The District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA), a group of neighborhood leaders passionate about their neighborhoods and Raleigh, had their final meeting of the year on November 20, 2010 at the Renaissance Park clubhouse. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month and will not host a meeting in December. Today’s meeting was a time for the group to reflect on the past year, enjoy a potluck breakfast, and generate some ideas for future meeting topics.
There was a special guest that joined the DDNA today, recently promoted Detective Draughon, attended the meeting. Draughon provided updates and insight on the PROP (Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit) program. Before his promotion, he was the lead officer for the PROP program. He will be training his replacement, Officer Wilkins, who brings some tech saavy skills and data analytics experience.
Draughon also did some Q&A about the PROP program and shared that many other cities across the state of North Carolina and the nation are looking at Raleigh’s PROP program as a model for rental registration. PROP has been successful in Raleigh by assuring better quality rental housing for tenants and neighborhoods.
Fututre topic ideas that the group generated were:
- Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) updates
- Transit updates (interests in light rail stops planned for District D)
- Front Yard Parking (FYP)
- Dix park
Neighbors that attended today also enjoyed a small potluck breakfast.