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Five successful Durham women will share their personal experiences and insights on how they mastered challenges and overcame obstacles on their roads to success. Program starts 12:50. Panelists include Dr. Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, associate professor at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Leonor Clavijo, executive director of the N.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Kelli O'Hara, investigative reporter with ABC 11; Anita Daniels, president of Actualities Limited; and Regina Youngblood,...
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Durham Police Department Releases Crime Report The 2014 First Quarter Crime Report shows a 13 percent increase in the total number of major property and violent crimes that happened over the past few months. Violent crime increased by 36 percent during the first quarter, and property crime rose by 10 percent. Police Chief Jose Lopez Sr. explains what is driving the increases as well as what the department is doing about it.
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Don't miss Bimbé! Learn more at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/prd/Pages/Bimbé-Cultural-Arts-Festival.aspx
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Police Department Presents Third Quarter Report on Crime and Community Relations The Durham Police Department has expanded the type of information presented as part of its quarterly crime report. The report now includes important communications identified as part of the recommendations received from the Durham Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board. Find out what the department’s traffic stop data and third quarter crime numbers show.
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The Durham Fire Department teamed up with Domino’s Pizza to deliver a slice of safety for fire prevention month. On October seventh and eighth, residents who ordered a pizza from Domino’s on Highway 98 had the opportunity to receive a free pizza if they agreed to a courtesy smoke alarm check. For anyone who agreed, firefighters followed the pizza delivery driver to the resident’s home. If the smoke alarms at the home were working, the resident received a free pizza. If the smoke alarms...
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Interested in serving on the Durham Youth Commission but not sure what it's about? What this short two-minute video!
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DURHAM, NC - With light-rail transit on the drawing board following approval of a half-cent sales tax in Durham and Chapel Hill, the Durham City/County Planning Department co-sponsored a community meeting to encourage development of affordable housing near rail lines. The meeting, the kick-off of a four-part strategy, was held August 20, 2014, at the Temple Building, 302 West Main St. Durham City/County Planning staff recorded the meeting in its entirety to share with the public. For more...
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City-County Planning Department to Hold Community Meeting on Affordable Housing Near Light Rail Durham City and County are leading the way in encouraging the development of affordable housing near future light rail lines. A community meeting will be held on August 20, 2014 to discuss a four-part strategy to address the goal of making sure affordable housing is preserved and created around future transit stations. The meeting will take place at the Temple Building at 302 West Main Street...
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City and County to Hold Community Meeting on Encouraging Affordable Housing Near Light-Rail Lines Durham City and County are beginning an aggressive campaign to encourage affordable housing near future light-rail lines in Durham. A community meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on August 20, 2014 to kick-off a four-part strategy geared toward preserving and creating affordable housing near the rail lines. The meeting will take place at the Temple Building at 302 West Main Street. Admission is...
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Angier-Driver Streetscape Ribbon Cutting to be Held October 11 A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Angier-Driver Streetscape project will be held on Saturday, October 11 at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Angier Avenue Baptist Church, located at 2101 Angier Ave. The project represents a nearly $5 million investment in the area by the City to improve the appearance of the Angier-Driver commercial corridor and to help spur economic activity.
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City Held Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Angier-Driver Streetscape Project After months of construction, the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the $4.8 million streetscape improvements on October 11. Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell shares his vision for the future of the Angier-Driver Commercial Corridor.
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Mayor Launches Anti-Poverty Initiative City and community leaders are joining with people in poverty and the organizations that serve them in developing a plan to reduce poverty in Durham. Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell held a breakfast meeting on March 19 to begin mapping out how to meet that challenge. The new initiative is in response to his call for action during the State of the City address for Durham to reduce poverty "neighborhood-by-neighborhood, year-by-year starting in...
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Basic cankerworm information/how to band on September 22, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Duke Gardens. Register at TreesAcrossDurham.org
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We all know that if we have a live Christmas tree during the holidays, we should water it. In order to help remind you of the importance of this holiday chore, the Durham Fire Department and Lowe’s Home Improvement teamed up for a “Dry versus Hydrated” tree safety demonstration. The fire department set fire to two trees, one dry and one hydrated, to demonstrate what happens when live Christmas trees are not properly watered. How can you help prevent something like this from happening in...
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Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell and the City Council are offering their response to City Manager Tom Bonfield’s report on racial bias and profiling within the Durham Police Department. Public discussions between Council members have focused on requiring written permission before a consent search of a car or truck is performed and low level enforcement for marijuana possession. Bonfield says the City will be as transparent as possible as it moves forward. A plan of action, timeline and status...
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Construction Set to Begin This Fall on Improvements to City Hall and the City Hall Annex Construction is set to begin this fall on significant improvements for the City Hall Annex and the exterior of City Hall. The $5.2 million project includes renovating the exterior of City Hall, replacing the City Hall chillers and renovating the City Hall Annex Plaza. Construction is expected to begin in October and be completed by next summer.
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City Hall Renovation Project Underway Next Month A much-needed renovation project is about to get underway at Durham’s City Hall. The goal of the nine-month project is to have a building that is more visually appealing on the outside and more comfortable for the public and City employees on the inside. Senior Project Manager Doreen Sanfelici with the City’s General Services Department explains what improvements will be made.
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Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Update on Its Role in Durham's Economy The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau plays an important behind-the-scenes role in Durham's economy, but many people don't really know what it is or what it does. President and CEO Shelly Green offers a look at how the bureau is working every day for residents and visitors alike. City Council Puts Decision on Ninth Street Public Parking Fee on Hold The City's Transportation Department is continuing to study...
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City Hall This Week airs on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8 with a cable box, digital converter or channel 97-5 with a QAM tuner) in Durham, North Carolina. City Council Issues Rules of Conduct for People Participating in Marches People participating in marches in Durham now have rules of conduct that must be followed. City Manager Tom Bonfield outlined the rules in a statement issued by the City Council on February 6. The rules are based on City and State statutes, and Council members say...
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Southside Revitalization Project Marks Significant Milestone The Southside Revitalization Project is marking a significant milestone. City leaders, community members and project stakeholders gathered on June 6 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and open house tours. Community and Business Leaders Receive Report on the State of Durham's Economy The state of Durham's economy is strong and getting stronger. That was the message at the 15th State of Durham's Economy Breakfast held on June 3. Hear what...
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City Council Offers Response to Report on Racial Bias and Profiling Within Police Department Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell and the City Council are offering their response to City Manager Tom Bonfield’s report on racial bias and profiling within the Durham Police Department. Public discussions between Council members have focused on requiring written permission before a consent search of a car or truck is performed and low level enforcement for marijuana possession. Bonfield says the City...
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Second Quarter Crime Report Shows Increase in Part 1 Crimes The Durham Police Department’s Second Quarter Crime Report shows an increase in Part 1 crimes during the first six months of 2014. Those include Part 1 violent and property crimes, which were up by 11 percent between January and June compared to the same period last year. Deputy Chief of Operations Larry Smith breaks the numbers down and explains what is being done to address them. Downtown On-Street Parking Changes to Take Effect...
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Written Documentation Required for Consent Searches Beginning October 1 A change in the way the Durham Police Department conducts consent searches goes into effect on October 1. Officers who are conducting searches of vehicles and buildings must receive written consent before the search can take place. This policy will not apply to searches carried out with a warrant or when there is probable cause. Duke Beltline Trail One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality Plans for the creation of the Duke...
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Ninth Street Business Owners Encouraged to Apply for Grants The City is encouraging business owners in the Ninth Street Commercial Corridor to apply for a grant that could help them improve their properties. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development is accepting sign and façade grant applications and the deadline to apply is Friday, October 31 at 4 p.m. Durham Fire Department to Receive New Fire Cameras Firefighters will soon be getting a new tool that will help saves lives and reduce...
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City Holds Community Meetings on Infrastructure Improvements Near Light Rail Stations The City wants to hear from Durham residents as it begins to plan infrastructure improvements near future light rail stations. The goals of the improvements are to promote access to transit and to enhance neighborhoods and businesses around the future Durham-Orange Light Rail System stations. Public Works Department Offers Update on Ninth Street Streetscape Improvement Project The Ninth Street Streetscape...
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City Employees Help to Save Durham Teen’s Life at Recreation Center A Durham teen is lucky to be alive after a basketball game at a recreation center took a devastating turn. Find out what happened and how some quick-thinking City employees helped to save his life. Teen Entrepreneurship Program Helps Prepare Durham’s Young People for Future Success Some Durham teens are now a bit more business savvy and well on their way to future success thanks in large part the City’s Teen...
