June 28 Deadline to Apply to Help Guide Equitable Engagement Process;
Nomination Forms Now Available Online and in Hard Copy in English and Spanish
DURHAM, N.C. – Do you care about the future of Durham? Do you want to make sure that community voices are heard in shaping Durham’s future development? An opportunity is now available to work with City-County staff to engage all parts of the Durham community in developing a new Comprehensive Plan.
A comprehensive plan is the broadest policy document a community can create. It is the one effort that links all the important aspects of a community—land use, housing, transportation, natural environment, etc.—in one policy document. As the Durham City-County Planning Department begins to update its 13-year-old plan, community and stakeholder involvement in this process will be critical and the department is forming a group to help engage all parts of the community on how to guide future growth and development in equitable, organized, efficient, and sustainable ways.Read more
Parks with Purpose is hosting The Academy for students between the ages of 8 to 16 years of age. This is a free half-day workshop and lunch is will be provided. Click here to learn more.
Free Event Open to All Durham Residents
DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents looking for an easy way to recycle electronics (e-waste), old textiles and clothing as well as shred confidential documents should attend the City of Durham’s E-Waste, Textile Recycling, and Paper Shredding event next month.
The City’s Solid Waste Management Department is hosting this free event on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northgate Mall, located at 1058 W. Club Blvd., in the former Sears Auto Center parking lot. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, and textiles.Read more
Who: City of Durham Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance Department
When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, First Floor, Durham, N.C. 27701Read more
Volunteers will canvas Durham County neighborhoods for health information
Durham, NC - May 1, 2019 - Community volunteers will hit the pavement starting May 29, 2019, to assist the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) and Partnership for a Healthy Durham (PHD) with the 2020 Community Health Assessment. Conducted every three years, the assessment identifies community assets, needs and health priorities in Durham County.Read more
Sponsored by Durham County
Register here. If you are registering multiple people at once, please fill out separate registrations so that we have contact information for each participant. This is a free event but registration is required and will close when full. Please feel free to share this email with your networks.Read more
The Durham County Board of Elections will be holding educational seminars about voter photo ID requirements that begin in 2020. The six sessions will be held at various spots between May & August. All are invited to these free seminars. English and Spanish sessions will be held. The community is invited to attend the following seminars:
- North Regional Library – May 30th (6 – 8 p.m.)
- South Regional Library – June 20th (6 – 8 p.m.)
- East Regional Library – July 18th (6 – 8 p.m.)
- Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – August 22nd (6 – 8 p.m.)
The following events will be presented in Spanish:
Durham County Health and Human Services Building – July 23rd (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Durham County Health and Human Services Building – July 23rd (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
More information can be found here: https://www.dconc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6107
The Draft Fiscal Year 2020 Durham and Orange County Work Plans are now available for comment through May 30, 2019. These fiscal year 2020 draft work plans are derived from the multi-county transit plans. The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
This process budgets funding for next fiscal year in accordance with the multi-year County Transit Plans. Durham and Orange counties are committed to improving transit in the Triangle and community voice is essential to this success.
Would you like to provide comments on this year's work plans? You can find the plans here and submit your comments in the following ways:
- Online: Submit comments here
- Email: [email protected]
- Mail: City of Durham Department of Transportation, Attn: Aaron Cain, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701
Via a Community Group: Community organizations can also submit comments in the form of a letter on behalf of their organization
Public art. Bus shelters with solar panels. Wi-Fi hotspot picnic tables. Sidewalks. Pedestrian crossings. Now is your chance to voice your priorities and vote in the first-ever participatory budgeting process for projects that will soon impact your neighborhood!
Ways to vote:
1) Vote Online - Residents and students can vote online using the PB Stanford Online Voting Platform
2) Vote at a PB Pop-up Voting Site- Pop-up sites will be located throughout the City in order to meet residents in their communities. Visit our events page to find a voting site near you.
Ways to get involved:
1) Volunteer to Host a PB Voting Site. If you are interested in bringing the PB election to your neighborhood in May, PB staff can provide training and materials to support your organization’s PB voting site. Voting sites can be held at community recreation centers, churches, schools, etc. The site host will attend a PB training session prior to their event to learn the voting process and to pick up an outreach kit! Host will be responsible for staffing voting sites and assisting with advertising and marketing for the event. Contact Robin Baker at [email protected], or call (984) 227-3395 to set up a voting site near you!
2) – Volunteer to be a Poll Worker. Sign up here to help PB Durham reach 10,000 voters!