make plans to attend these urgent community meetings to give input on this major issue.
Monday, February 23, 2009
It's the ballot box. Nothing more.
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: PHONY BALONEY
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: HORACE TART - BEER BONGING THE FLAVOR AID FROM WAKE ED PARTNERSHIP
HOLLY SPRINGS LOOKS FOR A PIECE OF THE STIMULUS PIG
SCHOOL BOARD PLAYS DIVERSITY GAMES WITH YEAR ROUND SCHOOLS
MORE ROSA GILL NONSENSE ON "HEALTHY" SCHOOLS
JUST WHAT WAKE SCHOOLS NEED - MORE MONEY TO WASTE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
MORE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY MAGNET MADNESS
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: PHONY BALONEY
Friday, February 20, 2009
114 W. Parrish Street, Second Floor
Durham, NC 27701
Rev. Doctor William Barber
Dear Reverend Doctor William Barber:
I would like to address your outrageous comments as reported in a press release by your organization and other union related groups.
According to a February 16, 2009, press release issued by the Change to Win federation, you, in your leadership capacity with NAACP, were quoted as saying:
The agents of the large corporations behind this phony group have, we believe, underestimated the North Carolina media and North Carolina people, thinking we are so uninformed we will fall for this sophomoric manipulation of treasured symbols and words in our rich North Carolina civil rights history...the only 'Prosperity' the 'Americans for Prosperity' are interested in is more millions of profits for the rich corporate owners who fund this phony outfit.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an active grassroots organization with over 40,000 members across North Carolina. Last summer over 1,500 of our members attended our Take Back Our State Rally at the North Carolina General Assembly.
Over 600 of our "phony" members attended our two grassroots events this week opposing the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act, also known as the Card Check bill. We have regular meetings across the state in REAL places like Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Siler City. Perhaps you should attend one of our meetings and meet these real life members of our "phony group", as you called it at one point, and a "phony outfit" in another.
As the North Carolina State Director of Americans for Prosperity, it is my job to fight for the principles of our organization and, in this case, when our members are so outrageously insulted by a high profile figure as yourself, it is my job to stand up for them. Your release called our efforts on "card check" dishonest. I request you provide me with written examples of anything we have done with regard to this issue that is dishonest. I defy you to find an example where AFP has been dishonest on this issue in any way.
On the merits of the issue, it is curious to me that you think it is ok for one group of people (potential union members or union bosses) to be able to vote away or “veto” other people’s right to a secret ballot in union organizing elections. What other fundamental individual rights are you willing to see voted away from one group of people by another?
It is worth noting that according to the manual prepared by the Annual Elections Supervisory Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) “All voting shall be by secret ballot” (Page 7) in NAACP leadership elections.
Americans for Prosperity, works on many issues that advance individual freedom and economic opportunity for all citizens. While our stance is different from the NAACP on the issue of "card check," we worked with NAACP members to defeat the proposed Durham Meals Tax, last November. This regressive tax was defeated by wide margins in the Durham community. Americans for Prosperity led the way in defeating the tax. The thousands of yard signs placed in Durham County by AFP members were no more "phony" than the real life members who placed them.
Finally Reverend Doctor William Barber, as a fellow Christian I am shocked, dismayed, and disgusted by your personal attacks on the grassroots Members of Americans for Prosperity. Unlike you, we would never question the sincerity or beliefs of your members. While at times our legislative agenda differs from your legislative agenda we do not insult your members and gladly work with them when we have agreement on issues.
As a man of God I know you aspire to do the right in this world, as do I. I offer you an opportunity to right this wrong. Should you choose to do the right thing and author a letter of apology to the 40,000 members of Americans for Prosperity, I will pass it along. My contact information is below.
As we move forward I ask that you refrain from insulting the honest beliefs and actual existence of the hard working members of Americans for Prosperity.
North Carolina State Director
Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina
(office) 919-839-1011 ext 3
200 West Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
RALEIGH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TASK FORCE BLAMES DEVELOPERS FOR SCHOOL REASSIGNMENT MESS
HEAD PULLS A KOOPMAN - TRIES TO ATTEND SCHOOL BOARD MEETING VIA PHONE
HORACE TART - LAPDOG FOR FAILED WAKE SCHOOL BUREAUCRATS AND WAKE ED PARTNERSHIP
CAMPO PUSHES TOLLS FOR NORTHERN I 540
READ CAMPO'S REPORT HERE
RALEIGH OFFICIALS GIVE THE GO AHEAD TO BUILD A STRIP CLUB IN NORTHWEST RALEIGH
Thursday, February 19, 2009
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: RALEIGH'S ARTS PROGRAM - WHAT THE MEDIA IS NOT TELLING YOU
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: HERE COMES THE NEXT BUDGET BUSTER FOR DOWNTOWN RALEIGH
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: FLUSH BALDWIN OFF THE RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL
MAYOR MEEKER GETS RELIGION THEN LOSES IT
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: THE "CONDITION" OF RALEIGH RESIDENTS
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: BICYCLES - A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO DRIVING?
