Durham City Council May 6, 2019


>>GOOD EVENING. I WANT TO CALL THIS MEETING OF THE DURHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER. EXCUSE ME. ON MAY 6, 2019. I UH CERTAINLY WNT TO WELCOME EVERYONE AND THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT. WE’RE VERY GLAD TO HAVE U YOU. AND NOW I’D LIKE TO ASK IF YOU COULD PLEASE JOIN ME IN A MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION. THANK YOU. AND UH NOW I’M GOING TO ASK IF COUNCIL MEMBER REECE COULD LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG.>>GOOD EVENING. WE ARE PRIVILEGED TONIGHT TO BE JOINED BY THE SCOUTS OF TROOP 405, IF IF THEY’LL COME ON UP TO THE FRONT AND LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE. FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE IF YOU’RE ABLE AND YOUR PRACTICE, PLEASE RISE AND JOIN US FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. THEY’RE GOOD. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.>>GOOD JOB, GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO OUR SCOUT TROOP. WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL BEING HERE LEADING US IN THE PLEDGE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. MADAM CLERK, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?>>MAYOR SCHEWEL.>>HERE.>>MAYOR PRO TEM JOHNSON.>>HERE.>>COUNCIL MEMBER ALSTON.>>HERE.>>COUNCIL MEMBER CABALLERO.>>HERE.>>COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>HERE.>>COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON.>>HERE.>>COUNCIL MEMBER REECE.>>HERE.>>THANK YOU.>>WELL, NOW WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OUR CEREMONIAL ITEMS. YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE SPECIAL GUEST. [LAUGHTER] I’M GOING TO BEGIN WITH NATIONAL DRINKING WEEK PROCLAMATION. I UH THINK THIS MEANT NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK — >>WHATEVER WORKS, MR. MAYOR.>>I UH JUST READ WHAT THEY HAD PRINTED ON THE PROGRAM FOR US.>>EVERY WEEK, MR. MAYOR.>>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON. [LAUGHTER] I WOULD LIKE MR. TOM LUCAS, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE BROWN WATER TREATMENT PLANT IF E HE WOULD JOIN ME AND WHOEVER ELSE MIGHT HAPPEN TO BE HERE.>>HEY, HOW ARE YOU? NICE TO MEET YOU.>>THANKS FOR BEING HERE. NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK. WHEREAS, WATER IS A BASIC AND ESSENTIAL NEED OF MANKIND; AND WHEREAS, OUR HEALTH, COMFORT, AND STANDARD OF LIVING DEPEND UPON AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF SAFE, CLEAN WATER; AND WHEREAS, THE CITY OF DURHAM CONTINUES TO TAKE A LEAD ROLE IN SOURCE WATER MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION; AND WHEREAS, THE CITY OF DURHAM CONSISTENTLY PRODUCES A RELIABLE SUPPLY OF HIGH QUALITY, AWARD-WINNING DRINKING WATER; AND WHEREAS, CLIMATE CHANGE MAY IMPACT THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS PREVIOUS NATURAL RESOURCE; AND WHEREAS, OUR DRINKING WATER AND WATER RESOURCES ARE UNDERVALUED; AND WHEREAS, WE ARE ALL STEWARDS OF THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE UPON WHICH FUTURE GENERATIONS DEPEND; AND WHEREAS, DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS – SUCH AS CITY EMPLOYEES, INDUSTRY LEADERS, SCIENTISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, AND STUDENTS – HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN DEVELOPING, OPERATING AND MAINTAINING OUR WATER TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; PROTECTING AND CONSERVING THIS PRECIOUS RESOURCE AND EDUCATED THE PUBLIC ON THE VALUE OF THIS RESOURCE. NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEPHEN M. SCHEWEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 5 – 11, 2019, AS “NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK” IN DURHAM, AND HEREBY URGE ALL CITIZENS TO HELP MAKE DURHAM A MORE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BY EMBRACING THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S WATER CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST, “WATER IS LIFE.” WITNESS MY HAND AND THE CORPORATE SEAL OF THE CITY OF DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, THIS THE 6TH DAY OF MAY 2019. I’M GOING TO PRESENT THIS TO MR. LUCAS FOR ANY WORDS THAT HE OR ANYONE ELSE MAY LIKE TO OFFER. [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU, MAYOR SCHEWEL, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGEMENT. AS SUPERINTENDENT OF BROWN WATER TREATMENT I’M BIAS BUT I ALWAYS ENJOY SEEING RECNIZATION FOR CLEAN RELIABLE DRINKING WATER. I INVITE ALL OF YOU TO READ OUR QUALITY REPORT WHICH IS HOT OF THE PRESSES TODAY AND AVAILABLE TO OUR CUSTOMERS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. ALSO, WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY YOUR RAIN DROP CAN KOOZIES IN WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO PUT IN THEM. [LAUGHTER] MR. MAYOR, WE APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTFUL REMARKS HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL DRINKING WATER WEEK. LOCALLY, TIS YEAR’S CELEBRATION IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT CONSIDERING WATER MANAGEMENT, MORE SPECIFICALLY THE BROWN PLANT, WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED FOR HAVING THE BEST TASTING DRINKING WTER IN NORTH CAROLINA. [APPLAUSE] AND ALSO SOME OF THE MOST HUMBLE EMPLOYEES. [LAUGHTER] THIS HONOR BESTOWED UPON US BY THE NORTH CAROLINA AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION AND WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION IS SOMETHING WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF. IT’S ALSO A GREAT REMINDER OF EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO A GLASS, DELICIOUS DURHAM DRINKING WATER EVERY TIME SOMEONE TURNS ON THE TAP. THE PEOPLE, THE PIPES, AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE, THE EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, THE CONSTANT TESTING AND QUALITY CONTROL. IT TAKES MORE THAN 300 OF US HERE IN WATER MANAGEMENT TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN 24/7/365. ON BEHALF OF THE AWESOME STAFF AT BROWN WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND ACROSS OUR DEPARTMENT, I’M HONORED TO ACCEPT THIS PROCLAMATION CELEBRATING DRINKING WATER WEEK, SOMETHING WE ALL WORK HARD ON EVERY WEEK AS PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO THE HEALTH, WELL BEING AND SAFETY OF EVERYONE HERE IN DURHAM. BE AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOU’RE SUPPORT OF EVERYTHING WE DO. [APPLAUSE]>>OKAY. WE MENTIONED THAT WE DO POSTER CONTESTS EVERY YEAR FOR WATER CONSERVATION. WE’VE DONE IT THIS YEAR. WE HAD OVER 250 ENTRIES, 12 SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED, 19 DIFFERENT TEACHERS SUPPORTED AND OF COURSE PARENTS ALSO SUPPORTED. WE REALLY THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS AND WE LOVE SEEING YOUR POSTERS. NOW WE’RE GOING TO ANNOUNCE OUR LOCAL WINNERS AS WELL AS OUR STATE WINNERS. SOME OF THESE STATE WINNERS — ACTUALLY ALL OF THEM DO NOT KNOW THEY WON AT THE STATE LEVEL SO THIS WILL BE A SURPRISE FOR YOU GUYS. STARTING WITH OUR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE DIVISION. THIRD PLACE IS ADA SOLOMON. [APPLAUSE] ALL RIGHT. WE’LL GET A TIME FOR WANE TO MAKE HIS WAY. SECOND PLACE, WE HAVE ISABEL LA BOYDER. — ISABELLA. FIRST PLACE IS ANGEL RENDEN CRUISE. [APPLAUSE] ANGEL AND ISABEL LA WON FIRST AND SECOND AT STATE AS WELL SO CONGRATS YOU GUYS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] IN OUR 3-5 GRADE DIVISION IN THIRD PLACE IS IRIS EMERSON. [APPLAUSE] IN SECOND PLACE, McKEZIE WILD. FIRST PLACE IS JENNA KEM. [APPLAUSE] ALL THREE OF THESE CONTESTANTS WON FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD RESPECTIVELY IN STATE AS WELL. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ALL RIGHT. LAST DIVISION, 6-#th GRADE. THIRD PLACE, TESS MATER, NOT HERE TONIGHT. SECOND PLACE, CAMILL SHERMAN AND IN FIRST PLACE MIRA HABSBA. THESE LOCAL WINNERS ALSO WON AT STATE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS.>>THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [LOW AUDIO]. WAYNE DROP’S A LITTLE AWKWARD. BEST WAYNE DROP IN THE WORLD, THOUGH. THAT WAS FANTASTIC. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OUR WINNERS AND STATE WINNERS, THAT’S AMAZING, JUT GREAT. ALL RIGHT. NOW WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH AND I’LL ASK TEKA DEMPSON, FAMILY CORD NAY UH TOR FOR ALLIANCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE TO COME UP AND IF THERE’S ANYONE ELSE YOU WOLD LIKE TO JOIN YOU. GOOD TO SEE YOU. CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. WHEREAS, TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS AGES BIRTH THROUGH 26 YEARS IN NORTH CAROLINA; AND WHEREAS, THE LEADERSHIP IN DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, RECOGNIZES THAT MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND TREATMENT BE ON PAR WITH MEDICAL NEEDS AND TREATMENT; AND WHEREAS, FAMILIES SHALL NOT FEEL STIGMA AND SHAME TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AND BE ABLE TO DISCUSS OPENLY THEIR NEED FOR HELP WITHOUT PUBLIC RETRIBUTION; AND WHEREAS, CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. EDUCATION ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND USE OF CHILD STRENGTHS TO SUPPORT SUCCESS AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL AS ANTI-STIGMA, INCLUSION AND SOCIAL SKILLS EDUCATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ALL CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA; AND WHEREAS, AVAILABLE SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND POSITIVE BEHAVIOR, INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS BEST PRACTICE, AND BE ENCOURAGED TO BE PRACTICED IN EVERY DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND WHEREAS, CHILDREN ARE RECOGNIZED FOR HAVING UNIQUE NEEDS FOR RECOVERY OF MENTAL HEALTH, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL AND SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES, AND NOT BEING COMBINED WITH THE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH POPULATION FOR TREATMENT; AND WHEREAS, EFFECTIVE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT SERVICES TO STRENGTHEN FAMILIES, YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY PARTNER/PEER SUPPORTS RESULTS IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH OVERCOMING TRAUMA, BECOMING SUCCESSFUL AND CONTRIBUTING DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, CITIZENS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR HOMES, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES; AND WHEREAS, THE DURHAM CITY COUNCIL OF DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH PLANNING AND ADVISORY COUNCIL, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, ALLIANCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, NC FAMILIES UNITED, THE NC STATE CHILDREN’S COLLABORATIVE AND THE FAMILIES, NAMI-NC, PUBLIC HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, ALL MEDICAL FACILITIES, ALL LEGAL ENTITIES, AND COMMUNITIES WHO HAVE CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS STRUGGLING WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES JOIN TO RECOGNIZE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEPHEN M. SCHEWEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 2019, AS “CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH” IN DURHAM, AND COMMEND ITS OBSERVANCE TO OUR CITIZENS. WITNESS MY HAND AND THE CORPORATE SEAL OF THE CITY OF DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, THIS THE 6TH DAY OF MAY 2019. CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE]>>NOT MUCH TO SAY OTHER THAN WHAT, UM, MAYOR SCHEWEL READ BY THE PROCLAMATION; HOWEVER, UM, I WAS SITTING THERE THINKING THIS EVENING THAT WHEN I CREATED THE PROCLAMATION A FEW YEARS BACK WONDERED WHY AND HOW COULD I GET OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THEIR PRESENCE WHO MAY LIVE DIFFERENTLY, UM, AND THIS IS WHY UH I HOPE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THE PROCLAMATION. YOU BRINGING VOICE TO MANY WHO MAY NOT, YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THEIR MENTAL ILLNESS. THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE TO BE HAPPY, TO BE EDUCATED, TO PLAY WITH THEIR FRIENDS WITHOUT STIGMA AND BY DOING SO YOU’VE ALSO OPENED THE DOORS FOR THE FAMILIES, THE ADULTS WHO ARE CAREGIVERS FOR OUR CHILDREN WHO HAVE MENTAL HEALTH WHO ARE LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH BECAUSE THEY’RE NOW ABLE TO WORK AND HOLD JOBS, AND IT’S NO LONGER A SECRET WHEN YOU GET A PHONE CALL AS A PARENT AND YOU HAVE TO LEAVE WORK TO SAY, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR CHILD? AND FOR THAT I SAY THANK YOU. I SAY THNK YOU FOR A YOUNG PEOPLE WHO BEFRIEND OTHER CHILDREN WHO MAY NOT LOOK AND TALK AND BEHAVE THE WAY YOU DO. I SAY THANK YOU AND I APPLAUD YOU. OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT OUR FUTURE, I BELIEVE OUR CHILDREN ARE NOW AND WE MUST CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM IN ALL THAT THEY DO. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>I’M NOW GOING TO INTRODUCE OUR PUBLIC HISTORIAN, EDDIE DAVIS, FOR SOME REMARKS. YOU ALL MAY KNOW THAT THIS IS OUR SESQUICENTENNIAL YEAR AND AS PART OF THAT YEAR, E EDDIE IS OUR PUBLIC HISTORIAN HERE IN DURHAM AND HE HAS BEEN BRINGING US WONDERFUL HISTORY MOMENTS HERE TO THE DURHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS SO WE CAN LEARN ABOUT OUR PAST TOGETHER. TONIGHT IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE, AND I’M GOING TO ASK EDDIE UH TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AND INTRODUCE OUR HISTORY MOMENT. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ORGANIZE AND PRESENT AVENUES FOR HISTORY TO BE REMEMBERED DURING THE SESQUICENTENNIAL OF OUR CITY. MANY OF THESE PRESENTATIONS HAVE INVOLVED PEOPLE WHO WERE LONG-TERM RESIDENTS OF DURHAM. HOWEVER, THE HISTORY THAT HAS BEEN MADE BY DURHAM’S NEWER ARRIVALS SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND REMEMBERED ALSO. LATER THIS MONTH, DURHAM AND THE NATION WILL REMEMBER AND COMMEMORATE THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDMARK 1954 US SUPREME COURT DECISION CALLED BROWN VERSUS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA, KANSAS. OUR COMMUNITY IS FORTUNE THAT MR. EARL POLLOCK DECIDED TO MOVE TO DURHAM ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO. IN 1954, MR. POLLOCK SERVED AS A LAW CLERK FOR CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN AND, THUS, HAD SOME VERY CLOSE INVOLVEMENT IN THE EVOLUTION OF THAT HIGH COURT’S DECISION TO OVERTURN THE LEGAL “SEPARATE BUT EQUAL” DOCTRINE FROM AMERICAN EDUCATION. AS WE SAW FROM THE RECENT FILM, THE BEST OF ENEMIES, IT TOOK DURHAM AND OTHER COMMUNITIES SOME TIME TO FULLY ADJUST TO THAT DECISION THAT WAS HANDED DOWN ON MAY 17, 1954. NOW FOR A BRIEF PRESENTATION ABOUT THE BROWN DECISION, I WAS GOING TO PRESENT TO YOU MR. EARL POLLOCK. HE UNFORTUNATELY HAS A BOUT OF ILLNESS AND IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT HE NOT APEAR TONIGHT; HOWEVER, HE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED HIS DAUGHTER, DR. DELLA POLLOCK, WHO IS IN THE COMMUNICATION SCHOOL AT UNC TO PRESENT IN HIS STEAD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU DR. DELLA POLLOCK. [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU MAYOR, COUNCIL, MR. DAVIS, FOR THIS EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON MY FATHER’S BEHALF. IT’S A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE, I ONLY WISH MY FATHER WERE; I THINK YOU WOULD ENJOY MEETING HIM. I WILL SPEAK HIS WRITTEN REMARKS, SO I UH TRUST YOU’LL RECOGNIZE THAT WHEN I UH SAY, I, I AM NOT HIM. [LAUGHTER] MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE BROWN DECISION CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF A FEW TWISTS OF FATE. IN JUNE 1953, RIGHT AFTER FINISHING LAW SCHOOL, I ARRIVED AT THE SUPREME COURT TO BEGIN A CLERKSHIP WITH THE THEN CHIEF JUSTICE, FRED VINSON. THE SEGREGATION CASES WERE PENDING BEFORE THE COURT. THE CASES HAD ALREADY BEEN ARGUED ONCE BUT NO DECISION WAS FORTHCOMING. INSTEAD A SECOND ORAL ARGUMENT WAS SCHEDULED IN OCTOBER. THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME WAS VERY MUCH IN QUESTION━THE COURT WAS SHARPLY DIVIDED. THE SEPARATE-BUT-EQUAL DOCTRINE HAD BECOME DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN AMERICAN LAW AND SOCIETY. STRONG ARGUMENTS WERE MADE THAT IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES OVERTURNING THE DOCTRINE COULD ONLY BE DONE BY CONGRESS OR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. AND EVEN IF A PLURALITY OF THE JUSTICES (SAY 5 OR 6) VOTED TO OVERTURN SEPARATE-BUT-EQUAL, A SPLIT DECISION OF THAT NATURE━WITH OTHER JUSTICES WRITING DISSENTING OPINIONS ATTACKING THE MAJORITY DECISION━WOULD DIVIDE THE COUNTRY AND PREVENT ANY CHANCE OF PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE. THIS WAS THE SITUATION IN EARLY SEPTEMBER WHEN VINSON SUDDENLY DIED, A DAY OR TWO AFTER I HAD DRIVEN HIM HOME. PRESIDENT EISENHOWER QUICKLY REPLACED HIM BY APPOINTING EARL WARREN, THEN THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA. BECAUSE OF VINSON’S DEATH, I THOUGHT THAT MY CLERKSHIP EXPERIENCE WAS PROBABLY OVER. BUT TWO WEEKS LATER, WHEN WARREN ARRIVED TO TAKE OFFICE, HE ASKED ME TO CLERK FOR HIM, AND I PROMPTLY ACCEPTED. IN ORDER TO GIVE THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE A CHANCE TO GET SETTLED, THE RE-ARGUMENT WAS RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER. AFTER THE RE-ARGUMENT, IN THE JUSTICES’ CONFERENCE, WARREN PERSUADED THE JUSTICES TO POSTPONE TAKING A VOTE AT THAT TIME. HE DID NOT WANT THE JUSTICES’ PRELIMINARY VIEWS TO BE LOCKED IN TOO EARLY. IN THE FOLLOWING MONTHS WARREN UNDERTOOK A LOW-PRESSURE CAMPAIGN━ONE ON ONE━TO PERSUADE THE COURT TO UNITE ON A SINGLE OPINION. HE FELT STRONGLY THAT ON THIS ISSUE THE COURT SHOULD SPEAK WITH ONLY ONE VOICE. AT THE END OF APRIL, WARREN CALLED ME TO HIS OFFICE AND TOLD ME THAT THE COURT HAD REACHED A UNANIMOUS DECISION. HE GAVE ME A MEMORANDUM HE HAD PREPARED━WHAT HE CALLED AN “OUTLINE”━AND TOLD ME TO PREPARE AN OPINION ON THAT BASIS. THE MEMORANDUM LAID OUT A NARROW SET OF PARAMETERS. INSTEAD OF DEALING BROADLY WITH GOVERNMENT SEGREGATION IN ALL ITS MANY VARIETIES, THE MEMORANDUM FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELY ON PUBLIC SCHOOL SEGREGATION AND ITS HARMFUL EFFECT ON BLACK CHILDREN. WARREN GAVE ME SEVERAL SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS. HE SAID THAT THE OPINION SHOULD BE SHORT, NON-LEGALISTIC, UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE LAYMAN, AND EVEN SUITABLE TO BE PRINTED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A NEWSPAPER. HE ALSO SAID THAT SPEED WAS OF THE ESSENCE. HAVING FINALLY OBTAINED UNANIMITY, HE OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T WANT TO LOSE IT. THAT WEEKEND AT HOME━IN VIEW OF HIS EMPHASIS ON SPEED━I WORKED ON THE ASSIGNMENT FOR 24 HOURS STRAIGHT. ON RETURNING TO THE OFFICE MONDAY, I GAVE MY DRAFT TO WARREN, TOGETHER WITH A SHORT COVER MEMO RECOMMENDING SEPARATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CASE FROM THE FOUR STATE CASES BECAUSE AS A FEDERAL JURISDICTION IT IS NOT DIRECTLY SUBJECT TO THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT. THE CHIEF ACCEPTED THE RECOMMENDATION AND, TO MY VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE, APPROVED THE DRAFT EXCEPT FOR A FEW WORD CHANGES. THE NEXT FEW DAYS MOVED WITH BREATHTAKING SPEED. AFTER THE ADDITION OF FOOTNOTES AND SOME FINAL POLISHING, COPIES WERE DISTRIBUTED TO THE OTHER JUSTICES, TOGETHER WITH A COVER MEMO FROM WARREN STATING THAT THE DRAFT WAS PREPARED ON THE THEORY THAT IT “SHOULD BE SHORT, READABLE BY THE LAY PUBLIC, NON-RHETORICAL, UNEMOTIONAL AND, ABOVE ALL, NON-ACCUSATORY.” I DELIVERED A COPY TO JUSTICE BLACK WHILE HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A TENNIS GAME AT HIS HOME. EXCEPT FOR A FEW EDITORIAL SUGGESTIONS, EACH OF THE OTHER JUSTICES GAVE THEIR APPROVAL, AND IT WAS AGREED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPINION AT THE COURT’S NEXT PUBLIC SESSION THE FOLLOWING MONDAY, MAY 17. AT THE MAY 17 SESSION, WARREN READ THE OPINION WORD FOR WORD BUT WITH ONE EXCEPTION. IN THE SENTENCE DECLARING THAT “ IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION THE DOCTRINE OF ‘SEPARATE BUT EQUAL’ HAS NO PLACE,” HE INSERTED THE WORD “UNANIMOUSLY”━CAUSING A NOTICEABLE STIR IN THE COURTROOM. OVER THE NEXT 65 YEARS, THE BROWN DECISION HAS PROVED TO BE THE INDISPENSABLE FOUNDATION FOR THE ENORMOUS PROGRESS THAT THE COUNTRY HAS MADE IN RACIAL RELATIONS. I FEEL VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN A WITNESS OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MILESTONES IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>UM, MR. MAYOR, I UH JUST THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AFTER HEARING, UM, DR. POLLOCK’S WORDS FOR US TO FIND A TIME SOMEWHERE DURING THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR TO HAVE MR. POLLOCK TO BE HERE SO WE CAN SEE THE MAN WHO WROTE THAT DECISION. [APPLAUSE]>>THAT WAS COOL. [LAUGHTER] WE HAVE A PERSON IN DURHAM WHO DRAFTED THE OPINION ON BROWN VERSUS THE BOARD. THAT’S REALLY FANTASTIC. PLEASE, GIVE OUR REGARDS TO EARL POLLOCK.>>BEFORE YOU LEAVE AND ALSO NOTING IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PAWLY MUR RAY ACTUALLY PUT TOGETHER THE LEGAL JUSTIFICATIONS IN HER — THE LEGAL BOOK THAT SHE WROTE THAT ACTUALLY THOROUGH GOD MARSHAL USED AND SO WE’VE HAD TWO INVOLVED.>>THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. NOW I’LL ASK IF THERE ARE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. COUNCIL MEMBER REECE.>>MR. MAYOR, APPRECIATE IT. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. FOR MOST OF MY TIME — SORRY MY MICROPHONE WAS — OKAY. SORRY, EVERYBODY. FOR MOST OF MY TIME ON THE CITY UH COUNCIL, UM, WE’VE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE TWO REALLY FANTASTIC LOCAL GVT REPORTERS WORKING WITH US HERE TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN STATE GOVERNMENT, ASK DIFFICULT QUESTIONS TO MAKE US A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE, SOMETIMES A LOT UNCOMFORTABLE AND TO BE OUR INDISPENSABLE PARTNER IN GOVERNING THIS GREAT CITY AND I JUST WANTED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TONIGHT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING WHERE BOTH DAWN OF THE HERD SUN AND CHERYL WILL BE PRESENT IN REPORTING THOSE PUBLICATIONS TOGETHER. DAWN IS MOVING ON TO JOIN THE STATE POLITICS TEAM FOR THE NEWS OBSERVER AND SARAH WILL BE JOINING THE DURHAM DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. REALLY EXCITED FOR THEM, BUT REALLY SAD FOR US. SO THANK YU DAWN AND SARAH FOR MAKING US BETTER THROUGH YOUR COVERAGE. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>ENJOY THAT BECAUSE THAT’S HARDLY EVER GOING TO HAPPEN. [LAUGHTER] WE REALLY UH DO APPRECIATE YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS? COUNCIL MEMBER CABALLERO.>>LOOK K OVER HERE, YOU GOT PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT.>>THANK YOU. I UH JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE HERE KNOW AND ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING AT HOME THAT VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE CITY’S FIRST PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING CYCLE. IT STARTED ON THE FIRST OF MAY, GOES THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH, MAY 31st. YOU CAN VOTE ONLINE OR AT ONE OF THE CITY’S POPUP EVENTS WHICH WILL BE HAPPENING PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. ALSO BE PB REPRESENTATIVES COMING GOING TO MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, COMMUNITY EVENTS, ETC, SO, UM, PLEASE TAKE TE TIME TO VOTE. COUPLE COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED TODAY HERE AT CITY HALL AND THERE’S EVIDENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IT’S REALLY EASY, TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND YOU GET TO, UM, ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT HOW PUBLIC MONEY GETS SPENT, SO PLEASE TAE THE TIME TO GO ONLINE AND VOTE AT PBDURHAM.ORG OR ATTEND A POPUP EVENT AND VOTE IN PERSON. THANKS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>THANK YOU. I ALSO WANTED TO ECHO I THINK TEKA IF SHE’S STILL HERE, TO GIVE COMMENTS AROUND MAKING SURE THAT MENTAL HEALTH CARE IS HIGHLIGHTED. I REALLY APPRECIATE HER BEING HERE AND SHARING THAT, AND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF TOURING OUR WONDERFUL RALEIGH/DURHAM AIRPORT AUTHORITY THIS WEEK, WELL LAST WEEK I SHOULD SAY, AND I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT ALSO NOTE THAT WE ACTUALLY ADDED ANOTHER SUB DIRECT, I GUESS, LIKE SEVEN DIRECT FLIGHTS WITH SPIRIT AIRLINES SO WE’RE REALLY BEEFING UP OUR AIRLINES SERVICES IN THE AREA. WANT TO MAKE SURE FOLKS ARE NOTING AND MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR THOSE DISCOUNTS. AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE MAKE A SPECIAL PAUSE TO SAY UH WE’RE CELEBRATING OUR 50 YEAR OF CELEBRATING THE BIMBAY FESTIVAL AND PEOPLE NOTE ALL OF NEXT WEEK WILL BE A LOT OF ACTIVE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AND CULTURAL ARTS ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ATTEND AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO ENJOYING THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL AS WELL. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. I’M GOING TO — THERE’S ONE OTHER ANNOUNCEMENT P I’M GOING TO ASK JULIE GARRETT OF THE RECOVERY UH CENTER OF THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. MS. GARRETT IS HERE AS YOU ALL KNOW, EVERYONE HEE IS OF COURSE VERY AWARE OF THE EXPLOSION THAT TOOK PLACE IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM, RECENTLY. MS. GARRETT IS HERE TO TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RECOVERY CENTER. MS. GARRETT, GLAD TO HAVE YOU.