The September 7, 2021, meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council was a relatively brief and bland affair. It lasted just over 53 minutes. Several items on the Council’s monthly zoning agenda were unceremoniously pulled from the agenda and continued to a later date without explanation. The Housing Authority’s redeve… More
Winston-Salem City Council
Tasha Logan Ford officially began serving as High Point City Manager last week. Before leaving for High Point, Ford worked in various capacities for the City of Winston-Salem for the last few years. From 2018 until her departure in May, Tasha Logan Ford was one of the City of Winston-Salem’s four Assistant City Managers servin… More
Back in April, the Winston-Salem City Council passed a toothless resolution supporting the principle of reparations. The resolution, approved by all seven Democrats on an eight-member board, costs the City of Winston-Salem almost nothing. It promises little more than empathy to African Americans in the city wh… More
“This is the very first major part of bringing that East End Master Plan vision to life. It’s just a phenomenal project.” -Annette Scippio, April 5, 2021, WSNC City Council meeting.
The Garden Court Apartments are going to be redeveloped. The modestly built apartment units that have been vacant during the pandem… More
For nearly forty years (1975-2012), Winston’s Union Station was just another garage. It was Davis Garage, an auto repair and towing service owned and operated by Harvey Davis. The Davis family bought Union Station for a song back in 1970 and had ambitions of one day redeveloping it. Harvey Davis’ dreams were dashed when … More
On January 4, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority resumed charging bus riders in Winston for the pleasure of using its mediocre service. Bus fares had been suspended since last Spring in an effort to promote social distancing and limit driver/passenger interaction. Like so many Covid-19 measures, WSTA’s safety mea… More
After months of advocating for less funding for the police, the abolition of cash bail, and more affordable housing during the City Council’s public comments period, FCPARC (Forsyth County Police Reallocation Coalition) was finally invited to speak before the Public Safety Committee on Monday night. After months of being … More
The Winston-Salem City Council started the year off with a rather dull meeting. They met remotely, as they have done since Covid-19 emergency orders were implemented last March. The Council, led by W-S Alliance President and WSNC Mayor Allen Joines, did not allow public comments. For some months now, local activists with the Triad A… More
At the November 16 meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council, our centrist-Democrat-dominated governing body voted 7-1 to use $1 million from the City’s scarce housing assistance funds to subsidize development at Whitaker Park. Councilmember Dan Besse was the only member of the council who objected.
In today’s blo… More
Everyone knows that Winston has an affordable housing problem. But our city leaders aren’t doing much to address it. A recent study commissioned by the Winston-Salem City Council found that our city needs 16,244 additional units of affordable housing. It will take substantial efforts on the federal, state, and local levels … More