MEEKER GIVES RICH ILLUMINATI A FREE RIDE TO THE MINT, POOR PAY TO RIDE THE BUS
POLICE HOLD 15 YEAR OLD IN MURDER IN THE "OTHER" DOWNTOWN - THE ONE MAYOR MEEKER HAS FORGOTTEN
WAKE SCHOOLS WASTEFUL CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST
MURDER TRIAL SHOWS THE DANGER OF GANGS AND MAYOR MEEKERS’ BENIGN NEGLECT
FUQUA-VARINA COMMISSIONERS LOOK TO MAKE CUTS
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Some things to note that are in Resolution 2009 that created the program and some things that are not.
1. Art "creates a dynamic and creative urban life." Read more money for downtown Raleigh to be wasted. Urban = Downtown.
2. Art "enhances the reputation of Raleigh and promotes attracting business and increasing tourism;" Do you know what also helps that out? Paying for more police protection and keeping the murder rate below the almost 50% increase it experienced last year.
3. It's not exactly one half one percent. "It is recognized that the permanent program may take a variety of forms, including but not limited to the creation of a fund into which the one-half percent allocations may be allowed to accumulate if some projects may not be ideal for the incorporation of public art." Read - they'll have a huge piggy bank of your tax dollars to spend. They'll milk every project possible for money to put in the piggy bank. Then they'll spend those dollars elsewhere.
- "The need to have a pool because not all projects would necessarily have an art component but the one-half of 1 percent of the construction cost could go into a pool and that money could be used to put art in areas that do not have a specific project." (Minutes - Raleigh Budget and Economic Development Committee, 1-13-09)
5. They are going to find the highest level of hard construction costs from which to determine the one half of one percent. "If the actual construction bids are higher than the City's pre-bid estimate the percentage shall be accordingly adjusted upward." (Resolution No. 2009)
6. In a time when Raleigh has a hiring freeze, they are discussing hiring yet another bureaucrat for arts. "Commission Chair Starky pointing out they have a current budget and the funding could come from the current budget." (Minutes - Raleigh Budget and Economic Development Committee, 1-13-09) They'll actually be taking money from arts instead of putting money into it.
7. Finally City Manager Russell Allen stated recently that Raleigh has a hiring freeze and is delaying some capital projects. So why in the world in this condition would someone drive up the cost on some capital projects even further?
This isn't over yet.
8. "the final budget for staffing and operation of the program will be established by the City Council as a part of its 2009-2010 annual budget deliberations."
Contact your Raleigh City Council member now and tell them to stop this ridiculous waste of taxpayer dollars. You can reach them here.
Seems to be working well for this gentleman doesn't it? Of course, he's on Bragg Street and Raleigh's illuminati would just as well forget him.
But Raleigh just spent $172,000 trying to push bicycles as a "viable alternative" to cars.
Wonder how many of Meeker and his buddies bike to work? Wake Community would love to know.
We would even settle for carpools or even a bus.
Mary Ann Baldwin
Raleigh City Council Meeting
February 17, 2009
Mary Ann Baldwin (At-Large) also responded to Isley’s concerns and argued that going ahead with construction would help create jobs in Raleigh. The public safety center is expected to cost $226 million.
Mary Ann Baldwin speaking on the construction of the new Clarence Lightner Public Safety Center.
Raleigh Public Record
December 2, 2008
I think we've heard this before. Remember back in 1992 when they said the new convention center would create 1000 new jobs?
Ask Mary Ann Baldwin where the 1000 new jobs are that were created with the new convention center. I'm sure she would be happy to provide those figures. Surely if arts funding and building the new public safety center are going to create jobs, then the convention center must have created jobs as well.
How about this proposal Mary Ann?
Why don't you sponsor an amendment to this proposal to require that all arts spending be done with Raleigh artists and Raleigh vendors? Let's make sure the money stays local. That's what you want. Correct?
Let's not forget Mary Ann Baldwin's Piece de Resistance.
Email Mary Ann Baldwin, ask her to produce the economic forecast for permanent job creation related to arts. She can be reached at email@example.com
Who needs the circus. We have plenty of clowns on Hargett Street.
