I got a chance to catch up with one of Raleigh’s At-large City Councilors, Russ Stepenson, between his day job, city councilor duties, and a recent Chamber of Commerce Intercity trip to Washington DC and Fairfax, Virginia. Russ is very knowledgeable about a variety of topics. Often on City Council, he’s asking lots of questions to make sure he understand the issues. As an At-Large Councilor, he represents citizens from all of Raleigh. It was great to get his thoughts on the Lightner Center, Raleigh’s New Development Code, water conservation, city council goals, and community involvement.
1) How does the proposed Alternate Resolution to the Lightner Center [PDF] impact citizens in Raleigh?
Memo #2 referenced in your question was produced by Councilors Crowder, Gaylord and myself. It explains why we think the current Lightner Center proposal is more expensive and less secure than it should be. Memo #2 also describes an alternate proposal that accomplishes three very important things for the citizens of Raleigh: (more…)