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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 D)

Kay C. Crowder

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Background
(submitted by candidate)

I’m retired from sales, marketing, management, and finance. Early on, as General Sales Manager at WPTF-TV, I managed a 21-person department with annual sales of $50 million. More recently, I was in marketing at Edward Jones, focusing on client services.

B.J. Plott

Background
(submitted by candidate)

No response from candidate

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?

Crowder:
Priority One. We will build 2.5x more affordable housing units this year than in 2014 (when I joined the City Council), and almost 4x as many in 2019. And it’s no longer only the least fortunate who are priced out. Our skilled workforce – teachers, firefighters, service workers – suffers under wage stagnation and soaring housing costs.

Plott:
No response from candidate

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

Crowder:
The City has just started IT Beginnings – workforce development for unemployed and underemployed youth that leads to industry-recognized IT credentials and valuable leadership and job skills. I am advocating free bus passes for school kids. We should offer the same to participants and recent graduates of workforce development programs – can’t get to work without a ride!

Plott:
No response from candidate

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

Crowder:
As reported by IndyWeek, it is currently not legal for boards to investigate officers, subpoena witnesses, or discipline officers. The city needs permission from the legislature to create such a review board, which will not happen soon. The City will now review search and resisting arrest data for bias, and require written consent to search.

Plott:
No response from candidate

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

Crowder:
Psychological research shows that healthy habits develop early in life and, once established, are difficult to change. We should give every school kid a free pass to ride the bus – to school, sports, even part-time work. The cost is trivial, filling seats that are empty much of the day. A great way to build future ridership!

Plott:
No response from candidate

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

Crowder:
I continue to support the recommendations for local government actions to develop food infrastructure, outlined in a major study of food deserts in North Carolina: public transportation to retailers and markets, zoning for farmer's markets and innovative retailers, law enforcement to support a safe   community, consistent food inspection rules, and predictable taxation.

Plott:
No response from candidate

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

Crowder:
The Unified Development Ordinance. We haven’t adequately addressed infill, which affects value and quality of life in older neighborhoods. More flexibility in building design can create grand street-level experiences without violating height or story standards. Greater flexibility in the historic core area of downtown can promote density while maintaining the historic character at the street-level.

Plott:
No response from candidate

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