OUTRAGE - RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL PASSES PROGRAM TO SPEND MILLIONS ON PUBLIC ART
POLICE SEARCH FOR LEADS IN YET ANOTHER DOWNTOWN MURDER
WAKE SCHOOL BOARD FORCED TO DO THE RIGHT THING - PAYS FOR $1.4 MILLION ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR PANTHER CREEK
MAYOR "BREAK THE BANK IN DOWNTOWN" MEEKER BECOMES A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE - IN NORTH RALEIGH
RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL MOVES FORWARD WITH ANOTHER CASH COW FOR DOWNTOWN RALEIGH - AN AMPHITHEATER
WAKE SCHOOL BOARD RUNS OUT OF MONEY TO BUILD SCHOOLS DUE TO WASTEFUL FISCAL PRACTICES
RALEIGH ADOPTS TIERED WATER RATE SYSTEM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: MAYOR CHARLES "BENIGN NEGLECT" MEEKER FINALLY SPEAKS ON CRIME...
PARENTS AND STUDENTS MEET TO ADDRESS MAYOR MEEKER'S BENIGN NEGLECT IN ENLOE HIGH SCHOOL AREA
NAACP JUMPS INTO FRAY OVER QUESTIONABLE SLAVE CEMETERY AT FUTURE HIGH SCHOOL
WAKE SCHOOLS CONTINUES DIVERSITY MADNESS WITH MAGNET APPLICATION PROCESS
WAKE COUNTY SCALES BACK PROJECTS DUE TO FINANCIAL CRUNCH OF WASTED SCHOOL DOLLARS
WAKE FOREST CURBS SPENDING - MAYOR MEEKER SAYS RALEIGH SHOULD BREAK THE BANK
Monday, February 16, 2009
More police? More investment in community programs? Crackdown on gangs?
Faith based initiatives?
He blame shifted. It's not his fault he says.
From Sunday's News and Observer:
Meeker agrees that there are too many guns on Raleigh's streets, but he says state and federal laws bar the council from doing anything about it.
"We really don't have any authority there," he said. "We're left policing after terrible incidents have occurred."Meeker agrees that there are too many guns on Raleigh's streets, but he says state and federal laws bar the council from doing anything about it.
News and Observer, 2-15-09
That's it. That's literally all he had to say.
So Meeker takes the standard guns kill people excuse. This is the best he could do to explain crime and address solving the problem.
After an almost 50% increase in murders in Raleigh last year and this is the best answer he could muster.
Raleigh's well on its way to besting that number this year.
Don't blame me. It's Bev Perdue and Barack Obama's fault says Mayor "benign neglect" Meeker.
GORDON SMITH PUSHED FOR FISCAL BOONDOGGLE EXPLORIS, NOW HIS OWN COMPANY FILES FOR CHAPTER 11
MEEKER BLAMES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR HIS CALLOUS NEGLECT OF RALEIGH'S SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME
FUQUAY-VARINA BUILDING PERMITS DOWN LAST YEAR, BUDGET SUFFERS, NORWALK CHEERS
WAKE SCHOOLS MAKES PALTRY ATTEMPT TO DEFEND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY ASSIGNMENT EXPERIMENT
WAKE CREDIT CARD SPENDING TO BE PUT ONLINE, BUT WILL WAKE COMMISSIONERS' TRAVEL EXPENSE BE POSTED AS WELL?
IS RALEIGH'S CONVENTION CENTER THE ECONOMIC BOON IT PROMISED
Friday, February 13, 2009
WAKE WEEKLY POO POOS PARENTAL OUTRAGE - SIDES WITH WAKE ED PARTNERSHIP
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SUGGEST STUDYING DIVERISTY - TWIST STATISTICS TO PUSH SOCIO-ECONOMIC EXPERIMENT
MORE PLUSH PERKS FOR DOWNTOWN - NEW BUS SERVICE FOR DOWNTOWN ILLUMINATI
CARY DOES THE RIGHT THING - LISTENS TO THE VOICES OF CITIZENS IN ANNEXATION DEBATE
FOR PARENTS IT'S PERSONAL, FOR WAKE SCHOOL BUREAUCRATS IT'S A STATISTIC IN A SOCIO-ECONOMIC EXPERIMENT
RALEIGH GROWS THREE PERCENT IN 2008 - DOES MEEKER STILL SUPPORT LARGER INCREASES IN IMPACT FEES?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It's a great example of why parents and citizens in Wake County have mobilized to end the ongoing saga of diversity assignment, fiscal mismanagement and an unresponsive bureaucracy this fall.
You can read it here.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Also, don't forget that this Saturday, February 14 10 am – 4 pm is the North Carolina Students For Life Conference right here at UNC's campus!
