What your City Council discussed at the February Budget Retreat

Account-a-bull team members attended the budget retreat. Click here to review our team's comprehensive notes, including sections on: 

  • Economic Outlook for Durham (page 1)
  • Development Services Center, whose focus is on improving customer service capabilities of the development process for citizens and developers (page 1)
  • What Works Cities (WWC) - a Bloomberg sponsored initiative Durham is participating in. WWC aims to assist cities with open data and performance analytics based on that data (page 2)
  • Innovation Teams Grant Program - Another Bloomberg initiative that Durham is planning to participate in. The program aims to broadly address the challenges that face cities. Durham would be in the third wave of cities that have participated in the initiative (page 2)
  • Capital Improvement Plan - A survey of Durham residents underway asking them to ‘Pick Your Priority’ regarding city services. Survey to be completed in March, and to include input given to City Council in Coffee with Council meetings. To date – highest priority is for sidewalks, trails and greenways (page 2)
  • Employee Health Insurance Fund (page 3)

Here are some of the slide decks presented to council members.  Thanks to council members for sharing: