City Hall on the Go Public Locations

City Hall On The Go serves residents where they live, work, and play. It is a unique mobile platform that will serve, share, and connect residents with the resources throughout the City of Durham. City Hall on the Go is designed to reach out to   remote communities within the city, to increase awareness of City services. 

The City Hall On The Go Truck will be at the following public locations on the dates below:

  • Southwest Library: February 8, 2019 10A—12P
  • South Regional Library: March 6, 2019 10A—12P
  • El Centro: March 27, 2019 2:45P –4:30P
  • North Regional Library: April 10, 2019 10A—12P
  • Northgate Mall: April 24, 2019 10A—12P
  • Food Lion (3808 Guess Road): May 15, 2019 10A—12P
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Free Laundry Day

Durham Seeks Public Art Submissions for Morreene Road Park

February 28 Submission Deadline

DURHAM, N.C. – Local and regional artists are invited to apply for a new public art project to be displayed as part of the upcoming renovations at Morreene Road Park.

The City of Durham General Services Department, Durham Parks and Recreation, and the Public Art Committee are now seeking professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install a signature, permanent piece of public art at Morreene Road Park.

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Expanding Housing Choice Project Update

The Durham City-County Planning Department has received, and continues to receive, numerous comments regarding the set of proposed changes to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) known as the “Expanding Housing Choice” initiative or “EHC.” EHC is intended to create additional housing opportunities in the highest demand neighborhoods in Durham, while preserving the character and quality of these neighborhoods. This should help stabilize housing prices and allow for greater housing access in high-opportunity neighborhoods. 

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Durham Head Start/ Early Head Start Enrollment

New Small Business Startup Roadmaps Make Navigating Durham’s Regulatory Process Easier

Nine New Guides Now Available on the City’s Small Business Services Webpage

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses now have a new tool to better understand their regulatory requirements, conveniently located in one place.

The City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Durham City-County Planning Department have collaborated on a set of new guides for small businesses called Startup Roadmaps. The roadmaps were created to remove barriers and build capacity for small businesses by providing an easier way to understand all of the regulatory and permitting requirements in the beginning of the planning process.

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Together for Resilient Youth TIP February 2019

together4resilientyouth.org 919-491-7811

Crime Prevention Tips

Car Theft
On a cold winter morning it might seem like a good idea to start your car and let it warm up while you finish getting ready for work or school, but Durham police are warning people to be extra careful if they do this. Unattended cars warming in driveways and parking lots are easy targets for car thieves. Every winter, Durham officers take several reports from people whose vehicles were stolen in this manner.

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Ideas and Conversations Equal Participatory Budgeting

After working through the idea collection, brainstorming and project development phases, Participatory Budgeting, PB Durham, will now evaluate ideas to determine their feasibility over the coming months.

City Council committed $2.4 million for projects suggested by the community. A steering committee appointed by council created the rules in partnership with the Budget and Management Services Department to ensure the process is inclusive and meets local needs.

Ideas were submitted through public meetings, online tools, and resident discussions. Through April, staff and volunteers, called budget delegates, will evaluate the ideas to determine feasibility, need, and impact.

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Transformation in Ten (T-Square) Initiative Building Futures Project

Building Futures is celebrating the success of its pilot program as three students graduated from the program on Friday, December 14, 2018. Through the coordination of services and resources by the Transformation in Ten (T2) Initiative, the program provided paid training and certification in the construction field to three residents of the 10.01 Census Tract.

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