Monday, December 31, 2007

Raleigh Infill Debate

The links to the recent articles about the upcoming City Council considerations.

From the Indy Weekly by Bob Geary:

and an update from N&O's Sarah Lindenfeld Hall:

Friday, December 7, 2007

About the Property Revaluations

According to the presentation at the Five Points CAC meeting, Emmett Curl predicted we would be seeing 300% increases in land values in some of Raleigh's older neighborhoods. The house values either go up or down depending on the sales trends of comparable homes in comparable neighborhoods.

In addition to any concern about your own property value, it is important that you let the City Council know if you are in a neighborhood whose stability and livability is threatened by these new valuations. We have heard from many longterm neighbors who are concerned about being priced out of their homes by the exceptional price of the new infill. If you have these concerns, it is vital that you contact the Council and let them know. Their contact information is at the bottom right of this frame.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

City Council Inauguration -- Dec 3

The City Council Swearing-In Ceremony will be held on Monday, December 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lobby of the Performing Arts Center. The City Council sets City policy, enacts laws and adopts the City budget each year. For information call (919) 890-3050.

The parking deck will be open free of charge.

New council members Rodger Koopman, Nancy McFarlane, and Mary-Ann Baldwin will be sworn in along with Mayor Charles Meeker and continuing council members Thomas Crowder, Russ Stephenson, Phil Isley, and James West.

This will be an upbeat, fun event and a good opportunity to talk with the new council members. Please pass on to your friends and neighbors. Be sure to make a note of the City Council meeting Schedule listed in the item below.