DURHAM, N.C. -- The following highlights from the August 15, 2011 Durham City Council meeting and other topics of interest will be featured in this episode of "City Hall This Week." The show is also be available to watch on demand at www.DurhamNC.gov/DTV8/CityHallThisWeek.cfm.
Crime Report Offers Mixed Snapshot of Crime in Durham The Police Department's second quarter crime report is offering mixed news on violent and property crimes in Durham. Overall, the numbers show a 4 percent decrease in total Part 1 violent and property crimes during the first six months of this year. That number is compared to the same period in 2010. Violent crime is up 2 percent and property crime is down 5 percent. Chief Jose Lopez, Sr. discusses those numbers and why they are mixed on the upcoming episode of "City Hall This Week."
Updated Stormwater Requirements for New Development Under Review by State The City's proposed changes to the stormwater requirements for new development are now being reviewed by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). The changes to the Stormwater Performance Standards for Development will address new development requirements included in the Jordan and Falls Lake rules. If the new requirements are approved by NCDENR, they will go into effect by July 2012. Civil Engineer Sandra Wilbur discusses what changes have been made and how they will affect new development on the upcoming episode of "City Hall This Week."
Water Customers Urged to Use Water Wisely In response to this summer's moderate drought conditions in Durham, water customers are being urged to use water wisely. The City's water demand has continued to rise as temperatures have risen, and the available water supply will continue to decline if Durham continues to receive low amounts of rain. For water saving tips and more information on Durham's irrigation schedule, visit www.DurhamSavesWater.org.
Other interviews featured on upcoming episode of "City Hall This Week": • City-County Sustainability Manager Tobin Freid -- Explains how the City is helping hundreds of homeowners save money and make their homes more energy efficient. • Public Works Director Marvin Williams -- Speaks out about his new job with the City and his goals for the department. • City Staff -- Explain how Durham's new strategic plan measurement tool will help residents track progress on the City's goals.
"City Hall This Week" is a news program dedicated to informing Durham residents about what is going on inside Durham's City Hall. Each edition is taped on the first and third Tuesday of the month -- the day after City Council meetings. It airs three times a day on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8) through the week of the next City Council meeting. For more information, call the City's Office of Public Affairs at (919) 560-4123, visit DTV8's website at www.DurhamNC.gov/DTV8, DTV8's Facebook page at www.Facebook/DurhamTV8, or DTV8's Twitter feed at www.Twitter.com/DTV8.