2/28 Durham City Council Budget Retreat Action
During its February 20th Work Session, the Durham City Council agreed to a last minute request from the Durham Housing Authority for $1.4 million to pay for electrical upgrades in buildings at McDougald Terrace. The City Council plans to discuss where the $1.4 million approved Thursday will come from at its budget retreat on February 28th.
As we shared with DHA and City officials prior to last week's press conference, the need for repairs at McDougald Terrace, Hoover Road, Oxford Manor, Cornwalis and all DHA communities should not create a false choice between decades of delayed maintenance and fidelity to the City's stated commitments to invest the proceeds from the sale of the Police Headquarters into the construction of new affordable housing, or its commitments to CAN to fund pre-development planning for Fayette Place.
We encourage CAN leaders to attend to ensure CAN priorities are reflected in this and other aspects of the budget.