Archive for September, 2010

PROP Training for Landlords, Real Estate Agents set for October

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Landlords, real estate agents, and property managers in the Lineberry area should take advantage of this training to educate themselves on how the PROP can impact their ability to rent their property and how to help draft an effective lease to attract good renters and enforce the quality of life issues that often deteriorate our neighborhoods.


Registration is open to enroll in the City of Raleigh’s Landlord Training Program, a one-day course for rental property owners and managers, real estate agents, lawyers and others who deal with rental issues. The last training program for 2010 is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Housing Authority’s multi-purpose community room, located at 971 Harp St.

To register in advance, mail in the completed registration form (more…)

Get a Prize for Community Innovations

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Announcing a Prize Contest for Community Innovations (by NUSA)

NUSA (Neighborhoods USA) is very pleased to let members know about an inaugural global prize contest for community innovations. This contest is sponsored by the Community Tool Box (, which is partnering with NUSA to distribute information about this contest to NUSA members and friends.

The prize offered by the Community Tool Box, called the 2010 “Out of the Box” prize, will recognize and honor the most promising initiatives that strengthen community development and community health. (more…)

Motivating Without Money, Donna Warner Keynotes at Neighborhood Exchange

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The final part of the Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange was the afternoon keynote. I presented twice before the keynote with other neighborhood leaders at a session on High tech / low tech ways to help your neighborhood flourish. Donna Warner, an instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Government, gave the event keynote to over 150 attendees.

Donna Warner, keynotes at neighborhood exchange

The topic was Motivating Without Money. Warner started off by telling us about governing in  communities. Motivating without money is an important issue, but the reality is, (more…)

Transit Try-A-Thon 2010 Starts September 27th

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Get ready for Transit Try-a-thon, see the details below:

Transit Try-a-thon

CAT: September 27-October 1

  • September 27th,  Monday -Try Transit Week Kickoff – Mayor Meeker will kick off the week at Moore Square Station
  • September 28th, Tuesday – Rack and Ride Day – Bike to a bus stop and RIDE FOR FREE (first come, first serve) Visit us at the Duke Medical Plaza Knightdale Park and Ride from 4-6pm for a special event!
  • September 29th, Wednesday – Stuff the Bus Food Drive – Come help us stuff a bus for the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina. Donate 3 canned goods (no glass containers) to be stuffed into a cat bus and receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, no purchase necessary! Only one coupon per participant, and participant must be present. Donations will be collected at the following participating Raleigh Chick-fil-A locations: (more…)

Fall is here

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

What is your favorite part about the Fall season

  • Being outside (50%, 2 Votes)
  • The State Fair (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Fall sports (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Less humidity (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cooler nights (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The colors (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Falling leaves (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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540 / TriExtension workshops this week

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Learn about plans to extend the 540 turnpike further east to I-40 and US 64/264

The 540/Triangle Expressway turnpike will be open from RTP to the Holly Springs bypass by December 2012.  While that project is currently under construction, the NC Turnpike Authority division of NCDOT is reviewing a future southeast extension of that turnpike to US 401 south, I-40 east, US 70 east bypass, and US 64/264 east bypass.  If plans and funding come together, portions of the 540/TriExtension turnpike east of Holly Springs could be under construction within five years.

To learn more and offer comments, you can visit any of the following workshops this week: (more…)

“Live it Up” on Hillsborough Street this Saturday (Sept 25th)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend? Haven’t seen what’s new on Hillsborough Street lately? Then you and your family should “Live it Up” with a full day of activities and live bands.

Nina Szlosberg, Chair, Hillsborough Street Partnership invites you to join the festivities this Saturday:

I am writing to invite you to celebrate our new Hillsborough Street at a big street festival (more…)

SWCAC Supports Rezoning Case Z-21-10

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Last Monday, September 13, 2010, the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) held their monthly meeting. Over 20 attendees got an update from Raleigh Parks & Recreations, including a short recap on the future renovations to Carolina Pines, our meeting place. Then we welcomed Captain Neimann, the new South West Raleigh Police Department (RPD) district commander. He gave a brief introduction, provided some calls stats, and took questions. Some of the stats included 54 noise / party calls and 18 break-ins. Some progress was made on the break-ins. One person was arrested and they were tied to at least four cases. Additional progress is being made on the break-ins.

Attendees also heard from (more…)

High tech / low tech ways to help your neighborhood flourish

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

I had the privilege to present along side Eugene Weeks and Mark Turner, two outstanding community leaders, at today’s Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange. The neighborhood exchange was held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the McKimmon Conference Center and is a chance for citizens across Raleigh to interact, attend a variety of sessions, and share information. My favorite part is the cross-pollination and idea swapping that occurs. It’s a vibrant event where neighbors learn from each other, then take these ideas and apply them to their individual neighborhoods.

Eugene Weeks talked about getting feet on the street, meeting neighbors, and implementing a yard of the month that motivated his neighbors to spruce up their yards. He walked attendees through some “low tech” ways that allows his community to thrive. they use yard signs to attrach people to their meetings. Block captains help distribute flyers. Weeks said that one way to motivate is to have people spread the word. Folks tell people: “you missed a good meeting” or “aren’t you concerned about crime?” (more…)

Candidates’ Forum for Wake Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Learn more about the Wake Board of Commissioners candidates.

Monday, September 27, 2010 from 7 – 9 pm
Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh NC

WakeUP Wake County and the League of Women Voters of Wake County are co-hosting a forum for candidates running for four seats up November 2 on the Wake Board of Commissioners.  Candidates will be asked their views on important community issues, including: (more…)