My Questions for Applicants for the District D Vacancy

The following are my questions for all who have applied for consideration to fill the vacancy on Raleigh City Council in District D.

Would you vote in favor of a City council resolution opposing the Wake Stone quarry? Why or why not?

Would you support taking legal action against the Wake Stone quarry?

What should be the City’s policy regarding how to spend the proposed affordable housing bond?

Do you support Neighborhood Overlay Conservation Districts? Why or why not?

Do you support Historic Overlay Districts? Why or Why not?

Would you vote to reinstate Citizens Advisory Councils?

Should City Council have held public meetings and invited public discussion before taking any action on Citizens Advisory Councils?

Have you attended CAC meetings? If so, what was your experience?

Do you support ending single family zoning districts? Why or why not?

Should Raleigh’s Police Advisory Board have subpoena power? Why or why not? If so, how should subpoena power be implemented?

Should Raleigh’s Police Advisory Board have disciplinary power? Why or why not? If so, how should disciplinary power be implemented?

What is your definition of democracy?

Should backyard cottages be used as AirBnB-style short term rentals? If so, will this help or hurt the availability of affordable housing?

Should public tax dollars be used to finance sports arenas? Why or why not?

Is gentrification good or bad for Raleigh? Why or why not?

Should Raleigh eliminate at-large Council members and go to all District Council members? Why or why not?

Should Raleigh increase the number of people on City Council as a way to increase and diversify representation? Why or why not?

Should Raleigh City Council go to four year terms? Why or why not?

Under what circumstances would you vote against a rezoning to increase density?

What does “protecting a neighborhood” mean to you?

What does “defund the police” mean to you? Do you support defunding the police based on your definition?