Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Community ALERT: NCGA posed to repeal law that protects homeowners rights.

 

Community SCALE members have organized this petition drive to facilitate a fast response from the community. Please sign and share this with your neighbors and friends immediately. Because the NC legislature is tagging laws of considerable importance onto other bills, it is difficult to track this legislation by bill number. It is being considered in multiple forms as we write. 


This is a state-wide initiative. 


http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/protect-the-protest-petition-law-in-nc/ 

 

Raleigh has risen to the top of national rankings by promoting quality growth that also protects our property rights and quality of life. For decades, Raleigh and municipalities throughout North Carolina have relied on a state law giving property owners next to rezoning proposals the right to file a Protest Petition, effectively raising the bar for approval from five to six Council votes. A final vote on Senate Bill 112 would repeal protest petitions statewide.

 

Every development proposal creates some community impacts such as more traffic, noise, stormwater runoff and so forth. A Protest Petition acknowledges that adjacent property owners are almost always impacted the most and should therefore be considered for added protection. Although Protest Petitions are seldom used, their repeal will make it harder to promote quality growth that also protects property rights.  Quality growth that respects property rights is what creates jobs throughout our state.

 

What action is needed:

 

1. Please sign this petition to ask the NC Legislature to protect your rights as a homeowner and NOT to repeal the “Protest Petition” law.

 

2.  Please call or email your Wake Delegation Members and politely ask them to remove the Protest Petition Repeal from SB112.  

 

The Legislature is trying to finish their session this week so please sign and share with your contacts asap.

Why is this important:

If the Protest Petition option is repealed, homeowners will have no recourse to protect their own property rights from the potential negative impacts of new development. 

The Protest Petitions law, started in 1923, was designed to give homeowners a voice when new developments that require rezoning are planned adjacent to their properties. The Protest Petition is composed of the signatures of people who own at least 5 percent of a 100-foot buffer around the proposed development. When such a valid Protest Petition is filed, the proposed project requires approval of three quarters of the local board (City Council, Town Council). 

 

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/protect-the-protest-petition-law-in-nc/ 


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Community ALERT Petition





Petition by iPetitions


Community Alert for Raleigh Homeowners


Community ALERT: NCGA posed to repeal law that protects homeowners rights. 

We have organized this petition drive to facilitate a fast response from the community. Please sign and share this with your neighbors and friends today. Because the NC legislature is tagging laws of considerable importance onto other bills, it is difficult to track this legislation by bill number. It is being considered in multiple forms today. 

What action is needed:

Please sign this petition to ask the NC Legislature to protect your rights as a homeowner and NOT to repeal the “Protest Petition” law.


The Legislature is trying to finish their session this week so please sign and share with your contacts asap.

Why is this important:

If the Protest Petition option is repealed, homeowners will have no recourse to protect their own property rights from the potential negative impacts of new development. 

Every development proposal creates some community impacts such as more traffic, noise, stormwater runoff and so forth. A Protest Petition acknowledges that adjacent property owners are almost always impacted the most, and therefore should receive added protection. Although Protest Petitions are seldom used, their repeal will make it harder to promote quality growth that also protects property owners rights in existing neighborhoods.

The Protest Petitions law, started in 1923, was designed to give homeowners a voice when new developments that require rezoning are planned adjacent to their properties. The Protest Petition is composed of the signatures of people who own at least 5 percent of a 100-foot buffer around the proposed development. When such a valid Protest Petition is filed, the proposed project requires approval of three quarters of the local board (City Council, Town Council). 


http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/protect-the-protest-petition-law-in-nc/

It is also helpful to contact your representatives in the legislature to let them know of your concerns. Peasae act today in as many ways as possible. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

UDO - Unified Development Ordinance Update

UDO - Unified Development Ordinance Update


The staff report for the City Council review of the Unified Development Ordinance
on January 7, 2013 has been posted.
For more information, please visit the Unified Development Ordinance website.


UDO - Unified Development Ordinance Update

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

AUG 14: Raleigh Planning Commission review of RaleighUDO ... meeting #27



Details for tomorrow's meeting are posted at…
The Planning Commission is expected to complete its review of the draft UDO at this meeting.
At the July 3rd meeting of City Council, the Planning Commission received a 2nd extension of 45 days to complete its review of the UDO. The new deadline is August 31st. The Planning Commission is expected to present its recommendation to the City Council on September 4th.


Monday, August 6, 2012

AUG 7: Raleigh Planning Commission continues its review of UDO

AUGUST 7: Raleigh Planning Commission continues its review of RaleighUDO ... meeting #26

Details for tomorrow's meeting are posted at…
The Planning Commission is expected to complete its review of the draft UDO on Tuesday, August 14.

At the July 3rd meeting of City Council, the Planning Commission received a 2nd extension of 45 days to complete its review of the UDO. The new deadline is August 31st. The Planning Commission is expected to present its recommendation to the City Council on September 4th.

Philip W Poe
Five Points CAC co-chair

Monday, June 4, 2012

Raleing Planning Commission continues UDO review Tuesday June 5.

Details for this meeting are posted at…

http://raleighudo.com/blog/raleigh-planning-commission-continues-review-raleighudomeeting-15

When you visit the page above, you will now find links to videos for each UDO review meeting and links to each chapter in the UDO Draft document listed in the right sidebar.

Philip W Poe
Five Points CAC co-chair

pwpoe@att.net
www.fivepointscac.org