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Friday, November 2, 2012

New “City Hall This Week” Begins Today

Unemployment Report Released; New “What Durham Is Saying” Features City Utilities

​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

Durham Unemployment Report Released
A new report is offering a better picture of the characteristics of Durham’s unemployed population. The report is based on information from the JobLink Workforce Investment Act job seeker database. The snapshot provided by the data shows that there are slightly more women than men who are unemployed, many have at least a high school diploma, and most are African American. Office of Economic and Workforce Development Director Kevin Dick offers a more in-depth look at the report.

Strategic Plan Annual Update Underway
The City’s Strategic Plan – Durham’s Got It! – is undergoing its annual update, with some changes this year that reflect new areas of partnership with the County. The plan serves as the basis for the City’s budget and is updated every year to make sure it reflects Durham’s priorities. Strategic Initiatives Manager Jay Reinstein offers a look at some of the joint City-County initiatives that will be included in the updated plan.

City Council Scheduled to Review Revised Food Truck Rules
The City Council is set to decide on November 5 whether it will revise the rules governing food trucks, food carts, and other street vendors. A draft proposal from the City-County Planning Department includes changes for such vendors in street rights-of-way, how buffers with restaurants are handled, and the permits that are required. The new rules will apply citywide if they’re adopted.

“What Durham Is Saying” Features City Utilities
Solid waste pickup, recycling, and protection of Durham’s water supply are among the most important City services. Find out what’s being done to make sure they are continually provided in the most efficient and effective way.

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  or on the City’s YouTube channel at For more information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow”

Published: 11/02/2012 - Last Edited: