City of Durham News
Durham Seeks Feedback on Transit Plan
If you have thoughts on how to use transit funds in Durham over the next 20 years, now’s your chance to give feedback through an online survey. The survey, available through Nov. 20 in English and Spanish, will collect input on the plan's objectives and priorities.
Hourly Parking Rate Increase and New Evening Flat Rate
As of October 5, an hourly parking rate increase and flat-rate evening fee are in effect. The increase is due to the impact of COVID-19 which has limited the City's financial resources to cover basic operational costs and prior parking improvement projects.
Civilian Police Review Board to Host Community Police Relations Forum
The City's Civilian Police Review Board will hold a virtual Community-Police Relations Forum on Wednesday, October 14 to provide residents with an overview of the complaint process and functions of the board, and to receive feedback from the public on the Durham Police Department complaint process and community-police relations.
City Issues Proclamation for Minority Enterprise Development Week
Although MED Week events were canceled this year due to COVID-19, the City recognized Durham's minority and women businesses with a proclamation of support signed by Mayor Steve Schewel, and encouragement for the community to support these businesses. Resources are available to all businesses at durhambusiness360.com.
Durham Begins Shared Streets Pilot Program Monday
Beginning next week, residents living on Watts Street and Glendale Avenue will soon enjoy more space for pedestrian and bicycle travel thanks to a pilot project by the City’s Transportation Department. Watts Street from Lamond Avenue to Club Boulevard as well as Glendale Avenue from Geer Street to Englewood Avenue will close to vehicular through traffic until spring 2021.
Today Is The Last Day to Register to Vote in the November 3 Election
Durham County reminds residents that Friday, October 9 is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming November 3 General Election. Find all the information you need to get ready to vote at DCoVotes.com.
Help Durham Increase Our Census 2020 Response Rate
Durham's Census response rate is currently lagging behind the state and neighboring counties. An incomplete count puts an extra seat in Congress and federal and state funding in jeopardy. You can still respond online or call 844-330-2020 by the October 31 deadline.