Invite your neighbors and friends to utilize SeeClickFix so they can post, vote, and comment on issues in your neighborhood and city.
Enter a comma separated list of emails. They'll only get this one email and we won't add them to any email lists.
Content blocked by rejections
Thanks for the comments and observations, however allow me to clarify that the City of Raleigh may not "ban" anyone from a public park. The park is a public access park and unless someone is observed by a law enforcement officer violating a local ordinance, state statute, or other law or regulation, access to the park is open to all.
RPD is aware of the activity described above and enforces all regulations, ordinances, statutes and laws. Closing issue in SeeClickFix.
Our organization, Human Beans Together, is a non-profit dedicated to helping alleviate homeless, hopelessness, and hunger. We are a secular humanist organization and we feed people in Moore Square Sunday a.m. We also clean up behind our hungry friends when we're done.
Those of you who view the homeless or otherwise disenfrachised as "them" or "those people" sadden me. The majority of us are just a pink slip away from needing assistance ourselves. I cannot fathom how someone can view helping our fellow human beings as wrong. I challenge you to go out and talk to some of those you wish weren't sullying your public space with their presence. They're people just like you, with hopes, dreams, desires, and problems.
Be careful whom you hate--it could be someone you love.
Carmen, you won't be feeding anyone in the Moore Square anymore. If you do, you will be arrested by RPD. Thankfully SOMEONE is doing something & RPD is doing what it should be:
These aren't cats! These are people!! Real people! Poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, bad luck, etc. don't just go away because you don't feed them!
Not to mention, what right do you or anyone else, including my government, to tell me whom I can and cannot share my own resources with?
If you truly don't like homelessness then get out there and help do something about the causes of homelessness. Wishing it away isn't going to work. Neither is infringing on my first amendment rights!
You have no idea what I have done personally to help those in need. But you can assume away because we all know what assuming proves.
But I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want that because I sincerely doubt any of those who think this isn't a problem are the ones who live nearby and have them on their own door steps.
Should Moore Square really be a homeless gathering area? I live blocks away and I am bombarded by homeless people asking for spare change and cigarettes, especially at night.
I really things these missions/charities should give out food on their own property. I know that the homeless are people too, but I will still avoid the area on the days where there's a heavy concentration of beggars.
"I live here," this is why I encourage everyone, including you, to get out there and do whatever you can to help these folks, including (but certainly not limited to) VOTING!
You don't want these problems, but what solution do you offer up besides "go away"? Which, as you should know, simply doesn't work.
If you really want to make a change, go help out those less fortunate. And go petition your representatives to support existing organizations that are trying their best to make a difference.
I have no clue why I'm going to try to be logical here, it's like the WRAL comments up in here.
Fact- Homeless Panhandlers suck and scare little children with their hobo smell super powers
Fact- Litter all over the park sucks
Fact- Drunk frat boys suck and scare little children with the @#$% bag super powers
Fact- Drunk hipsters* twerking against buildings is hilarious, but probably sucks too
Fact- Sleeping on concert, with rats crawling over you REALLY sucks
Fact- Being so hungry you dig trash out of a garbage can sucks
Fact- Trying to find the work needed to pull yourself up by the boot straps when you smell and look like you sleep outside is nearly impossible
False- Being annoyed by the homeless makes you a bad person
False- Feeding the homeless makes you part of the problem
If you really want to fix this issue, move the bus station out of downtown. Why do you think they're there? It's not because they like the beer at Tir Na Nog.
This issue is bigger than people making accusations of godlessness on a forum. The people who work and live in downtown have a right not to be harassed day in and day out by homeless people. The homeless people have a right to congregate where ever they want as long as they don't break the law. They litter no more than the drunks on the weekend and are no less annoying (at least IMO). The homeless are fine people who are just in a bad way. I'm sure there are rotten homeless people, just like there are rotten people working in the Red Hat building.
If you want to effect change, have the city donate a downtown property at a reduced cost that various groups can crowd-source to buy. Instead of just feeding, how about we integrate addiction and vocational programs run by volunteers. Unless we put these people on a path to restore their independence this problem will never end.
Please feel free to resume yelling at one another.
*do not confuse hipsters with homeless, they bought those shorts to avoid societal fashion norms and to be an individual who dresses like all the other hipsters and intentionally didn't wash that belly shirt from the 80's
Thank you so much for using SeeClickFix to connect with the City of Raleigh. Over the past few months, SeeClickFix has been working with Raleigh integrate with their existing work order system, which will route issues directly to City staff in the field. This solution will improve the speed of communication and issue resolution throughout the City. We are really excited about the improved service this will provide.
In order to transition successfully, we need your help. This comment has been posted to notify you that the issue you submitted has been closed. If your issue still exists, please open a new issue via SeeClickFix. We wholeheartedly recognize this inconvenience, and strongly believe that this transition will improve citizen services in Raleigh for years to come.
Thank you so much. Your support means the world to us.
Sorry, this issue does not have any images or videos.
Voting lets your government know.
What is this?