We hear it from all sides: Raleigh is one of the best places to live, work, and play in the US. This deserved distinction has spurred citywide growth; and relocations, development, and innovation are changing the face of our city. How we respond and adapt to these changes foretells what our city will be in years to come.

Making informed and purposeful policy choices is central to this response.  Russ’ vision places Raleigh as the nation’s most sustainable mid-sized city while retaining its hometown feel and vibrant neighborhoods. An historical capital that ensures opportunities for all citizens to realize their potential – individually and as productive members of our Raleigh community.

Among the most pressing issues our city will face in the next four years are maintaining quality growth that protects neighborhoods and shared prosperity in a fiscally responsible manner.