>>THANK YOU. IT’S AN HONOR TO BE HERE. I LOVE YOUR CIY, IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL, I’VE REALLY ENJOYED BEING HERE THE LAST FEW DAYS. I’M A PUBLIC AFFAIRS ESPECIALLY FOR THE OFFICE OF DISASTER ASSISTANCE WITH THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND THAT’S IN ATLANTA. THE RASON I’M HERE IS WE HAVE A BUSINESS RECOVERY CENTER SET UP AT THE CHESTERFIELD BUILDING IN SUITE 203, WHERE BUSINESSES THAT WERE IMPACTED BY THE EXPLOSION, THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO BE PHYSICALLY DAMAGED, THEY JUST COULD SEE A DROP IN THEIR BUSINESS OR BEING YOU KNOW THEY’RE ECONOMICALLY STRESSED BY THE DISASTER. WE HAVE ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS UP TO $2 MILLION THAT DURHAM COUNTY UH BUSINESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR, AND YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION IN YOUR PACKETS. THE INTEREST RATE IS REALLY LOW, IT’S 4%, AND THERE’S A LOT OF FAVORABLE TERMS UP TO 30 YEARS AND NO FEES, AND I’M JUST ENCOURAGING ANYBODY WHO KNOWS ANYONE WHO HAS A BUSINESS AND HAS BEEN IMPACTED WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME AND ASK US QUESTIONS OR GET HELP, WE’LL BE THERE UNTIL THURSDAY AT 4:00, OPEN 8:30-5:00, AND YOU ACTUALLY HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 30TH TO APPLY FOR THESE LOANS, BUT WE’LL BE HERE TO HELP YOU WTH THE PAPERWORK THROUGH THURSDAY. AND I’M LEAVING PAPERWORK IN THE BOX OF PEOPLE YOU CAN ALSO GO TO DISASTERLOAN POINT SBA.GOV.>>THANK YOU. WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND OFFERING ASSISTANCE TO OUR BUSINESSES TAT NEED IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>ALL RIGHT. NOW I’M GOING TO ASK IF THERE ARE ANY PRIORITY ITEMS BY THE CITY MANAGER.>>THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. EVENING.ITY ITEM THIS IS ->>THANK YOU. MADAM ATTORNEY.>>GOOD EVENING. WE ALSO HAVE NO PRIORITY ITEMS.>>MADAM CLERK?>>THE SAME FOR ME; I HAVE NO ITEMS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE’LL NOW MOVE TO THE CONSENT AGENDA. THE CONSENT AGENDA CAN BE APPROVED BY A SINGLE VOTE OF THE COUNCIL. AN ITEM CAN BE PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA BY ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OR A MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THOSE ITEMS WILL BE HEARD AT THE END OF THE MEETING. THE CONSENT AGENDA ALSO CONSISTS OF ITEMS ON WHICH IS COUNCIL HAS PREVIOUSLY DONE WORK. I’M GOING TO READ THE ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. 2. DURHAM SPORTS COMMISSION – REAPPOINTMENT. 3. DURHAM BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – APPOINTMENTS. 4. DURHAM CITY-COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS BOARD – REAPPOINTMENT. — DID I MISS THE ONE THAT WE NEED TO MAKE TH APPOINTMENT ON IS — ON GBA, MY BAD. 6. RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF THE LIFE OF EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ A.K.A. MALCOLM X. THERE ARE SOME SPEAKERS TO THIS ITEM SO WE’LL PULL THAT ITEM FROM CONSENT. 7. CITY-COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT FY20 WORK PROGRAM. 8. 2018 DURHAM OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT. 9. 2018 DURHAM CITY-COUNTY APPEARANCE COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT. 10. 2018 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ANNUAL REPORT. SPEAKER ON THIS ITEM. WOULD YOU LIKE THIS PULLED? NO? YOU’RE HERE IN CASE QUESTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 11. 2018 DURHAM ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS BOARD ANNUAL REPORT. 12. 2018 PLANNING COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT. 13. 2018 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT. 14. SUBRECIPIENT CONTRACT WITH HOUSING FOR NEW HOPE, INC. FOR RAPID RE-HOUSING SERVICES. 15. APPROVAL OF DEDICATED HOUSING FUNDS TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS (NCCEH) TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR HOMELESSNESS COORDINATED ENTRY AND HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS) PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION. 16. EB-4707B OLD DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL ROAD BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PROJECT SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT. 17. WATER REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES AMENDMENT NO. 6 FOR BLACK & VEATCH, INC. 18. BID REPORT – MARCH 2019. 19. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $263,000,000.00 WATER AND SEWER UTILITY SYSTEM REVENUE BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES. 20. PROPOSED CONDEMNATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 203 SOUTH GREGSON STREET, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27701 (PARCEL #103295), FOR THE AMERICAN TOBACCO WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT. 22. ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 38-21 OF THE CITY CODE. 30. STREET AND INFRASTRUCTURE ACCEPTANCES. 32. PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING (PB) UPDATE. 33. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE MENTAL HEALTH PROTECTION ACT, THE EQUALITY FOR ALL ACT, AND THE FULL REPEAL OF HOUSE BILL 2. YOU’VE HEARD ITEMS ON CONSENT, WITH EXCEPTION OF ITEM SIX I’LL ACCEPT A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE.>>NOTE ON ITEM 17. IT LOOKS LIKE THE WORKFORCE STATISTICS UNATTACHED, JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT’S — >>WE’LL ASK STAFF TO PROVIDE THOSE. THANK YOU. DO I HEAR A MOTION TAT WE APPROVE.>>SO MOVED.>>SECOND.>>I’M LOOKING FOR MY CLICKER. THANK YOU. MADAM CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN THE VOTE? PLEASE CLOSE THE VOTE.>>CONSENT AGENDA PASSES 7-0.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE’LL NOW MOVE TO THE GENERAL BUSINESS AGENDA. 1. HOUSING APPEALS BOARD – APPOINTMENTS. COLLEAGUES, YOU HAVE A BOLL LOT AT YOUR DESK IF YOU ALL COULD PLEASE FILL OUT THAT BALLOT — HAVE YOU GOT THEM ALL, MADAM CLERK? ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS?>>COUNCIL NOMINATED AND APPOINTED DARREN K. CHESTER TO SERVE ON THE HOUSING APPEALS BOARD REPRESENTING AT LARGE.>>AND MR. GREEN NOW MOVES UP INTO THE SEAT. GREAT. THANK YOU MADAM CLERK, THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS.>>VOTE ON IT?>>WE’LL NOW MOVE TO ITEM 23: 23. 2018-2019 DURHAM YOUTH COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT.>>GOOD EVENING, MAYOR SCHEWEL AND COUNCILMEMBERS. I’M A’LICE FRZIER ADVISOR FOR THE DURHAM YOUTH COMMISSION. IN THE OFICE ON YOUTH WE BELIEVE THAT’S NOT THE ROLE OF — HOWEVER, WE DO BELIEVE UT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND WE AMPLIFY THEIR VOICE. IN THAT SAME VAIN, I’M GOING STEP BACK AND INVITE YOU ALL TO WELCOME JOIN ME IN WELCOMING TWO DURHAM YOUTH COMMISSIONERS WHO WILL GIVE THE REPORT THEMSELVES: ANAGHA JANDHYALA AND SERACH PATTERSON. [APPLAUSE]>>HELLO.>>GOOD EVENING, MAYOR SCHEWEL AND COUNCILMEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT AN ANNUAL UPDATE OF THE DURHAM YOUTH COMMISSION. BEFORE WE BEGIN, WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOME OF OUR SLIDES DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE ONES IN YOUR PACKET. WE HAD A FEW MAJOR EVENTS SINCE THE SLIDES WERE DUE AND WE WANTED TO ENSURE THOSE WERE INCLUDED IN TODAY’S PRESENTATIONS. WE WANT TO SHARE A LITTLE ABOUT THE COMMISSION.>>THE DURHAM YOUTH COMMISSION, OR AS WE CALL IT, THE DYC, IS A CITY-FUNDED COMMISSION THAT WAS # CREATED IN 2005, TO ACTIVELY INVOLVE YOUTH IN POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM. WE EXIST TO PROVIDE CIVIC EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT FOR DURHAM YOUTH. WE ARE ONE OF 25 CHARTERED STATE YOUTH COUNCILS ACROSS THE STATE WHO ARE PART OF A BIGGER ORGANIZATION CALLED THE STATE YOUTH COUNCIL. EACH LOCAL YOUTH COUNCIL IS UNIQUE AND PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO BROADEN THE SCOPE OF LEADERSHIP IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. THE CURRENT DYC IS COMPOSED OF 25 HIGH SCHOOL-AGED YOUTH IN GRADES 9-12 FROM ALL OVER DURHAM. HERE ARE SOME OF THE SCHOOLS REPRESENTED ON THE CURRENT COMMISSION. >>LISTED HERE ARE THE PRIORITIES FOR THE 2018-2019 TERM OF THE DYC AND HOW WE SPENT OUR YEAR. WE’LL SHARE ABOUT EACH OF THESE DURING OUR PRESENTATION. WE WILL FIRST REVIEW OUR EFFORTS IN SKILL BUILDING AND TRAINING. OUR FIRST MEETING AS THE DYC WAS TO ATTEND RACIAL EQUITY TRAINING THROUGH THE RACIAL EQUITY INSTITUTE. MEMBERS WERE INVITED TO ATTEND OVER THE SUMMER TO START OUR YEAR WITH A SHARED UNDERSTANDING OF HOW RACIAL INEQUITIES AFFECT YOUTH ACROSS THE NATION. DURING THE PROGRAM YOUTH SHARED THEIR OWN RACIAL EXPERIENCES AND WERE EDUCATED ON THE RACIAL INJUSTICES IN DURHAM AND NATIONWIDE. >>AT THE CONNECTED CONFERENCE, HOSTED BY PARTNERS FOR YOUTH OPPORTUNITY, WE TOOK PART IN DISCUSSIONS WITH PROFESSIONALS IN SEVERAL CAREER PATHS WHERE THEY SHARED THEIR JOURNEYS IN LIFE. DURING OUR YOUTH EMPOWERED SOLUTIONS TRAININGS, WE DISCUSSED IDEAS OF EQUALITY VERSUS EQUITY IN TERMS OF RACE. AS A YOUTH ORGANIZATION, WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THESE ISSUES EVEN WITHIN OUR OWN COMMISSION AND BEGIN TO TALK ABOUT POWER IMBALANCES AND HOW WE COULD BE AWARE OF FALLING INTO THOSE TRAPS. WE ALSO LEARNED HOW TO IDENTIFY NEEDS IN A COMMUNITY AND PLAN AN ADVOCACY PROJECT. >>IN MARCH A FEW OF OUR MEMBERS ATTENDED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE IN D.C. AND MET WITH YOUTH DELEGATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IN TOTAL OVER 150 YOUTH WERE IN ATTENDANCE AND THREE OF OUR MEMBERS WERE ON THE PLANNING TEAM FOR THE YOUTH DELEGATE CONFERENCE. >>AS PART OF OUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE STATE YOUTH COUNCIL, WE WILL NOW TALK ABOUT SOME OF OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCES. THE MINI-GRANT CONFERENCE WAS HOSTED BY HIGH POINT. THE GOAL OF THE CONFERENCE WAS TO ALLOCATE OVER $6,000 IN FUNDS TO SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS WHO WORK ON INTERESTING YOUTH PROGRAMS INCLUDING WHEEL OF HOPE AND EVOLVE MENTORING. >>THE TEAM BUILDING CONFERENCE WAS HOSTED BY RALEIGH. THROUGH FELLOWSHIP IN EXPLORATION OF THE CITY, MUSICAL EXPRESSION, AND FUN AT THE GALAXYFUNPARK, WE GREW CLOSER AS YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS. THE SPRING CONVENTION IS THE FINAL CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR FOR STATE YOUTH COUNCILS. THIS IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ALL OF THE SUCCESSES AND IMPACT THE COUNCILS HAVE MADE COLLECTIVELY. THIS YEAR WE TOOK HOME TWO AWARDS. WE RECEIVED SECOND PLACE FOR BEST SCRAPBOOK AND FIRST PLACE FOR BEST ADVOCACY PROJECT!! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>OUR NEXT PRIORITY WAS CONNECTING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS IN DURHAM. THIS YEAR WE HOSTED OUR FIRST DYC RETREAT WITH CITY COUNCIL AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. DURING THIS EVENT WE TOOK PART IN A SCAVENGER HUNT DOWNTOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DURHAM AND NETWORK WITH THE ELECTED OFFICIALS.>>YELLOW TEAM WAS THE BEST.>>GREEN TEAM!>>YEAH, THE GREEN TEAM WON.>>YELLOW.>>IT WAS YELLOW.>>AFTER THE SCAVENGER HUNT, WE ASKED THIS QUESTION TO THE OFFICIALS AND OURSELVES: WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR AUTHENTIC YOUTH ENGAGEMENT. THE RESULT WAS SEVERAL GREAT DISCUSSIONS THAT GENERATED IDEAS FOR THE FOLLOWING WORD CLOUD. EQUITY, COMMUNICATION, AND LISTENING BEING SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT ITEMS.>>SIMILAR TO THIS CURRENT UPDATE, BACK IN DECEMBER TWO OF OUR MEMBERS, RITA KIBICHO AND HENRY CRUZ REYES, GAVE AN UPDATE TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. THESE PICTURES ARE OF THEIR PRACTICE RUN THAT THEY PRESENTED TO THE ENTIRE DYC FOR FEEDBACK AND THE FINAL PRESENTATION TO THE COMMISSIONERS.>>OUR NEXT PRIORITY WAS PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING, OR “PB.” ALONG WITH HAVING TWO MEMBERS OF THE DYC ON THE PB STEERING TEAM, THE DYC ALSO HELPED PLAN AND HOST A “PB JAM,” WHICH IS AN IDEA GENERATION SESSION. WE HOSTED THE EVENT AT THE W.G PEARSON CENTER AND MADE SPACE FOR YOUTH TO GIVE INPUT ON HOW THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES COULD BENEFIT FROM THE ALLOTTED 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS. OVER 50 YOUTH IDEAS WERE SUBMITTED AT THIS EVENT. >>WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE WEAVER STREET REC CENTER, PB TEAM, DURHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY, AND KIDS VOTING DURHAM TO HOST A COMMUNITY EVENT IN THE CORNWALLIS NEIGHBORHOOD ON MAY 1 FOR YOUTH OUT OF SCHOOL. WE TALKED TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT PB VOTING, AND THEY WERE ABLE TO VOTE ON SITE. >>NEXT, WE WILL PRESENT OUR ADVOCACY PROJECT FOR THIS TERM. FOLLOWING MONTHS OF TRAINING AND DIALOGUE ABOUT YOUTH ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT, WE CHOSE TO FOCUS ON CREATING MORE FUN AND ENGAGING PLATFORMS FOR YOUTH TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS AND CONCERNS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS. WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO THIS THAN A YOUTHVOICE FESTIVAL? IN ADDITION TO CONNECTING YOUTH TO LOCAL DECISION MAKERS FOR ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS, WE ALSO WANTED TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO CONNECT WITH OTHER YOUTH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS SO THAT THEY COULD LEARN TO ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. LASTLY, WE HELD SPACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR LIVED EXPERIENCES GROWING UP IN DURHAM OR AROUND SOME KIND OF ISSUE THAT IS IMPORTANT TO THEM. THE YOUTH DECIDED WHAT THAT MEANT TO THEM, AND WE HAD A FEW SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, A RAPPER, AND A UKULELE PLAYER PERFORM FOR EVERYONE AT THE FESTIVAL. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK KIDS VOTING DURHAM AND THE DURHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR BEING PARTNERS IN PLANNING AND HOSTING THE FESTIVAL, HELPING US WITH THE ADVOCACY PROJECT, AND PROVIDING THEIR SUPPORT.>>WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ELECTED OFFICIALS THERE WAS THERE TO HEAR WHAT WE HAD TO SAY. THROUGHOUT THIS TERM, WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH SEVERAL OTHER YOUTH GROUPS, SUCH AS THE RALEIGH YOUTH COUNCIL, WHERE WE VOLUNTEERED FOR THEIR HALLOWEEN DANCE FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PEOPLE. AND YES! (YOUTH EMPOWERED SOLUTIONS) AS PART OF OUR TRAININGS. WE REGULARLY PARTNER WITH DURHAM COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION FOR KIDS VOTING DURHAM EVENTS, WHERE WE HELP KIDS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ELECTORAL PROCESS BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONWIDE. IN NOVEMBER WE PARTICIPATED AT THE FOREST HILLS PRECINCT ON ELECTION DAY AND HELPED KIDS WHO CAME WITH THEIR PARENTS TO CAST THEIR OWN BALLOTS. >>IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WEST END COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. WE ALSO HOSTED OUR ANNUAL PEACE TOYS FOR WAR TOYS EVENT CO-SPONSORED BY THE NORTH CAROLINIANS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE. AT THIS EVENT, WE ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE POSITIVE SOCIAL PLAY AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY HAVING THEM EXCHANGE VIOLENT TOYS SUCH AS GUNS AND SWORDS FOR MORE PEACEFUL TOYS. THE WEST END COMMUNITY CENTER IS ALSO THE HOST SITE FOR THE INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE, WHERE SOME OF US VOLUNTEER AT THE MOBILE MARKET, A TEMPORARY MARKET SET UP IN A COMMUNITY WHERE RESIDENTS CAN GO THROUGH THE LINE AND SHOP FOR FOOD, FOR FREE. >>DURING THIS TERM WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET EXCHANGE STUDENTS FROM TOYOMA, JAPAN, ONE OF DURHAM’S SISTER CITIES. WE TOOK PART IN A CULTURAL EXCHANGE, WHERE WE TRIED NEW FOODS AND LEARNED ABOUT EACH OTHER’S CULTURES. HERE IS A PICTURE OF US TEACHING THEM HOW TO DO THE CUPID SHUFFLE. [LAUGHTER]>>AS WE WRAP UP, WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO HONOR OUR SENIORS: LUCI JONES, LAMA KHACHAB, RITA KIBICHO, MILES LEATHERS, RAY PALMA, SERACH PATTERSON, JON PICCILLO, JENNY UBA, JESSICA UBA, AND LERYANN WHITEHALL. [APPLAUSE]>>WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER MEMORABLE YEAR OF SERVING ON THE DYC. FOR THOSE OF US GRADUATING, WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU SUCCESS IN YOUR NEXT STEPS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN TO OUR PRESENTATION. GOOD AFTERNOON. [APPLAUSE]>>AESOME.>>GREAT JOB. ARE THERE OTER MEMBERS OF THE DURHAM YOUTH COUNCIL WHO ARE WITH US TODAY? IF YOU ARE, WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND? THERE THEY ARE! [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. THANK YOU DURHAM YOUTH COMMISSION MEMBERS; YOU ARE AWESOME AND WE REALLY ARE THRILLED AT ALL THE THINGS YOU’RE DOING AND WHAT A GREAT REPORT. THANK Y’ALL SO MUCH. APPRECIATE YOU. [APPLAUSE] ALL RIGHT. I’M GOING TO GO BACK TO ITEM 1 ALTHOUGH WE HAD THE PAPER BOLL LOTS, WE STILL NEED TO VOTE ON THAT. MY AUH POLL JIS. THIS IS THE HOUSING APPEALS BOARD APPOINTMENT. I’M GOING TO ACCEPT A MOTION WE APPOINT MR. GREEN FOR THE SEAT AND MR. CHESTER AS THE ALTERNATE.>>SO MOVED.>>SECOND.>>MADAM CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN THE VOTE? PLEASE CLSE THE VOTE.>>MOTION PASSES 7-0.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW WE’LL MOVE TO ITEM 25: 25. 2019 FIRST QUARTER CRIME REPORT. CHIEF DAVIS, WELCOME.>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.>>GOOD EVENING, CHIEF.>>THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE DURHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT’S 2019 FIRST QUARTER REPORT. TONIGHT’S REPORT COVERS OUR DEPARTMENT SIX PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: PART 1 VIOLENT CRIME, PART 1 PROPERTY CRIME, PART ONE INDEX CRIME, CLEARANCE RATES, RESPONSE TIMES AND STAFFING LEVELS. I’LL ALO DISCUSS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT A FEW HIGHLIGHTS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER. PART ONE INDEX PRME CRIME IS THE TOTAL OF PART ONE VIOLENT CRIME AND PART ONE PROPERTY CRIME. FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, PART ONE INDEX CRIME WAS UP BY 16% DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR COMPARED TO THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018. LARCENIES ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN HALF, 61%, OF ALL REPORTED PART ONE CRIMES WHICH IN ESSENCE MADE UP SHOFT LIFTING, LEFTS FROM AUTOS AND OTHER TYPES OF THEFTS. REPORTED CRIME DROPPED IN ONE OF SEVEN PART ONE CRIME CATEGORIES WHICH WAS BURGLARIES. THIS SLIDE ILL STATES COMMUNETIVE WEEKLY YEAR-TO-DATE CHANGE IN PART ONE VIOLENT CRIME WHICH IS THE BLUE LINE AND PART ONE PROPERTY CRIME WHICH IS THE RED LINE BETWEEN LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR. AS YOU CAN SEE, BOTH CATEGORIES STARTED IN THE YEAR SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHIER THAN IN 2018. PROPERTY CRIME HAS STEADILY DECLINED TOWARDS 2018 LEVELS AS THE YEAR HAS PROGRESSED. VIOLENT CRIME REACHED EVEN WITH 2018 LEVELS IN EARLY MARCH AS DEPICTED ON THE CHART. BUT ALSO CREPT AND INCREASED SLIGHTLY SOMEWHAT DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE QUARTER AND THEN PLATEAUED. PART ONE VIOLENT CRIME INCLUDES REPORTED HOMICIDES, RAPES, ROBBERIES, AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS. PART ONE VIOLENT CRIME WAS UP IN ALL VIOLENT CRIME CATEGORIES DURING THE FIRST QUARTER. THERE WAS A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF REPORTED AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS. THE MOST CONCENTRATED AREAS FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS WERE DISTRICT FOUR AND DISTRICT ONE. ALTHOUGH ROBBERIES, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND PART ONE VIOLENT CRIME WENT UP COMPARED TO THE FIRST QUARTER IN 2018, THEY ARE LOWER THAN THE FIRST QUARTER THREE-YEAR AVERAGES FOR THOSE CRIMES. THERE WERE 12 HOMICIDES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019. THERE WERE TWO OPEN HOMICIDE CASES FROM THE FIRST QUARTER AS WELL. THE NUMBER OF REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULTS INCREASED BY NINE DURING THE FIRST QUARTER, BUT WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE TO INDICATE THAT THERE WAS ANY TYPE OF REOCCURRING THEME IN THOSE INCIDENCE. 45% OF THE RAPE CASES REPORTED DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OCCURRED IN 2018 OR EARLIER. ROBBERIES INCREASED BY 24% DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019, AS WELL. 84% OF ROBBERIES WERE FROM PERSONS. WE DID EXPERIENCE A TREND OF ROBBERIES AGAINST HISPANIC VICTIMS, PARTICULARLY IN APARTMENT COMPLEXES DUING THE FIRST QUARTER. WE INCREASED OUR VISIBILITY AND DIRECT PATROLS AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT IN AREAS WHERE THESE CRIMES WERE OCCURRING AND MET RESIDENCE IN SEVERAL COMPLEXES. OFFICERS PASSED OUT FLYERS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH AND INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO SPANISH-SPEAKING MEDIA OUTLETS AS WELL. OUR HISPANIC LIAISON OFFICERS COORDINATED SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL FORUMS AT HISPANIC CHURCHES, APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND WE PLAN TO CONTINUE THESE MEETINGS IN THE FUTURE. MOST OF THESE MEETINGS WERE WELL ATTENDED. THERE WERE 20 COMMERCIAL ROBBERIES AND FIVE BANK ROBBERIES. ONE PERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FOUR OF THE BANK ROBBERIES AND AN ARREST WAS ALSO MADE IN THE FIFTH ONE. THE PERCENTAGE OF COMMERCIAL 16% OF THE ROBBERIES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 WERE COMMERCIAL AND BANK ROBBERIES. 26% OF THE ROBBERIES IN THE FIRST QUARTER, 2018, WERE COMMERCIAL BANK ROBBERIES. THE NUMBER OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS FROM MULTIVICTIM FIREARM INCIDENCE DROPPED BY 12% FROM 69 TO 61. 31% OF ALL AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER WERE FROM MULTIVICTIM FIREARM INCIDENCE VERSUS 35% DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018. MOVING ON TO PROPERTY CRIME. PART ONE PROPERTY CRIME INCLUDES BURGLARY, LRS, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT. OVER ALL PART ONE PROPERTY CRIME WAS UP IN THE FIRST QUART PER. BURGLARIES CONTINUE DOWNWARD TREND PARTICULARLY THE SAME TREND WE’VE BEEN SEEING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. THEY WERE AT A 10-YEAR LOW IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND WERE DOWN 49% FROM THE FIRST QUARTER TEN YEARS AGO. WE CONTINUE TO URGE CITIZENS ENGAGEMENT RELATED TO SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES AND ENGAGING IN CRIME PREVENTION OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK TO PAC MEMBERS AND OTHER TYPES OF FORUMS. WE’RE CONTINUING OUR 9:00 P.M. LOCKUP CAMPAIGN AND TE CAMPAIGN IS BASICALLY TELLING FOLKS TO LOCK THEIR DOORS AND LOCK THEIR CARS, AND WE ARE ACTUALLY USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS WHICH REMINDS PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PROPERTY AND USE THAT AS A WAY TO TRY TO SEND OUT MESSAGES TO PREVENT PROPERTY UH THEFTS. A BURGLARY TREND WE NOTICED THIS YEAR EVEN THOUGH BURGLARIES HAVE BEEN DOWN, WE NOTICED A TREND THIS YEAR THAT 12% OF THE BURGLARIES WERE BURGLARIES TO SHEDS. LAWN EQUIPMENT WAS TAKEN IN MANY OF THESE BURGLARIES. WE HAVE POSTED NOTICES, UTILIZED SOCIAL MEDIA, LIST SERVES TO INFORM RESIDENCE OF THESE TRENDS AS WELL. LARCENIES MADE UP 61% OF OUR PART ONE CRIMES. 44% OF OUR LARCENIES WERE FROM VEHICLES OR WERE THEFTS OF MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS. 29% OF LARCENIES WERE FROM SHOPLIFTS INCIDENCE. INVESTIGATORS HAVE ARRESTED SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE NUMS YOU ROUS SHOPLIFTS CHARGES HOWEVER HIS-SELF MEE NOR DIVERSE HAS BEEN UTILIZED WHENEVER THOSE — M MISDEMEANOR DIVERSION HAS BEEN USED. AVERAGED DURING THE LAST THREE MONTHS OF 2018, BELOW NORMAL DURING THE START OF FIRST QUARTER, 2019. THEY HAVE BEEN STEADILY ESCALATING SINCE MID MARCH. MORE THAN 50% OF STOW LEN VEHICLES WERE EITHER LEFT RUN ORG HAD THE KEYS IN THE VEHICLE. BEEN A COMMON THING. MOST FREQUENTLY STOLEN VEHICLE, AGAIN, HONDA ACCORDS FOLLOWED BY NISSA ULT MAS AND FORD EXPLORERS. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019. MOVING ON TO CLEARANCE RATES. AS YOU’RE AWARE, WE COMPARE OUR DEPARTMENT’S CLEARANCE RATES TO THOSE OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS OF SIMILAR SIZE, THE FBI’S CLEARANCE RATES ARE USED FOR US TO, UM, COMPARE OUR ANNUAL CLEARANCE RATES. OUR TARGET CLEARANCE RATES ARE 23% PROPERTY CRIME CLEARANCE AND 50% VIOLENT CRIME CLEARANCE. OUR CLEARANCE RATES AGAIN WERE BETTER THAN AVERAGE FOR CITIES OUR SIZE AND ALL PROPERTY CRIME CATEGORIES AND HOMICIDE AND ROBBERY DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019. THE HOMICIDE CLEARANCE RATE IS AT 100% AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER. IT SHOULD ALO BE NOTED THAT ON RAPE CLEARANCES, ALMOST HALF OF OUR REPORTED RAPES DURING THE FIRST QUARTER WERE FOR PRIOR YEARS. ALSO, RAPE CASES OFTEN REQUIRE DNA TESTS AND SOMETIMES CLEARANCES COME MUCH LATER BECAUSE IT TAKES TIME TO GET THOSE RESULTS BACK. PRIORITY ONE CALLS FOR SERVICE. OUR AVERAGE RESPONSE TIMES WERE 5.75 MINUTES, WHICH MET OUR TARGET OF 5.8 MINUTE UHS OR LESS. LAST TIME WE MET THIS TARGET WAS THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2014. WE ANSWERED 56.9% OF THE PRIORITY ONE CALLS IN LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019. THIS INCREASE CAME VERY CLOSE TO MEETING OUR 57% TARGET. IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH DATA TO DETERMINE IF OUR BEET ADJUSTMENTS AND REALIGNMENT HAS BEEN BENEFICIAL AS RELATING TO RESPONSE TIMES AND CALLS FOR SERVICE. UTILIZING PATROL OFFICERS, UM, DURING SUPPLEMENTAL HAS BEEN HELPFUL IN INCREASING VISIBILITY AND ADDING TO THE, UM, RESPONSE TIME NUMBERS AS WELL. RECENTLY, WE’VE ADJUSTED OUR SUPPLEMENTAL STAFFING TO DEPLOY MORE OFFICER AS DURING TIMES WHEN WE HAVE PEAK CALLS. STAFFING AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER 2019 AS OF MARCH 31st: OUR SWORN STAFF WAS AT 98% AT THE END OF MARCH. OUR NON–SPORN — NON-SWORN STAFFING WAS AT 98%. THIS HAS BEEN THE HIGHEST THAT CIVILIAN STAFF HAS BEEN. 24 RECRUITED GRADUATED FROM BLET NUMBER 48 CLASS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE 27 RECRUITS IN OUR BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING. ACADEMY NUMBER 49, THIS ACADEMY IS SCHEDULED TO GRADUATE THIS SUMMER. WE’RE CONTINUING TO TEST APPLICANTS FOR BLET NUMBER 50, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO START IN AUGUST. WE ALSO CONTINUE TO HIRE IN OUR ALET PROGRAM WHERE WE ARE TRANSFERRING LATERAL OFFICERS FROM OTHER AGENCIES. OUR U VISA REQUESTS, OUR PROGRAM CONTINUES TO RECEIVE APPLICATION REQUESTS. THE DURHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT PROCESSED 51 U-VISA REQUEST. 65% WERE APPROVED. WE’RE SEEING FEWER APPLICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS AND PLAN TO EXPAND THE TIME FRAME MORE AS OUR PROCESSING LEVELS CONTINUE TO DCREASE. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF INNINGS ABOUT INTERNAL RESTRUCTURING. WE CONDUCTED A BIT OF RESTRUCK YOURING TO ENHANCE EFFICIENCY AND CREATE MORE EQUITABLE ADMINISTRATIVE WORKLOAD AMONGST KEY COMMAND STAFF MEMBERS. WE ADDED A NEW DEPUTY CHIEF POSITION WHO OVERSEES INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES DIVISION. WE SPLIT THE PATROL BUREAU UNDER TWO MAJORS. ONE IN CHARGE OF DSTRICT ONE, TWO, AND THREE. THE OTHER IS IN CHARGE OF DISTRICT FOUR, FIVE, AND SPECIAL [INDISCERNIBLE]. THESE MAJORS REPORT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF FIELD OPERATIONS. THE THIRD DEPUTY CHIEF OVERSEES ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES WHICH INCLUDING PERSONNEL, TRAINING, FISCAL, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS. THE RANK OF ASSISTANT CHIEF WAS CHANGED BACK TO MAJOR. THIS REESTABLISHED THE PYRAMID STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATION AND MAINTAINS CLEAR DELINEATION OF ROLES IN THE DEPARTMENT. MARCH, OF COURSE, WAS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH. WE HELD OUR THIRD ANNUAL EAGLE AWARDS CELEBRATION ON MARCH 15th. MANY OF YOU ATTENDED AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THAT AFFAIR. THE EAGLE AWARD HONORS WOMEN WHO REPRESENT EKSZ LENS AND LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AND GALLANTRY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. SIX WOMEN RECEIVED EAGLE CRIME FIGHTER AWARD. CAPTAIN CAMP WAS SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR. TWO RECEIVE SISTER-IN-LAW AWARD. SOUTHERN BETHEA-SHIELDS WAS TRAILBLAZER AWARD BECAME FIRST E ELECTED AS A JUDGE AND SECOND AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA IN 1980. DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH, WE PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS AROUND TRIANGLE AREA AND SO IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN HISTORY MONTH. THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO COUNCIL AND TO MAYOR SCHEWEL AND CITY ADMINISTRATION DURING THE EXPLOSION A FEW WEEKS AGO. WITH THE HELP OF GREAT LEADERSHIP OF OUR FIRE CHIEF, WE WERE ABLE TO REALLY WORK WELL TOGETHER.>>ZOL — >>WE WERE A ABLE TO WORK REALLY CLOSELY TOGETHER TO HELP MITIGATE BUT IT MADE A DIFFERENCE TO SEE THE CITY COME TOGETHER THE WAY THEY DID ON THAT DAY. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHIEF. I WANTED TO SAY WE HAVE CHIEF CATES AND CHIEF SEMBLY HEAR AD IT WAS GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL AS DEPUTIES ALONG WITH CHIEF MARSH. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. WE KNOW YOU, WE’VE SEEN YOU ALL AT WORK OVER LONG PERIOD OF TIE AND ADMIRE YOU AND REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR ASCENSION TO LEADERSHIP. IT’S GREAT.>>THANK YOU.>>WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SPEAKERS, BUT I THINK BEFORE WE DO THAT, I’M GOING THE ASK IF WE CA, IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND THEN WE’LL GO TO SPEAKERS. ANY COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AT THIS POINT COUNCIL MEMBER ALSTON.>>POINTS OF CLARIFICATION. THANK YOU, CHIEF, FOR YOUR REPORT. YOU MENTIONED MULTIFIREARM INCIDENCE. TOTAL NUMBER.>>LET ME GO BACK TO IT.>>COUNCIL MEMBER, I’M GOING TO UPDATE MY UH NOTES.>>ONLY TAKE A MINUTE.>>I UH CAN GET YOU UH THAT INFORMATION.>>JUST ANOTHER QUESTION. YOU MENTIONED THE RATE OF ROBBERIES IN LAX COMMUNITY INVOLVING APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND I WANTED TO — ARE THEY ACCOMPANYING OTHER ROBBERIES ALSO INVOLVING HOME INVASIONS? WHAT’S THE NATURE?>>MOSTLY PARKING LOTS. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT UH. OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS JUST BEING VERY COGNIZANT OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS. MOST OF THESE ROBBERIES HAVE OCCURRED WHILE INDIVIDUALS ARE COMING AND GOING. EITHER COMING HOME FROM WORK AND GOING TO WORK IN THE PARKING LOTS. OF COURSE, WE’VE HAD A FEW THAT HAD OTHER CHARACTERISTIC TO THEM AS WELL, BUT WE’VE BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON AARTMENT COMPLEXES IN THE PARKING LOT ROBBERIES TO TRY TO CURTAIL SOME OF THAT.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. JUST WHENEVER YOU FIND THAT NUMBER.>>I WILL.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS AT THIS POINT? MAYOR PRO TEM AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER REECE.>>THANK YOU. I JUST HAVE A COUPLE CLARIFYING QUESTIONS ON THE THIRD SLIDE OF YOUR PRESENTATION, THERE’S A GRAPH THAT WE SEE IN EVERY REPORT AND I JST STILL DON’T COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S TRYING TO COMMUNICATE. IT’S THE YEAR-TO-DATE CHANGE 2018-2019 CUMULATIVE BY WEEK.>>YES.>>WHAT ARE WE MEANT TO UNDERSTAND FROM THIS VISUAL?>>WELL THAT PARTICULAR VISUAL BASICALLY JUST CAPTURES THE PERCENTAGE OF WHETHER — IT DOESN’T DEPICT THE NUMBERS, BUT IT SORT OF DEPICTS THE PERCENTAGE OF CRIME BEING UP OR DOWN. SAY, FOR INSTANCE, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER AROUND THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH, IT WAS KIND OF AT ZERO, WHICH MEANT WE WERE RIGHT WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR THIS TIME AND IT HELPS US TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WE’RE MOVING UP OR DOWN AS RELATING TO THE PERCENTAGES. AT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, AS YOU CAN SEE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR’S NUMBERS, WE WERE UP ABOUT 40%, 45%.>>RIGHT, THESE NUMBERS ARE SO SMALL THAT I DON’T KNOW THAT THEY’RE REALLY MEANINGFUL.>>I SEE WAT YOU’RE SAYING. WELL, AND WE ALSO — I DID RECEIVE THE — AND I’M SURE COUNCIL MEMBER REECE MAY HAVE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT IT — THE ANNUAL NUMBERS TYPICALLY DO SHED A BROADER OR MORE VIVID PICTURE OF CRIME TRENDS, AND JUST THAT PARTICULAR E-MAIL WILL GIVE US CAUSE TO GO BACK AND REALLY TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN PRESENT THE NUMBERS SO THAT THEY MAKE SENSE TO THIS BODY, PARTICULARLY SINCE WE’RE JUST TALKING ABOUT QUARTERS COMPARING A SNAPSHOT FROM THIS YEAR TO LAST YEAR. MOST CRIME DATA IS CAPTURED ANNUALLY, ANYWAY. DURHAM IS LITTLE UNIQUE THOUGH WE DO A QUARTERLY REPORT BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN WE CAN’T CAPTURE ANNUAL NUMBERS AS WELL. IT GIVES IMPRESSION THAT THERE’S A LOT GOING ON WHEN YOU’RE JUST CAPTURING JUST ONE, YOU KNOW, 30-DAY – I MEAN 90-DAY SNAPSHOT, SO EXPANDING IT THROUGHOUT A 12-MONTH PERIOD REALLY LETS YOU SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE NUMBERS ARE REALLY IN A GOOD PLACE.KNOW, OR WE’RE ->>THANK YOU. SO ON THIS PARTICULAR GRAPH, FOR EXAMPLE, THE LAST NUMBERS ON IT 10.9%; DISEASE THAT MEAN WE’RE 10.9% HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR?>>THAT’S RIGHT. I’M SORRY THAT THAT GRAPH MAY HAVE BEEN CONFUSING.>>YEAH. I UH ALWAYS FIND IT A LITTLE BIT CONFUSING AND JUST NOT, UM, I I’M JUST NEVER REALLY SURE, LIKE, WHAT — HOW IT COMMUNICATES MEANING, I GET, LIKE WHAT IT MEANS.>>WELL, FROM DAY-TO-DAY, WE PAY ATTENTION TO IT DAY-TO-DAY AND WE TALK ABOUT IT SO THAT AS IT’S EDGING IN ONE DIRECTION OR THE OTHER, WE BEGIN TO DEPLOY RESOURCES SO WE TALK ABOUT IT AND REALLY KIND OF KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. NOT SAYING THAT NOBODY ELSE REALLY UNDERSTAND IT BUT BECAUSE WE’RE IN IT EVERY DAY WE E SORT OF KNOW THAT THOSE 10% AND THOSE 5%S MEAN SOMETHING TO US. IT MEANS FOR US TO TRY TO STAY ON TOP OF IT BUT IT CAN BE ILLUSTRATED IN A DIFFERENT WAY SO THAT IT CONVEYS MORE OF WHERE WE ARE OVER 12-MONTH PERIOD AS BEEN SUGGESTED AND WHETHER WE’RE UP COMPARED TO THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR->>OR EVEN 3-YEAR AVERAGE. IT’S JUST PREVIOUS YEAR TO THIS YEAR ISN’T, UM, I UH JUST THINK IT’S NOT A MEASUREMENT OF LIKE A BROADER TREND ANALYSIS.>>WE CAN DO THAT BECAUSE WE CAPTURE THE THREE YEARS TOO MOVING FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW THAT WE’RE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.>>MM-HMM.>>AND UM, WE’VE LOOKED AT THE DATA FROM 2016/17/18 TO SEE HOW THOSE MONTHS COMPARE, AND IT DOES HAVE A DIFFERENT MEANING WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THAT WAY.>>THANK YOU. AND I JUST ONE MORE QUESTION ON PAGE FOUR OF YOUR REPORT FOR FIRST QARTER PART TWO CRIME, AGAIN, UH YOU KNOW, AS IT’S JUST FIRST QUARTER IT MAY LEVEL OFF BUT FOR 2019 DRUG VIOLATIONS HAVE NEARLY UH DOUBLED FROM PREVIOUS TW YEARS. WE HAD 14 IN 2017, 150 IN 2018 AND 295 IN 2019 AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD A SENSE OF WHY THAT’S THE CASE.>>THE LONG EXPLANATION HAS TO DO WITH NIVERS REPORTING. THAT WAS GLARING FOR ME TOO BUT WE HAVE A NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENT THROUGH THE NIVERS REPORTING AND IT IS THAT WE HAVE TO REPORT ALL NUMBERS OF THESE TYPES OF VIOLATIONS AS OPPOSED TO THOSE THAT ARE FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT. SO AS WE’RE REPORTING, ESPECIALLY AS WE STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, THIS QUARTER IS SHOWING A LARGE DIFFERENCE. I WOULD SUGGEST WE SIT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE NEW NIVERS REPORTING TOO BECAUSE IT’S QUITE INVOLVED.>>WHAT IS NIVERS?>>IT’S THE NEW NATIONAL INCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM THAT ALL AGENCIES AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE TO UTILIZE.>>OKAY.>>WE’RE SHIFTING FROM UCR REPORTING TO NIVERS AND WE TALKED ABUT POSSIBLY DOING A PRESENTATION IN WORK SESSION SO THAT THIS BODY WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT WE’RE HAVING TO REPORT DIFFERENTLY NOW AND MUCH MORE INFORMATION THAN WE HAVE IN THE PAST.>>OKAY.>>WE’D BE GLAD TO DRILL DOWN AND HELP EXPLAIN THAT.>>THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE — >>YEAH, ARRESTING MORE PEOPLE FOR DRUGS.>>YEAH.>>ALSO IN THIS SHEET WANTED TO APPRECIATE THAT WE DIDN’T ARREST ANYONE FOR SOLICITATION IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND I’M HOPEFUL THOSE FOLKS WILL CONTINUE TO BE DIVERTED FOR TREATMENT AND OTHER SERVICES RATHER THAN ARRESTED.>>AND THAT’S WHAT OUR OFICERS ARE TRYING TO DO. WE GET A LOT OF CALLS FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS, BUT THE FIRST EFFORT IS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE, UM, YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT ASSISTANCE.>>APPRECIATE THAT.>>THANK YOU.>>COUNCIL MEMBER REECE.>>THANK YOU. AS YOU KNOW AND YOU ELUDED TO THIS SO LET ME EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT AND THEN ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOT IT. ONE OF THE THINGS — ONE OF THE FRUSTRATIONS I’VE HAD ABOUT THE WAY WE REPORT CRIME NUMBERS IS WE DO YEAR-TO-DATE FIGURE AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER. FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER REPORT THAT’S A GREAT WAY TO DO IT BECAUSE BY THEN THRE ARE FOUR QUARTERS OF DATA REPORT, YOU GOT A WHOLE YEAR, EASILY COMPARE THAT TO OTHER YEARS AND THAT’S A GOOD COMPARE. THIS FIRST QUARTER REPORT OF EACH IS THE SHORTEST REPORTING PERIOD, JUST THREE MONTHS OF DATA AND AS A RESULT O THOSE NUMBERS ARE OFTEN THE SWING GIEST OF MOST VOLATILE OF ALL REPORTS. WITH THAT IN MIND, I UH PREPARED WHAT I HOPE IS A MATHEMATICALLY ACCURATE GRAPH THEY SENT TO MY COLLEAGUES THIS AFTERNOON ALONG WITH YOU AND CITY MANAGER THAT IS THE MODEL OF SOMETHING THAT I THINK WE MIGHT WANT TO TRY TO LOOK AT FROM HERE ON OUT AND INSTEAD THAT IS AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER DON’T LOOK AT JUST THE DATA FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO THE END OF THAT QUARTER — SO NOT JUST ONE QUARTER AND THEN TWO AND THREE QUARTERS OF DATA BUT AT EVERY QUARTERLY CRIME REPORT ALSO LET US SEE THE LAST PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS OF CRIME DATA SO WE CAN SEE FOR EACH QUARTER WHAT THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS LOOKED LIKE. I TINK THAT WILL TEND TO SMOOTH OUT SOME OF THE SEASON Y’ALLTY THAT CAN CREEP INTO THESE NUMBERS. I UH THINK WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DATA TAT WAY WITH RESPECT TO THIS QUARTER IS THAT WE THAT FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS WE’VE ACTUALLY HAD FEWER VIOLENT CRIMES THAN WE HAD THE END OF FIRST QUARTER OF 2018, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018, THAT INCLUDES THREE QUARTERS OF 2017 DATA WHICH WERE MUCH HIGHER CRIME PERIOD. ALL OF WHICH IS TO SAY TO WHICH IS THESE RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBERS AS COMPARED TO THE 12-MONTH DATA CAN LEAD TO SOME MISLEADING CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WHAT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY AND I JUST WANTED TO COMMEND THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION NEXT TIME YOU PREPARE A REPORT. OBVIOUSLY I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN ON THE BALL COUPLE MONTHS AGO BUT I WONDER IF YOU WOULD SHARE YOUR REPORTS ABOUT LOOKING AT DATA THAT WAY.>>I TOTALLY AGREE. MOST POLICE AGENCY DON’T CAPTURE CRIME DATA IN A 90-DAY PERIOD. THAT SNAPSHOT DOESN’T GIVE YOU ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF TRENDS SO EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TO REPORT YEAR-TO-DATE DATA, MOST YEAR-TO-DATE DATA IS REPORTED ON ANNUAL BASIS. SO AT THE END OF THE YEAR, POLICE DEPARTMENT GOES AND DOES THEIR ANNUAL CRIME REPORT, SO TO SPEAK. AND THAT’S FOR 12-MONTH PERIOD. MOST TIME IT’S CALENDER YEAR DURING 12-MONTH PERIOD BUT BECAUSE WE CONDUCT A QUARTERLY REPORT, THEN WE WOULD PROBABLY CREATE A REPORT THAT CAPTURES 12 MONTHS FROM THE QUARTER, IT DOES GIVE A MORE ACCURATE, MORE VIVID PICTURE OF WHERE CRIME TRENDS ARE GOING, AND I GOT YOUR E-MAIL, I DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO CROSS CHECK YOUR MATH, BUT, UM — >>FINGERS CROSSED.>>I TOTALLY AGREE. WHAT WE’LL DO IS TALK TO THE STAFF BECAUSE THEY STILL HAVE TO REPORT CRIME UCRNIVERS CRIME THE WAY THEY ARE, WE’LL JUST HAVE TO CAPTURE THAT DATA SO THAT WE CAN LOOK AT IT, THE WINDOW, OF NEXT QUARTER’S REPORT IF IT’S IN AUGUST, THEN WE’LL BE LOOKING AT 12 MONTHS OF DTA FROM AUGUST AND THAT MIGHT HELP SATISFY THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE.>>THANK YOU, CHIEF, I APPRECIATE IT. ONE OTHER QUESTION E TO RAISE BEFORE WE GOT TO SOME CITIZEN COMMENTS IS THAT BACK AT TH END OF MARCH, I, EVEN I, WERE E-MAILING ALONG WITH CITY MANAGER ABOUT THE 2018 TRAFFIC STOP DATA. I’M WONDERING WHEN YOU GET BACK TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IF YOU MIGHT TAKE A LOOK AT SENDING THAT DATA TO US. I THINK THIS IS AROUND THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE SHOULD NORMALLY GET THAT OR MAYBE AFTER.>>THAT REPORT WAS COMPLETED THIS PAST THURSDAY.>>PERFECT.>>AND IT’S ALREADY BEEN SENT TO THE HRC.>>POSTED TO THE WEB SITE.>>OKAY.>>AND WE CAN DO IT [INDISCERNIBLE] THE WAY WE HAD JASON TO PRESENT BEFORE ON IT.>>THAT’D BE PERFECT. THANK YOU. THAT’S ALL FOR NOW.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>THANK YOU. I ACTUALLY WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION. YOU MENTIONED DIVERSION — I UH JUST WANTED TO KNOW HOW THE DATA WAS CAPTURE REGARDING WHO WAS DIVERTED. I’M NOT SURE — >>THAT’S ANOTHER REPORT THAT WE COMPILE. IT’S NOT INCLUDED HERE BECAUSE IT TOO WAS JUST COMPLETED. WE HAVE A COMPLETE MISDEMEANOR DIVERSION REPORT. IT CAPTURES THE VARIOUS TYPES OF CASES THAT WERE MISDEMEANOR CASES, INDIVIDUALS, HOW MANY WERE ACTUALLY DIVERTED TO THE MISDEMEANOR DIERSION PROGRAM THROUGH DURHAM COUNTY COURT.>>ALSO WANTED TO ASK WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE DATA COMPARING YEAR-TO-DATE; ARE YOU USING THAT TO CHART THAT THING AT ALL?>>WELL WE ABSOLUTELY USE OUR DATA NOT JUST YEAR-TO-DATE BUT WE JUST OUR DATA ON A DAILY BASIS TO HELP DEPLOY WHERE OFFICERS SHOULD BE ASSIGNED.>>I THINK THAT THE — IN THAT INSTANCE I WAS TRYING TO MAKE CLARIFICATION IN MY UH OWN MIND BUT CAN YOU TELL ME WHEN THE NEXT MEETING IS FOR WHERE YOU DO STATS REPORTING AGAIN?>>THURSDAY MORNING AT 9:00 AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE CAT MEETING.>>THANK YOU. UM… YOU NOTED THERE WERE SOME BEAT ADJUST MS AND ALIGNMENT CHANGES; HAVE ANY OF THEM BEEN AROUND HOURS PER DAY AS FAR AS FOR OFFICERS?>>NO, HOURS ARE THE SAME.>>OKAY.>>YEAH.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON.>>THANK YOU. CHIEF, GOOD TO SEE YOU AND TO COMMAND STAFF PRESENT, ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU. YOU MAY HAVE THE TOUGHEST JOB IN DURHAM SO APPRECIATE THE WAY YOU GO ABOUT DOING IT.>>THANK YOU.>>I WANT TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH THE COMMENTS OF MY COLLEAGUE, COUNCIL MEMBER REECE AND WTH YOU, CHIEF, ABOUT THIS STATISTICAL INTEGRITY OR PERHAPS BEST PRACTICES OF REPORTING STATISTICS ON YEARLY BASIS AS OPPOSED TO QUARTERLY BASIS BUT IN SO FAR AS THAT’S THE WAY WE’VE BEEN DOING IT, I THINK FOR TRANSPARENCY STKE FOR FOLK AT HOME WATCHING AND LISTENING I FEEL I SHOULD JUST SAY WE DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM TAKING VICTORY LAPS WHEN THE NUMBERS WERE GOOD ON A QUARTERLY BASIS AND THAT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE EXPANDED VIEW OF YEARLY REPORTING, UM, AND I THINK THAT’S THE BETTER WAY TO DO IT, I’M GOING TO SAY THAT, BUT, YOU KNOW, SO, I UH JUST WAT TO OWN THAT FOR FOLK WATCHING AT HOME WHO HAVE BEEN AKCUSTOM TO US DOING IT THAT WAY THESE NUMBERS MAY BE SOBERING. THESE NUMBERS GIVE US AN ONRAMP TO TALK ABOUT HOW NON-COMPELLING THE FOLKS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME IN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE FACING QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES. THEY JUST DON’T FIND THE STATISTICAL DISCUSSION VERY COMPELLING.>>MM-HMM.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT — ASK YOU ABOUT A PHENOMENON THAT YOU KNOW FAR BETTER THAN ME THAT DOES NOT GET CAPTURED IN REPORTING. MAINLY GUNFIRE THAT GOES UNREPORTED IN MANY COMMUNITIES, AND I APPRECIATE — I WANT TO ASK YOU, CHIEF, WE HAD A PRESENTATION ON SHOTS SOME TIME AGO AND KNOW YOU’RE IN A BUDGETARY DELIBERATION BUT ARE IN IN A POSITION TO GIVE US ANY ESSENCE AS TO HOW PROBABLE THAT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ASKING FOR THAT TECHNOLOGY DURING THIS BUDGET CYCLE? CAN YOU GIVE US ANY SENSE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THAT’S COMING?>>WELL, WE HAVE BEEN IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SHOT SPOTTER AND LOOKING AT ALL OF THE SPECS, THE COST TO THE DEPARTMENT, TO THE CITY. NOT JUST THAT, LOOKING AT THE RESOURCES THAT MIGHT BE NEEDED TO SUPPORT IT, AND IN THE DISCUSSIONS WE HAD, WE JUST FEEL LIKE ANY TOOL TO HELP US CURTAIL IF NOT JUST FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTOR THAT THIS PARTICULAR SYSTEM IS SET UP COULD ACT AS A DETERRENT, SO WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY BEEN IN DISCUSSION ABOUT THE POTENTIAL TO GET SHOT SPOTTER TECHNOLOGY AND REALLY HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR, UM, SEVERAL MONTHS NOW, AND I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN INVOLVED IN AS FAR AS SITTING IN ON SOME OF OUR PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS, BUT THE DISCUSSIONS HAVE GONE BEYOND JUST THE FACT THAT DURHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT THINKS IT’LL BE A GREAT TOOL. WE’VE ALSO THOUGHT ABOUT THE IMPACT AND LISTENING TO OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL ABOUT WHAT THAT IMPACT MIGHT BE TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND SOMETIMES LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AND NOT REALLY UNDERSTANDING OR GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THE TOOL ACTUALLY DO SOMETIMES SKEWS THE PERCEPTION OF THE ACTUAL TOOL, ITSELF.>>MM-HMM.>>IT CAPTURES GUNFIRE, AND IT CREATES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OFFICERS T BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE, EEN WHEN THERE’S NO ONE WHO’S BEEN STRUCK BY IT TO BE ABLE TO SAY IS EVERYBODY OKAY. WE GOT A REPORT THAT THERE’S GUNFIRE HERE. RIGHT NOW, NOT JUST HERE IN DURHAM, BUT IN MANY CITIES, GUNFIRE GOES ON, ON A REGULAR BASIS AND PEOPLE JUST KIND OF HIT THE DECK, AND SOMETIMES POLICE DON’T COME OUT BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT CALLED BECAUSE PEOPLE BECOME NORMALIZED TO GUNFIRE SOMETIMES AND THAT’S SADZ SAD TO SAY BUT THE CONVERSATION HS BEEN ACTIVE WITH THE CITY MANAGER. WE’VE BEEN IN LONG DISCUSSIONS ABOUT IT AND WE JUST KNOW THAT THERE ARE VARIOUS TYPES OF OBSTACLES SOMETIMES. OF COURSE, THE SAY ISN’T FOR ME BUT WE’D LIKE TO EVALUATE ANYTHING TO HELP US AS RELATED TO GUNFIRE.>>WE’RE DOING COUNCIL MEMBER BRIEFINGS ON THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS THIS WEEK BEGINNING TOMORROW, AND THAT’S ON OUR SCHEDULE TO SPEAK WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS ABOUT.>>THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER AND THANK YOU FOR THE MEASURED RESPONSE AND WELL-CRAFTED RESPONSE. I GOT TO TELL YOU, CHIEF, PERSONALLY, I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ISSUES THAT WE SHOULD BE LEADING ON. UM, I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ISSUES, AND IF YOU LOOK OVER THE RECENT HISTORY OF THIS COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL AS AN INSTITUTION, INVOLVEMENT BE IT WRITTEN CONSENT, BE IT IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING; I THINK THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN CERTAIN THINGS NEED TO BE LEAD ON AND CERTAIN THINGS NEED TO BE TASKED TO THE ADMINISTRATION RATHER THAN WAIT FARG RECOMMENDATION. I THINK UH THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS AND I’M GLAD TO HEAR THAT THE CONVERSATIONS ARE GOING FORWARD AND I JUST WANT TO FOR THE RECORD STATE AND FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH THAT HOEVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS GO, IF FOR WHATEVER — AND I KNOW YOU’RE A MANAGER SO YOU GOT TO LOOK AT RESOURCES AND PRIORITIZE, BUT YOU HAVE LIMITED RESOURCES AND AS A MANAGER YOU’RE MINDFUL OF THAT AND I HONOR THAT. WITH RESPECT TO THIS ISSUE, IF IT DOES NOT MAKE THE LIST, I WANT TO SAY TO MY COLLEAGUES VERY DIRECTLY THAT I UH THINK THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ISSUES THAT RISES TO THE LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP ON OUR PART THAT WE SHOULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN AS WE’VE MADE OTHER THINGS HAPPEN. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE KILLED ON BIKES IN TRAFFIC LAST YEAR, I KNOW THAT ONE IS ONE TOO MANY, BUT DO KNOW WE’RE MOVING TO PUT PROTECTED BARRIER PROTECTED BIKE BARRIERS IN THE CITY. THERE WAS NO SCIENCE THAT SUGGESTED THAT TIRE MULCH WAS ENDANGERING OUR CHILDREN BUT PARENTS FELT THEY WERE AND WE ACTED. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHEN WE NEED TO ACT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT COME FROM STAFF AND I THINK WE’VE MORE THAN DEMONSTRATED OUR WILLINGNESS TO DO THIS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS, I THINK, SO I WANT TO ENCOURAGE AND THANK THE MANAGER FOR THE CONTINUED CONVERSATIONS BUT HOWEVER THOSE CONVERSATIONS GOES, WE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO ACT AND DEMONSTRATE TO PEOPLE IN THIS CITY THAT WE TAKE THIS ISSUE AS SERIOUSLY AS WE DO TREES AND BIKES AND TIRE MULCH, AND THAT WE, WHEN IT COMES TO CERTAIN PEOPLE IN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS WILL GO BEYOND MAKING SPEECHES AND DISSERTATIONS ABOUT ROOT CAUSES AND SPEND SOME MONEY AND IF IT DOESN’T WORK WE CAN CANCEL IT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. ANY OTHER — >>[INDISCERNIBLE].>>ANY OTHER COMMENTS, COUNCIL MEMBERS? COUNCIL MEMBER CABALLERO.>>I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU AND POLICE FOR LAST QUARTER I’VE BEEN AT MANY OF THE EVENTS YOU’VE HEARD IN PREDOMINANTLY LATINO COMMUNITY IN NEIGHBORHOODS OR CHURCHES. I WANT TO THANK [INDISCERNIBLE] WHO HAS STEPPED IN AND DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB. I’M HEARTENED TO THE HEAR YOU’RE OPEN ABOUT YOUR U-VISA POLICY. I APPRECIATE THAT IT DID GET MOVED BACK TO 2011. I LIKE THE MOVEMENT I’M SEEING. I WANT IT TO BE OPEN ENDED BUT I DO APPRECIATE THAT YOU’RE ACKNOWLEDGING ON YOUR END THAT THINGS ARE MOVING QUICKER AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL HAVE A NO TIME LIMIT SOON. THANK YOU.>>UM AND WITH THAT SAID, I UH CAN USE THIS FORUM JUST TO LET YOU KNOW PART OF THE INCREMENTAL SPREAD WAS REALLY JUST SO THAT WE COULD MANAGE IT AND, UM, OVER THE LAST THREE MNTHS OR SO EVEN AFTER WE CHANGED IT TO 2011, W HAVE BEGUN TO SEE FEWER CASES. WE TALKED ABOUT THAT LITTLE BIT AND WE’RE EXPANDING IT. I JUST NEED TIME TO CHANGE THE GENERAL ORDER. [LAUGHTER] BUT WE WILL AND WE E WILL CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE TO THE COMMUNITY AND I DO BELIEVE THAT WE WILL PROBABLY TAKE IN, I WOULD SAY UH IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS ANYBODY WHO HAS A REQUEST LEFT OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY’RE BECOMING FEWER AND FEWER SO I’LL USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.