On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Nick Sadler wrote:
Ms. [Erin] Salmon
My name is Nick Sadler and I work as a Policy Analyst in the City Council Office.
We understand that you have been contacting various departments throughout the City in an effort to gather information about the Lorimer Drive Street and Sidewalk Improvements that was approved by council in September. To better serve this effort I have been asked to be the point of contact for you moving forward. Any request for information should be sent to me. Once I receive the request I will ensure that it gets to the correct staff and ensure that you get the information you request.
I appreciate your understanding of this. If you have any questions please let me know.
Nick Sadler, Policy Analyst
City of Raleigh | City Manager’s Office
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On Sep 29, 2015, at 12:09 AM, Erin Salmon wrote:
Thank you for your email. I am curious who asked you to be the point person for directing my questions. Prior to your email, I spoke at length with Chris Johnson, and he asked that I direct my questions to himself and to Jimmy Upchurch. To oblige you all, I will copy the three of you on future emails.
In any case, I believe your assistance will be invaluable for my neighborhood’s future. This project has created a huge divide within our quiet streets, and I have been working hard since September 1 to bridge this divide, to find common ground where neighbors can work together to address concerns and issues. The petition process itself has generated much of the contention that residents feel. I believe that this could have been avoided had the city been more involved during that time before the petition was submitted and before the resolution went before the Council. I know that many residents did email and call the appropriate city staff to ask questions and voice concerns, myself included. However, not all calls and emails were answered, and the information that was given to various residents was contradictory to some of the information I have gathered from the city’s website as well as from direct conversations with the departments and divisions pertinent to this project. There continue to be unanswered questions from residents, and as a neighborhood, we have been meeting frequently over the past four weeks to sort through the information that has been gathered since September 1.