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Bull City Wrap, a news program dedicated to informing residents about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall. Hosted by Amy Blalock, this short informational program will give you all the City Hall news in just minutes every Monday.
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Miss an episode of Bull City Today? Catch up on Bull City Wrap!- A number of improvements are being made to the @GoDurham ACCESS paratransit service in response to feedback from customers. - The new #DurhamPoetLaureate program is set to get underway this spring. We’ll share what the program is all about as well as its timeline for getting started. - More support and services will soon be available to immigrants and refugees in Durham. Find out all about the new City-County Immigrant/Refugee Affairs program. - Students at four local elementary schools who were among the most negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning are receiving extra support through a partnership between us and @DurhamPublicSch.- If you’re looking for a way to celebrate fall with your family, you don’t want to miss the @dprplaymore upcoming Trunk or Treat event.
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Miss an episode of Bull City Today? Catch up on Bull City Wrap.- Calling all artists with experience in environmental design and functional & sculptural artwork. Find out about a new @DurhamStormH2O public art opportunity. - Our annual @DurhamWater Sewer Report is offering encouraging news. We’ll share what it is and why it’s so good for the long-term health of our sewer lines.- Find out about the draft land use recommendations for the Southeast Durham Focus Area of our new #EngageDurham Comprehensive Plan. - If you have ghosts & ghouls looking for a way to spend a frightfully fun fall night, mark your calendars now for @dprplaymore’s Fright Night.- One of Durham’s newest affordable housing communities is officially open.
Miss an episode of Bull City Today? Catch up on Bull City Wrap:-Update on the Durham Emergency Communications 911. -Your input on how to spend American Recovery Plan Act funds.-Plans for improvements in some of the currently underutilized areas of Lyon Park are moving forward.-Find out how Durham business owners will soon get a chance to learn how to connect with more opportunities during the upcoming Minority Enterprise Development Week.-A significant stormwater infrastructure repair project is about to get underway at three locations throughout the city. We’ll show you where each project site is and why the work is needed.
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Miss an episode of Bull City Today? Catch up on Bull City Wrap: - The Labor Day Holiday is coming up on Monday, September 6. Find out how our operations and services will be affected.- A number of low-income, longtime homeowners in our city have experienced an increase in property taxes because of the neighborhood revitalization that occurred from 2013 to 2016. We'll show you what we're doing to try to help them. - If you’re looking for a way to end the summer with a splash, be sure to mark your calendar now for the @dprplaymore Pooch Plunge. We have details on how you can get in on all the fun. - If you’re interested in highway, bicycle, and other transit projects for our area, our regional transportation planning partners want to hear from you. - Three startup companies will soon get a chance to present their innovative solutions to local challenges. Find out how you can get in on this year’s Innovate Durham Demo Day.
Miss an episode of Bull City Today? Catch up on Bull City Wrap: - The issue of how to bridge the digital divide is front and center in our community these days. Find out how the development of a Digital Equity Plan will help to address it.- Our Office on Youth is continuing its work to serve and engage with our city’s young people. We’ll show you just some of the ways it’s been doing that over the past year. - Construction for the Emergency Watershed Protection Stream Bank Stabilization project is expected to get underway soon. Find out why the project is needed and what areas will be impacted. - The Forever Home, Durham program will not only mean more affordable housing for our city, it will also mean more work for our local businesses and jobs for our residents. - Work on Durham’s Vaccine Equity Program is moving forward. We’ll show you why this initiative is needed and who’s involved in making it happen..
Miss an episode of Bull City Today, catch up on Bull City Wrap: - The new Racial Equity Commission now has by-laws to guide the way it works. Find out more about those important guidelines. - One of the ways that we’re helping to address the needs of youth and businesses is through supporting the establishment of talent development pipelines in Durham’s key industries. Find out how we’re doing that. - New water and sewer service or repairs often mean that more repairs are needed for the surrounding street infrastructure. We’ll show you how we’re making sure that’s getting done in the most efficient way possible. - Our work to provide housing assistance and services to low-income people in Durham living with HIV and AIDS is continuing with the help of our partners. Find out how. - The search for our new Durham Police Department Chief is progressing right on track.
- As life is getting back to a new normal, we’re happy to announce that City Hall is fully reopening to the public. - If you belong to an organization that’s interested in hosting a special event or festival, we want to hear from you. - Help is on the way if you live in one of Durham’s affordable housing communities for seniors and are having trouble getting to the store to buy groceries. - Our new Community Safety Director is already hard at work. - Anyone considering a career in public service is invited to apply to join our team of talented professionals.
➡ Pavement Condition Survey is underway to inventory and assess all City-owned street conditions.➡ 2020 Water Quality Report shows 100% compliance with all federal drinking water standards and zero water quality violations. ➡ City Council will be getting back to a new normal starting with their July 22 Work Session.
National Night Out is back, and we want as many different neighborhoods as possible to participate this year in a safe and memorable way.July is all about fun here in the Bull City, and Durham Parks and Recreation has you covered with plenty of ideas for both staying home and getting out-and-about in a safe and healthy way. We now know what the recommended route for the Triangle Bikeway is, and the study team wants to know what you think about it.
➡️ Another round of facility improvements at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park will soon be getting underway.➡️ Despite rising costs, construction of the Durham Housing Authority’s new Elizabeth Street Apartments will be able to move forward with the help of the City.➡️ Rising construction costs are also impacting another Durham Housing Authority project that is part of the 519 East Main and Liberty Street site.
- We’re developing a strategy for determining how to spend American Rescue Plan funds, and we’re making sure resident input is considered. - We’re supporting Durham’s economic recovery with two projects in particular focusing on the leisure and hospitality industry. - An organization working to help low-income residents facing eviction will be getting more financial backing from us.
Officers with the Durham Police Department are continuing their work to engage with our community in a variety of positive ways. If you’re interested in transportation projects for our area, the regional planning organization wants to hear from you.We will soon be taking an artistic approach to preventing cigarette butt litter at three GoDurham bus stops.
- We’re taking an innovative new approach to reducing bacteria and nutrient-overload in Northeast Creek and Jordan Lake. - The Morgan Rigsbee Parking Garage will soon be getting another retail tenant to help add pedestrian traffic downtown. - The creation of the City and County’s Minor Repair and Substantial Rehabilitation Programs is moving forward.
- The work to determine whether the Triangle should move forward with a regional commuter rail project is continuing.- If you’re looking for a chance to hear some great live music this summer, Durham Parks and Recreation has you covered. - If movies are more your thing, Durham Parks and Recreation has free events for you as well this summer.
➡️ Give your feedback by June 15 on the @TheDurhamPolice chief search.➡️ Vote by June 6 to select the winning @PBDurham_NC community projects.➡️ Regular weekly yard waste collections resume June 1.
City Council members are considering a property tax rate increase to help support the City’s work for the coming year.Durham residents who are behind on their rent and facing eviction due to COVID-19 may soon be able to get some help. The Police Department’s First Quarter Crime Report is out showing that Part 1 violent and property crimes were down in the first three months of the year.
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