Site Index


Affidavits –
 Ryan Barnum
 Carolyn Parker
 Karen Rochford

City Council Presentations –
— Steve Grothmann (12/1/2015)
— Erin & Mike Salmon (12/1/2015)
— David Simonton (1/5/2016, Sharon Mixon’s Response; 2/2/20163/1/2016)

City Policy –
— The City’s Drainage Assistance Program
— Door-to-Door Petitioning vs Mailed-Ballot Polling
Fiscal Year 2017 Funding for Lorimer Road Project
— Goals for Avent West Neighborhood
— Neighborhood Yield Street (9/1/2013)
Neighborhood Yield Street – UDO Specifications (January 2014)
Street and Sidewalk Improvement Policy
— Percentage Requirement Change – Petition Policy (6/3/2014)
— Traffic Calming Petition Process (N&O Article)
“Understanding the UDO”
— Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Documents/Letters –
Area Stormwater Maps
Assessment Roll Check-Off List
Citizen’s Petition – 1200 Block Residents
City Clerk Certification – Petition No. 1351
Form to Petition to Appear Before City Council
Letter from the City to Property Owners (7/28/2015)
— Letters to City Council Members (Jane Fenn, 8/6/2015; David Simonton, 1/28/2016)
Letter to the Editor, N&O (12/10/2015, Jane Fenn)
Lorimer Road Petition Validity Percentages
Map Summary for Drafting Staff
Out-of-State / Out-of-Country Signature Sheet
Petition Summary Memo
Petitioner’s Documentation of the Results
Petitioner’s “Talking Points” Handout; Petitioner’s Retraction
Petitioning for Street Improvements
Petitioning for Street Improvements (City Council Initiative)
“Safe & Active Routes to School in Wake County”
Sidewalk Petition Prioritization Ranking Criteria
Street Design Manual (January 2014)
Survey Notification to Residents (11/10/2015)

Emails –
—from Helen Adams to Eric Haugaard (12/2/2015)
—from Helen Adams, et al, to City Council Members (12/27/2015)
—from Donna Burford – to Jane Fenn (4/10/2015); Neighbors (7/22/2015)Kay Crowder & Nick Sadler (8/5/2015); Kay Crowder (10/12/2015)
—from Jane Fenn – to Eric Haugaard (12/1/2015)
—from Donetta Powell – to Kenneth Dunn (re: 1300 Lorimer Rd, 4/21/2015); Jimmy Upchurch (re: Kay Crowder, 9/11/2015)
—from David Simonton – to Eric Haugaard (12/9/2015); Nick Sadler (4/25/2016); Press
—to City Council Members – from David Simonton & Carolyn Parker (8/26/2015); Fred Midness (8/27/2015); Sharon Mixon, et al (1/19/2016); David Simonton (4/5/2016)
—to Donetta Powell – from Don Munn (3/30/2015); Carolyn Parker (3/31/2015)
—to Lorimer Road Residents/Neighbors – from Sharon & Currie Mixon (9/20/2015); Erin Salmon (9/28/2015); Sharon Mixon (11/29/2015)

Facebook –
Lorimer Rd Raleigh Facebook Group
— Posts – November 13-21, 2014; March 21, 2015; April 6 & 29, 2015; August 30, 2015; September 2; 8; 9; 10-11; 12; 15; 17-18, 2015
— Posts – Sam Bellezza; Donna Burford (9/3/2015); Jeff Essic; Steve Grothmann; Currie Mixon; Don Munn; David Simonton; Jeff White

Meeting Minutes –
City Council Meetings-
 July 21, 2015
 September 1, 2015
Law & Public Safety Committee Meeting-
June 25, 2013
Neighborhood (Lorimer Road Area) Meeting-
April 1, 2015 (Information Meeting)
Public Works Committee Meetings-
— October 28, 2014
— November 12, 2014
— September 22, 2015
— November 10, 2015

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— Fact Check
— Who’s Who
— Blog
— Links

Studies / Surveys (City of Raleigh) –
— Lorimer Road Field Survey Notes (12/3/2015)
— Official Stormwater Report – Lorimer Road
“Study Provides Map for Southwest Raleigh Development”
Survey Limits Summary
— Traffic Study – Lorimer Road (5/28/2014)

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1300 Lorimer Road (LOT 13)
A 6’ Sidewalk and 6’ Setback on Lorimer Road?
About – Eric Haugaard; Donetta Powell; Talal Shahbander; Jimmy Upchurch
“Adverse’ Neighborhood Meeting”
Committee to Elect Kay Crowder
Donetta Powell’s Active Involvement with the Petition Process
Donetta Powell’s Initial Email to City Staff Requesting Comments (5/22/2014)
Donetta Powell’s “Petition ‘Variance Requests'”
Donna Burford & Sharon Mixon – Proximity
Donna Burford – Bus Stop Location Change
Donna Burford: No Stranger to City Hall
Donna Burford: The Voice of the People?
Eric Haugaard…Out
Erin Salmon and the City – Part One; Part Two
Ethics & The Petitioner
First Contact (Jimmy Upchurch to Donna Burford)
How It All Began…
I for one, am a fan!”
The INDY (Newspaper) ArticlesSeptember 30, 2015; January 27, 2016 (the City’s Response to the article;  a Resident’s Response)
Jane Fenn & Kay Crowder – Phone Call Notes
Jimmy Upchurch’s Statement (9/1/2015 City Council Meeting)
Justis Peters – Woodlinks Drive
Kay Crowder, District D Representative
Kay Crowder’s Statement (9/1/205, City Council Meeting)
Lorimer Road Petition – Staff Review & Comments (11/20/2014)
May 4, 2015
Merwin Road – Council Approval Despite Citizen Opposition
Neighborhood “Informational Meeting” (April 1, 2015); Sign-Up Sheet
“Obviously…There Needs to be More Clarity”
Oh, the Irony…
One Hand Washing the Other?
“…One of the first neighbors we talked to about the project”
Overriding Concerns
Problems With the Petition Process (Laurel Hills Road)
Project Engineer Job Advertised
Questions About Validity of Petition (Laurel Hills Road)
Questions Remain
“Raleigh Council OK’s Pedestrian Plan”
Raleigh’s City Council / City Council Districts
“Request for Sidewalks Divides Raleigh Neighbors”
Resident Concerns
Response to “Request for Staff Comments” / Full Response
Rigid, Yet Flexible (the UDO)
The 25% Design Meeting
The 1200 Block of Lorimer Road (North)
The Benefits of Residential Roadside Swales
The Fine Print (Petition Document)
“[The Petition] Process Should Not Pit Neighbors Against Neighbors”
“The Time for Public Input Is Over” (9/8/2015)
The Woodlinks Drive Connection
UDO “Requirements?”
Variance Requests for the Lorimer Road Street Improvement Petition
Water, Water Everywhere (Except in the Official Stormwater Report)
What This Project Will Cost Property Owners (and What It Won’t)
Where Previous Petitions Have Failed
Who Was Contacted? How? and When?
Yay’s & Nay’s

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