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— City of Raleigh City Manager’s Office Contact List
— Design/Construction Division, Public Works Department
— Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) (Adopted: February 18, 2013, Effective Date: September 1, 2013)
— Street Design Manual (January 2014)
— West Citizens Advisory Council (CAC)
“It all started with a sidewalk petition..
“Towards the end of 2014, one of the residents of the Bushy Branch watershed asked the City of Raleigh to put together a petition to have a sidewalk constructed along the northern end of Lorimer Road.
“To that petitioner’s surprise and most everyone else affected by the potential project, the majority of the property owners affected by the project signed their name in support of the project. One of the concerns expressed by some of the residents in the neighborhood was “will the sidewalk improvements negatively impact the creek?” Prior to this point, very few people in the Raleigh area could even name this creek. Several of us neighbors simply referred to it as “the creek that runs along Onslow” or “the creek that crosses Lorimer”, but this sidewalk project and this question sparked an interest within the neighborhood to better understand this body of water.”
“…This website is just starting out, and we have a big need for folks to help submit content to put up. Please let us know if you can help! Please understand, though, that this website is apolitical, to the extent that anything can be. We want to avoid the negativity and unpleasantness of the mean-spirited comments* that have plagued other venues. This is about the creek.”
* Example—Mixon himself, responding to one of David Simonton’s posts on Facebook: “I’ve found you to be an incredibly whiny and self-centered person, and over the course of your writings, I’ve lost all respect that I once had for you. …You’ve shown yourself to be a dickhead, David.”
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