>>THANK YOU, CHIEF, THAT IS VERY GLORIOUS NEWS TO HEAR.>>THANK YOU CHIEF AN COUNCIL MEMBER. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AT THIS POINT? COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>JUST A QUESTION. JUST THINKING OUT LOUD ESSENTIALLY BUT DO YOU THINK THE U-VISA NUMBERS MAY HAVE TIE UH IN WHICH THE LATINO ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH AND ALL OF THIS IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE FOLKS ARE REPORTING ACTUAL CRIMES AND MAYBE THIS IS WHY THIS NUMBER IS UP?>>I THINK WEVE MADE INROADS AS RELATING TO WILLINGNESS TO REPORT TIMES AND SUPPORT THE INVESTIGATIONS OF CRIMES HAVING BILINGUAL OFFICERS AND INDIVIDUALS, SORT OF BOOTS ON THE GROUND. COUNCIL MEMBER CABALLERO HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL IN HELPING TO BRIDGE THAT GAP AS WELL. HAVING THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE BILINGUAL IS AMAZING FOR A DEPARTMENT THIS SIZE. SO ANY TIME WE BRING OFFICERS AND THEY TYPICALLY COME IN PLAIN CLOTHES. YOU MIGHT SEE E A FEW IN COMBRUN FORM THAT ARE AT WORK, TO BE ABLE TO HAVE CONVERSATION AND TO HAVE THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS WHO ARE BILINGUAL AND LAIL LITERALLY UH HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS AT THOSE MEETINGS, I THINK IT REALLY HELPS.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, CHIEF. APPRECIATE IT. I WANT TO ALSO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUAL PROGRESS ON THE U-VISAS. WE APPRECIATE HOW YOU’VE TAKEN IT ON AND GLAD TO HEAR YOU THINK IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS WE’LL BE ABLE TO LIFT THE TIME LIMIT. AND YOU’VE HARDLY MADE GREAT STRIDES ON THAT AND MUCH APPRECIATED. THIS WAS A TOUGH QUARTER.>>IT WAS.>>I THINK TO ME THERE ARE TWO THINGS GOING ON. ONE IS, LAST YEAR WAS STATISTICALLY AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR IN TERMS OF OUR CRIME NUMBERS IN DURHAM. WE HAD EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PROPERTY CRIME NUMBERS IN SOME CATEGORIES THE LOWEST CRIME IN 20-SOME YEARS.>>MM-HMM.>>IN SOME MAJOR CATEGORIES AND VIOLENT CRIME WAS ALSO DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIRST QUARTER LAST YEAR.>>YEP.>>SO COMPARED TO LAST YEAR WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THOSE GOOD NUMBERS LAST YEAR AS COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON SAID AND WE WERE HAPPY TO CELEBRATE IT AND RIGHTLY SO, BUT AS WE DID, YOU CONTINUALLY REMINDED US THAT THOSE WERE NOT ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE QUARTERS WE WERE GOING TO HAVE AND WE HAD A TOUGH QUARTER, ESPECIALLY HOMICIDES, VERY DISTRESSING TO ALL OF US AND I KNOW THEY WERE TO EVERYBODY IN THE DEPARTMENT AND EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY, AND EVRY TIME EACH OF THESE GUNSHOT — WHETHER A WOUND OR HOMICIDE — TERRIBLY DAMAGING TO ALL OF US AND WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE WORK YOU ALL DO IS AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND SUPPORT IT. UM, OUR, UM — I KNOW THAT THE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS TH THING ABOUT QUARTERLY CRIME REPORTING; IT GOES UP AND DOWN. WE KNOW OUR TREND OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS IS LIKE THIS BUT IT’S NOT STRAIGHT LIKE THIS, IT’S LIKE THIS, LIKE THIS, LIKE THIS, AND WE’RE IN ONE OF THESE QUARTERS AND IEMENT HOPEFUL WITH THE GOOD POLICE WORK WE CONTINUE TO DO BUT ALSO WITH SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY UH IN SO MANY WAYS WE’LL BE ABLE TO BRING THIS DOWN AGAIN NEXT QUARTERS AND I REALLY WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT, THAT THIS CAN’T BE THE JOB THAT WE EXPECT OUR POLICE TO DO, THAT WE’VE ALL GOT TO BE PITCHING IN. THE WORK YOU ALL DO TO WIN THE TRUST OF COMMUNITIES IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT AND YOU’VE DONE SO MUCH OF IT IN RECENT YEARS AND I KNOW THAT OUR COMMUNITY WILL RESPOND SO I UH JUST WANT TO APPRECIATE YOU AND APPRECIATE THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR.>>I’M GOING TO NOW ASK, WE’VE A NUMBER OF SPEAKERS AND I’LL ASK FOR THOSE SPEAKERS AND WE MAY HAVE MORE COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. THANK YOU, CHIEF.>>THANK YOU.>>WE HAVE — LET E ME COUNT THE NUMBER. WE HAVE 11 SPEAKERS. GIVE EACH SPEAKER THREE MINUTES AND I WOULD LIKE THE SPEAKERS AS CALLING NAMES IF YOU’D PLEASE LINE UP OVER HERE TO MY RIGHT STARTING WITH JAMES CHAVEZ, FOLLOWED BY MS. VICTORIA PETERSON, FOLLOWED BY MS. JACKIE WAGSTAFF, FOLLOWED BY MR. BURRNET, FOLLOWED BY MR. ROB BELLCHER. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, I MEAN GOOD EVENING. I WISH TO THANK YOU, MAYOR, AND THE COUNCIL GIVING ME E — >>COULD YOU SPEAK INTO THE MICAH LITTLE BIT MORE, HAVING A HARD TIME HEARING YOU. THANK YOU.>>OKAY. — JAMES CAVEZ 2813 ASH STREET IN DURHAM, PAC CORE FACILITATOR AND INFORMATION I’M GIVING YOU IS THE INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED AT OUR Y.E. SMITH EVENT, OKAY. AS YOU KNOW OR MAY NOT KNOW THAT TO MY KNOWLEDGE AND I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR TEN YEARS WITH THE DRIVER STREET [INDISCERNIBLE] ONCE WE CLOSE THOSE STREETS WITH BARRICADES NO CARS ARE SUPPOSED TO COME THROUGH THERE, AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NO ONE SUPPOSED TO HAVE PERMISSION TO ALLOW A CAR TO COME THROUGH THERE. WELL, SATURDAY, I PUT MY OWN LIFE IN JEOPARDY BECAUSE I STOOD IN FRONT OF CAR THAT WAS TRYING TO GET BY TO GO UP TO COME THROUGH AND FIND OUT THAT YOUR CAPTAIN OR YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT GAVE LADY PERMISSION TO DRIVE ONCE WE CLOSED IT AND WE HAD A – CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT AND ONE OF THE GUYS ASKED ME TO STOP AND STEP BACK AND HE STEPPED IN FRONT OF ME AND LET THE CAR GO ON UP THERE. MY QUESTION TO YOU ALL AS YOU LEAD THIS CTY I’M CALLING FOR A MEETING SO THIS CAN BE DISCUSSED OPENLY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THAT EVENT ASKED ME HOW DID THIS HAPPEN BECAUSE I WAS IN CHARGE OF BEING ONE OF THE ONES OUTSIDE TO MAKE SURE SAFETY GOES TO ALL AND NOT JUST ONE. OKAY? I I KNOW I’M BEING QUICK BECAUSE I ONLY GOT THREE MINUTES, BUT I WISH EACH AND EVERYONE WOULD COME OUT, GOT ANY QUSTION ASK ME ABOUT YOUR CAPTAIN AND I PUT HIS NAME IN THERE TO LET YOU KNOW WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE WE CHANGED INFORMATION, THAT HE TOLD ME HE DID NOT KNOW THE RULES AND REGULATION OF OUR EVENT AND WHAT’S [INDISCERNIBLE] FOLLOWING, AND IT’S ONE CHILD OR SOMEONE HAD GOT HIT, EVERY LAST ONE OF Y’ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT US, THE VOLUNTEERS AND THE STAFF THAT WAS IN CHARGE OF THAT EVENT BECAUSE SOMEHOW THAT CAR WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN THERE. I NEED YOU ALL TO COME AT THIS FORUM TO TALK TO US ABOUT THIS EVENT. OPENLY TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE I CANNOT SAY THAT THIS SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED, BUT IT DID, AND AS YOU KNOW IN JUNE THAT THERE’S IN JUNE WE ONCE AGAIN WILL BE HAVING OUR OPEN STREET FESTIVAL AND YOU SURE KNOWS WE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS. ALL RIGHT?>>THANK YOU. FIRST I’VE HEARD ABOUT IT. GLAD TO LOOK AT THE MATERIAL AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER AND MR. CHAVEZ. VICTORIA PETERSON, I DON’T SEE HERE RIGHT NOW. MS. JACKIE WAGSTAFF. PLEASE GIVE NAME AND ADDRESS. THREE MINUTES.>>JACKIE WAGSTAFF, DURHAM. MR. MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS, I UH REALLY WAS NOT GOING TO SPEAK, BUT THIS WEEKEND WAS JUST HORRIBLE. UM, WE HAD 14 MURDERS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL, HIGHER THAN ALL OF LAST YEAR. H.A. LIPSCOM FOLLOWED THREE GIRLS, RECENTLY RELEASED FROM PRISON BUT WAS WORKING THREE JOBS, LATEST MURDER ON LYNNWOOD, THAT WAS THE MURDER THAT HAPPENED AT 10:40, SATURDAY NIGHT. THREE MURDERS IN ONE SATURDAY. THAT WAS JUT MURDERS, BUT WE HAD A COUPLE SHOOTINGS DURING THE DAY AT 3:40 THERE WAS A GENTLEMAN THAT WAS SHOT. THIS IS TOO OFTEN THIS IS HAPPENING TOO MUCH. I DARE TO SAY I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH PASTOR MIDDLETON OVER THERE ABOUT THE WAY YOU APPROPRIATE YOUR FUNDS AND HOW YOU LOOK AT THINGS NOW IN DURHAM. IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THERE WERE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT SAID THAT THE OLDER POPULATION, WE’RE ANTIQUATED IN OUR IDEAS ARE NOT RELEVANT TO SOLUTIONS NOW AND WE NEED TO BE LISTENING TO THE MILLENNIALS, BUT WE’RE THE ONES THAT UNDERSTAND WHAT GOES ON IN THE COMMUNITY UH. WE KNOW THESE VICTIMS BY NAME. WE KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CREATING THE PROBLEMS IN THE COMMUNITY BY NAME. WE’RE THE ONES THAT UNDERSTAND THESE STREETS, BUT WE’RE THE ONES THAT ARE NEVER AT THE TABLE WHEN Y’ALL ARE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT WHT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS. YOU CHERRY-PICK THE PEOPLE THAT YOU BRING IN TO HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS. MOST OF THE TIME THOSE PEOPLE HAVE NO RELATIONSHIP TO THE COMMUNITY OTHER THAN BEING BLACK. THAT’S IT, BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON IN THESE STREETS, THE PEOPLE THAT YOU QUANTITY TO PUSH TO THE SIDE BECAUSE WE MAY BE LITTLE ANTIQUATED AND THINK DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE WE DO HAVE A LITTLE AGE, WE’VE BEEN OUT NEAR THESE STREETS A LONG TIME, WE UNDERSTAND THIS COMMUNITY. I’VE LOOKED AT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE THAT NOW I CAN’T LOOK AT ANYMORE. I’VE WATCHED THEM GROW UP IN THESE SCHOOLS OF DURHAM. I LOOKED THERE, I WENT TO THREE EVENTS — THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN FOR COMING TO AN EVENT SATURDAY — BUT I UH WENT TO THREE EVENTS SATURDAY AND MOST EVERY ONE OF THOSE EVENTS I SPOKE O WITH GUYS I’VE SEEN GROW UP AND I KNOW THEY’RE INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND EVERY ONE OF THEM SKIED THEM THE SAME QUESTION EVERY TIME THEY SEE ME: HOW AR YOU DOING? ARE YOU STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE AND THEY ALWAYS SAY, I’M TRYING TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. DO YOU KNOW WHERE I KU GET A JOB? ONE OF THE THINGS I DO KNOW ABOUT DURHAM AND IT’S POPULATION AND THIS CRIME PROBLEM WE HAVE, THIS HOUSING SITUATION WE HAVE OF NOT HAVING ANY, IS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THIS CRIME. YOU SHOW ME A PERSON THAT DOESN’T HAVE A SECURE HOUSING, I’LL SHOW YO A PERSON WHO’S GOING TO COMMIT A CRIME AND SOME MORE.>>THANK YOU. MR. BURNETT.>>[INDISCERNIBLE].>>PULL JUST A LITTLE BIT FARTHER BACK FROM THE MIKE, YEAH, THERE YOU GO.>>WE BE ON THE STREET — >>BACK UP.>>– GROUNDS IN THE STREETS, RIGHT, NOBODY ELSE IS OUT THERE, RIGHT SO YOU HAVE TO FIGURE, WE TALK TO THE FAMILIES OF PEOPLE THAT HAD LOST PEOPLE DUE TO GUN VIOLENCE, RIGHT? SO THAT’S OUR FOCUS. OUR FOCUS ALSO IS BUILDING A BETTER DURHAM, RIGHT? BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BUILDING A BETTER DURHAM WHEN I RIDE THROUGH THE CITY OF DURHAM, I RIDE THROUGH A CITY WITH HUGE BUILDINGS, I RIDE PAST POLICE HEADQUARTERS DOWNTOWN ACROSS FROM A COMMUNITY, A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, RIGHT? WHEN WE TALK ABOT THESE THINGS, WE TALK ABOUT PUSHING PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, RIGHT? WITH THAT MONEY AND ALL THOSE BILLIONS AN BILLIONS OF DOLLAR, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN USE IN OUR COMMUNITIES PUT IN RESOURCES INSIDE OUR COMMUNITIES TO HELP PEOPLE TO REFORM THEMSELVES. INSTEAD, IT’S A PUSH OUT. TO ME PERSONALLY, I DON’T THINK THE NUMBER’S RIGHT ON MURDERS. HONESTLY. TO BE EXACT. I UH MEAN, I KNOW Y’ALL ARE TIRED, I’M TIRED. WE GET ON THE GROUNDS CONSISTENTLY IN THE COMMUNITY. [INDISCERNIBLE] SO WHEN STOP FIRE THING COME OUT ULTIMATELY RESPOND IN TIME ENOUGH I’VE DONE BEEN OUT THERE WHEN THERE HAVE BEEN SHOTS FIED AND IT TAKE AN OFFICER A LONG TIME TO GET OUT THERE. THAT’S NOT GOOD. SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT PROBLEM? NEXT PROBLEM IS US BEING IN THE COMMUNITY TRYING TO BUILD THE COMMUNITY ESTABLISHES A LOT FOR US BECAUSE WE WORK WITH THE YOUNG YOUTH VERY CLOSELY AND WE LOVE OUR KIDS OUT THERE. AND, UM, IF WE COULD REBUILD OUR COMMUNITIES AND POOL OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER, THEN WE COULD SEE A BETTER DURHAM WITH THE PEOPLE OF DURHAM NOT BEING AFRAID TO GO TALK TO THE PEOPLE OF DURHAM THAT LIVE IN THE CITY OF DURHAM, THAT LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF DURHAM. THE CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE DECISION MAKINGS TOO. YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I THINK AND I TRULY UH BELIEVE THAT IF WE BUILD THAT COMMUNITY AND IF WE BUILD THAT VILLAGE, THEN WE CAN RAISE ALL OUR KIDS. THAT’S MY CONCERN.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW HEAR FROM MR. ROB BELLCHER. WELCOME AND PLEASE GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.>>ROB BELCHER, 4823, DURHAM. CHANCE TO CHANGE ORGANIZATION. FILE NEW ORGANIZATION AND I DEFINITELY WANT TO COME OUT SAYING I’M DEFINITELY ADVOCATE FOR SHOTS FIRED. I’M SAYING THAT BECAUSE WE HAD 13-YEAR-OLD GET SHOT IN MccDUE GAULD TERRACE. IF WE HAD A SPOT SHOTTER, IT WOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW THE POLICE, OKAY, IT CAME FROM HERE, CAME FROM THERE BECAUSE WHEN YOU COME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD EVERYONE KNOWS NOBODY SEEN ANYTHING AND I KNOW POLICE ARE TIRED OF DEALING WITH THAT. BUT SPOT SHOTTER’S NOT GOING TO BE AN ISSUE, IT’S GOING TO TELL WHAT IT SAW. WE GOT $2.4 MILLION TO GET IT, LET’S GET IT. IF WE CAN GO THROUGH PROBATIONARY PERIOD TO SEE IF IT WORKS. LIVES ARE AT STAKE. ALSO IF CHIEF NEEDS MRM, IT’S IN THE BUDGET, I UH SAW IT, LET’S GET THEM. IF SHE NEEDS 72, LET’S GET HER 72. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE WAITING THREE YEARS, I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT PART BUT WE NEED WHAT WE NEED. IN THREE YEARS, IF WE GIVING HER 20 YEAR — LET’S GIVE HER WHAT WE NEED. WE’RE FIGHTING A WAR WE NEED WHAT WE NEED TO WIN. I’M PROPOSING, TOTALLY BEHIND LET’S GET THE SHOT SPOTTER AND OFFICERS ALONG WITH HAVING OFFICERS, I’M ASKING THAT WE CAN HAVE OFFICERS MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND LIKE I SAID LAST TIME I SPOKE, JUST HAVING BOOTS ON THE GROUND, SEEING THESE POLICE WALK AROUND, IT JUST, IT PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE CALL ON THE STREET, IT MAKE THE SIUATION HOT, NOBODY WANTS TO BE DONG CRIME WHEN POLICE ARE WALKING AROUND ALL THE TIME. E6SHD ES HIP TO A POLICE CAR SITTING THERE AND ITS EMPTY, OKAY. EVEN DOING A SHOOTING POLICE WERE ON WORK THAT DAY IN THE MAC, I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED. EVEN WITH THE SCHEDULE IN McDUE GALD TERRACE THERE’S A TIME WHEN NO ONE’S THRE AND THERE’S A SUBSTATION IN McDUE GAULD. I’M BEHIND LET’S GET THOSE OFFICERS FOR THE CHIEF, LET’S ROLLING, WE HAVE IT, LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN. LASTLY, ALSO I WAS GOING TO SAY FOR A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION GOING ON, A LOT OF CRIMES GOING ON BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE DON’T HAVE MONEY AND A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT OF TOWN FUNDING THESE PROJECTS I THINK THEY SHOULD HIRE SOME PEOPLE FROM DURHAM TO ACTUALLY BUILD TO WORK ON THAT CONSTRUCTION SITE. THAT SHOULD BE A CRITERIA AND THAT’S ALL. I’M DONE, CHIEF.>>TANK YOU VERY MUCH, WE PRIESHLT YOU BEING HERE.>>YES, SIR, NO PROBLEM.>>ALL RIGHT. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS I BELIEVE THIS IS MONICA ROSA AND WE HAVE INTERPRETATION.IF SHE NEEDS ->>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>GOOD EVENING, MONICA ROSA AND UH YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF LISA ONE, VISA U, AND I WANTED TO START BY INTRODUCING.>>OKAY, UM — [SPEAKING SPANISH].>>SO THANK YOU FOR THE CHIEF OF POLICE FOR HER REPORT IN KNOWING THAT MORE VICTIMS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY, BUT ALSO POLICE KNOW THAT WE WON’T STOP UNTIL RESTRICTIONS ARE TAKEN AWAY.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>THE FIGHT CONTINUES WE ALL WANT TO CHANGE, WE WANT SAFE COMMUNITIES AND WE ALL HAVE TO FIGHT T ACHIEVE THIS.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>AND WE HAVE TO FIGHT TOGETHER. WE MAY NOT HAVE GREEN CARD BUT THAT SHOULDN’T MAKE DIFFERENCE.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>SO WE CAN FIGHT HAN-TO-HAND, SO LET’S CONTINUE WITH — WE SHOULD ALL [INDISCERNIBLE] VISA U AND SAFETY COMMUNITIES.>>GRACIAS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND NOW WE’LL HEAR FROM MARGARITA OCAMPO.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. THANK YOU. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU BECAUSE MY CERTIFICATION OF VISA U WAS SIGNED.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>SO I WANT TO ASK FOR RESTRICTIONS TO BE TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT NEED SUPPORT, THEY NEED THIS VISA. THAT’S ALL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>NEXT SPEAKER, THE ONLY NAME I SEE HERE IS FEEDAY.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>NO? OH, OKAY. HELLO, GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, PLEASE?>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>I WAS VICTIM OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF MY CHILDREN AND HUSBAND BECAUSE ALSO MY CERT FI UH CASE WAS SIGNED — KRRTIFICATION WAS SIGNED BUT I WANT TO REQUEST THIS TO CONTINUE BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE IN FEAR AND THAT HAVE GONE TO TRAUMAS ALSO SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO APPLY OR WORK WITH VISA U.>>GRACIAS.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ERICA ROJAS.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>IN 2008 I WAS VICTIM OF CRIME AND APPLYING FOR VISA U AND I WANT TO ASK TO PLEASE TAKE AWAY RESTRICTION SO I CAN GET VISA U AND LEGALLY BE ABLE TO WORK. WE ARE WORKING FAMILIES AND SINCE THIS HAPPENEDED I’VE BEEN SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION AND FEAR BECAUSE OF ROBBERIES AND THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS LIKE ME THAT MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATIONS OR HOW TO REACH FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP, SO THAT’S WHY I WANTED TO COME HERE AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT TO ASK FOR VISA TO BE RESTRICTIONS TO BE TAKEN AWAY. THANK YOU.>>GRACIAS.>>GRACIAS. COULD YOU TELL HER THE CHIEF HAS SAID THAT IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS SHE’S PLANNING TO LIFT TIME RESTRICTIONS.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT SPEAKER — >>[LOW AUDIO].>>IN WHICH MONTH? MARCH.>>[LOW AUDIO].>>AFTER WHICH ONE WILL SHE BE ABLE TO APPLY?>>IT’LL BE ANNOUNCED IN PUBLIC. IT WILL BE PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS PEMONTEL. WELCOME. PLEASE GIVE US NAME AND ADDRESS.>>[SPEAKING SPANISH].>>[SPEAKING SPANISH]. 311 SO 311 SOUTH SAUL STREET. I’VE BEEN VICTIM OF DURHAM SEVEN TIMES. ENCOURAGE ALL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WE HAVE HONEST CONVERSIONS WITH OUR COMMUNITIES. WE’VE BEEN OUTREACH IN COMMUNITY AT FLEA MARKET TALKING WITH LATINOS HERE. THEY MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR U-VISA BUT BECAUSE OF THE TIME REACHING, THEY CANNOT APPLY, SO NOW WE HAVE MILD PROGRESSIVE CITY COUNCIL IN DURHAM SO WE NEED ACTION. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE GOP, [INDISCERNIBLE] BUT WE IN DURHAM WE HAVE TYPE OF POLICY THAT LIMIT US TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR YUSHGS U-VISA. A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW WHAT U VISA BUT THEY UH CAN APPLY IF THEY WERE VICTIMS OF A CRIME. ESSENTIAL BECAUSE WE LIVE IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE AL THESE CRIMES ARE HAPPENING AND BUT ALSO TIMES WE SEE ALL THESE PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF PRIVILEGE, THEY DON’T LIVE IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS BUT THEY DON’T PROVIDE [INDISCERNIBLE] THAT OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS. PLEASE, WE NEED TO LISTEN TO VICTIMS, LISTEN TO COMMUNITIES WHO ARE AFFECTED. EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND WE HEAR ABOUT PEOPLE — I WAS A VICTIM 20 YEARS AGO. I WAS A VICTIM LIKE 12 YEARS AGO AND THEN I’VE BEEN A VICTIM AGAIN, SO WE NEED TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS. SO, WE NEED TO GO TO THE OUR COMMUNITIES AND LISTEN TO THEM. BECAUSE WE PICK TEXAS, SO THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM US TOO.>>THANK YOU. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. GARRETT, WELCOME. NAME AND ADDRESS AND THREE MINUTES.>>DENNIS, I REALLY AIN’T HEAR TO TALK WITH CITY COUNCIL, I’M HERE TO TALK TO THE P PUBLIC. I’M GOING TO RUN FOR CITY COUNCIL BECAUSE I’M TIRED OF EVERY TIME WE HAVE MEETINGS WE COME IN — THEY ALREADY DONE HAVE THEIR MEETING. ALREADY KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT BEFORE THEY UH GOT HERE. THREE MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT SOMEBODY JUST BEEN KILLED. CHIEF, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE DOING A GREAT, A LOT OF THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY. THANK YOU TO MAYOR, THANK UH YOU FOR ALL Y’ALL DOING AND ALL YOU GOING TO DO BUT IT AIN’T ENOUGH, IT AIN’T ENOUGH, SO WE NEED TO PUT PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE THAT UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE STREETS. I’M FROM THE STREETS AND I GOT A PASS SO THEY GOING TO COME UP WITH ALL THE DIRT ABOUT MY PAST. I’M FROM THE STREETS SO I GOT A PAST BUT I’M GOING TO RUN FOR CITY COUNCIL AND I’M ASKING YOU VOTE FOR ME SO PEOPLE LIKE ME CAN BE BACK THERE WHEN THEY MAKE THOSE DECISIONS.>>THANK YOU, MR. GARRETT. ALL RIGHT. THAT CONCLUDESES THE SPEAKERS. COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN AND ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS AND THEN WE’LL MOVE ON TO NEXT ITEM.>>QUESTION FOR CHIEF DAVIS.>>CHIEF, QUESTION FO YOU. ALMOST MADE IT TO THE DOOR. YES, MA’AM.>>SPECIFICALLY THE REASON THAT THE LADIES SPEAKING TODAY ASKING ABOUT U-VISA REASINATES TO ME THAT ALL CRIMES SHOULD BE REPORTED EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE AND AFTER REPORTING IT IT’S MORE THAN THE REPORT IT’S ACTUALLY HAVING INVESTIGATIONS THAT ACTUALLY FOLLOW-UP TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS AND TO TRACK AND CREATE THE SAFETY THAT’S NEEDED. HOW WOULD YOU DO THAT IF YOU WERE LIMITED FROM HAVING THOSE 25 OFFICERS YOU ASKED FOR INITIALLY?>>WELL, WE WILL WORK WITH THE RESOURCES WE HAVE AT HAND, ESPECIALLY TO FOLLOW-UP ON CRIMES, INVESTIGATORS TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND FOLLOW-UP WITH OUR VICTIMS ON VARIOUS TYPES OF CRIMES. ABSOLUTELY GIVES US MORE FLEXIBILITY TO PREPARE OUR OFFICERS TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND TO ADD SUPPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT. MADE A COMMENT ABOUT EVEN THE EXPLOSION A COUPLE WEEKS AGO THAT WAS MY OBSERVATION. MY OBSERVATION AT THE EXPLOSION WAS THAT I HAD OFFICERS AND INVESTIGATORS WHO WERE NOT IN UNIFORM WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN UNIFORM AT A SCENE THAT CATASTROPHIC TRYING TO MANAGE TRAFFIC CONTROL. IF IT WERE A DIFFERENT KIND OF INCIDENT IN MY HEAD I WAS THINKING THAT I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS A PERSON WHO IS REALLY SOMEONE WHO IS THERE TO MANAGE TRAFFIC CONTROL OR IS IT SOMEBODY WHO I SHOULDN’T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO BECAUSE I ROLLED UP ON THAT PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL, BUT IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT THE RESOURCES, NOT JUST ABOUT PATROLLING BUT ABOUT A CITY THAT IS EXPERIENCING UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES AND MITIGATING THOSE TYPES OF OCCURRENCES. I UH LOOK AT A OUR STAFFING FROM A WHOLISTIC STANDPOINT AND NOT JUST HAVING OFFICERS ON THE STREET, BUT HOW DO WE MATRICULATE TO ANOTHER LEVEL AND HAVE BETTER OFFICERS, THAT THE TYPE OF TRAINING FOR OUR OFFICERS — I KNOW THS ISN’T A BUDGET MEETING OR ANYTHING BUT JUST TO RESPOND TO THAT, MAKING SURE THEY HAVE TIME TO TRAIN AND BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO CITIZENS APPROPRIATELY AS WELL, SO, UM, I WOULD HOPE WE WOULDN’T WAIVER AS RELATING TO RESPONDING TO VICTIMS, ESPECIALLY VICTIMS THAT EXPECT POLICE DEPARTMENT TO COME AND HELP THEM FIND JUSTICE IN THEIR PARTICULAR SITUATION, SO.>>THANK YOU. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO ASK, UM, SO YOU MENTIONED THE EXPLOSION, I’M JUST WONDERING HOW EFFICIENT IT IS TO ACTUALLY HAVE OFFICERS WORKING OVERTIME RATHER THAN HAVING ADDITIONAL OFFICERS.>>[INDISCERNIBLE] WE WORK UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES LIKE THAT. IF WE HAVE AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE WE’RE GOING TO WORK IT AS LONG AS WE HAVE TO BUT THAT SHOULDN’T BE THE DAILY O OPERATION AND FROM MY STANDPOINT THE TYPE OF WORK THEY DO EVERY DAY REQUIRES, UM, AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF DOWN TIME FROM THEIR DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES AS OPPOSED TO TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AND SOMETIMES JUST LIKE KIDS YOU GOT TO TELL THEM TO STOP. THEY’LL KEEP FILLING IN THE GAPS UNTIL SOMETIMES THEY BREAK, AND UNFORTUNATELY AN OFFICER BREAKING IS DIFFERENT FROM SOMEONE WORKING FOR CORPORATE AMERICA BREAKING, SO, UH, WE’LL CONTINUE TO EVALUATE OUR OFFICERS AND NOW WE’RE MANAGING THEIR OVERTIME AND SUPPLEMENTAL AS WELL SO THAT THEY AREN’T WORKING AS MANY HOURS AS THEY HAVE, YOU KNOW, BEFORE. WHILE I’M STANDING HERE TOO, I WANT TO ALSO RESPOND TO COUNCIL MEMBER ALSTON, I HAVE THOSE NUMBERS IN MY NOTES I JUST COUNT SEE THEM. THE DECREASE BY 12% COMPARED TO 61 MULTIVICTIM FIREARM INCIDENCE. DID I I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?