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2014 Durham CAN Accomplishments Update
During the first months of 2014, Durham CAN has:
- Persuaded the City and County to launch a comprehensive early planning for affordable housing around the transit station.
- Persuaded the City and County to launch a review of the zoning incentives for affordable housing.
- Persuaded the City to fully replace the funding for the Planning Department.
- Persuaded the City and County governments to adopt resolutions calling for 15% of all housing be affordable at each transit station.
- Persuaded TTA to pay living wages to workers involved in the construction of light rail (with help from President executive order)
- Persuaded Durham Public Schools, Durham Technical Community College, Durham Office of Workforce and Economic Development to start putting together a job training program for all transit related jobs.
- Participated in increasing voter turnout compared to last School Board election four years ago.
- Secured a meeting with new Superintendent to discuss CAN agenda.
- Called for more clarity in the DPS budget. CAN leaders met with new DPS Superintendent to ensure the recommendations are implemented.
- Persuaded Durham Public Schools to expand Universal Free Breakfast program to all students in the School District.
- Persuaded the Durham Public Schools to hire an additional interpreter for the District.
- Persuaded the Durham Public Schools to hire two additional family facilitators at local schools.
- Persuaded Durham Technical Community College to change the acceptable forms of identification to obtain a parking pass for students.
- Persuaded the County Commissioners to fund the C.R.C program for the elderly and disable.
- Supported the FADE Coalition in calling the City Council to implement all 5 of its recommendations:
- mandating the use of written consent-to-search forms for all consent searches;
- requiring periodic review of officer stop-and-search data;
- mandating department-wide racial equity training;
- reforming and strengthening the mandate of the Durham Civilian Police Review Board; and
- designating marijuana enforcement as the city’s lowest law enforcement priority.