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Southside Revitalization Project Ends Year on Successful Note The Southside Revitalization Project is ending the year by marking milestones on several fronts. Find out what progress has been made and what new work is moving forward. Budget Increased for City Hall Renovation Project The budget for the City Hall Renovation Project is increasing. The City Council approved adding $750,000 for higher-than-expected construction bids and the addition of high-efficiency, lower maintenance chillers as...
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Durham Residents Invited to Weigh In On Budget through Coffee with Council Sessions Durham residents interested in making their voice heard on the spending priorities for next year's budget are invited to attend one of several Coffee with Council sessions that will be held in the coming months. Five sessions will be held between February 8 and March 15 at various locations throughout the city. City Council Considers First Round of Public Feedback on Annual Action Plan The City Council is...
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City Hall This Week will debut a new show tonight at 8 p.m. on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8 with a cable box, digital converter or channel 97-5 with a QAM tuner) as well as on demand at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC. Durham Police Department Issues Update on Investigation into Teen's In-Custody Death The Durham Police Department's Professional Standards Division is investigating possible violations of several policies surrounding the in-custody death of a teenager. The department...
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New Parking Fee Ordinance for Downtown Residents A new parking fee ordinance is now in effect for current and future Downtown residents who want to park in City lots and decks. After months of discussions with current downtown residents, the new ordinance was approved by the City Council during its January 21 meeting. Transportation Director Mark Ahrendsen explains what the new ordinance means. Economic Development Incentive to Benefit the City and Biopharmaceutical Company A significant...
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Mayor Calls on City to Address Poverty During State of the City Address Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell is calling on Durham's business and community leaders as well as residents to help reduce poverty within the city. That was the key message during the Mayor's Annual State of the City Address on February 3. Find out why the Mayor says this is an issue that impacts everyone in Durham. Durham City and County Launch Tree Keepers Program The City and County are asking for the public's help...
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City Employees Respond to Last Week's Winter Storm No one could stop last week's winter weather from happening, but City employees were at the ready to keep residents safe and to minimize the effects of the storm as much as possible. Find out how the quick actions of Durham's public works employees, 911 call-takers, police officers, and first responders helped get life back to normal. Volunteers Needed for Driver Street Tree Planting Project The City is asking for volunteers to help with a...
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Possible Property Tax Increase Proposed as Part of FY 2014-2015 Budget City leaders are beginning the process of developing a spending plan for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. During a planning retreat on February 20, the City administration and elected leaders received financial projections for the coming year. One of the topics discussed was the possibility of a 1.29-cent increase in the City's tax rate on every $100 of assessed property value. Even with that increase, the budget gap going into...
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City Council and City Administration Hold Second Budget Retreat A 1.29-cent increase in the City's property tax rate will be included in the City administration's proposed spending plan for next year when it's presented later this spring. During its budget retreat on February 28, the City Council agreed to let City Manager Tom Bonfield request the increase as part of his proposed budget. City Council Considering Improvement Recommendations at City-Owned Cemeteries The City Council is now...
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City Hall This Week on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8 with a cable box, digital converter or channel 97-5 with a QAM tuner) as well as on AT&T Uverse channel 99. City's Violent Crime Rate Continues Downward Trend The Durham Police Department's 2013 annual report is offering some encouraging news about violent crime. It shows that Durham's violent crime rate is continuing its downward trend. Police Chief Jose Lopez Sr. presented the report to the City Council on March 6. Find out what he...
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City Leaders Consider Feedback on New Site for Police Headquarters City leaders are now considering feedback they received during a recent public hearing on a possible new site for police headquarters. The meeting was held on March 13 so City staff could offer an update on the two sites that are being considered as well as the viability of the current location. Significant Improvements to City's Water Reclamation Facilities Move Forward Significant improvements to the City's water reclamation...
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Mayor Launches Anti-Poverty Initiative City and community leaders are joining with people in poverty and the organizations that serve them in developing a plan to reduce poverty in Durham. Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell held a breakfast meeting on March 19 to begin mapping out how to meet that challenge. The new initiative is in response to his call for action during the State of the City address for Durham to reduce poverty "neighborhood-by-neighborhood, year-by-year starting in...
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What Durham is Saying" Segment Focuses on Perceptions of Public Safety Durham's 2013 Resident Satisfaction Survey is offering an in-depth look at what the City's residents think about life overall in Durham and areas of service they believe are the most important. Find out what residents think about public safety and why that's an area that's seen tremendous improvement since 2005. AT&T Wireless Customers Now Have Text-to-911 Capability AT&T wireless customers in Durham can now...
