Youth Crime & Gang Involvement Report Released; Save-A-Lot Opens in Northeast Central Durham
DTV8’s “City Hall This Week” will debut a new show tonight at 8 p.m. Hosted by Senior Public Affairs Specialist Amy Blalock, this show will feature the following highlights and other topics of interest. You can also watch this new episode on demand at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC.
Report on Youth Crime and Gang Involvement Released
There’s mixed news to report regarding youth crime and gang involvement in Durham. A recent report by the Gang Reduction Strategy Steering Commission shows City and County efforts focused on addressing disconnected youth between the ages of 16-24. One of the areas of most concern is the connection between those young people, gang activity, and crime. Gang Reduction Strategy Manager Jim Stuit offers a look at youth crime and gang involvement in Durham, as well as progress that is being made in addressing those areas.
New Grocery Store Offers Boost to Northeast Central Durham
Northeast Central Durham is getting a significant boost from a grocery store. Save-A-Lot opened the chain’s newest store on September 27 at 812 Liberty St. The store offers grocery and household items and fills a much-needed void for fresh fruits, meats, and vegetables. Store and City officials explain how the store also represents an investment in the community.
Durham Ranks Second in State for Tax Collections
There’s more reason to take pride in the way Durham manages its tax dollars. The City ranks second in the state for collecting the taxes it was owed by businesses and residents last year - meaning the services based on that revenue can continue to be provided at a high level. With just over $129 million in taxes billed and just over $128 million collected, Durham has a 98.75 percent collection rate.
Durham Goes to New Heights for Fire Prevention
The Durham Fire Department is going to new heights in honor of fire prevention month. On October 9 firefighters will stage a roof top rescue, as well as host additional activities at Northgate Mall. The event will go from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with activities geared toward helping families develop at least two ways out as possible escape routes in case of fire. For more information about the event, visit http://durhamnc.gov/Pages/NNDetails.aspx?detailId=253.
About “City Hall This Week”
"City Hall This Week," a news program dedicated to informing Durham residents and City employees about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall, airs daily at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8). The show is also available for on demand viewing at http://www.DurhamNC.gov/DTV8 or on the City’s YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC. For more information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow” http://www.Twitter.com/CityofDurhamNC.