Comprehensive Plan Extension & CAC Review Tommorow

February, 10, 2009

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After many complaints, the planning department has announced they are still taking comments on the comprehensive plan. If you are interested in helping shape Raleigh’s future, you have a second chance to do that by submitting your input. The Planning department announced the change on their website:

Attention: The deadline for submitting comments to the draft Comprehensive Plan has been extended to February 28, 2009. All comments received by January 31, 2009 will be considered as part of the revised draft for the March 2009 Public Hearing. Comments received after January 31, 2009 will be documented and presented at the March 2009 Public Hearing as a special report. The City Council and Planning Commission will consider the revised Comprehensive Plan draft and comments received after January 31, 2009.

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Tomorrow many of the centrally located CAC’s will hold a meeting in the City Council Chamber to discuss and review the comprehensive plan update. If you live in one of the areas listed below, tomorrow is a good chance to connect with others in your community and see how they feel about the proposed changes in Raleigh’s future.

Public Meeting Notice
The Five Points, Glenwood, Hillsborough, Mordecai, Southwest, Wade, and West CACs will hold a joint meeting February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the council chamber of the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St.

The purpose of the joint meeting is to allow more public examination of and comment on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update.
6:30   Greetings and Introductions
6:45   Planning Staff Briefing on the Proposed Comp Plan Update
7:15   Moderated Panel Discussion
8:15   Questions and Comments from the Audience.
9:00   Adjourn

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  • Michael P
    02/10 10:25 PM

    I don’t think that it was by accident that they excluded the other ITB CAC’s, I guess they don’t quite “fit in” with the ones listed above. I’m just saying…

  • Enigma
    02/11 07:54 AM

    The CAC areas meeting tonight contain the historical voting base of Raleigh.  There’s no need to include other CAC’s because their low turnout votes won’t impact the outcome of future elections. It’s all politics.

  • Ken
    02/11 02:33 PM

    Not sure who the “they” is in the first comment, but please note that these meetings are being organized by the CAC chairs, and that there are two other joint CAC meetings in addition to the one announced above:

    February 16, 2009
    Joint CAC Meeting on the Draft 2030 Comprehensive Plan
    Central, North Central, South, Southeast CACs
    Top Greene Community Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    7:00 P.M.

    February 19, 2009
    Joint CAC Meeting on the Draft 2030 Comprehensive Plan
    Falls of Neuse, Six Forks, Northeast and North CACs
    St. Timothy’s Church, 4523 Six Forks Rd
    7:30 P.M.

  • David
    02/11 06:24 PM

    Thanks for the update Ken!

  • BlueberryHill
    02/12 09:24 AM

    To explain Michael P’s comment ... the good ol’ boys and fat cats know that if the blacks and progressive whites in Raleigh were to get together, they would be an unstoppable voting bloc for smart growth and civic progress. 

    So the old-boys need to paint as many artificial divisions as they can between these two groups.  You see this over and over again, pretending to pit the various CACs against each other according to racial composition and “privileged” location inside the Beltline, etc. 

    The divide-and-conquer strategy is essential to sprawl developers and fat cats having their way with this town. 

    Paul Coble was the mayor who practiced it best; he learned race-baiting from his uncle Jesse Helms.

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