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Sept. 15 : Voter registration deadline

Sept. 21-Oct. 7 : Early voting & same-day registration

Oct. 3 : Last day to request absentee ballot

TUESDAY, OCT. 10 : ELECTION DAY
(polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh City Council (District A)
Vote for 1 candidate in this race

Alex Moore

Background
(submitted by candidate)

No response from candidate

Dickie Thompson

Background
(submitted by candidate)

Raleigh City Council (2 years); Raleigh Planning Commission (7 years, chairman 3 years); RDU Airport Authority (5 years, chairman 2 years); lifelong Raleigh resident; VP JM Thompson Co. General Contractors

How important is affordable housing to Raleigh’s future and how do you propose ensuring that the city maintains an adequate stock of affordable housing?

Moore:
No response from candidate

Thompson:
Affordable housing is extremely important in Raleigh. On council I voted to increase the property tax rate by 1 cent for the development of affordable housing. I also voted to set a goal of constructing 400 units per year for affordable and work force housing.

What are your ideas to create more jobs for young people, especially those groups with traditionally higher unemployment rates like young African-Americans?

Moore:
No response from candidate

Thompson:
On council I voted to fund several initiatives to create job training for young people especially in southeast Raleigh. I also voted to help fund a joint effort with Wake County doing the same with a countywide perspective. We must keep our young people in school and increase our graduation rates.

What are your views and plans regarding police-community relations? Should Raleigh establish a police-community oversight board with investigatory and disciplinary powers?

Moore:
No response from candidate

Thompson:
I am not in favor of a police oversight board. It has been tried in Charlotte with very little effectiveness in my opinion. The City of Raleigh has already in place procedures and policies that can address this issue. However, I am open to constructive dialog on positive ideas on how to make that better.

What can or should Raleigh do to provide access to efficient, reliable public transportation for all citizens?

Moore:
No response from candidate

Thompson:
The one-half percent sales tax increase which was passed by our citizens in Wake County should make a tremendous impact on our bus transit system in Raleigh/Wake County. This will be done by increased service, more routes, and more modern methods of tracking buses. We also must have good transit lines to all of our affordable and work force housing developments.

What can the city do to promote more grocery store and healthy food options in food-insecure communities?

Moore:
No response from candidate

Thompson:
While on council I voted to increase funding for economic development which could make it more attractive for retail stores, including grocery stores, to establish themselves in Raleigh. More funds are available to those companies that are willing to open in “food-insecure communities.”

What issue is NOT getting the attention it deserves from city government? How would you address it?

Moore:
No response from candidate

Thompson:
Raleigh is like most cities in that too many underage youth have illegal guns in their possession, which often leads to bad results for others and themselves. We must make more of an effort to curb the use of firearms. Lives are lost or changed forever in a split second.

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