>>YES, THANK YOU.>>CHIEF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE APPRECIATE YOU. THANKS FOR THE REPORT AND WE’RE LUCKY TO HAVE YOU.>>THANK UH, YOUR SIR.>>GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU DO.>>THANK YOU.>>GOING TO MOVE ON NOW TO NEXT ITEM: 26. PATTERSON PLACE COMPACT SUBURBAN DESIGN (CSD) DISTRICT TEXT AMENDMENT AND ZONING MAP CHANGE (TC1800009 AND Z1800030). WE’LL NOW HEAR THE REPORT FROM STAFF.>>GOOD EVENING, LISA MILLER WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT. I’D LIKE TO START OFF BY STATING FOR THE RECORD THAT ALL PLANNING DEPARTMENT HEARING ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADVERTISED AND NOTICED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW AND AFFIDAVIT OF ALL NOTICES ON FILE IN PLANNING DEPARTMENT. BRIEF INTRODUCE TO BEGIN YOUR CONSIDERATION OF THE PATTERSON PLACE COME FACT SUBURBAN DESIGN DISTRICT TOIGHT. THIS PROJECT INCLUDES CREATION OF NEW ZONING REGULATION WITH EXISTING AUTO-ORIENTED CONTEXT THROUGH UDO. IT APPLIED TO PATTERSON PLACE THROUGH ZONING MAP CHANGE, ESTABLISHING PLACEMENT OF THREE SUB DISTRICT: CORE, SUPPORT ONE, AND SUPPORT TWO. FINALLY INCLUDES PROPOSED FUTURE STREET NETWORK TO BE PLACED AS PROPERTY IS DEVELOPED OR REDEVELOPED IN ORDER TO ENSURE SHORTER BLOCK SIZES AND MULTIMODAL DESIGN STANDARDS. THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY MYRIAD OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN POLICIES AND IS CULMINATION OF WORK BY STAFF AND STAKEHOLDERS THAT BEGAN IN ACT 2016 AFTER COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER BOUNDARIES WERE REASSESSED. ALSO USEFUL TO NOTE THAT MANY LONG-STANDING HME OWNERS IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN EXPECTING AND WAITING FOR THIS CHANGE LONG BEFORE OUR WORK WITH THIS PROJECT BEGAN. I’D LIKE MOSTLY TO TALK ABOUT WHY IN LIGHT OF THE DISCONTINUATION OF DURHAM-ORANGE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT STAFF BELIEVES THIS SHOULD CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD. AS MENTIONED AT YOUR WORK SESSION IN MARCH WHEN THIS QUESTION WAS RAISED, ALBEIT IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT CONTEXT IN TERMS OF THE PROJECT, STAFF HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO THINK ABOUT THIS SCENARIO AT LEAST A HANDFUL OF TIMES IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS WHILE PROJECT HAS BEEN UNDERWAY AND LIGHT RAIL PROJECT EXPERIENCED OBSTACLES. WE CONTINUE TO REACH THE SAME CONCLUSION WHICH IS THAT WHETHER THE TRANSIT SYSTEM PROOE PRECEDES OR FOLLOWS WE NEED TO CREATE DENSE, WALKABLE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS IN PARTS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO ACCOMMODATE GROWTH WE’RE EXPERIENCING. PATTERSON PLACE IS UNIQUELY SERVED IN XASSON TO OUR OTHER ADOPTED COMPACT NEIGHBOR HOODZ TIER BUS EXISTING HIGH UH CAPACITY ROADWAYS AND WELL-USED REGIONAL AND LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE. IN ADDITION IT’S LOCATION MAKE IT BEST CANDIDATE OF EXISTING TIERS TO IMPLEMENT THIS PROJECT WITHOUT DUFRM ORANGE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT. ALSO SHORT-RANGE PLANS TO INCREASE FREQUENCY OF EXISTING TRANSIT SERVICE BOTH LOCALLY FOR 15-MINUTE HEADWAYS ON THE ROUTE 10 BOTH TO SERVE PATTERSON PLACE AND NEW HOPE COMMONS ON EITHER SIDE OF 15-501 AND REGIONALLY WITH TH RESHOUTS OF 405 ROUTE TO PATTERSON PLACE SHOPPING CENTER. WE BELIEVE THAT THE DEVELOPMENT THAT CAN BE CREATED YOU SHALL DESIGN DITRICT FRAMEWORK IS BETTER THAN WHAT CURRENT DESIGNATIONS ALLOW. WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE KIND OF DEVELOPMENT THAT CAN HELP US GROW MORE SUSTAINIBLY IN AREAS THAT HAVE EXISTING STRUCTURE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE WHETHER THAT IS INTENTED TO BE IMPROVED WHETHER THROUGH ADDITIONAL LANES ON I 40, MODIFICATIONS TO 15-501 CORRIDOR OR LIFT STATION UPGRADE. WHEN PROPERTY REDEVELOPS — AND WE BELIEVE IT WILLEN WITHOUT THE LIGHT RAIL — WE WANT TO WHEN SURE WALKABLE PLACES. BONUS STRUCTURE THAT SIGNIFICANTLY INCENTIVIZES PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE UNITS. ALONG WITH THAT, WE CONTINUE TO COMMIT TO MONITORING AND REASSESSING THAT PARTICULAR IN NUMBER OF UNITS THAT ARE CREATED AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE DESIGN DISTRICT REGULATIONS WHICH WE HAVE CONSISTENTLY MONITORED AND MODIFIED AS NEEDED SINCE INITIAL IMPUTATION IN 2010 WITH DOWNTOWN DESIGN DISTRICT. WE ALSO CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THERE’S GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE CREATION OF CONNECTIONS ACROSS I 40 TO CREATE LOW E CALL CIRCULATION FROM GATEWAY TO EAST TOWN THROUGH NEW HOPE COMMONS INTO PATTERSON PLACE. IT’S ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT SOME OF THE DURHAM’S ELECTED ADDITIONALS ON DURHAM GO TRIANGLE BOARD — FOR TRANSIT TYPES. AS WORK ON NEW TRANSIT PLAN AND NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR DURHAM BEGIN, WE’LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THIS AREA CONTINUES TO BE A PRIORITY FOR HIGH FREQUENCY/HIGH CAPACITY TRANSIT TO SERVE THE LAND USE VISION CARRIED OUT IN THE PROJECT. HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THE PROJECT OR GO INTO GREATER DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL. AS NOTED IN MEMO THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING RESULTS HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED BY THE TIME THE MEMO WENT OUT. PLANNING COMMISSION DID VOTE ON THE THREE DIFFERENT PIECES OF THE PROJECT. VOTED TO REC MEANT AGAINST THE PROJECT 5-6 ON THE TEXT AMENDMENT, 5 WILL HAVE 6 ON ZONING MAP CHANGE AND 4-7 ON STREET NETWORK. I WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WE HAVE FIVE MOTIONS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY AT THE TIME THAT YOU’RE READY TO TAKE ACTION ON THE ITEM. CONSISTENCY STATEMENT FOR THE TEXT AMENDMENT. TEXT AMENDMENT ITSELF, CONSISTENCY STATEMENT FOR THE ZONING MAP CHANGE. ZONING MAP CHANGE, ITSELF, AND THE RESOLUTION ON THE STREET NETWORK. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU HAVE HEARD THE REPORT FROM STAFF AND I’M NOW GING TO DECLARE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AND I’M GOING TO ASK FIRST IF THRE ARE AN MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WHO HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR MS. MILLER AT THIS POINT?>>JUST ONE QUESTION REGARDING THE WAY THAT THE COMPACT DISTRICT IS DESIGNED IS BASED ON THE LIGHT RAIL AND I KNOW THAT ITS ACCOUNTED FOR THAT RAIL LINE; IN THE SAME WAY DO YOU THINK IT WOULD ACCOUNT FOR — IF YOU PAUSE TO SAY TO LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS, SPECIFICALLY AROUND — THERE’S SO MUCH GREEN SPACE IN THAT AREA AND WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IS ADDING A WHOLE LOT MORE CONCRETE AND I’M CONCERNED THAT WHAT WATER RUNOFF WILL LOOK LIKE AND HOW STORMWATER WILL BE HANDLED AND I’M NOT SURE THAT THE CURRENT — I MEAN THE CURRENT DISTRICT PLAN ACCOUNTS FOR THAT AND I WANT TO VERIFY IF IT DOES O NOT.>>PART OF THE REASON WE CREATED THE COMPACT SUBURBAN DESIGN DESIGNATION AS OPPOSED TO USING ONE OF THE EXISTING WHICH ARE COMPACT AND DOWNTOWN WAS BECAUSE WE FELT LIKE AS OPPOSED TO THE AREAS WHERE WE’VE PREVIOUSLY PUT REGULATIONS IN PLACE WE HAD AN EXISTING CONTEXT WHERE IT WASN’T AS CONSTRAINED OF A TIGHT URBAN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWED US TO DO MORE WITH CREATING GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE OPPORTUNITY IN THE STREETSCAPE REQUIRING A GREATER AMOUNT OF OPEN SPACE ALLOWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN ROOFS AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO BE PART OF PARKING STRUCTURES THAT ARE CREATED. THINGS THAT WE THOUGHT WE HAD OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY TO DO MORE ON THOSE THINGS THAT ARE HARDER TO DO IN A MORE CONSTRAINED URBAN ENVIRONMENT.>>THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT? MAYOR PRO TEM.>>THANK YOU. I UH JUST HAD COUPLE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DENSITIES THAT WERE DEVELOPED AND WHETHER YOU ALL THINK THOSE DENSITIES COULD BE SUPPORTED BY A LIGHT RAIL ALTERNATIVE OF BUS RAPID TRANSIT OR ARE THEY NOW HIGHER THAN WHAT WE WOULD EXPECT BUS RAPID TRANSIT TO SUPPORT GIVEN THAT WE DEVELOP THEM BASED ON THINKING LIGHT RAIL?>>SURE. SO THE BY-RIGHT DENSITY PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE USE OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS. OUR SLIGHT INCREASE OVER WHAT — OUR APPROACH WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS — LET ME STEP BACK A SECOND — IS TO SLIGHTLY INCREASE DENSITY KIND OF OVERALL THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT AS E OPPOSED TO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE LIKE WE DID WITH DOWNTOWN OR NINTH STREET, AND THEN ONLY ALLOW THAT REALLY BIG BUMP WHEN YOU ARE PROVIDING 15% AFFORDABLE UNITS. SO THE DENSITIES THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ARE BETWEEN NINE AND 30 UNITS PER ACRE THAT ARE BY-RIGHT. I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS SUPPORT BUS RAPID TRANSIT AND ANY UNITS WE GET ABOVE THAT DENSITY IS GOING TO BE BECAUSE WE’VE CREATED AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS SO I THINK THE OPPORTUNITY THERE, UM, AND THE ABILITY TO SERVE WITH BUS RAPID TRANSIT, I THINK, IT’S COMPLETELY DOABLE.>>GREAT. THANK YOU. DO YOU THINK THAT GIVEN THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A LIGHT STATION THERE, THAT THERE WILL BE DESIRE TOR MARKET FOR THOSE SORT OF LARGER BUILDINGS WE WERE HOPEFUL COULD INCLUDE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT?>>GREAT QUESTION. WE HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE AND KIND OF INCREASING AS WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT INTEREST IN LAND DEVELOPMENT IN THAT AREA AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THAT WAS LIGHT RAIL DEPEND BECAUSE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LIGHT RAIL HADN’T BEGUN AND WAS PROJECTED TEN YEARS OUT. THERE’S INTEREST IN DEVELOPMENT THERE CURRENTLY AND PART OF THE REASON WE FEEL IT’S IMPORTANT TO MOVE THIS FORWARD NOW IS BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS THE AREA DEVELOPS THAT IT DOESN’T DEVELOP IN THE EXISTING PATTERN AND KIND OF LOSE OUR OPPORTUNITY TO GET A LOT OF THE GROWTH HAPPENING HERE IN JOBS AND HOUSING TO HAPPEN IN A MORE CON TENSE WALKABLE MIX-USE FASHION.>>OKAY. THERE WERE A COUPLE O COMMENTS IN THE MEMO ABOUT ALL OF THE NATURAL LOW OCCURRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THIS AREA AND THE STRATEGY TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE SOME OF THAT AS DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES. COULD YOU GIVE US UPDATE ON WHAT WORK HAS HAPPENED TOWARDS THAT AND KIND OF WHERE WE ARE ON THAT?>>SURE. SO WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO LOOK AT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MAINTAINING THAT NATURALLY OCCURRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING. MOST OF IT IS WITHIN THE 60-80% AMI RANGE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DO THINK WAS THE CASE PREVIOUSLY AND PROBABLY MORE SO NOW WITH THE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT NOT ON THE BOOKS IS THAT WE DON’T BELIEVE THERE’S GOING TO BE MEDIATE PRESSURE ON THOSE UNITS AND SO HAVING TIME TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENTS THERE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FUND RETAINING THAT AFFORDABILITY IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TIME TO DO.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER REEE.>>THANK YOU. HOW’S IT GOING TONIGHT? WE HAD A SPECIFIC ISSUE RAISED BY SOMEONE WHO CAME TO TALK TO US ABOUT CONJUGATE LIVING FACILITIES AND THE FACT THEY’RE CONSIDERED RESIDENTIAL WTH RESPECT TO PROJECTS WITH AND WITHOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT IF OR WHY THAT MAKES SENSE IN THIS CONTEXT GIVEN THAT THOSE CONGREGATE LIVING FACILITIES — HOW OR IF THAT MAKES SENSE TO BE CATEGORIZED IN THAT RESIDENTIAL PORTION.>>SURE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE’VE HAD A CHANCE TO JUST BRIEFLY LOOK AT AS IT WAS RAISED RELATIVELY RECENTLY, BUT CERTAINLY IT SEEMS LIKE THERE MAY BE A GOOD ARGUMENT USING THE NON-RESIDENTIAL HEIGHT FOR THE GROUP LIVING CATEGORIES WITHIN THE USE TABLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS EVENING WE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO FULLY VET THAT AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE WERE NO UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THAT SO IT’S SOMETHING WE LET THAT INDIVIDUAL KNOW THAT WE COULD ENTERTAIN AN OMNIBUS TEXT AMENDMENT TO ADDRESS THAT.>>SO WE THINK UH THAT MIGHT BE — YOU’LL DO WORK ON THAT AND COME BACK TO US LATER? FANTASTIC, I APPRECIATE THAT. LAST QUESTION IS MORE OF A — I’M GOING TO SAVE IT UNTIL AFTER PUBLIC HEARING. THANK YOU.>>MAYOR PRO TEM.>>YOU’RE THE BSZ.>>I’M THE BOSS. WE’VE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM. FIRST SPEAKER IS MICHAEL WALTER. THANK YOU. THREE MINUTES AND PLEASE GIVE US NAME AND ADDRESS.>>MICHAEL WATT DROP, 5324 McFARLAND IN HEART OF PATTERSON PLACE. THANK COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT I WAS ABLE TO MEET WITH TODAY. WE HAD GOOD DISCUSSION AND CHARLIE THANK YOU FOR RAISING THAT QUESTION. I HAVE DONE A LOT OF THINKING ABOUT THIS, HAD PLENTY OF TIME, DECADES OF TIME TO THINK ABOUT PATTERSON PLACE. I SUPPORT TE PROJECT. THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT ARE REALLY VERY GOOD COMING OUT OF THIS. THE STREET DESIGNS, YOU KNOW, JUST A NUMBER OF THINGS. I UH HAVE SOME CONCERN — EXCUSE ME T STREET SECTIONS, NOT NECESSARILY THE STREET PLAN, THE STREET NETWORK PLAN. I’M CONCERNED ABOUT THE STREET NETWORK PLAN AND ITS INTERFACE WITH 15-501 CORRIDOR DESIGNS THAT WERE JUST MADE AVAILABLE, YOU KNOW, A FEW DAYS AGO AND THEN OF COURSE THERE’S THE OPEN QUESTION OF WHAT WE DO IF ANYTHING TO PUT A REPLACEMENT FOR LIGHT RAIL IN THE CORRIDOR. SO I’M CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO — I COUNT DO IT IF I WANTED TO BUT I DON’T WANT THE PERFECT TO BE THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD. I SUPPORT THE PROJECT. I KNOW THEE’S BEEN A LOT OF WORK GONE INTO THIS. I HANDED OVER OUR OWN PRIVATE EFFORTS TO COME UP WITH COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN THAT WAS STILL AN OPTION AS A PRIVATELY-INITIATED VENTURE IN OCTOBER OF 2014. FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEAR ACE UH I GO WAS WHEN WE BASICALLY UH SAW THE START OF THIS PROCESS, AND IT’S GOOD TO SEE SOMETHING COME OUT OF IT AT THIS POINT AND ALLOW US TO MOVE FORWARD BUT AGAIN, I THINK THERE’S A NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT I HOPE YOU WILL TAKE INTEREST IN AND THEY ALL RELATE TO THE BIG HAND-MADEN OF LONG USE PLAN CHG IS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND WE’VE GOT A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF OURSELVES. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. NEXT SPEAKER IS ROBERT HEELY.>>I DON’T BELIEVE WE DID THE THING WHERE WE ALLOCATE TIME TO ASSIGN.>>SORRY. WE SURE DIDN’T.>>SORRY.>>MY BAD. OKAY. BOB, HANG ON ONE SEC. I’VE BEEN — >>– REPURPOSED.>>TEXT COMMITMENT [LOW AUDIO].>>OKAY. MR. HALL HERE? WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOURS AS A PROPONENT OR OPPONENT?>>[INDISCERNIBLE].>>YOU’RE UNDECIDED.>>[INDISCERNIBLE].>>OKAY. I GOT IT.>>[INDISCERNIBLE].>>OKAY. GOOD. THANK YOU. WE’RE GOING TO SAY, LET’S SEE WE GOT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR PEOPLE WHO’VE SIGNED UP AS PROPONENTS. WE HAVE ONE, TWO PEOPLE WHO’VE SIGNED UP UH AS OPPONENT. WE HAVE ONE PERSON, MR. HALL. WHAT I’M GOING TO DO IS, I’M GOING TO GIVE THREE MINUTES TO EACH OF THE SPEAKERS. WE’LL SEE IF THE OPPONENT WHO IS DON’T HAVE AS MANY SPEAKERS NEED MORE TIME, OKAY? MR. HEELY, WELCOME.>>READY?>>YES.>>BOB HEELY, 839 CINCH FIELD BEEN RESIDENT FOR 32 YEARS AND FOR LAST 27 YEARS I HAVE BEEN THE CHAIR OR COCHILDREN CHAIR OF THE NEW HOPE CREEK ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH HAS ADVISED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 1992 NEW HOPE PLAN. THIS HAS RESULTED IN PROTECTION INVESTMENT OF OVER $5 MILLION IN FEDERAL, STTE, AND LOCAL AND PRIVATE FUNDS TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE NEW HOPE CORRIDOR FOR BOTH NATURAL VALUES AND PUBLIC RECREATION. ONE OF THE THINGS HAS BEEN THE COUNCIL IN 2005, VOTED TO ALONG WITH ALL OTHER JURISDICTIONS TO RAISE THE BRIDGE AT THE REPLACEMENT BRIDGE AT 15-501 OVER NEW HOPE CREEK AT A COST OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO PERMIT WILDLIFE AND PERSONS MOVEMENT UNDERNEATH THAT BRIDGE AND WE’RE CONCERNED TODAY WITH LARGE TRACT OF LAND THAT’S IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THIS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF 15-501. WHEN STAFF INITIALLY CAME UP WITH THESE PROPOSAL, THEY SUGGESTED A 300-FOOT SETBACK OF DEVELOPMENT FROM FLOODPLAIN. THEY HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEVELOPER TO WHICH WE WERE NOT A PARTY, AND THEY CHANGED THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO A 200-FOOT TRANSITIONAL USE PERMIT ZONE FOR THE SAME PROPERTY. WE CAN’T SUPPORT THIS, IT PROPERTY TO REALLY SEE THAT NEW HOPE VALUES ARE GIVEN ADEQUATE SCRUTINY. THIS IS NOT MY OPINION. WE HAVE HAD SIX ECOLOGIES LOOK AT THIS LAND. THREE HAVE Ph.D.s. ALL OF THEM HAVE LONG, LONG EXPERIENCES INCLUDING STEVE HALL WHO PROBABLY HAS THE LONGEST. THREE OF THEM HAVE 30 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN STUDYING THE NEW HOPE IN THAT VERY AREA, THERE ARE 12 CAMERAS MOTION-ACTIVATED UNDERNEATH THAT BRIDGE TO TRACT WILDLIFE. WE DON’T BELIEVE THIS IS, TIS 200-FOOT TRANSITIONAL ZONE IS SUFFICIENT. WE THINK THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE. WE KNOW THERE’S BEEN MAJOR WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO 15-501. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AS REPLACEMENT TO LRT. WE SUGGEST THIS PROPERTY BE TAKEN OUT OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND HOW ALL OF THIS FITS TOGETHER. WE THINK THIS GO-SLOWER APPROACH NO LONGER MOTIVATED BY THE KINDS OF STRICT DEAD LINES THAT FEDERAL PROCESS INVOLVED IS MUCH BETTER THAN A BLANKET UP ZONING WITH NO REAL PROTECTION FOR THE CORRIDOR, WHAT I THINK IS NO REAL GUARANTEE OF LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING, AND WE THINK WE SHOULD WAIT TO INTEGRATE THIS INTO THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE NEW PLAN FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRANSIT SYSTEM. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’M NOW GOING TO CALL THE REST OF THE PROPONENTS. MR. PATRICK BYKER FOLLOWED BY REYNOLD SMITH AND JIM SPA. IF MR. SMITH AND SPA COME OVER HERE TO THE RIGHT OF THE PODIUM, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. MR. BYKER, WELCOME. THREE MINUTES.>>GOOD EVENING. PATRICK BYKER, 2614 STEWART DRIVE. I’VE LIVED IN SOUTHWEST DURHAM FOR 25 YEARS AND ALSO SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DURHAM AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY FROM LATE 90s TO EARLY 2000s. I ATTENDED ALL MEETING AS SURGEONED CITIZEN AND TRANSIT ADVOCATE. EVEN THOUGH I’VE RESPECTED SEVERAL PROPERTY OWNERS ON DISTRICT YOU’RE CONSIDERING TONIGHT I UH ATTENDED ALL THOSE MEETINGS AS A RESIDENT OF SOUTHWEST DURHAM AND WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK OUR STAFF DID TO BRING YOU THIS ITEM TONIGHT. SO I’M HERE THIS EVENING TO ENCOURAGE Y’ALL TO VOTE TO APPROVE THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION. PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAS LABORED FOR YEARS WITH THIS TASK AND NOW IS THE TIME TO MOVE FORWARD. I’M PRTTY SURE EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM HAD BEST INTENTIONS IN REGARD TO THE DURHAM AREA, SORRY, DURHAM-ORANGE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT BUT IT DID NOT WORK OUT AND THAT’S JUST THE WAY LIFER IS SOMETIMES. NEVERTHELESS, THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT DID A VRY GOOD JOB WITH COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE AMONG A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY UH INTERESTS. THAT’S WHY THIS AGENDA ITEM CAME TO YOU WITH 27 ATTACHMENTS. I WILL NOT TELL YOU THEY READ ALL OF THEM BUT I CAN SEE THAT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT DID A THOROUGH, PROFESSIONAL, AND THOUGHTFUL PRESENTATION OF THE KEY ISSUES. IN THAT REGARD, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE HARD WORK AND EXPERTISE OF LISA MILLER AND SCOTT WHITEMAN IN PARTICULAR IN ADDITION TO PAT YOUNG AND SARA YOUNG. FOR ALL THESE REASONS IT’S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD WITH APPROVE FOR PATTERSON PLACE AND I HOPE YOU’LL DO THAT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT AND MAYOR IF IT’S APPROPRIATE I’D LIKE TO RECOVER REMAINING MINUTE AND 20 SECONDS FOR REBUTTAL. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. MR. REYNOLD SMITH WELCOME. THREE MINUTES.>>GOOD EVENING. 1905 RED MOUNTAIN ROAD IN RIDGE MONTH, DURHAM OPEN SPACE TRAILS ADVISORY COMMISSION, CHAIR OF OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE, AND HERE TO REPRESENT THEIR INTERESTS. WHAT CONCERNS US IN THIS DEVELOPMENT IS ITS LOCATION ALONG THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE NEW HOPE CREEK WILDLIFE CORRIDOR. LIKE EVERY OHER CITIZEN GROUP THAT’S OFFERED OPINIONS, OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS CAN ACCEPT THESE PROPOSED ZONING CHANGES AND WE WELCOME THE STEEP SLOPE PROTECTIONS, BUT ALSO LIKE THESE OTHER GROUPS WE PREFER 300-FOOT TRANSITIONAL USE AREA AS THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT ORIGINALLY PROPOSED LAST SUMMER RATHER THAN 200-FEET IT SUGGESTS NOW. BEST ECOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RECOMMENDS. YOU CAN SEE OUR REFERENCE TO THIS FACT IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE CITATION PROVIDES IN MEMO TO YOU LAST DECEMBER. 300-FEET IS NECESSARY TO INSULATE AND PROTECT WILDLIFE ESPECIALLY DURING FLOODS AND MITIGATE DEGRADATION OF WATER QUALITY IN JORDAN LAKE WHICH IS ALSO THREATENED. WHETHER OR NOT THESE ZONING RECOMMENDATIONS ARE APPROVED, WHETHER OR NOT THE PROPOSALS FOR DESIGN DISTRICT AT PATTERSON PLACE ARE ACCEPTED OR EVEN TOTALLY ABANDONED THE NEW HOPE CORRIDOR CONFRONTS AN MEDIATE THREAT FROM DEVELOPMENT. THIS LAST IS A STATE-DESIGNATED NATURAL HERITAGE AREA LINKING MANY SPECIAL HABITATS CONTAINING RARE SPECIES CREATED IN 1990s BY FOUR COOPERATING JURISDICTIONS IN ONE OF THE VERY FIRST MULTIJURISDICTIONAL OPEN SPACE AGREEMENTS IN THIS STATE. EFFORTS ON THE BRIDGE BY BOB HEELY. THIS IMPORTANT CHANGE WAS DONE AT GREAT COST BUT IT WAS NECESSARY TO PRESERVE THE CORRIDOR’S GREATEST ECOLOGICAL BENEFIT WHICH IS THE CONNECTION IT PROVIDES BETWEEN NUM UH ROUS SPECIAL HABITATS. WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING CONNECTION BETWEEN THEM, THESE HABITATS WILL SHRINK AND DISAPPEAR ALONG WITH THE SPECIES THAT LIVE IN THEM. NOW THE CORRIDOR IS BEING CHALLENGED AT EXACTLY THIS POINT, IT’S MOST VULNERABLE POINT, NARROWEST POINT. THE POINT WHERE THE BRIDGE PASSES OVER IT ON THE DURHAM CHAPEL HILL BOULEVARD. IN JULY OF LAST YEAR, DEVELOPERS SUBMITTED A GRADING PLAN THAT WOULD ALLOW MASS GRADING AND TREE REMOVAL AT EXATTHYLY UH THIS MST VULNERABLE POINT. THAT PLAN CONFORMED TO EXISTING LEGISLATION PUT IN PLACE BY UH THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN THE WAKE OF THE 2010 ELECTIONS AND SO THE GRADING PLAN HAD TO BE ADMINISTRATIVELY APPROVED BUT THIS PLAN NOW GIVES THESE DEVELOPERS THE VESTED RIGHT DESFROI THE VERY FEATURES THAT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT IS HERE PROPOSING NEW REGULATIONS TO PROTECT. IT’S A DANGEROUS TIME IN THE FIGHT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TODAY. IN 1970s AT THE DAWN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IT WAS WIDELY UNDERSTOOD THAT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WERE FIRST OF ALL LOCAL ISSUES. IT WAS IN THE SPECIFIC LOCALITIES WHERE ENVIRONMENTAL PROPERTIES EXISTED.>>GO AHEAD. MORE TIME.>>OKAY. WE HAVE TO DEFEND WHAT THIS SPECIAL PLACE EXISTS FOR. IF NORTH CAROLINA STATE GOVERNMENT IS NOW A CHIEF OBSTACLE TO THIS DEFENSE, THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO B A SECRET. IF OUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN [INDISCERNIBLE] THIS SHOULD BE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE AND NOT SLIDE ON BY WITHOUT OBJECTION. PEOPLE WILL WANT TO KNOW BEFORE BULLDOZERS DECENT INTO NEW HOPE CANYON OUR LEADERS FIRST SAID NO WAY. NO WAY! THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. MR. SAVA. NAME AND ADDRESS. THREE MINUTES.