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation is $5.
Highlights include apologetics speaker Steve Wagner of Justice For All and author of Abortion: From Debate to Dialogue, and Becky Banks of Students For Life of America, who will give a session on sidewalk counseling.
Location is the Frank Porter Graham Student Union – Room 3206 (UNC-Chapel Hill campus).
Click here for a map.
HOOD REBUTES DEFENDERS OF FLAWED DIVERSITY SHUFFLE IN WAKE COUNTY
SANERA ADDRESSES FLAWED PLANS OF LOCAL TRANSIT COMMITTEE
FUQUAY-VARINA GETS $40,000 "GIFT" FROM WAKE TAXPAYERS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTY
APEX TOWN COUNCIL SUBMITS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FRIENDLY TO WAKE COUNTY STUDENTS
RALEIGH SPENDS $1.2 MILLION FOR "ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE" PARK
NEIGHBORS USE RUSE OF SLAVE CEMETERY TO FIGHT SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROPOSAL
SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD FOR RALEIGH'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
MASSIVE RALEIGH REGRESSIVE RENTAL TAX SET FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
His speech is well worth watching.
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Violent Crime, Violent Crime and more Violent Crime in Mayor “benign neglect” Meeker’s Raleigh:
MAN SHOT ON POOLE ROAD
TEENAGE GIRL SHOT SEVERAL TIMES AT GREEN ROAD PARK
MAN WOUNDED IN LATE NIGHT WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING ON NEW BERN AVENUE
WAKE COUNTY AUDIT FINDS POTENTIAL FRAUD, BUT JUST CALLS IT MISSPENDING
WAKE COUNTY LOOKS TO PUT ALL EXPENSE REPORTS ONLINE
MORE LAYOFFS SET FOR N AND O - HOW ABOUT GETTING RID OF PEDER ZANE
Monday, February 9, 2009
NOW CITY MARKET WANTS STIMULUS PACKAGE FROM MAYOR MEEKER ALSO
N AND O BEGINS LOBBYING CAMPAIGN TO EXPLAIN HOW PUTTING KIDS ON BUSES FOR HOURS ON END WEEKLY IMPROVES EDUCATION
ROSA GILLS SUGGESTS WAKE' SCHOOL’S ASSIGNMENT POLICY BASED ON RACE
PEDER ZANE OF N AND O CONTINUES DOWNTOWN DEBAUCHERY - TEAR DOWN RACIST STATUE DOWNTOWN, SPEND MILLIONS FOR WHITE INTELLECTUALS WHILE IGNORING CRIME RIDDEN BLACK COMMUNITIES
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
YET ANOTHER MURDER IN SOUTHEAST RALEIGH AND MAYOR MEEKER IS AWOL
IF NOT NOW, WHEN MAYOR MEEKER? - MAYOR'S OWN NEIGHBOR VICTIM OF KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: THIS FALL'S CAMPAIGN ISSUE FOR RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL BACKPEDALS ON ARTS FUNDING
WHO'S BEING DEPORTED IN WAKE JAIL
CARY TEA PARTY TO PROTEST FORCED ANNEXATION
CARY REACHES ZERO GROWTH AT LAST MEETING - NORWALK CHEERS
GARNER TO SPEND MONEY SPRUCING UP THEIR DOWNTOWN
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
YET ANOTHER VIOLENT MURDER IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH AND MAYOR MEEKER IS AWOL - NO MENTION IN STATE OF CITY ADDRESS
WAKE COMMUNITY NETWORK: THIS FALL'S CAMPAIGN ISSUE FOR RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL BACKPEDALS ON ARTS FUNDING
WAKE SHERIFF MAY DITCH DEPORTATION PROGRAM DUE TO WASTEFUL SCHOOL BOARD
WAKE SCHOOLS DON'T GET IT - REFUSE TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN INCOMPETENCE IN PANTHER CREEK MESS
BEVERLY CLARK DISMISSES PARENTS AND STUDENTS - SAYS THEY SHOULD FEEL BLESSED
DANA COPE: WHY WE'LL FIGHT THE SCHOOL BOARD
REASSIGNMENT PLAN FINALIZED, LET THE CAMPAIGN BEGIN
CARY REACHES ZERO GROWTH AT LAST MEETING, NORWALK CHEERS
TIME TO STUDY MAGNET SCHOOLS
MAYOR MEEKER'S DOWNTOWN MECCA SUFFERS SETBACK
WENDELL LIBRARY MAY CLOSE DUE TO WASTEFUL WAKE SCHOOL BOARD
DOG PARKS LOSE FAVOR IN RALEIGH