Monday, November 19, 2007


Community SCALE calls your attention to 2 extremely important meetings tomorrow that will affect the future of development and zoning cases in Raleigh.

Many of you have signed a statement of support for the Fallon Park/Anderson Heights/Bloomsbury area rezoning petition that was filed earlier this year. The City Council has not yet voted on our case, Z-31-07. It is likely that a vote will be taken tomorrow. Please show your support for this case in particular and for Community SCALE tenets in general by attending one or both of the following 2 meetings:

• The City Council Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20th,in City Council Chambers, Room 201, Avery Upchurch Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett St. The Fallon Park zoning case is early on the agenda, and we are advised to arrive by 1:00 p.m.

• There is also a Zoning Hearing the same evening (11/20) at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers which will involve Community SCALE issues and a text change that would address some of the current zoning regulations that are detrimental to established neighborhoods.

A memo and flyer are being widely distributed by those who wish to see the SCALE zoning case and the proposed text change defeated. This viewpoint will be well represented at the hearing, and via numerous emails going to City Council. We MUST MAKE SURE THAT our side is equally well represented.

The Triangle Community Coalition is posting this action alert on their website. The organization's mission is: "To promote public policy that encourages a balance among economic growth, development, the environment, and community needs while protecting the rights and interests of property owners."

They provide a link to the text change, which is posted on the city website here.

Please notify as many people as possible who will take action to help us to conserve and preserve the nature of the neighborhood. This a valuable text change.

Anyone who wishes to do so may speak at the evening zoning hearing. No petition is needed to comment at tomorrow night's public hearing. Just show up!!! But, it would be helpful for those who wish to speak to coordinate efforts to avoid redundancy.

Please join us to show council members that we want to preserve the character & diversity of our neighborhoods. Bring your friends and neighbors! We'll be seated in the right front section.

In addition, your letter, e-mail, or call to City Council members before November 20th will help. Their contact information is on our website: - click on "Info" & near the bottom of the page you'll see "City Council Members." It is also provided on this Forum.