>>JIM SAVA 1114 WOOD BURN ROAD SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE COORDINATING CMMITTEE FOR THE CORRELATION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AN TRANSIT. WE FEEL IT IS STILL APPROPRIATE TO APPROVE THESE STANDARDS THAT WILL ENCOURAGE DENSE, MIXED-USE, WALKABLE SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT. NOT ONLY CAN RESIDENCE OF DURHAM GET THERE BUT THE RESIDENCE OF PATTERSON PLACE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET DOWNTOWN AND TO OTHER PARTS OF DURHAM. WE THINK THIS IS A MODEL WITH REGARD TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROFESSIONS BECAUSE IT INCLUDES LIMITS ON DENSITY AS AT RIGHT FEATURE BUT THEN PROVIDES IMPORTANT INCENTIVES IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE AFFORDABLE UNITS, 15% OR MORE FOR PERSONS AT 60% OR BELOW AMI. THESE ARE A DENSITY BONUS THAT OVERCOMES THAT LIMIT ON DENSITY. IN FACT, THERE ARE NO DENSITY MAXIMUMS IN THE THREE AREAS. THE DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ARE MORE FLEXIBLE WITH THE POSSIBILITY FOR GREATER HEIGHT, THE CURRENT NORMAL HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE 145 FEET DO 35 FEET ACROSS SUB DISTRICTS WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING WILL BE 300 FEET IN COOR, 145 FEET IN SUB DISTRICT ONE AND 60 FEET IN SUB DISTRICT TWO. ALSO GREATER FLEXIBILITY ON PARKING. THERE ARE TWO REVISIONS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE IN THIS FRAMEWORK. FIRST OF ALL THE HEIGHT LIMITS. THE HEIGHT LIMIT OF 300 FEET FOR COMMERCIAL GLUS THE CORE AREA AND 145 FEET FOR RESIDENTIAL USE GIVES A STRONG INCENTIVE FOR COMMERCIAL OVER RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. THAT LIMIT FOR HOUSING CAN BE INCREASED TO 300 FEET FOR RESIDENTIAL USE OR A COMPONENT THAT INCLUDES SOME RESIDENTIAL USE. THAT’S APPROPRIATE UH BUT WE DON’T THINK THAT 300 FOOT COMMERCIAL LIMIT IS APPROPRIATE. IT PROVIDES TOO STRONG INCENTIVE FOR COMMERCIAL OVER RESIDENTIAL. THAT SAME PHILOSOPHY SHOULD BE APPLIED IN OTHER TWO AREAS AS WELL. HANDOUT COPY FOR EACH OF YOU THAT INVOLVES MY SECOND CHANGE AND THAT IS THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CORE AREA. WE PROPOSE THAT IT BE REDUCED IN SIZE. IN PART WE DON’T NEED AS MUCH SPACE FOR TRANSIT STATION WIH THE BUS ALTERNATIVES THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED OVER LIGHT RAIL, BUT ALSO THIS WILL MEAN THAT THE INCENTIVES IN SUB DISTRICT ONE WILL BE MORE POWERFUL THAN IF THAT EXTENDED AREA ON YOUR MAP, THE AREA THAT’S TO THE RIGHT OF THE LINE THAT’S BEEN DRAWN IN, IF THAT’S SHIFTED OVER TO SUB DISTRICT ONE, THE INCENTIVES WILL BE STRONGER. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO IMPROVE THE PROPOSAL WITH THESE PROVISIONS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE NOW HAVE TWO MORE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION — ONE IN OPPOSITION AND THEN MR. HALL. MR. JOHN KENT, WELCOME. PLEASE GIVE NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES. DID YOU RIDE OVER ON YOUR BIKE?>>I UH DID. JOHN KENT, 394 CUB CREEK ROAD IN CHAPEL HILL, AND I HAVE BEEN TECHNICAL ADVISOR TO THE NEW HOPE CREEK CORRIDOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE SINCE THE EARLY 90s, AND FROM A SIMILAR TIME I’VE HEADED VOLUNTEER GROUP THAT HAS DONE WATER QUALITY MONITORING ON NEW HOPE CREEK FROM STAGECOACH ROAD. WE DO SIX SITES MONTHLY. WE’VE KEPT IT UP FOR 29 YEARS. STAGECOACH ROAD UP IN ORANGE COUNTY. I UH AM REGULAR ATTENDEE OF THE OPEN SPACE SUB COMMITTEE OF DOST AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU BECAUSE I ALSO BIKE PED COMMITTEE AND IT’S BASICALLY BECAUSE I AM AN ADVISOR [INDISCERNIBLE] NEW HOPE CREEK. I WANT TO STRESS THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE THAT IS ON — IT’S CROSSED BY MAIN DRAG BETWEEN DOWNTOWN DURHAM AND DOWNTOWN CHAPEL HILL. IT’S MAIN DRAG WHICH HAS INTERSTATE INTERCHANGE ON IT AND ALSO WITHOUT THE LRT, THS IS PRIME REAL ESTATE. EVERY DEVELOPER LOOKS AT THE FOUR QUADRANTS WHEN YOU TWO BIG HIGHWAY AT AN INTERCHANGE AND I DON’T THINK YU SHOULD BE GIVING AWAY DENSITY AND WITHOUT LRT, YOU DON’T HAVE [INDISCERNIBLE] ABOUT MAKING THE SYSTEM VIABLE. IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT THE LRT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT ITS NOT GOING TO, AND SO, UM, I UH KNOW STAFF HAS PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO IT. I’VE BEEN TO ALL OF THE MEETINGS. I GO BACK ON BEING INVOLVED. INVOLVED IN GETTING [INDISCERNIBLE] I UH DO THAT IN 2000. I WAS INVOLVED IN GETTING THE LINE PUT NEXT TO 15-501 SO IT DIDN’T CUT A NEW SWATH THROUGH THE WOODS WHAT WAS KROGER. IF YOU’RE GOING PASS IT, I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE THE PART OUT NORTH OF 15-501, EAST OF MOUNT MORIAH ROAD. I UH ALSO THINK [INDISCERNIBLE] IF YOU ARE GOING TO PASS IT, UM, AND THAT’S LEFT IN WE NEED A [INDISCERNIBLE] — WE NEED A SETBACK FROM THE EDGE OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARY AND THAT’S A COMPROMISE ALREADY ON THAT. WE’RE GOING DOWN SLOPE INTO THE FLOOD ZONE FROM TE ORIGINAL MAY 2018 PLANNING DEPARTMENT PROPOSAL TO DO IT FROM THE EDGE OF THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN. THANKS.>>THANK YOU. MR. HALL. WELCOME. GIVE NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES.>>STEVEN HALL, LIVE IN CHAPEL HILL, AND IN 1980s, EARLY 1990s, I PARTICIPATED IN THREE INVENTORIES OF THE [INDISCERNIBLE] IN WILDLIFE HABITATS IN THE REGION FROM ORANGE COUNTY, DURHAM COUNTY AND THE ONE LINK BETWEEN ALL THREE OF THOSE COUNTY UHS IN TERMS OF NATURAL AREAS AND SPECIES THAT LIVE IN THIS AREA WAS NEW HOPE CREEK FLOODPLAIN, WATERS TO NEW HOPE CREEK AND ALSO ADJOINING SLOPES SO I’M SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF AS MUCH CONSERVATION OF THESE NATURAL AREAS ALONG NEW HOPE CREEK AS WE CAN MANAGE. DURING THIS WE HAD GOOD FORTUNE TO WORK WITH MARGARET AND WILES TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONSERVATION FIGURES IN THE HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND THEY HAD THE FORESIGHT TO SEE THIS AREA NEEDS TO BE CONSERVED AND SPECIAL TO ALL PEOPLE LIVE IN THESE NOT JUST THREE COUNTIES BUT THE ENTIRE PIEDMONT OF THE STATE. SO IF WE CAN REMEMBER THEIR VISION, UM, AND PROTECT AS MUCH OF THE SLOPES, FLOODPLAINS AND WATERS OF NEW HOPE CREEK AS POSSIBLE, THAT’S WHY WE’RE STUDENTS TO SUPPORT AND HOPE THAT WE ALL REEMBER THEIR VISION. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. HALL. IS THERE ANYONE ESE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE HEARD ON THIS ITEM? THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE HEARD AT THIS ITEM AT THIS TIME? I’M GOING TO KEEP THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AND I’M GOING TO NOW ASK I THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. MS. MILLER, I HAVE QUESTIONS.>>GO FIRST.>>UH, SO, UH, LET’S SEE WRSHG TO START HERE EXACTLY. THERE WAS A PREDIJS PIECE OF WORK. AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AND ALL STAFF THAT HAS WORKED ON THIS, ALL THE OUTREACH, ALL THE GOOD THINKING THAT’S GONE INTO THIS. I THINK ONE OF THE SPEAKERS ALREADY MENTIONED, I THINK, EVEN FOR US JUST READING THIS ITEM WAS ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF READING AND I KNOW THAT YOU ALL HAVE JUST PUT YOUR HEART AND SOUL INTO THIS. WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT THE LIGHT RAIL, AND YOU GAVE YOUR REASONS WHY YOU THOUGHT NEVERTHELESS, WE OUGHT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS, AND I THOUGHT I AGREE THAT THOSE REASONS IN TERMS OF TRANSPORTATION ARE PERSUASIVE. I THINK THAT THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF TRANSPORTATION TO GET OUT HERE, AND I THINK THAT IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANCE TANT FUTURE THAT WILL BE STRENGTHENED. EXACTLY HOW WE’LL BE GETTING THROUGH THIS CORRIDOR WE DON’T KNOW, BUT WHAT WE KNOW HASN’T CHANGED IS THIS IS AN IMPORTANT CORRIDOR TO GET THROUGH. THE FACT THAT 15-501 IS CLOGGED WITH TRAFFIC AND WILL BE MORE CLOGGED WITH TRAFFIC, THINGS ARE ONLY GOING GET WORSE SO WE’LL HAVE TO HAVE A TRANSIT SOLUTION, PATTERER SON PLACE WILL HAVE TO BE PART OF THAT TRANSIT SOLUTION SO I UH FOUND WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT PERSUASIVE. UM, I WANT TO MENTION IN PARTICULAR THE TOD GUIDEBOOK WHICH I THOUGHT WAS EXCELLENT AND GLAD YOU MADE USE OF THAT AS YOU WORKED. I THINK, AGAIN, THAT’S, YOU KNOW, IT’S ONE OF THE — SOME OF THE FALLOUT FROM NOT HAVING LIGHT RAIL IS THAT WE HAVE THIS TREMENDOUS WOK LIKE THE TOD GUIDE LOOK WHICH IS ONLY KIND OF PARTIALLY UH RELEVANT BUT STILL EXTREMELY RELEVANT HERE IN PATTERSON PLACE AND APPRECIATED THE WAY YOU ALL MADE USE OF THAT. THERE ARE SOME QUESTION ABOUT HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THE SPEAKERS TODAY AND SOME OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION COMMENTS AND SO FORTH, QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EXTENT TO WHICH THIS IS TOO MUCH UP ZONING AT THIS POINT OR NOT ENOUGH UP ZONING AT THIS POINT. SO YOU’VE MADE A DECISION TO UP ZONE SOME, BUT NOT, BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH YOU THINK DEVELOPERS WILL WAR RENT THERE SO YOU THINK THEY’LL COME IN AND ASK FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS.>>THAT WAS THE GOAL, YEP.>>HOW HAS THE LIGHT RAIL CHANGED THAT EQUATION? HAS IT CHANGED? THE MAYOR PRO TEM ASKED SIMILARLY UH ABOUT THAT BUT I’D LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT.>>YEAH. I THINK, UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS ALWAYS NOTE WORTHY ABOUT THE WATERSON PLACE AREA LEANING ON THE EXPERT WORK WE HAD WITH THE CONSULTANT TEAM ON THE DOT PLANNING GRANT IN THEIR NATIONAL AND INERNATIONAL WORK IN DOT PLANNING IS KNOWLEDGE THAT PLACES THAT HAVE A SUBURBAN CONTEXT IN PLACE ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO TRANSITION INTO A NON-SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT PATTERN. UM, I THINK THAT THE, THE DEVELOPMENT INTENSITY THAT WE’VE SET WITH THIS AS WE TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THIS WAY OF IMPLEMENTING AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS ACTUALLY SETS US U VERY WELL TO CONTINUE THAT PATH FORWARD WITHOUT THE LIHT RAIL. I THINK THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT — THAT WAS OUTLINED I THINK BY MR. WALL DROP E E-MAILS BUT THEN ALSO IN THE GO TRY AGE A L MEMO THAT MAYBE WE WERE NOT SETTING UP QUITE ENOUGH INTENSITY FOR THE LIGHT RAIL SO I THINK THERE’S A LITTLE BIT LESS CONCERN OF THAT WITHOUT THE LIGHT RAIL BEING IN PLACE BUT WE STILL HAVE DENSITIES THAT ARE INCREASED FROM WHAT’S THERE EXISTING THAT ARE AT A LEVEL THAT WE CAN CREATE MIXED USE, WALKABLE PLACES AND DESIGN STANDARDS AND FORM STANDARDS TO ALLOW THAT TO OCCUR THAT I UH THINK CAN EASILY BE SUPPORTED BY OTHER MEANS OF TRANSIT. SO I BELIEVE THAT WE’RE STILL FINDING A BALANCE THAT WILL FUNCTION HERE.>>SO OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS ELSEWHERE HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL EVEN THOUGH AGGRESSIVE. I THINK WE COULD HAVE REASONABLY PREDICTED THAT LIGHT RAIL COULD HAVE CREATED THE KIND OF, THE DEMAND FOR DENSITY THAT WOULD HAVE ILLICITED PROPOSALS FOR THE DENSITY BONUS. DO YOU THINK, ABSENT THAT, THAT IN THE SHORT TERM, DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S LIKELY THT PEOPLE WILL SEEK THAT DENSITY BONUS? I KNOW YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER BUT WHAT’S YOUR BEST JUDGMENT?>>I THINK IT’S HARD TO KIND OF DEPENDS ON WHAT SHORT-TERM MEANS TO YOU. I THINK THERE WILL BE INTEREST IN THE LEVEL OF INTENSITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE BONUS IN A SOMEWHAT SHORT RANGE FUTURE. WHAT THAT EXACTLY IS, I THINK OBVIOUSLY DEPENDS ON A WHOLE LOT OF FACTORS, BUT I BELIEVE THAT THAT, THAT RANGE OF DENSITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE BONUS ARE SET IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT WOULD BE, UH, DESIRABLE TO UTILIZE IN THE SHORT-RANGE FUTURE.>>YOU ALSO COMMENTED IN RESPONSE TO MAYOR PRO TEM’S QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NATURALLY-OCCURRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, COULD YOU REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THAT? WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF THAT HOUSING IS?>>SURE. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I MENTIONED IN RESPONSE TO THAT QUESTION IS THAT, UH, AND IT KIND OF RELATES BACK TO THE DIFFICULTY IN CHANGING THE SHPE OF A PLACE THAT IS SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT, THAT I THINK IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE WE SEE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE, NOT TO SAY THERE WON’T BE DEVELOPMENT INTEREST BECAUSE AS MENTIONED WE STILL SEE DEVELOPMENT INTEREST HERE BUT THAT THOSE DEVELOPMENTS, YO KNOW, THEY’RE NOT AT THE END OF THEIR LIFE SPAN AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL BASED ON HOW LONG OTHER DEVELOPMENTS ARE IN PLACE THAT ARE OF THAT KIND OF RESIDENTIAL. SO I THINK THAT WE DO HAVE SOME TIME TO CONTINUE TO WORK OUT HOW WE CAN PRESERVE THAT AFFORDABILITY AS PRESSURES OF NEW DEVELOPMENT COME INTO THAT AREA.>>AND WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT WORKING WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ON THAT, ARE YOU THINKING THEN THAT, THAT WILL INVOLVE SOME SORT OF EVENTUALLY — I MEAN ARE YOU THINKING THAT THIS WILL BE SUBSIDIZED SOMEWAY IN THE FUTURE? IS THAT YOUR THINKING? BECAUSE YOU KNOW ALL OF OUR SUBSIDY EFFORTS ARE VEY MUCH GEARED TOWARDS DOWNTOWN IN THE SHORT-TERM.>>SURE.>>WHAT IS AS — GIVE ME MORE ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS.>>YEAH. AND I THINK, THE, AGAIN, MORE GREAT WORK THAT IS SOME OF IT IS USEFUL AND SOME OF IT MAY NOT BE UH BUT THE TRY UH ANGLE J COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS REPORT THAT’S INCLUDED IS SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN A GREAT RESOURCE FOR US.>>MM-HMM.>>AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS DISCUSSED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR TRYING TO RETAIN THAT AFFORDABILITY WOULD BE TO ACTUALLY FIND A WAY TO BUY THAT AFFORDABILITY. SO YES, I UH UNDERSTAND THAT THE FIVE-YEAR GOALS ARE ORIENTED VERY MUCH ON DOWNTOWN AND THAT’S PART O WHY THIS IS A CONTINUING CONVERSATION TO LOOK AT WHAT OTHER ALTERNATIVES THERE MAY BE.>>YEAH. AND I AGREE. IT’S QUITE POSSIBLE, UM, THAT, YOU KNOW, I CAN SEE THAT THE TIME LINE MIGHT WORK, BUT IT’S HARD TO TELL. BUT I HOPE THAT, YEAH, SO, BUT I UH APPRECIATE YOUR EMPTIES ALONG THAT LINE. OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS IT’S IMPORTANT TO THINK UH ABOUT THE NATURALLY-OCCURRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING OUT THERE WITH COMMUNITY UH DEVELOPMENT, WITH OUR HOUSING ADVOCATES AND OTHERS BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE AN OBVIOUS SUBSIDY AT THIS POINT. NOT TO SAY WE COULDN’T HAVE ONE BUT IT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO REALLY THINK ABOUT.>>MM-HMM.>>IT IS IMAGINABLE TO ME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE A PRIVATE DEVELOPER WITH A 4% TAX CREDIT OR SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE PART OF THAT IN WHICH CASE WE MIGHT HAVE NO SUB ZERO MINIMAL ONE BUT IN THAT CASE WE MAY NOT BE GETTING THE DENSITY WE WANT EITHER LIKELY TO BE GARDEN APARTMENTS OR SOMETHING, SO I DO THINK IT’S TRICKY, BUT IT’S ALSO INCREDIBLY HARD T PREDICT THESE THINGS AND I APPRECIATE YOUR DOING YOUR BEST TO DO SO. ON PAGE THREE OF THE MEMO IT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT ALLOWING CREATIVE CONFIGURATIONS OF SINGLE AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL WITH INTEGRATED OPEN SPACES. WHAT DID THAT MEAN?>>SO ESSENTIALLY THAT WAS CREATING A PROVISION THAT JUST APPLIES IN IS SUPPORT TWO SUB DISTRICT THAT AS LONG AS YOU’RE FALLING WITHIN THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM DENSITIES THAT ARE SET FOR THAT DISTRICT, UM, THAT THERE CAN BE SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEX HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS THAT’S BASICALLY LIKE A REALLY FLEXIBLE PDR. YOU CAN KIND OF CREATE, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT MORE UNIQUE SETTING WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THROUGH TE PROCESS OF CREATING A PDR. THANK YOU.- THAT’S REALLY HELPFUL AND THAT’S GREAT. GLAD TO HEAR THAT. YOU’VE HEARD TONIGHT AND WE’VE HEARD ABOUT REQUEST BY VARIOUS GROUPS TO EXPAND TRANSITIONAL USE AREA TO 300 FEET. YOUR DECISION TO REC MEANT 200 FEET HAS LARGELY TO DO WITH AN EXISTING DEVELOPER WHO’S THREATENING TO MASS GRADE, BY RIGHT, ON A LARGE PARCEL OF LAND PARTIALLY IN THE TUA AND HAS INDICATED HE WILL DO SO IF THE 200-F FOOT TUA IS RAISED TO 300 FEET; DID I GET THAT RIGHT?>>MOSTLY. WE ACTUALLY INITIALLY PUT OUT THE IDEA OF A 300-FOOT SETBACK FROM THE FLOODPLAIN AND AS WE FURTHER LOOKED AT WHAT WE COULD LEGALLY DO WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF NORTH CAROLINA LAWS ON ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AS WELL AS LOOKED AT SOME RESEARCH PROVIDED TO US BOTH BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL STAKEHOLDERS AND THE, UM UH, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER HIRED BY PROPERTY OWNERS, WE SAW A WIDE RANGE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A VAIETY OF DIFFERENT CONSERVATION OR ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR USES FOR CREEK CORRIDORS, AND REVISED OUR RECOMMENDATION BAED ON ALL OF THAT. THEN, AND SO WE CREATED THE 200-FOOT TRANSITIONAL USE AREA AFTER GOING THROUGH THAT CONSIDERATION. THEN THE PART WHERE THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS EXISTING ENTITLEMENTS FOR THE PROBABLY LARGEST CONTIGUOUS AREA OF UNDEVELOPED LAND ADJACENT TO NEW HOPE CREEK CORRIDOR UNDER EXISTING ZONING REGULATION WHICH HAS — IT DOES NOT HAVE THE REVISED SLOPE REQUIREMENTS, IT DOES NOT HAVE 200-FOOT TRANSITIONAL USE AREA. THERE ARE EXISTING ENTITLEMENTS IN TERMS OF THE ZONING FOR THE AREA THAT WE’VE HEARD IDENTIFIED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE CORRIDOR WHICH IS ADJACENT TO THE WHERE THE CORRIDOR GOES UNDER 15-501, THERE’S A PDR ZONING WITH A DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT ALLOWS ABOUT 350, UM, SENIOR LIVING UNIT IN ONE OF THE MOST A FINGER THAT GOES UP INTO THE MOST SENSITIVE AREAS. THROUGH THE PROCESS AND REFLECTED IN THE ZONING ORDINANCE, WE RECEIVED A PROFFER FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER THAT HAS THOSE ENTITLEMENTS THAT IF THIS MOVES FORWARD WITH A 200 FOOT TUA THAT THEY WOULD AGREE TO REMOVE THEIR MASS GRADING FROM THAT 200-FOOT TUA AND SUBJECT THEMSELVESES TO THE NEW PROCESS OF GOING THROUGH A MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT IF THEY WANT TO DEVELOP IN THAT AREA.>>WOULD THAT INCLUDE THE STEEP SLOPE RULES?>>IT DOES NOT. IT IS USING THE EXISTING STEEP SLOPE REQUIREMENTS BUT WOULD PUT THEM INTO THE NEW TRANSITIONAL USE AREA REQUIREMENTS.>>SO THEY WOLD BE WITHIN — WOULD BE THE 200 FOOT TRANSITIONAL USE AREA NOT THE STEEP SLOPE REQUIREMENT BUS THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MASS GRADE?>>ANYTHING THEY WANT TO DO WITHIN THAT 200-FOOT TUA WOULD NOT FALL UNDER EXISTING ENTITLEMENT BUT WOULD GO THROUGH MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT.>>OKAY. MASS GRADING AND HOW THAT RELATES TO MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT?>>IT PROBABLY DEPENDS ON HOW THEY WOULD GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS. UM, BECAUSE IN THEIR EXISTING PLAN, WHAT THEY’VE AGREED TO DO IS PULL OUT OF THAT 200-FOOT AREA WITH THAT PLAN. AND SO I’M NOT SURE IF WHAT’S LEFT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A MASS GRADING SITE PLAN AT THAT POINT BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF AREA, UM, BUT THE WAY UH THAT THE TRANSITIONAL USE AREA REQUIREMENTS ARE SET UP IS THAT THERE’S SOME SPECIFIC FINDINGS THAT ONLY RELATES TO KIND OF THE KRGSZ OF ITS IMPACT ON THE ADJACENT CORRIDOR THAT WE GOT SOME FEEDBACK FROM BOTH THE DURHAM COUNTY OPEN SPACE STAFF AS WELL AS THE NEW HOPE CREEK FOLKS AS WE WERE DEVELOPING THAT WAS ABOUT WHAT ARE THE RIGHT CONSIDERATIONS FOR THOSE FINDINGS AND WOULD HAVE TO BE IN KEEPING WITH ALL OF THOSE FINDINGS TO ALLOW ENCROACHMENT INTO THAT 200-FOOT TUA.>>HELP ME WITH THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION AND WE HAVE — YOU CAN CALL REINFORCEMENTS IF YOU WANT THEM.>>THANK YOU.>>THIS IS A — THE WAY I — YOU’VE HEARD THE CASE FOR THE 300-FOOT — >>– TRANSITIONAL USE AREA.>>THANK YOU. THE WAY I READ THE MEMO, THE, THERE IS A DEVELOPER WHO HAS BY-RIGHT ABILITY TO MASS GRADE SIGNIFICANTLY INTO THE NEW HOPE CORRIDOR, RIGHT, OR NOT?>>DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DEFINE THE CORRIDOR INTO AREA THAT WOULD BE PROTECTED IN THE REGULATIONS WE’VE DRAFTED.>>OKAY.>>YES.>>AND THEY HAVE NOW PROFFERED THAT THEY WOULD SUBMIT TO THE 200-FOOT TUA AND YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A MAJOR SPECIAL PERMIT PROCESS TO DO WHAT?>>ANY ENCROACHMENT OF DEVELOPMENT INTO THAT 200-FOOT TUA HAS TO GO THROUGH THAT MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT PROCESS.>>AND THE MAJOR SPECIAL USE — >>INCLUDING MASS GRADING.>>AND THAT MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT WOULD COME TO US?>>YES.>>AND THERE WOULD BE CERTAIN OBJECTIVE CRITERIA THAT WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT, IT WOULD BE A QUASI JUDICIAL PROCESS; IS THAT RIGHT?>>CORRECT. CRITERIA WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK – AT IN TERMS OF GRANTING OR NOT GRANTING THEIR MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT?>>FIVE REVIEW FACTORS INCLUDED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT ARE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LIGHTING EFFECTS ON NEARBY PROPERTIES, CONFORM WITH ADOPTED PLANS AND OTHER FATORS. ON PAGE 26 OF THE TEXT AMENDMENT OR I’M HAPPY TO READ DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THOSE.>>WOULD YOU READ HEADINGS?>>ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LIGHTING, EFFECTS ON NEARBY PROPERTIES, CONFORMANCE WITH ADOPTED PLANS AND OTHER FACTORS.>>WHAT ARE THE OTHER FACTORS?>>THAT’S JUST ALLOWING YOU ALL THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION OTHER THINGS THAT ARE BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION.>>OKAY. SO THEY WOULD COME TO US FOR MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT HAVING A CEDED TO THE 200-FOOT TUA.>>IF YOU ALL WERE TO ADOPT SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT IS THAN THE 200-FOOT TUA, WHAT THEY HAVE INDICATED TO ME IS THAT THEY WOULD REMOVE THE PROFFER RELATED TO THE MASS GRADING SITE PLAN THAT THEY HAVE ENTITLEMENT FOR AND ALSO THAT THEY WOULD NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THE REZONING. SO ONE OF THE OTHER PIECES THAT’S KIND OF RELATED, THE SPLIT, THE ZONING SPLIT PARCELS RELATES TO ONE OF THE PROPERTIES THAT THEY HAVE OWNERSHIP OF. PART OF WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ZO ZONING ORDINANCE IS TO TAKE EXISTING PROTECTION OF 50-SOME ACRES THAT GOES OUTSIDE OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER AND IN THAT PDR DEVELOPMENT PLAN SAYS THAT THEY WILL REMAIN UNDISTURBED. SO THERE’S A PRVISION IN THE ZONING ORDINANCE BEFORE YOU THAT INCLUDES BASICALLY A TRANSLATION OF THAT PRTECTION INTO DEVELOPMENT PLAN, A TEXT-ONLY DEVELOPMENT PLAN. WOULD REMOVE BOTH OF THOSE THE- PROFFERS.>>SO ONE OF THE PROFFERS THEY WOULD REMOVE IS THAT THEY WOULD BE, ONE OF THE PROFFERS HAS TO DO WITH THE, THEIR WILLINGNESS TO SUBMIT TO THE 200-FOOT TUA AND BRING US A MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT, AND COULD YOU SUCCINCTLY DESCRIBE WHAT THE OTHER PROFFER IS THAT THEY WOULD WITHDRAW?>>I WILL TRY. THE EXISTING PROTECTION THAT’S PART OF THE PDR DEVELOPMENT PLAN BASICALLY UH ALLOWS DEVELOPMENT ON A CERTAIN PORTION OF THE PROPERTY WHICH IS TE SENSITIVE AREA I MENTIONED THAT’S KIND OAF A FINGER UP INTO THE CORRIDOR. THE REMAINDER OF THE PROPERTY THAT’S PRIMARILY OUTSIDE OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER IS CALLED OUT AS TO REMAIN UNDISTURBED IN THAT DEVELOPMENT PLAN. THIS PROPERTY BEING REZONED AS PART OF THIS PROJECT WOULD WIPE OUT THAT DEVELOPMENT PLAN, SO WE’VE CREATED LANGUAGE WORKING WITH THEM TO TRANSLATE THAT INTO TEXT-ONLY DEVELOPMENT PLAN COMMITMENT TO APPLY THAT TO THAT PROPERTY. THE COMBINATION OF THEM — SO THEM BEING UNWILLING TO PROFFER THAT IF THE 200-FOOT TUA CHANGES, UM, WOULD MAKE US UNINTERESTED IN INCLUDING THEM IN THE REZONING BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF PROTECTION AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY UH WOULD NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THE REZONING IF IT IS CHANGED TO A 300-FOOT TUA. I APOLOGIZE THAT WAS NOT MORE SUCCINCT.>>IT’S A DIFFICULT SITUATION, BUT I THINK IT DESERVES NOT BEING MORE SUCCINCT. OKAY. STILL NOT QUITE SURE I GET IT BUT I THINK I DO. QUESTIONS ON OHER THINGS JUST LET ME DO THEM. WHAT IS A CLEAR ZONE FOR SIDEWALKS?>>THAT’S AN AREA THAT NEEDS TO REMAIN UNOBSTRUCTED FROM STREET FURNITURE LIKE LIGHTING, BENCHES, THINGS LIKE THAT.>>WHAT IS A SUSPENDED SIDEWALK SYSTEM?>>YOU SEE THEM MOST OF THE TIME IN DOWNTOWN WHERE THERE’S THE PAVERS ARE ACTUALLY UH ELEVATED OVER THE STREET TREE PIT. SO YOU MAY NOT NOTICE BUT YOU SEE THE TREE DRUNK AND A LITTLE SQUARE SPACE AROUND IT AND THEN THERE’S A SYSTEM THAT SIT OVER THE TREE FOIT ALLOW A GREATER AREA TO TRAVERSE. MAKES IT SO THT IT’S EASIER TO GET CLEAR ZONES IN TIGHTER SPACES.>>CAN WE PROHIBIT PAYDAY LENDERS FROM CORE AND SUPPORT ONE AND SUPPORT TWO?>>I BELIEVE SO. THERE WAS A SECIFIC ITEM IN THE NINTH STREET PLAN WHEN DEVELOPED, SO THAT LIMITED USE STANDARD WAS PUT IN PLACE FR THE COMPACT DESIGN DISTRICT. WE HAD SOME REQUESTS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION METING, THE FIRST TIME THIS ISSUE WAS RAISED THAT WE NAUGHT SAME PROVISION IN PLACE FOR THE COMPACT SUBURBAN DESIGN DISTRICT WHICH IS JUST FOR SUPPORT ONE AND SUPPORT TWO. SO THE REQUEST IS THAT WE USE THE NINTH STREET MODEL FOR THIS OR — >>THAT WAS THE REQUEST BUT I DON’T THINK THAT WAS BECAUSE THERE’S A SPECIFIC INTEREST IN RETAINING THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEM — >>UNDERSTOOD, UNDERSTOOD. IS THERE ANY REASON THAT WE WOULD WANT TO HAVE PAYDAY LENDERS IN — >>– DURHAM — >>THE PATTERSON PLACE AREA?>>NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE.>>ME NEITHER. [LAUGHTER] HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON THE SUPPORT TWO BOUNDARIES?