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City Council Adopts FY14-15 Budget Development Guidelines The City Council has approved the 2014-2015 budget development guidelines and the Administration will now include a proposed 1.29 cent increase in the City's property tax rate. A dedicated funding source for parks and trails maintenance and renovation will also be considered. More Streets Paved in 2014 More City streets will be repaved than were originally planned in 2014. A contractor hired for another repaving project has completed...
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Durham Residents Weigh in on the Flow of Traffic Durham's residents are weighing in on their satisfaction with, and the importance of, the way traffic flows within the city. In the 2013 Resident Satisfaction Survey, 52 percent said they are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall flow of traffic. That's an increase of 15 percent since 2005. Assistant Transportation Director H. Wesley Parham explains what is being done to make sure satisfaction levels continue to rise. City Continues to...
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Renovation of Nine Rental Housing Units in Southside Ready to Get Underway The renovation of nine rental housing units into affordable housing in the Southside neighborhood is ready to get underway. Durham Community Land Trustees is the developer for the Piedmont Rentals Project, located on East Piedmont Avenue. The City Council approved using $300,000 in dedicated housing funds and $447,000 in HOME funds in two forgivable loans over a 20-year period for each. Changes Made to City's Economic...
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Members of Durham Police Department Disciplined in Firearms Investigation Seven employees with the Durham Police Department are being disciplined for keeping parts of firearms that were supposed to have been destroyed. The disciplinary action is the result of an internal investigation by the department. Chief Jose Lopez Sr. explains more about the investigation and the consequences for the employees involved. Durham Neighborhood Compass Offers More Access to Information Residents, policymakers,...
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Durham Police Department Releases Crime Report The 2014 First Quarter Crime Report shows a 13 percent increase in the total number of major property and violent crimes that happened over the past few months. Violent crime increased by 36 percent during the first quarter, and property crime rose by 10 percent. Police Chief Jose Lopez Sr. explains what is driving the increases as well as what the department is doing about it. City Council Receives Comprehensive Housing Strategy Update Durham's...
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Parking Changes on Ninth Street Take Effect on June 1 Parking changes in the Ninth Street area will take effect on June 1. That's when the 45-space parking lot located on the west side of Ninth Street will become paid parking. The rate will be $1 per hour from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking fees will be collected using a pay station in the lot. On-street parking spaces with a two-hour time limit will be designated in areas along Ninth Street, Green Street, Broad Street and...
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City Manager Unveils 2014-2015 Proposed BudgetCity Manager Tom Bonfield has unveiled the $386.7 million proposed budget for 2014-2015. The preliminary spending plan includes a 1.29 cents tax increase on every $100 of assessed property value. The increase is needed to cover voter-approved debt service costs from previous bonds as well as salaries for 16 police officers and 15 firefighters. The tax increase means that the owner of a $150,000 home would rise by $19.35.2nd Annual e-Town Hall Set...
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City Manager Developing Response to Human Relations Commission Findings Regarding Racial Bias and Racial Profiling by Durham Police Department City Manager Tom Bonfield is considering what the next steps should be in response to unanimous recommendations regarding findings of racial bias and racial profiling by the Durham Police Department. Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell requested last fall that the Durham Human Relations Commission review allegations brought by residents against the...
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City Holds Second Annual e-Town Hall City Council members are now considering the input they've received from many of you regarding next year's budget. The second annual e-Town Hall was held on June 2 and gave residents a chance to submit questions and feedback about next year's proposed spending plan. The budget will be voted on by the City Council on June 16. Third Quarter Financial Report Shows City on Track to End Year within Budget The City is on track to end the year within budget. The...
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City Council Approves $389.9 Million FY14-15 Budget Durham now has a $389.9 million budget in place for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The spending plan includes a 2.37 cent property tax increase, which creates a new tax rate of 59.12 cents per $100 of assessed value. Find out why the tax increase is needed. Water Bill Payments Can Now Be Paid by Phone Durham residents can now pay water bills by phone in two ways. The interactive voice response system will walk callers through the process. Durham...
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Durham Police Department Releases Final Report on Recent Officer-Involved Shootings The Durham Police Department has made some procedural changes following three officer-involved shootings last fall. Police Chief Jose Lopez Sr. released a final report on the shootings. Find out what the report shows as well as what policy changes have been made. Significant Repaving and Repair Project to Improve Four City Streets A significant repaving and repair project will soon improve portions of four city...
