Thursday, January 3, 2013

Durham Residents Invited to Join the City Council for Coffee and Conversation

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:

* Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to noon - Campus Hill
Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave. (PAC 4)

* Saturday, February 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Holton
Career and Resource Center's Child Care Center, Second Floor, 401 N.
Driver St. (PAC 1)

* 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)- our regular PAC 3 Meeting

* 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 more 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.

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