DURHAM, N.C. -- Durham residents interested in giving their input directly to the City Council on the City of Durham's 2013-2014 fiscal year budget should mark their calendars now to attend one of five "Coffee with Council" community meetings to be held throughout February and March.
Hosted by the Durham City Council, the Coffee with Council sessions are a series of face-to-face meetings designed to give residents the opportunity to provide direct feedback to council members on budget priorities for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The sessions also include a presentation on the City's budget outlook for the upcoming fiscal year.
Residents who have ideas or comments on the use of City resources are encouraged to attend any of the meetings scheduled below: • Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. -- City Hall Committee Room, Second Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza (PAC 5; Spanish translation will be provided) • Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon -- Lyon Park Community Family Life and Recreation Center, 1309 Halley St. (PAC 3) • Monday, March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. -- Durham Public Schools Resource Center, 2107 Hillandale Rd. (PAC 2)
There will also be two budget public hearings held in conjunction with regularly scheduled City Council meetings. The first public hearing will be held on Monday, March 4 and the second public hearing will be held on Monday, June 3.
For information about the Coffee with Council meetings, contact Vivienne Bass with the City's Budget and Management Services Department by email at Vivienne.Bass@DurhamNC.gov or call (919) 560-4111, ext. 20225.