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City Renews Commitment to Help Durham Residents Succeed in the Workplace The City is continuing to use the Workforce Investment Act to help support workforce readiness programs for all ages. From adult and dislocated worker services to youth readiness programs, federal funds are helping Durham residents succeed in the workplace. Construction Set to Begin This Fall on Improvements to City Hall and the City Hall Annex Construction is set to begin this fall on significant improvements for the City...
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Durham's 2014 Gang Assessment Paints New Picture of Gang Activity in the City Durham's 2014 Gang Assessment is offering an updated look at gang activity. Gang Reduction Strategy Manager Jim Stuit explains what the assessment found and what recommendations are being made to address those findings. Security Camera Installation Soon Underway on Portion of American Tobacco Trail Security cameras will soon be installed along the portion of the American Tobacco Trail between Morehead Street and...
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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Give Students an IDEA About Dangers of Impaired Driving The City, County and many of their partners are teaming up to educate Durham's young people about the dangers of impaired driving. The Impaired Driving Education and Awareness (IDEA) program allows driver education students the chance to experience firsthand, in a safe and controlled setting, the effects of being impaired by alcohol. Find out how that is done and why more students are being reached this...
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Much-Needed Repairs Get Underway for Durham’s Fire Station Six Some much-needed repairs are getting underway for Durham’s Fire Station Six. The fire station is located at 3700 Swarthmore Road and serves the Hope Valley area and other surrounding neighborhoods. Deputy Fire Chief Chris Iannuzzi explains what improvements will be made, why they’re needed and how fire service in the area will be affected on the upcoming edition of “City Hall This Week.” Police Department launches new...
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City and County to Hold Community Meeting on Encouraging Affordable Housing Near Light-Rail Lines Durham City and County are beginning an aggressive campaign to encourage affordable housing near future light-rail lines in Durham. A community meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on August 20, 2014 to kick-off a four-part strategy geared toward preserving and creating affordable housing near the rail lines. The meeting will take place at the Temple Building at 302 West Main Street. Admission is...
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City Leaders Consider Draft Downtown Open Space Plan City leaders are now considering proposed goals and recommendations for the use of open space in Downtown Durham. The City-County Planning Department presented the draft Downtown Open Space plan to the City Council during its work session on July 24. Urban Designer Tom Dawson describes why the plan is needed and what its goals are on the upcoming edition of “City Hall This Week.” Replacement of Downtown Loop Waterlines Moves Forward The...
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City-County Planning Department to Hold Community Meeting on Affordable Housing Near Light Rail Durham City and County are leading the way in encouraging the development of affordable housing near future light rail lines. A community meeting will be held on August 20, 2014 to discuss a four-part strategy to address the goal of making sure affordable housing is preserved and created around future transit stations. The meeting will take place at the Temple Building at 302 West Main Street...
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City Manager Responds to Human Relations Commission Recommendations City Manager Tom Bonfield has released a report responding to 44 recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and Civilian Police Review Board. The recommendations address allegations against the Durham Police Department for racial profiling and bias. Bonfield said the Police Department has already began some of the recommendations, while others need more work from the Police Department before they can start. One of the...
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Durham Performing Arts Center Continues to Set Records The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is continuing to set records. The center’s just completed sixth season had 76 sellout performances and 14,081 season seat members for its SunTrust Broadway series. The season featured 179 performances, which drew more than 383,000 guests and 64 concerts, comedy and special events. DPAC begins this season as one of the top Broadway series in the country, with season seat sales now at more than...
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City Ready to Unveil Plans for Third Fork Creek Restoration Project The City is ready to unveil its plans for restoring a portion of Third Fork Creek that regularly impacts its nearby trail and foot bridges. A public information session will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library. More Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect More volunteers are needed for this year’s Project Homeless Connect. The event will be held from 9 a.m....
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Durham Eco-Fair Offers Information on Eco-Friendly Practices, Businesses and Services Many Durham residents now know more about what they can do to help take care of the environment. The Durham Eco-Fair was held on October 21 to give residents a chance to learn more about eco-friendly practices, businesses and services. Durham Emergency Communications Center Recognized for Ongoing Commitment to Excellence The Durham Emergency Communications Center has been re-accredited as an Emergency Medical...
