Yesterday was a busy day for Raleigh City Council. We started the day with a work session on our potential bond referendum for parks and greenways, and then we had a regular session council meeting in the afternoon (with a surprise recess because the microphones stopped working, yikes). Here’s a quick summary of some pertinent issues:   1) At the work session on parks and greenways, we learned about the history of parks bonds and
We had our first City Council meeting of the new year (new decade!) yesterday, and we got a lot done, including:   1) We adopted new rules of decorum and procedures for public comment. Council Member Patrick Buffkin and I spent considerable time over the break researching and developing these new rules with the assistance of the City Attorney, City Clerk, and City Manager. Of note, we eliminated the 2 week advance sign up requirement
The News & Observer asked me to a write short essay outlining my hopes, wishes and/or expectations for 2020 and the coming decade. This is my response. As we head into a new decade, I hope we learn from any mistakes of the past decade and expand upon the positive strides we have made. I hope to see continued acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQ community, particularly our trans brothers and sisters and queer people

Thank you

Posted on October 16, 2019
On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, I earned enough votes to secure one of two at-large seats on Raleigh City Council.  I want to thank outgoing incumbent Russ Stephenson for his long-term service and for his kindness both during and after the campaign.   But most of all, I want to thank all of you for entrusting me with this responsibility. I intend to be accessible, thoughtful, and to make well-informed decisions that will serve Raleigh in

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