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Posted on: June 21, 2021

City's FY21-22 Approved Budget Funds Community Safety, Affordable Housing & COVID-19 Recovery

FY21-22 Adopted Budget

At the June 21 Durham City Council Meeting, the City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget, which includes a 2 cents property tax rate increase to fund community safety, affordable housing, green and equitable infrastructure projects, and COVID...

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Budget & Management Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

2021 Innovate Durham Partners Chosen to Bring New Ideas to City & County Governments

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Three startup companies will get the chance to bring their new ideas to the City of Durham and Durham County governments by spending the next 16 weeks testing out innovative solutions with local challenges.

City and County staff collaboratively selected th...

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Budget & Management Services
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Durham Satisfaction Survey Shows Residents Pleased with Employee Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

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In a year like no other, City of Durham employees rose to the occasion to continue to serve the Bull City, and residents took notice giving high marks for customer service during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The results from the 2020 Resident Satisfaction...

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Budget & Management Services
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Harnessing the Tides of Change: How Turbulent Times Provided Valuable Professional Experiences

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Learn how the City of Durham's Budget & Management Services' Budget & CIP division adapted its 2020 summer MPA internship and provided valuable professional work experience and learning opportunities to an MPA student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Council Adopts FY21 Budget

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Earlier this evening, the Durham City Council approved the FY2020-2021 budget that contained no property tax rate increase and creates a special COVID-19 response and recovery fund. The City’s property tax rate will remain at 53.17 cents...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Durham's Proposed FY21 Budget Reflects Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

City Manager Proposed Budget Presentation

Citing financial uncertainties and declining revenue caused by COVID-19, City Manager Tom Bonfield presented a proposed FY21 budget and announced the creation of a COVID-19 response and recovery fund at virtual City Council meeting...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Durham Delays Tax Increase, Faces Nearly $12M Budget Shortfall Due to Covid-19

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In March, Durham city leaders were moving forward with a nearly balanced budget. But all those plans are on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically reshapes the budget landscape for Durham and cities across the state scrambling to adjust FY21 budgets.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Business Insider Recognizes PB Durham's Role in Accelerating Urban Leadership Lab

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eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is excited to announce that its youth STEM and entrepreneurship platform, the Urban Leadership Lab, was voted to receive a Participatory Budgeting grant to fund the launch of its technology and business education programs...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Bloomberg Cities Highlights Department's Use of Time-Tested Research Techniques

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In order to solve touch city problems like homelessness or blight, you need to know what's causing them. That sounds obvious. Yet all too often, cities launch programs based more on hunches and assumptions than research and evidence...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

PB Durham Highlighted in Public Management Magazine (p. 37)

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Participation in local government processes and decision-making within the City of Durham, North Carolina - like many other municipalities - has traditionally been from a small group of residents that are already engaged with the city, and are typically..

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