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City Hall Renovation Project Underway Next Month A much-needed renovation project is about to get underway at Durham’s City Hall. The goal of the nine-month project is to have a building that is more visually appealing on the outside and more comfortable for the public and City employees on the inside. Senior Project Manager Doreen Sanfelici with the City’s General Services Department explains what improvements will be made. Waterline Replacement Project for Durham Central Park Moves...
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Police Department Presents Third Quarter Report on Crime and Community Relations The Durham Police Department has expanded the type of information presented as part of its quarterly crime report. The report now includes important communications identified as part of the recommendations received from the Durham Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board. Find out what the department’s traffic stop data and third quarter crime numbers show. City Council Approves Guidelines...
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City Council Sets Petitioned Sidewalk Public Hearing A public hearing for the City Council to consider rescinding the ordering of all petitioned sidewalks has been set. The hearing on January 5 will address the future of 11 sidewalk projects previously ordered by the Council that were requested through petitions by area property owners. Council members have said they want to change the amount each affected property owner will have to pay from $5 per front foot to $35 per front foot for the...
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Southside Revitalization Project Ends Year on Successful Note The Southside Revitalization Project is ending the year by marking milestones on several fronts. Find out what progress has been made and what new work is moving forward. Budget Increased for City Hall Renovation Project The budget for the City Hall Renovation Project is increasing. The City Council approved adding $750,000 for higher-than-expected construction bids and the addition of high-efficiency, lower maintenance chillers as...
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City Council Approves Policy Regarding Memorials on City Property A Citywide policy regarding memorials on City property is now in effect. The City Council approved a resolution supporting the policy during its December 1 meeting. The policy is needed to help the City balance its goal of making sure public safety and the public use of City properties are maintained while respecting the purpose of the memorial as much as possible. Facilities Operations Manager Kevin Lilley with the City’s...
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Last year was an eventful year for the Durham Police Department with questions about officer-involved shootings, allegations of profiling, and the department's relationship with the community. For the first half of CityLife, Host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by Chief Jose Lopez and Deputy Chief Larry Smith to talk about exactly where the department stands on those issues and more. For the second half of CityLife, K97.5 Host Brian Dawson and Durham Parks & Recreation's Cynthia Booth talk...
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Since its grand opening five years ago, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has brought to Durham an impressive listing of nationally renowned artists and Broadway shows. CityLife host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by Alan Foushee, marketing and promotions manager for DPAC, to reflect on how far we've come in five years and what's in store for 2014. Viewers who want to experience DPAC first-hand are invited to "like" the City's Facebook page at http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC...
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Beginning in July, City of Durham residents will be paying a little more in their annual property taxes. So, how will the City's nearly $390-million dollar budget ultimately impact you and your family? In this new episode of CityLife, Host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by City Councilmember Steve Schewel and City Manager Tom Bonfield to talk about the budget and what the increases in taxes, rates, and fees will ultimately mean for residents. Watch it now on Durham Television Network (Time...
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When you visit American Tobacco, West Village, Brightleaf or Durham Central Park, do you have a hard time finding parking? If you answered yes, than you’re like many who love these areas, but dread trying to find on-street parking. Beginning October 1, new parking rules go into effect that should help you more easily find a coveted parking space. In this new episode of CityLife, host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by Mark Ahrendsen and Thomas Leathers of the City’s Transportation Department...
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For more than a year, the City of Durham has weathered concerns of racial profiling and bias toward African Americans by officers in the Durham Police Department. During this same period, City Council and the City Administration have worked methodically to respond to the criticism and determine the best ways to move forward to improve police and community relations. In this new episode,CityLife Host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by City Manager Tom Bonfield and Police Chief Jose Lopez, Sr. to...
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What does poverty look like? How does it impact Durham and our next generation? What can we do to eliminate it? For close to a year now, the City of Durham and many others have made it their priority to answer those very questions. In this new episode, CityLife Host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell to talk about the poverty reduction initiative, what has happened so far, and what’s next. For the second half of CityLife, Mayor Bell is joined by a community...
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New CityLife Highlights Resident Satisfaction Survey Results & New Council Members The results are in -- residents love living and working in Durham. For the first half of CityLife, Host Beverly B. Thompson is joined by City Manager Tom Bonfield to talk about the results of the 2013 Resident Satisfaction Survey, as well as the plan to make those results even better. For the second half of CityLife, Council Members Eddie Davis and Don Moffitt give their perspectives on where Durham is at...
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