>>SO, ABOUT A YEAR-AND-A-HALF AGO AT THE PUBLIC MEETING WE HELD, WE HAD KIND OF A WOSHSHOP-STYLE MEETING WHERE WE ASKED FOLKS GIVING THEM AN A UNDERSTANDING OF THE INTENTION BEHIND THE SUPPORT TWO SUB DISTRICT AS WELL AS THE OTHERS, THAT THE UH SUPPORT TWO IS REALLY INTENDED TO BE A TRANSITION IN INTENSITY TO WHAT IS EXISTING DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER, SO WE ASKED FOLKS TO TELL US WHERE ARE AREAS YOU THINK UH ARE SENSITIVE TO TRANSITION TO? AND THE AREA THAT WAS IDENTIFIED BY THE DIFFERENT GROUPS WAS ONLY IN THE AREA BETWEEN MOUNT MORIAH DOWN TO OLD CHAPEL HILL. ONE GROUP HADZ IT THAT FULL EXTENT AND ANOTHER GROUP HAD IT SMALLER EXTENT. ONE THING WE DECIDED TO DO AS WE WERE IMPLEMENTING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS STRATEGY THAT’S IN PLACE IS KNOWING THAT THE SUPPORT TWO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GO UP TO 145 FEET WITH TH USE OF THE BONUS, WE DECIDED TO HEIR ON THE SIDE OF THE LARGER SUPPORT TWO AREA TO MAKE SURE A BETTER TRANSITION.>>THANK YOU. I SFLOU A NOTE THAT I MADE TO MYSELF THAT VI NO IDEA WHAT IT MEANS. MAYBE I’LL READ IT TO YOU AND YOU CAN TELL. I WROTE ZONING IMPLEMENTATION ATTACHMENT PAGE TWO MAP AREAS ONE AND FOUR INVADE OPEN SPACE. HOW WILL THIS WOR? CAN YOU TRANSLATE THAT FOR ME FOR MYSELF? CAN YOU TRANSLATE MY WORDS TO ME?>>POSSIBLY.>>SHE’S THAT GOOD.>>YOU SAID PAGE TWO.>>I THINK IT MIGHT BE WHAT WE WERE JUST DISCUSSING WHICH IS THE FACT THAT YOU’VE GOT THESE DEVELOPERS WHO WILL BE INVADING THIS OPEN SPACE — >>IT’S ACTUALLY DIRECTLY RELATED TO SPLIT ZONED PARCELS AND RETAINING EXISTING COMMITMENTS, JUST THAT PIECE OF IT.>>HOW WILL THAT WORK?>>SO IN THE ZONING MAP CHANGE ORDINANCE IN YOUR PACKET, THERE’S ONE SECTION THAT’S JUST ABOUT KIND OF THE OVERALL TAKING THESE PARCELS AND PUTTING THEM INTO THE COMPACT SUBURBAN DESIGN DISTRICT ZONING. THERE’S ONE PROVISION FOR EACH OF THE TWO PARCELS THAT HAVE THE SPLIT ZONE WHERE THERE’S A DEVELOPMENT PLAN IN PLACE PROTECTING OPEN SPACE THAT’S OUTSIDE THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER AND THERE’S A SECTION TRANSLATING WITH TEXT-ONLY DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO MAINTAIN THOSE PROTECTIONS AND THEN AN ADDITIONAL ITEM RELATED TO THE PROFFER FROM THE PROPERTY UH OWNER ON THE NORTH SIDE OF 15-501.>>OKAY. SO ON THE 300-FEET VERSUS THE 200-FEET, WE’VE HEARD FROM THE FOLKS FROM NEW HOPE CREEK AND THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE JUST DEVOTED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF — THEY’VE PROBABLY UH BEEN ALL UP IN YOUR GRILL TOO — TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT AND GOOD WILL AND JOHN RIDES HIS BICYCLE FROM CHAPEL HILL TO EVERY SINGLE BPAC MEETING AND THEY’RE CONTENTION IS THAT THE BEST THING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IS TO HAVE THIS 300-FOOT TUA. WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING IS THAT THE 300-FOOT TUA IS PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE WE HAVE A DEELOPER WITH A RIGHT TO MASS GRADE INTO THAT AREA, AND THAT YOU THINK THAT THE 200-FOOT TUA WHICH THIS DEVELOPER WOULD AGREE TO IN RETURN FOR — AND WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH A MAJOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT — IS ENVIRONMENTAL PREFERABLE? RIGHT OR NO?>>THAT’S CORRECT. ONE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS WE — FROM THE BEGINNING OFTHE PROJECT, OUR GOAL AS STAFF WAS TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO BEST FIND THE BALANCE BETWEEN NEW DEVELOPMENT INTENSITY AN WHAT PROPERTY OWNERS EXPECT TO BE ABLE DO WITH THEIR PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE AND PROTECTION OF THAT AND TRYING TO FIND A BALANCE THAT WORKS. THE NUMBER OF ACRES THAT ARE TAKEN AWAY IN A 300-FOOT TUA ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT SO THAT THERE MAY UH BE CONCERN ABOUT THAT EVEN IF THIS SITE PLAN WERE NOT IN PLACE.>>MM-HMM.>>BUT THIS SITE PLAN, THE ENTITLEMENTS BEING IN PLACE AND THE ABILITY UNDER THE EXISTING ZONING TO REALLY DEVELOP IN WHAT IS VERY CLOSE UP INTO THE CORRIDOR IS ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST THINGS MOTIVATING OUR RECOMMENDATION.>>OKAY. ALL RIGHT. I THINK I’LL HAVE LITTLE MORE LATER BUT I UH THINK FOR RIGHT NOW I’M DONE. COUNCIL MEMBERS. COUNCIL MEMBER REECE.>>ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. [LAUGHTER] SHE DITCHED ME, YEAH, GOD CALL. CAN YOU ADDRESS CONCERN NUMBER OF FOLKS HAVE RAISED WITH ME ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PROPOSAL THAT WHAT WE’RE LIKELY TO GET IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT RAIL IS A LOT OF SINGLE STORY COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY IN SUPPORT TWO AS OPPOSED TO A LIGHT RAIL PROJECT THAT WOULD BRING MORE OF A RESIDENTIAL DEMAND.>>SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE IN PLACE IN OUR DESIGN DISTRICTS, A MINIMUM PODIUM HEIGHT. THE PODIUM HEIGHT IS THE INITIAL HEIGHT THAT A BUILDING GOES UP BEFORE YOU’RE REQUIRED TO STEP IT BACK IN ORDER TO CONTINUE UP IN YOUR ALLOWABLE HEIGHT. YOU CERTAINLY COULD SEE A SINGLE STORY COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE THAT’S 20 FEET TALL, THT’S THE MINIMUM IN SUPPORT TWO.>>A LOT OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THAT AREA NOW LIKE THE PANERA AND MUSIC STORE, THAT’S KIND OF AT THAT HEIGHT RIGHT?>>I WOULD THINK, SO, YEAH. THE PORTION THAT’S IN SUPPORT TWO, THERE’S I THINK ONE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY CURRENTLY THAT MAY BE A HOUSE. SO THAT AREA HAS NOT HAD THE DRAW FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. I DON’T WANT TO SAY IT’S NOT A POSSIBILITY, BUT I DON’T SEE THAT BEING AS LIKELY AS SEEING COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THE AREAS THAT ARE CLOSER TO 15-501 AND 40 AS OPPOSED TO ON THE SOUTH END OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD.>>LOOKING AT THE MAP OF THE PROPOSED DISTRICT, IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT THE CORE IS BASED ON WHERE THE PLANNING INDICATED THE LIGHT RAIL STATION WOULD BE? THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A STUPID QUESTION BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I I KNOW THAT’S LIKE THAT.>>YES, BUT I WILL SAY AS I MENTIONED THE WORKSHOP WE HAD WHERE WE ASKED FOLKS WHERE THEY WANTED TO SEE THE GREATEST INTENSITY OF DEVELOPMENT HAPPEN, UM, ALL THE AREA THAT’S CURRENTLY IN THE CORE AND PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING THAT IS TO THE WEST ALONG 15-501 AND ALONG 40 WAS ALSO INCLUDED. AS WE LOOKED AT IMPLEMENTING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS A ROUND OF PROPOSED STATION, AN AREA WHERE WE HAD SHELTER FROM POTENTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS SO MAKING SURE WE WOULD GET COMMERCIAL OR OFFICE USES THAT WERE NOT HAVING THE SUPPRESSED HEIGHT THAT WE WANTED TO PUT IN PLACE IN THE MAJORITY OF THE DISTRICT AND SO MOTIVATED US TO SHRINK THE CORE DOWN IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THAT AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONUS AND KIND OF PROTECT THE CORE AREA FROM LOWER INTENSITY/NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.>>BUT SINCE LIGHT RAIL ISN’T HAPPENING AND WE’RE NOT EXACTLY CLEAR ON WHAT THE NEW TRANSIT OPTIONS WILL BE ALONG HERE WHETHER THAT INCLUDES SOME KIND OF BRT AND SEPARATE GUIDEWAY WITH SEPARATION STATION, WE DON’T KNOW IN THIS CONFIGURATION THAT WOULD BE?>>CORRECT ALTHOUGH THERE’S EXISTING TRANSIT THAT SERVED AT McFARLAND AND WITHER SPOON THAT’S AT THE CENTER OF THE CORE AND THERE’S A PRETTY HEFR VI USED PARK AND RIDE AREA THERE AS WELL.>>CHOOSING TO GO FORWARD WITH THIS IN ABSENCE OF LIGHT RAIL SEEMS A LITTLE BIT LIKE A LEAP OF FAITH AND THE LEAP AS YOU DESCRIBE — YOU DIDN’T DESCRIBE IT THAT WAY EARLIER YOU BUT YOU UH SAID THERE WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES TO BRING NECESSARY DEMAND TO THIS AREA, SUFFICIENT TRANSIT SERVICE TO INDUCE THE KIND OF DEVELOPMENT WE WANT; IS THAT FIRE SAY?>>TO INDUCE OR SERVE WHAT IS CREATED BECAUSE I THINK THOSE ARE IMPORTANT.>>UM, BUT IF THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN, WHAT KIND OF DEVELOPMENT ARE WE REALLY INCENTIVIZING WITH THIS CONFIGURATION IF THAT DOESN’T WORK OUT?>>S I THINK IF THE CONCERN IS THAT THERE’S, YOU KNOW, IF TRANSIT ISN’T EITHER THE TRANSIT THAT IS DOES END UP BEING PROPOSED OR ENHANCED DOES NOT INDUCE THE KIND OF INTENSITY THAT WE ORIGINALLY FORESAW WITH THE LIGHT RAIL PROPOSAL, THE WORSE CASE SCENARIO WITH DEVELOPMENT, UM, WE HAVE MINIMUMS IN THE REQUIREMENTS WHICH IS KIND OF UNUSUAL FOR A ZONING DISTRICTS AND SO I THINK THAT WE STILL, OUR WORSE CASE SCENARIOS ARE GOING TO GET BET DEVELOPMENT THAN ANY OF THE ZONING DISTRICT OUT THERE PROVIDE. WE CAN’T GET THE SAME SORT OF SUBURBAN, COMMERCIAL WITH VERY P PROMINENT PARKING THAT’S THERE BECAUSE OF ALL PARAMETERS BUILT INTO THE DESIGN DISTRICT FRAME WORK. SO I THINK THERE IS — WE CERTAINLY WANT TO BE AWARE OF AND CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT INTENSITY EDS UP THERE BECAUSE I THINK AT LEAST FROM OUR DEPARTMENT’S PERSPECTIVE THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER MECHANISM IS ONE THAT MAY IN, YOU KNOW, THE COUNTY AS A WHOLE WE MAY LOOK TO RESHAPE WHERE SOME OF THOSE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS ARE PLACED BUT THE CONCEPT IS ONE THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, US BEING ABLE TO GROW SUSTAINIBLY AND THAT EVEN, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE THE DURHAM-ORANGE LIGHT RAIL, BUT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A TRANSIT SYSTEM THAT SERVES PLACES WHERE WE EITHER HAVE THE KIND OF MIXED USE THAT WE WANT TO SERVE WITH TRANSIT OR TO CREATE IT AROUND THAT TRANSIT SYSTEM. UM, SO I THINK THAT WITH THAT IS WHY, AGAIN, I BELIEVE THAT MOVING FORWARD IS STILL WORTH WHILE. SHIFTING THE WAY THAT WE THINK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT AND HOW WE’RE GROWING IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY.>>IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT THE SIZE OF THE DESIGN DISTRICT WAS DRIVEN AT LEAST IN PART BY THE PER SEVERE DEMAND FOR DEVELOPMENT THAT WOULD BE CREATED OR SHEPHERDED OR HOWEVER UH YOU WANT TO PUT IT BE THE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT?>>SO THE, UM, THE BOUNDARY UHS OF THE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TIER, SO BEFORE THE REASSESSMENT THAT WAS COMPLETED IN 2016, THE SUBURBAN TRANSIT AREA WHICH IS WHAT THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY WHICH IS BASICALLY A FUTURE COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD ENDED AT 15-501 — SORRY, NO, YES. SO IT WAS EXPANDED AT THAT TIME. IT ROUGHLY ACCOMMODATES A HALF MILE OR 15-MINUTE WALK WHICH IS GOOD TRANSIT PLANNING PRINCIPLE. ONE OTHER THING WORTH NOTING IS THAT IN THE INCREASED TRANSIT SERVICE THAT IS SHORT IN THE SHORT RANGE PLANS, UM, FOR LIKE FOR IN SENSE WITH THE ROUTE 10, 15-MINUTE HEADWAYS INCLUDES A STOP ON BOTH SIDES OF 15-501. SO EVEN IF WE DON’T TINK THERE’S GOING BE GREAT PEDESTRIAN ACCOMMODATION ACROSS 15-501 WHICH IS WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON WITH THE 15-501 CORRIDOR STUDY, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSIT TO TAKE YOU TO EITHER SIDE AND TAKE YOU THERE FREQUENTLY IS IN OUR SHORT-RANGE FUTURE.>>I THNK I’LL HAND OVER THE MICROPHONE FOR A BIT NOW.>>COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON.>>THANK YOU. SO MAY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE CHANNELLED SO MUCH OF MY CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS. I DO — I’M NT REALLY STRUGGLING — FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO ECHO MAYOR’S COMMENT ACE UH BOUT THIS IS A YEOMAN’S JOB IN THE ENORMITY OF THIS PIECE OF WORK. FOR ME, INTELLECTUALLY, THIS DESIGN DISTRICT’S VIE BRANS HAS BEEN TETHERED TO LIGHT RAIL SINCE WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT NOW THAT LIGHT RAIL’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, THE, I WONDER IF SOME OF THE OPTIMISM ABOUT PROCEEDING AS IT EXISTS NOW IS FUELLED BY IT WAS GOING TO BE GREAT WHETHER WE DID LIGHT RAIL OR NOT OR BECAUSE WE’RE NOT HAVING LIGHT RAIL WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE IT GREAT, AND I I GUESS I’M WRESTLING WITH SOME OF THAT. THIS PLANNING DEPARTMENT COULD TELLS US TO REZONE THE MOON AND I WOULD DO IT, THAT’S HOW MUCH TRUST I HAVE IN THEM. I WANT T ASK A QUESTION ABOUT HOW ROBUST THE UH SUPPORT OF STAKEHOLDER BRACKET OUT THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL BUFFER — HOW ROBUST IS THE SUPPORT OF STAKEHOLDERS IN THE AREA SANS LIGHT RAIL. YOU WRKED GREAT DEAL WITH THEM WHEN LIGHT RAIL WAS IN THE MEX, BUT HOW ROBUST IS THAT SUPPORT NOW?>>SO I THINK THAT, UH, IT’S A LITTLE BIT HARD TO CHARACTERIZE. WE’VE HEARD FROM SOME FOLKS HERE TONIGHT THAT THEY’RE SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROJECT MOVING FORWARD, UM, AND I THINK THAT THE — I’M TRYING TO THINK OF ANYONE — I THINK UH THAT THE ANY LACK OF SUPPORT FOR MOVING FORWARD IF ANYTHING IS TEMPORARY AS OPPOSED TO PERMANENT IN TERMS OF I THINK AT LEAST ONE PERSON REQUESTED SOME TIME. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE AS A I UH MENTIONED MAYBE IN A COUPLE DIFFERENT WAYS PREVIOUSLY IS THAT THERE ARE EXISTING ZONING REGULATIONS ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW. THERE’S A LOT OF RS-20 OUT THERE IF WE WANT TWO UNITS OF SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING PER ACRE, PEOPLE CAN DO THAT NOW. THEY WON’T BE CONSTRAINED BY THE FACT THAT THE LIFT STATION DOESN’T HAVE THE CAPACITY WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH SINGLE FAMILY REIDENTIAL. SO PART OF THIS IS TRYING TO PUT THINGS IN PLACE THAT AS THE DESIRE AND NEED TO DEVELOP OCCURS THAT IT WILL BE DONE SO IN THE WAY WE VISIONED FOR THIS AREA, BUT ALSO MUCH LARGER, WE WANT TO KIND OF CHANGE HOW WE’RE DEVELOPING IN CERTAIN POCKETS OF DURHAM.>>THAT SORT OF ANTICIPATING MY NEXT AN FINAL QUETION, BY THE WAY. IF WE DECIDE NOT TO TAKE ACTION ON THIS TONIGHT OR NOT TO DO IT, PENDING GREATER CLARITY ON WHAT OUR TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THIS AREA, THE RISK IS… >>UM, YES, CERTAINLY THAT THERE WOULD BE DEVELOPMENT KIND OF IN THE EXISTING PATTERN. THERE’S ALSO — I THINK THAT THERE IS A POINT I TIME WHERE WE HAVE TO DECIDE AS A COMMUNITY HOW WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WHETHER WE WANT TO CHANGE HOW WE DEVELOP OR NOT, AND I THINK THAT DEPENDING ON A TRANSIT SYSTEM TO TELL U WHETHER WE WANT TO DO THAT. WE WERE DOING THAT BECAUSE WE HAD A TRANSIT PROJECT THAT WAS HAD A LOT OF INERTIA THAT WAS BRINGING US ALONG AND IN THE SITUATION WE’RE IN NOW WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SET THE LAND USE POLICY AND REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE THAT WILL CREATE AND SHAPE THE TRANSIT SYSTEM THAT WE WANT TO HAVE AND WILL SERVE FOLKS THAT ARE ALREADY — YOU KNOW, IT’S ALREADY A HIGH TRANSIT-USE AREA, AND I THINK THAT FOR THAT REASON, IT MAKES A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE — AND IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT THIS AREA WAS SELECTED TO BE OUR FIRST NEXT COMPACT NEIGHBORHOOD TO DEVELOP REGULATIONS FOR IS BECAUSE WE THOUGHT ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THE TRANSIT SYSTEM IN THE LIHT RAIL LINE WOULD OCCUR OR NOT, WHETHER WE COULD STILL JUSTIFY UH THE WORK WE WERE PUTTING INTO IT.>>THANK YOU.>>SURE.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>THANK YOU. I UH REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR GOING INTO THAT DEPTH OF EXACTLY WHAT THE TENSION IS AND RECOGNIZING THAT CURRENTLY, I MEAN, IT WOULD CONTINUE TO BE BUILT OUT SUBURBAN, RECOGNIZING WE DO’T OWN THE LAND AND WHOMEVER THE DEVELOPER IS FROM CALIFORNIA OR CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, HAS THAT OPTION TO DO MORE SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL AT 20 UNITS A SQUARE OR AN ACRE. WHAT I AM CHANNELLING, THOUGH, IS I WANT TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT — WHICH IS WHERE I’M CONCERNED — I WANT TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE’RE LOOKING AT SIX OR SEVEN GENERATIONS PRIOR TO US WHERE DEVELOPMENT WAS OCCURRING AND WE WERE URBANIZING DOWNTOWN DURHAM ON THE EAST SIDE, THERE WAS SEWAGE BEING RUN INTO THE RIVER BECAUSE THEY TOUGHT THAT WAS THE BEST WAY TO ALLEVIATE THE SEWAGE IN THE AREA AND I DON’T WANT TO DO THE SAME THING MOVING FORWARD SEVEN GENERATIONS AND SETTING UP A EVEN WITH THE OWNER IN THE AREA DECIDING TO HOLD US HOSTAGE WITH MASS GRADING THAT WE WOULD CONSIDER IF WE’RE BUILDING IN FLOODPLAINS AND WE’RE CONSIDERING HOW OR NOT CONSIDERING HOW THIS WILL HAVE IMPACT IN THE FUTURE, MULTIPLE GENERATIONS AHEAD. I MEAN, I UH WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT, THE URBANIZATION OF THAT AREA BECAUSE WE CANNOT DO IT ALL IN DOWNTOWN, BUT I’M STILL ADDRESSED THE STORMWATER, WE HAVE NOT ADDRESSED HOW WE WOULD MOVE FORWARD IN A WAY THAT’S RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH, MULTIPLE GENERATIONS AHEAD — I’LL KEEP SAYING THAT — BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW MUCH HOUSING YOU CREATE, IF THERE IS NO — IF WE DON’T HAVE OUR WATER CLEAN, WE DON’T HAVE TREES, LIKE ALL THESE THINGS MATTER IN A ECOLOGICAL WAY, THAT OUR EK ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM IS SENSITIVE TO AND I’M THANKFUL WE HAD A CHANCE TO SLOW DOWN WITHOUT THE LIGHT RAIL PROJECT FORCING OUR HAND TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS TO REALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT IT UH LOOKS LIKE TO DEVELOP THE ZONING IN A WAY THAT COMPREHENSIVELY LOOKS LIKE. I APPRECIATE THE STREET GIDING JUST NOT COMFORTABLE WTH THE WAY WE’RE THINKING ABOUT STORMWATER.>>I WILL SAY THAT IN SOME RESPECTS, CERTAINLY, WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IN REGARDS TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS WITH THIS WORK IS SIGNIFICANTLY HELD BACK BY OUR STATE REQUIREMENTS.>>AND THAT’S WH I’M LIKE, THIS IS A LARGER CONVERSATION THAT WE’RE HAVING. WE’RE KIND OF ARGUING WITH OURSELVES BASED ON OUR WRISTS BEING TIED TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN’T PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR LAND, AND I DON’T WANT TO PUSH BLAME ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND THIS IS A CONVERSATION WE NEED TO HAVE STATEWIDE BECAUSE WE CAN’T CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THESE PIECE-MEAL PROJECTS. IT’S A LARGER DISTRICT YOU’RE TRYING TO DEVELOP, BUT WATER REALLY MATTERS AND WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY THAT WE DO THIS COMPREHENSIVELY AND RESPONSIBLY FOR MULTIPLE GENERATIONS AHEAD. SO I’M REALLY — I HEAR WHAT MANY IN THE ROOM ARE SAYING ON THIS SIDE OF ECOLOGY, BUT I ALSO UNDERSTAND LIKE WE HAVE TO MOVE TOWARD MORE URBAN NIGH UH URBANIZATION. THIS IS REALLY A HORRIBLE WAY TO DO IT.>>THAFRNG THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, THOSE ARE GOOD COMMENTS. I’M GOING TO — LET ME JUST TELL YOU WHERE I AM, LISA, AND TAKE YOUR SUGGESTION AND MAYBE ATTORNEY’S SUGGESTION AS WELL. I AM FOR MANY OF THE REASONS THAT I AND OTHERS HAVE SAID, I’M VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF THIS REZONING. I DO THINK THAT THIS IS TH WAY THAT WE DO WANT TO GROW. I UH THINK THAT WE FACE, YOU KNOW, THE IDEA OF A BUNCH OF RS-20 OUT THERE OVER THE LONG-TERM MAKES IT MUCH HARDER TO DO ANYTHING ELSE OUT THERE ONCE WE WANT TO. THE RESISTANCE WILL BE STRONG AND I THINK WE HAVE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO — AS COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN SAID — URBANIZE. AND I THINK IT’S THE RIGHT PLACE TO DO IT. I’M NOT SURE ABOUT HOW EFFECTIVE THE HOUSING DENSITY BONUSES WILL BE IN THE SHORT TERM BUT I UH DO BELIEVE THAT OUR REGION WILL COME TO ITS SENSES BEFORE LONG AND WE WILL HAVE TRANSIT OUT THERE. WE ALREADY HAVE IT OUT THERE BUT WE’LL HAVE SIGNIFICANT TRANSIT OUT THERE AND IT’S THE FIRST LOGICAL PLACE TO GO. I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOME OTHER AREAS THAT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT DESIGNING FOR THE COMPACT DESIGN BUT NOT ABOUT PATTERSON PLACE. IT ALREADY HAS A LOT OF THE FEATURES THAT WE WANT IN AN AREA IN A DISTRICT LIKE THIS, AND APPRECIATE MIKE WALLDROP BEING HERE. HE’S BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR A LOT OF GOOD DECISIONS OUT THERE. SO I UH DO BELIEVE IN — YOU KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON ASKED ABOUT THIS — BUT I UH DO BELIEVE THE TRANSPORTATION WILL GET OUT THERE. IT WON’T BE AS SON AS WE WANT BUT OUR REGION WILL BE DEMANDING IT, I THINK. THE — I DO TINK — BUT I AM CONFUSED, HONESTLY IS THE WORD I WILL USE, ABOUT WHAT’S ACTUALLY BEST IN TERMS OF THE WHAT’S THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOME IN TERMS OF THE TUA BECAUSE NORMALLY I WOULD SAY 300-FOOT TUA MAKES SENSE. I UNDERSTAND IT WOULD REDUCE THE ACREAGE TO SOME EXTENT BUT THAT’S SOMETHING, CERTAINLY TRADE-OFF I COULD LIVE WITH. ON THE OTHER HAND I UH HEAR WHAT YOU’RE SAYING ABOUT THE THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE OF THIS DEVELOPER’S EXISTING BY-RIGHT ABILITIES TO MASS GRADE IN THE CORRIDOR. SO I UH REALLY WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND THIS BETTER BEFORE I VOTE BECAUSE I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AND I DON’T THINK I QUITE GET WHAT THE TRUE DR TRADE-OFF — IT’S HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE IT’S THE FIRST REAL DISCUSSION WE’VE HAD OF IT — WHAT IS REALLY THE BEST THING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN TERMS OF THIS TRADE-OFF. I DON’T GET IT YET, SO I WOULD LIKE SOME MORE TIME TO UNDERSTAND THAT, UM, AND THAT COULD MEAN HOLDING THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AND TO A TIME CERTAIN WHEN WE COULD, YOU KNOW, IN THE INTERIM YOU COULD GIVE US MORE EDUCATION ABOUT THAT. OUR FRIENDS FROM NEW HOPE CREEK COULD THINK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU SAID. THEY COULD BE GIVING US INFORMATION AS WELL. UM, SO, APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE THAT THE PLANNING STAFF — THE CITY ATTORNEY AND VI WHISPERED TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THIS. I KNOW SHE FEELS IT’S OKAY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING OPEN BUT I WONDER WHAT HAD YOU ALL THINK WOULD BE ADVISABLE FOR US TO MAKE A GOOD DECISION.>>MR. MAYOR I’D LIKE TO ADD THAT WHEN YOU’RE READY FOR A MOTION — >>COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>WHEN YOU’RE READY FOR A MOTION I’D LIKE TO SUPPORT THAT.>>TIME FRAME.>>SHOULD WE DO IT, YEAH.>>I UH HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF ABOUT THE SIZES OF THE BUFFERS. DO WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE IN ACREAGE BETWEEN 200-FOOT AND 300-FOOT BUFFER FOR THIS GIVEN AREA?>>JUST FOR THE AREA WITH THE MASS GRADING IS IN PLACE?>>UM, NO. SO LOOKING AT THE ZONING IMPLEMENTATION REPORT, YOU HAVE AN ACREAGE LISTED FOR THAT AREA NUMBER ONE OF 25.13 ACRES THAT COULD BE MASS GRADED IF WE 300-FOOT BUFFER INSTEAD OF 200-FOOT BUFFER. DO WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACREAGE OF THE TWO HUNDRED — LIKE WHAT ADDITIONAL ACREAGE COULD BE DEVELOPED?>>I DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION OFFHAND. I THINK THAT THE — I KNOW THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER DOES. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY — YEAH, I DON’T HAVE THAT NUMBER.>>OKAY. AND THERE COULD BE ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE TYPE OF LAND THAT WOULD BE SAVERED OR NOT SAVED BUT I THINK THAT QUESTION OF WHAT’S THE TRADE IN TERMS OF ACTUAL ACRES DEVELOPED OR NOT DEVELOPED WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR MAKING THAT CHOICE. I WAS HOPING WE COULD DO THAT NOW BUT I WILL SUPPORT MAYOR’S — >>ANY OBJECTIONS TO OLDING PUBLIC HEARING OPEN FOR CONSIDERATION OF THIS QUESTION? ANYBODY? COUNCIL MEMBER REECE, YOU’RE READY TO GO TONIGHT?>>MR. MAYOR, I MEAN WE — THIS OFTEN COMES UP. WE’VE GOT A TON OF FOLKS WHO CAME HERE TONIGHT, WAITED A LONG TIME THROUGH A THICK AGENDA TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS WITH US ABOUT IT AND I’M ALWAYS RELUCTANT TO ASK STHOEM COME BACK AGAIN AT LATER DATE BUT OBVIOUSLY THE LULL OF THE GROUP APPEARS TO BE WE’D LIKE INFORMATION. I’D ALSO LIKE TO HEAR BETTER CASE ABOUT WHY IT MAKES ANY SENSE AT AL TO CREATE ONE OF THESE DISTRICTS THAT’S BISECTED BY A BUSY ROADWAY SO IF WECOULD HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT NEXT TIME, THAT’D BE AWESOME.>>I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE RELUCTANCE, I APPRECIATE IT BT I THINK I WANT TO DO IT FOR THE NEXT ITEM TOO. [LAUGHTER] OKAY. THANK YOU. WE’RE GOING TO HOLD THIS HEARING, I’LL DECLARE WE’RE GOING TO HOLD THIS HEARING OPEN UNTIL — DO WOE HAVE DATE TO RECOMMEND?>>GOOD EVENING. PAT YOUNG WITH PLANNING DEPARTMENT. REALLY IT’S AT YOUR DIS DISCRETION. WE’D LIKE TWO CYCLES TO PREPARE SUPPLEMENTAL MEMO TO DRAL DOWN ON AREAS YOU IDENTIFIED TONIGHT. PARTICULARLY ABILITY FOR THESE PROPOSALS TO BE SUPPORTED WITH ANOTHER MODE OTHER THAN LIGHT RAIL AND DRILL DOWN ON SOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE-OFFS.>>ALL RIGHT. HOW ABOUT THE FIRST AUGUST MEETING?>>AGREEABLE TO US.>>AUGUST 5TH.>>WE CAN HAVE MATERIAL READY IN THAT TIME FRAME.>>THANK YOU. I WILL ALSO SAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT WE DON’T JUST — I KNOW THIS IS A SMALL POINT — NO PAYDAY LENDER IN THE COMPACT DISTRICT.>>WE CAN CERTAINLY MAKE THAT CHANGE.>>AMEN, BROTHER.>>LISA, GREAT JOB. THANK YOU FOR LETTING US TORTURE UH YOU FOR AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF 37>>THANK YOU FOR LETTING WE ME SIT DOWN.>>YOU DID A GREAT JOB, AND ALL YOF YOU ALL WHO WORKED ON THIS MANY THANKS. LONG NIGHT AT THE DURHAM CITY UH COUNCIL.>>MR. MAYOR.>>YES.>>THERE NEEDS TO BE A VOTE.>>I DON’T USUALLY BUT I’M HAPPY TO.>>I WANTED TO MAKE SURE — >>I LIKE TO DO WHAT BILL BELL DID.>>ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>NO LESS.>>ALL RIGHT. 27. OREGON STREET CLOSING.>>EMILY STRUTHERS WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT. OREGON STREET CLOSING SC 1800001 WAS CONTINUED FROM THE MARCH 18th CITY COUNCIL MEETING. MINOR REVISION HAS BEEN MADE TO NOTE 8 PLAT FOR CLARITY PURPOSES AND ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE ADDED TO STAFF REPORT SUMMARIZING PRIORITIZATION OF THE WATER AND SEWER MAINS WITHIN OREGON STREET AUPON APPROVAL OF THE STREET CLOSING REQUEST. NO OTHER CHANGES MADE AND STAFF AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU’VE HEARD REPORT FROM STAFF, DECLARE THIS PUBLIC HEARING OPEN ALREADY WE’RE CONTINUING IT AND WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS: ROBERT SHUNK, PROPONENT, AND STEVE HOTN, OPPONENT. FIRST, MR. STANZ Y’ALL, YOU’RE GOING SPEAK.IAL, YOU’RE GOING SPEAK.>>ARE YOU FOR THIS OR AGAINST?>>THANK YOU. SORRY I HAVE A LITTLE COLD, SO, PLEASE EXCUSE ME. GEORGE STANZIAL, PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AT STEWART. 115 KOE FIELD CIRCLE. JUST WANT TO BE BRIEF. I JUST WANT TO BRING SOME THINGS TO THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION. UM, DUKE OWNS ALL THE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THIS PORTION OF THE STREET THAT WE’RE ASKING TO BE CLOSED. IT IS LOCATED WITHIN CENTRAL CAMPUS AND IS A RELATIVELY MINIMALLY-USED STREET. DUKE UNIVERSITY HAS AGREED TO AN UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO THE CITY UNTIL ADJACENT PROPERTIES ADJACENT TO THIS STREET CLOSING, THIS PORTION OF THE STREET ARE DEVELOPED. DUKE HAS AGREED TO MAINTAIN ALL UTILITIES AS WELL AS THE STREET, ITSELF, AND HAS MET ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITY DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS OVER THE COURSE OF THE REVEW PERIOD BY THE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. AND ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN INCLUDED, ALL THE SUGGESTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SUGGEST SUGGESTIONS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED ON THE PLATS. SO I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT. IT’S GONE THROUGH THE SYSTEM. IT’S GONE THROUGH EVERY DEPARTMENT, AND WE JUST ASK FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. MR. HOTN. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR NAME AN ADDRESS, THREE MINUTES.>>STEVE HOTN, 312 ALEXANDER AVENUE. ALEXANDER IS THE STREET ONE OVER FROM OREGON WHICH IS STREET WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING. AND THIS IS A PREFACE I UH FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS PROPOSED CLOSING FOR THE STREET SIGN LAST WEEK. I UNDERSTAND NOW IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR A WHILE. I’VE GOT PICTURES OF THOSE STREETS, YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THOSE AT THIS LATE HOUR, I’M SURE BUT DESPITE WHAT I’M SURE WERE THE BEST EFFORTS OF PLANNING TO MAKE TOSE SIGNS VISIBLE, [INDISCERNIBLE] ROAD, ONE OF THE TWO FROM THE EAST IS NOT VISIBLE SIGN ON CAMPUS DEPRIVE THE WEST IS NOT VISIBLE. I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO DISCUSS THIS WITH MY NEIGHBORS AND I DON’T KNOW HOW AWARE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THIS CLOSING WOULD BE AS A RESULT OF THAT. THE BIG ISSUE, I THINK, IS THAT DUKE HASN’T SAID WHAT IT PLANS TO DO WITH THE EXISTING CENTRAL CAMPUS AREA AFTER MAY 15th. UNTIL WE KNOW DUKE’S REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ITS AFFECT ON TRAFFIC INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC AND BUS TRAFFIC, CLOSING OREGON STREET SEEMS PREMATURE TO ME. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 3 NORTH/SOUTH ROADS CONNECTING CAMPUS DRIVE WITH ERWIN ROAD IN THE CENTRAL CAMPUS AREA AND THOSE THREE ARE ANDERSON — WHICH IS OFTEN CON JUSTED — ALEXANDER AND OREGON. IT’S NOT CLEAR FROM THE DOCUMENTS I GOT ONLINE THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THE CITY SITE WHETHER AND FOR HOW LONG OREGON WILL REMAIN ACCESSIBLE TO CURRENT TRAFFIC — AND I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUTER EMERGENCY TRAFFIC AND I’M THINKING ABUT STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES AND A VISITORS ABOUT ACCESS TO EAST AND WEST CAMPUS, THE BUILDINGS ALONG CAMPUS DRIVE, ACCESS TO SPORTING EVENT WHICH IS CREATES A LOT OF TRAFFIC. THE FACT THAT THE PROPOSAL SAYS THAT CLOSING OREGON WOULD CREATE LAND LOCKED PARCELS ALONG OREGON SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT OREGON WILL BE CLOSED TO EXISTING TRAFFIC. RECOMBINATIONS OF LOTS HAVE BEEN DONE TO KEEP THEM FROM BEING LAND LOCKED BUT IF OREGON WAS TO REMAIN OPEN, I DON’T THEY WOULD BE LAND LOCK LOTS ON OREGON SO THAT SUGGESTS TO ME — MAKES ME WONDER HOW LONG IF AT ALL THERE WILL BE GENERAL ACCESS TO OREGON. ANY TRAFFIC DIVERTED FROM OREGON WILL NECESSARILY USE ALEXANDER AND ANDERSON. SO IF OREGON I CLOSED THE TRAFFIC IMPACT ON THESE STREETS AS WELL AS ON ERWIN ROAD NEEDS TO BE STUDIED. FINAL THOUGHT REGARDING ROAD MAINTENANCE BECAUSE THAT WAS MENTIONED; UNTIL TWO YEARS AGO ALEXANDER WAS UNDER CONSTANT ROAD MAINTENANCE BECAUSE OF DUKE BUS TRAFFIC GOING UP THE HILL, ALEXANDER IS VERY STEEP — >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>OKAY.>>ALL RIGHT. MR. STANZIAL DO YOU HAVE ANY RESPONSE TO HIS CONCERNS?>>EXCUSE ME. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO GO ON RECORD AS SAYING THAT DUKE DOES NOT HAVE A PLAN FOR CENTRAL CAMPUS. THE ONLY THING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKED A — THEY HAVE LOOKED AT IT OVER TE YEARS A NUMBER OF TIMES OVER THE YEARS BUT THERE ISN’T A PLAN RIGHT NOW IN PLACE OR CONTEMPLATED FOR CENTRAL CAMPUS. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF POTENTIALLY LOOKING AT REPLACING THE STUDENT HOUSING WHICH IS VERY HOLD AND DATED ON THE CAMPUS. SO TO MY KNOWLEDGE THE ONLY THING RIGHT NOW THAT IS AT ALL UNDER CONSIDERATION IS THAT THERE IS NO MASTER PLAN, THERE’S NO PLAN RIGHT NOW IN PLACE TO DO ANYTHING WITH THE CAMPUS. COULD THAT CHANGE? SURE, BUT AT THIS POINT THERE IS NONE. AS FAR AS IT REMAINING OPEN TO TRAFFIC, UM, CAN I — >>ROBERT DO YOU HAVE THIS BECAUSE WE WERE ASKED TO ADD THIS TO THE PLOT — THIS NOTE. UNTIL SUCH TIME A PROPERTIES APUTING CLOSED PORTION OF OREGON STREET ARE COMPLETELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDEVELOPED DUKE WILL PROVIDE UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO CITY AND FIRE, URGE IS I ACCESS, EMERGENCY SERVICE, VEHICLES ON A MAINTAINED TRAVELING SURFACE. SO DUKE IS INERESTED IN MAINTAINING OREGON STREET ACTUALLY TO A HIGHER LEVEL THAN IT’S MAINTAINED CURRENTLY AND WILL ALSO MAINTAIN ALL OF THE UTILITIES AS WELL. BUT AS FAR AS EMERGENCY ACCESS, CITY ACCESS, COUNTY ACCESS, IT WILL — THEY’VE AGREED TO KEEP IT OPEN TO CITY AND COUNTY ACCESS. SO THAT, YOU KNOW, I DON’T HAVE ANY OTHER ANSWERS FOR HIM, BUT, UM, I THINK HIS MAJOR QUESTION WAS ABOUT REDEVELOPMENT OF THE CAMPUS AND THERE IS NO PANS TO REDEVELOPMENT THE CAMPUS AT THIS POINT.>>POINT OF INFORMATION IF I MIGHT.>>SURE.>>WE E HAD REQUESTED THROUGH STEWART THAT THE UNIVERSITY CONSIDER A NOTE THAT WOULD CLEARLY ANOW UNIMPEDED VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNTIL SUCH TIME AS ALL PROPERTIES ON OREGON STREET WERE REDEVELOPED AND THE NOTE THAT MRS. STANZIAL READ THAT LIMITS THAT ACCESS TO FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES VEHICLES WAS SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND APPLICANT, SO I JUST WANT COUNCIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAD REQUESTED THAT BE UNIMPEDED PUBLIC AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AND WHAT WAS PROPOSE BID THE APPLICANT WAS CONSIDERABLILESS AND KIND OF MINIMUM NEEDS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES. THANK YOU.>>ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? UNIVERSITY’S NOT INTERESTED IN GRANTING THAT VEHICULAR ACCESS TO A WIDER GROUP OF PEOPLE?>>I’M HAPPY TO TALK TO THE UNIVERSITY ABOUT THAT. IF THAT’S THE ISSUE HERE, I’M HAPPY TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT THAT, AGAIN. WE HAD A SERIES OF REQUESTS THAT WENT BACK AND FORTH AND WE WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH THE CITY AND LANDED ON WHAT WE ENDED UP WITH. IF THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE, UM, I’M HAPPY TO SPEAK WITH THEM ABOUT IT.>>ALL RIGHT, COLLEAGUES, WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE.>>QUESTION. THANK YOU. I UNDERSTAND THERE’S NO EXPLICIT PLAN THAT DUKE HAS AT THIS TIME, BUT THERE IS AN EXPLICIT STATEMENT ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE REASON FOR THE CLOSURE TO CLARIFY RESPONSIBLE FOR STREET MAINTENANCE, TO ASSUME AND TO IMPROVE CAMPUS SECURITY SPP THERE SOME PARTICULAR DATA DRIVEN CONCERNING THAT AREA THAT DUKE IS TRYING TO ADDRESS OR PARTICULAR GROUP OF FOLK?>>ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT, ROBERT, IN THE APPLICATION?>>HAVE YOU SEEN THE APPLICATION?>>IT’S BEEN QUITE A WHILE.>>DO YOU RECALL THAT?>>I DO RECALL IT BUT I DON’T RECALL THE REASON FOR IT. IT’S BEEN A VERY LONG TIME, IT’S BEEN IN THE PROCESS FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS.>>SAYS TO IMPROVE CAMPUS SECURITY, SOUND FAMILIAR?>>YES.>>WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR IMPROVEMENT OTHER THAN — >>I MEAN IT’S SO THAT THEY CAN CONTROL THAT STREET FOR CAMPUS SECURITY.>>SO THEY CAN CONTROL THE STREET FOR CAMPUS SECURITY. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>SO THAT THEIR CAMPUS SECURITY CAN PATROL THAT STREET AND MAINTAIN CONTROL OF IT FROM A SECURITY PERSPECTIVE.>>OKAY. ALL RIGHT.>>JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY. IS THAT BECAUSE UNTIL IT GETS CONVERTED TO A PRIVATE STREET, DUKE SECURITY CAN’T PATROL IT?>>THEY CAN PATROL IT, THEY DO PATROL IT.>>OKAY.>>THEIR POSITION IS THAT LIKE THEY’VE DONE WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER STREETS INTHE UNIVERSITY, CLOSED A NUMBER OF STREETS ON THE UNIVERSITY OVER THE YEARS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PIECE OF THE CAMPUS CLOSED OR MADE PRIVATE, AND THAT THEY SEE THAT AS A POSITIVE IN TERMS OF THEIR CAMPUS SECURITY. THAT’S THE ONLY ANSWER I HAVE FOR YOU AT THIS POINT.>>IF I MIGHT? IS CLOSING THE STREET THE ANTICIPATION THAT THE STREET STILL WIL NOT BE TRAFFICKED OR FREAKED BY FOLK WHO AREN’T MATRICULATING AT DUKE? IS THAT THE?>>I’M SORRY.>>IS IT ANTICIPATED THAT — YOU KEEP SAYING CONTROL THE STREET AND BY THEM COTROLLING, IT’LL MAKE IT SAFER. HOW DO WE — DOES THAT MEAN THEY ANTICIPATE — HOW DO I WANT TO SAY THIS? DO THEY ANTICIPATE FOLK NOT LIKE JUST NORMAL RESIDENTIAL CITIZENS NOT WALKING THROUGH THERE. IS THAT WHAT’S GOING TO MAKE IT SAFER?>>WELL, I THINK ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IS THAT IT IS WHETHER OR NOT DUKE WOULD ALLOW FULL ACCESS ALONG THE STREET WHICH WOULD ESSENTIALLY MAKE IT THE SAME WAY IT IS TODAY EXCEPT IT WOULD BE A PRIVATE STREET. LIKE CAMPUS DRIVE, LIKE A NUMBER OF STREETS ON THE CAMPUS. IN FACT, WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS, THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAD A QUESTION — I DON’T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS EXACTLY BUT IT HAD TO DO WITH THE PRECEDENT FOR CLOSING THE STREETS AND WE GAVE THEM A LAUNDRY LIST OF STREET CLOSINGS THAT HAD OCCURRED ON THE CMPUS OVER THE YEARS. SO, I UH MEAN, IT’S THE PRECEDENT IS THERE, IT’S ON THEIR CAMPUS, THEY’D LIKE TO MAKE IT A PRIVATE STREET.>>[LOW AUDIO].>>MR. HALL, I’M SORRY, THAT IS NOT — WE DON’T DO THAT. THANK YOU.>>I HEAR THE QUESTION, AND WHAT I SAID WAS THAT I’D BE HAPPY TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT THAT.>>OKAY.>>MR. MAYOR IF I COULD JUST — MY QUESTIONS ARE ANIMATED BY — AND IT DOESN’T SAY ON THE APPLICATION PRECEDENT BEING ESTABLISHED JUST WANT TO CLOSE IT BECAUSE WE WANT TO CLOSE IT, IT SAYS TO IMPROVE CAMPUS SECURITY SO I’M NOT TRYING TO BADGE YOU BUT THAT INVOKES SPECIFIC CONCERNS AND I JUST WANTED TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT.>>I APPRECIATE THAT.>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. OKAY. JUST A FEW OBSERVATIONS, MR. STANZIAL. MR. HOTN, I DO THINK THIS WAS WELL ADVERTISED. I APPRECIATE YOU DIDN’T SEE THE SIGNS BUT I THINK IT WAS DONE WELL AND IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME AND ANYONE THAT MISSED IT, I KNOW WE MISS THESE THINGS SOME TIME BUT IN FAIRNESS I UH THINK IT WAS DONE WELL. UM, THE, UM… MY ORIGINAL DESIRE TO HOLD THIS OPEN HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE UNIVERSITY WAS WILLING TO THE STAND IN THE WAY OF OUR LIGHT RAIL PROJECT AND EXPECTS US TO DO ANY OF THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN THE MIDDLE OF ON THEIR CAMPUS ANY OLD WAY THEY WANT. I, UM, BUT I, YOU KNOW, MY OWN REFLECTION, I THINK THIS IS PROBABLY A POOR VEHICLE THROUGH WHICH TO MAKE THAT POINT ANY FURTHER. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT POINT. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO — I WILL JUST TELL YOU, I’M DISMAYED WE HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE UNIVERSITY ABOUT THIS. THE ONLY PEOPLE WE’VE HEARD FROM ABOUT THIS IS ROBERT AND YOU. WE HAVEN’T HEARD A THING FROM THE UNIVERSITY. NOBODY’S CALLED ANY OF US THAT I KNOW OF.>>MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT MR. SELIG REACHED OUT LAST MONDAY OR TUESDAY BY, I BELIEVE UH, E-MAIL.>>I CAN’T SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE E-MAIL THAT I GET I I READ, BUT AS YOU KNOW, I’M PRETTY GOOD AT IT.>>I KNOW.>>MAYBE I MISSED IT, BUT TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NOBODY REACHED OUT AND MAYBE MY COLLEAGUES GOT SOMETHING, I’M NOT SURE. ANYBODY GET ANYTHING FROM DUKE?>>NO, I SPECIFICALLY AFTER YOU AND I SPOKE, I ASKED HIM TO REACH OUT, SPECIFICALLY, TO YOU.>>YEAH. OKAY. WELL, I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, I UH FEEL LIKE WE’VE MADE OUR POINT. OBVIOUSLY UH UNSUCCESSFULLY, BUT I DON’T THINK THIS IS RIGHT VEHICLE TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION. I UH HOPE WE CAN HAVE IT IN OTHER WAY. ALL RIGHT. THE MOTION WOULD BE MOTION #1: TO ADOPT AN ORDER PERMANENTLY CLOSING 1,794.18 LINEAR FEET OF OREGON STREET.>>SO MOVED.>>IS THERE A SECOND?>>MOVED AND SECONDED. NOW DISCUSSION. MR. REECE.>>APOLOGIZE FOR MY U TARDY REQUEST.>>NO PROBLEM.>>UM, I WANTED TO LIFLT UP AN E-MAIL WE GOT ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO FROM ADAM BUYER, DURHAM COMMUNITY UH MEMBER, DUKE, NOW GRADUATE MAYBE? DID ADAM GRADUATE?>>YEAH, DUKE GRADUATE. AND EMPLOYEE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. ASKING US TO THOUGHTFULLY CONSIDER A NUMBER OF ISSUES AROUND THIS CLOSURE, SPECIFICALLY AROUND SOMETHING THAT I THINK, MR. STANZIAL, LET US KNOW THERE’S NO REAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH IT ONCE WITH THIS PARTICULAR AREA AND AT ONE OF THE THINGS ADAM RAISED UP IS THAT CEDING THIS TO DUKE WITHOUT A PROPOSAL ABOUT WHAT IT WANTS TO DO WITH THIS IS UNWISE FROM PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVE GIVEN SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT THE NEIGHBOR RAISED, BUT ALSO JUST BECAUSE OF THE PROXIMITY OF THIS STREET TO CERTAIN OTHER AREAS LIKE THE NINTH STREET CORRIDOR, FOR EXAMPLE. ALSO IDENTIFIED THIS IS ONE OF THE CLOSEST AREAS TO DUKE CAMPUS WITH FREE ON-STREET PARKING WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A PARTICULARLY APT CONCERN FOR SOMEONE IN THIS SITUATION TO HAVE. AND I’M CONCERNED ABOUT IT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE THAT ADAM RAISED ALSO DEFINITELY SHARED A NUMBER OF THE CONCERNS THE NEIGHBOR RAISED — WHAT’S YOUR LAST NAME?>>HOTN.>>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. A NUMBER OF CONCERNS HE RAISED WERE ALSO RAISED BY A CITY-COUNTY DEPARTMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CLOSURE, AND IT APPEARS TO ME THAT A NUMBER OF THOSE CONCERNS WERE ADDRESSED BY THE APPLICANT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE CONCERN THAT THIS WOULD CREATE LANDLOCKED PARCELS HAS BEEN ADDRESSED BY INCLUDING RECOMBINATION AS PART OF THIS STREET CLOSURE, AND THE FACT THAT FOR AT LEAST THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, THE STREET WILL REMAIN OPEN TO CARS AND TRUCKS INCLUDING EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH IS ANOTHER ISSUE THEY RAISED. UH, I, SO MY SUPPORT FOR DELAYING ACTION ON IT WAS MORE ALIGNED WITH ADAM’S CONCERNS THAN THE ISSUES YOU RAISED, MR. MAYOR, BUT I THINK ON BALANCE, GIVEN WHERE WE ARE TODAY AND GIVEN YOUR REMARKS TODAY I WILL SUPPORT THE CLOSURE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE APPLICANT HAS ADDRESSED MANY OF THE PRACTICAL CONCERNS I HAD ABOUT IT. THANK YOU. I DID WANT TO SAY HOW MUCH I UH APPRECIATE HEARING FROM ADAM AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM LOTS OF OTHER FOLKS IN THIS AREAS AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE THESE KINDS OF QUESTIONS.>>THANK YOU, CONCIL MEMBER. MAYOR PRO TEM.>>I JUST NEED E CLARITY ON THEISH UH SHOE — ISUE OF ACCESS. IT SOUND LIE THE CITY ASKED FOR ACCESS TO BE AVAILABLE TO PEDESTRIANS AND GENERAL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AND DUKE RESPONDED TO ACCESS AVAILABLE ONLY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT. UM, LIKE HOW UH DO YOU DO THAT? HOW UH DO YOU CLOSE A STREET AND ONLY ALLOW EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND NOT PEDESTRIANS, FOR EXAMPLE?>>WHAT’S THAT? HER QUESTION IS ABOUT PEDESTRIANS. HE WAS SAYING THAT IT’S EMERGENCY VEHICLES, SOLID WASTE, EVERYTHING — ALL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY VEHICLES.>>HOW DO YOU STOP ORDINARY PEOPLE FROM DRIVING THEIR CARS DOWN IT, LIKE THEY DO EVERY DAY TO GET FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER?>>I SUSPECT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE THE OPTION OF BLOCKING IT OFF.>>THEN HOW WOULD EMERGENCY VEHICLES GET DOWN?>>WELL, I MEAN — I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT? IT COULD BE TEMPORARY BLOCKED OFF. THERE ARE MANY PLACES ON CAMPUS THAT HAVE TEMPORARY, YOU KNOW, BL TRAFFIC.S THAT THEY MOVE FOR ->>I’M GOING TO RECOGNIZE CITY MANAGER.>>THANK YOU. I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS FOR PAT OR BILL JUDGE, BUT IT’S PROBABLY BEEN EIGHT, NINE, TEN YEARS AGO NOW, ONE OF MY UH EARLIER COUNCIL MEETINGS AS I RECALL. WE HAD THIS EXACT CONVERSATION FOR WHAT STREET WAS THAT? SMITH WAREHOUSE, MAX WELL STREET, HAD EXTENDED DISCUSSION ALMOST THIS EXACT SAME CONVERSATION, BUT I DON’T RECALL ALL OF HOW THAT WAS WORKED OUT AND RESOLVED, BUT SOUNDS VERY FAMILIAR TO ME? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?>>IT WAS THAT SITUATION A GATED WITH A BAR. DURING DAYTIME IT’S OPEN AND NIGHTTIME IT’S CLOSED AND THEN EMERGENCY VEHICLES WOULD HAVE A CODE OR SIGNAL THAT WOULD OPEN IT. SAME THING HERE THEY COULD PUT UP FENCE, SOME KIND OF OBSTRUCTION THAT COULD BE ACT VATDED OR REMOVED UNDER AGREEMENT WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES.>>ALSO WASN’T THAT ALLOWED FOR REGULAR PUBLIC ACCESS DURING THE DAY AND CLOSED AT NIGHT?>>THAT WAS STIPULATED VERY CLEARLY IN THE MAX WE’LL STREET ACTION. IN THIS CASE THERE’S NO SPECIFICATION ON STANDARD DEGREE OF ACCESS THAT WOULD BE PROVIDED.>>THANK YOU.>>I WOULD REALLY LIKE — I HATE DOING THIS BEAUSE I KNOW WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN BUT I WOULD LIKE MORE CLARITY ON THAT BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS CONSIDERING THAT THIS DOESN’T BENEFIT US AT ALL, ONLY BENEFITS DUKE, IT SEMS LIKE THE LEAST WE COULD AK FOR IS FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE AND WALK DOWN THE STREET. SO I’D LIKE T HOLD THIS PUBLIC HEARING OPEN.>>WE HAVE A MOTION.>>YOU’RE RIGHT, THERE’S A MOTION.>>THIS IS RIDICULOUS.>>MOTION THAT COULD BE WITHDRAWN. WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN IN A MINUTE.>>IF WE VOTE TODAY I’M A NO.>>I FEEL FINE HOLDING PUBLIC HEARING OPEN BECAUSE OF THIS.>>MR. STANZIAL SOUNDS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO OPEN THIS AGAIN TO A DATE CERTAIN WHICH WILL BE — WHEN SHALL WE HOLD IT OPEN AGAIN.>>NOTE, MR. MAYOR. WE WNT TO BE CAREFUL HOW WE PLAY THIS GAME — >>COUNCIL MEMBER HANG ON.>>JUNE 3RD OR 17th?>>WE HAVE NO PREFERENCE IN THAT REGARD.>>WE’LL MAKE IT JUNE 3RD.>>DID YOU SAY JUNE 3RD.>>CAREFUL HOW WE PLAY THIS CAME IN RECOGNIZING THAT WHEN IT SUITS TO DO THIS, IT’S OKAY, BUT WHEN IT’S NOT, WHEN IT DOESN’T, IT’S NOT OKAY. AN INTERESTING KIND OF HYPOCRITICAL APPROACH ADDRESSING AN ISSUE YOU HAVE WITH DUKE UNIVERSITY. I DON’T SUPPORT THE WAY WE’RE GOING ABOUT THIS. IT’S NOT GOOD LEADERSHIP, IT’S REALLY NOT.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. OKAY WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR OR THE PERSON WHO HAD THE MOTION CAN WITHDRAW IT.>>I MADE THE MOTION. I THINK WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD.>>WHO HAD THE SECOND? WANT TO KEEP IT?>>I WOULD LIKE TO WITHDRAW IT.>>ALL RIGHT. THERE’S A MOTION ON THE FLOR, IS THERE A SECOND? THERE’S NOT SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO HOLD THE HEARING OPEN UNTIL JUNE 3RD.>>HOW DO YOU HOLD IT AFTER A FIRST AND SECOND AND THEN TAKE THE SECOND? I’VE NEVER HEARD THAT, CAN YOU EXPLAIN HO THAT WORKS?>>THE MOTION NEEDS A SECOND AND THE PERSON THAT HAD THE SECOND WITHDREW THE SECOND. OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU. WE’LL GET SOME ANSWERS.>>ALSO COMMENT THAT YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE THE WHAT MAYOR PRO TEM BROUGHT TO US ON THIS AND THE QUESTIONS THAT SHE ASKED THAT APPRECIATE THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT FOR ASKING THAT OF DUKE AND MY UH ORIGINAL REASON FOR WANTING TO HOLD THIS OPEN, I UH, UM, I AM HAPPY TO FOREGO, UH BUT I UH APPRECIATE THESE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS. THANK YOU.>>I DO TOO, THANK YOU. 28. UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT, TREE COVERAGE AND LANDSCAPING REVISIONS. [LAUGHTER]>>THANK YOU FOR STAYING. I WIL NOW HEAR REPORT FROM STAFF.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MICHAEL STOCK WITH PLANNING DEPARTMENT. I’LL BE BRIEF. TC 1800005 INCLUDING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO TREE COVERAGE AND LANDSCAPING REVISIONS TO ESTABLISH RETAIN MORE TREE CANOPY AND TO STRENGTHEN SPECIMEN TREE REQUIREMENTS. OCTOBER 2ND, 2018, INCLUDED. AT DECEMBER 5TH JCCPC STAFF PRESENTED RESPONSES TO TREESDURHAM REQUEST AND DRAFT TEXT AMENDMENT. DETAILS ARE WITHIN ATTACHED MEMO. PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 10-1 ON FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019. CITY COUNCIL REQUIRED TO TAKE TWO ACTIONS. FIRST IS STATEMENT OF CONSISTENCY FOUND AS ATTACHMENT A, SECOND IS ORDINANCE AMENDMENT IT’S, ATTACHMENT B.>>HEARD REPORT FROM STAFF, ANY QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL? IF NOT WE HAE FOUR SPEAKERS SIGNED UP. WE HAVE ONE PROPONENT, DONALD — I DON’T SEE DONALD. AND THEN I SEE THROE OPPONENTS: KATIE ROSE ELEVEN AND RAW LAURA MARIE DAVIS. COULD YOU ALL PLASE COME HERE TO THE PODIUM TO MY RIGHT? MS. DAVIS. PLEASE SPAK SPEAK TO US AND GIVE US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.>>LAURA MARIE DAVIS, 1707 VALLEY RUN. I’M ALSO A MEK OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS BOARD AND THAT’S WHO I’M SPEAKING ON BEHALF TONIGHT. WE DID PASS A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING OUR ENDORSEMENT OF THE CHANGES TO THE ORDINANCE PROPOSED BY TREESDURHAM AND I’D LIKE TO REITERATE STATEMENTS WE MADE IN THAT RESOLUTION. IT IS IN TE INTEREST OF THE CITY OF DURHAM TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 50% TREE CANOPY COVERAGE CREATE HEALTHY SOCIAL JUST CITY. SHADE FROM DREES CAN REDUCE COOLING COSTS OF HOUSES BY 20-30% CONSEQUENTLY REDUCING AIR POE LUGS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION AND LOWERING COSTS. REDUCE COST IS RELEVANT WHEN TEMPS CAN BE AS MUCH AS 22 DEGREE HIGHER THAN IN SURROUNDING AREAS. PLANTING TREES IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS IMPORTANT STRATEGY UH TO BRIDGE THIS GAP IN TEMPERATURE. XHUNGTY MEMBERS AND REDUCING ECONOMIC STRESS ON FAMILIES AND HEALTH SYSTEM. ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS TO TREE CANOPY COVERAGE INCLUDING 5% TREE CANOPY COVER WHICH REDUCES STORMWATER RUNOFF. SEVERAL STUDIES FOUND PRESENCE OF TREES INCREASES PROPERTY VALUE FROM ANYWHERE BETWEEN 5% AND 18%. IN RECOGNITION OF ALL BENEFITS TO HEALTH OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY UH ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS BOARD — [CAPTIONS WILL RETURN MOMENTARILY].>>PLANNING STAFF, IS THERE A DATE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO — >>WE WOULD ASK UNLIKE OTHER ITEMS BEING REFERRED BACK TO ADMINISTRATION RATHER THAN CONTINUED. THE REASON FOR THAT REQUEST IS WE WOULD LIKE TO ALONE THIS CLOSER WITH EXPANDED HOUSING CHOICES WHICH THIS HAS A LOT OF OVER LAP WITH. NOT SURE THE DATE. TARGET DATE WOULD BE THE SECOND AUGUST MAYBE BUT REFER BACK TO ADMINISTRATION AND WE’LL RE-ADVERTISE AND MAKE SURE IT APPEARS AT WORK SESSION AS REQUESTED.>>THANK YOU. I BELIEVE WE SHOULD HAVE A MOTION TO REER BACK TO ADMINISTRATION AN THEN I’LL ASK FOR SUCH A MOTION.>>SO MVED.>>SECOND.>>BEEN MOVED AND SECOND TO REFER BACK TO ADMINISTRATION. MADAM CLERK, OPEN VOTE. CLOSE VOTE.>>MOTION PASSES 7-0.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW MOVE TO ITEM 29: 29. CONSOLIDATED ANNEXATION ITEM – NOVEMBER DRIVE ANNEXATION. BY THE WAY, THANK YOU TREE ADVOCATES FOR STAYING. WE DON’T LIKE THESE LONG ONES EITHER. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. 29. CONSOLIDATED ANNEXATION ITEM – NOVEMBER DRIVE ANNEXATION.>>EMILY STRUTHERS WITH PLANNING DEPARTMENT REGARDING NOVEMBER DRIVE ANNEXATION BDG 1600016 REQUEST FOR UTILITY EXTENSION AGREEMENT VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION AND INITIAL ZONING HAPPEN CHANGE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM SONYA RAMADAN LOCATED AT UM STEAD ROAD AND NOVEMBER STREET PRESENTLY ZONED RR AND STAFF RECOMMENDS EXACT TRANSLATION OF ZONING DISTRICT. PARCELS DESIGNATED LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ON FUTURE LAND USE MAP CNSIST WITH ZONING REQUEST. ANNEXATION IS FOR NON-CONTIGUOUS EXPANSION OF CITY LIMITS NO SERVICE DIFRS HAS BEEN RAISED LOCATED BETWEEN CONTIGUOUS CITY LIMITS AND EXISTING SATELLITE AREA TO THE WEST. SITE LOCATED IN AREA SURROUNDED BY PROPERTY SURROUNDED BY CITY WATER AND SEWER UNDER 1980s CITY POLICY. PROJECT IS DEEMED REVENUE POSITIVE APPROVAL OF THE ANNEXATION PETITION AND ZONING WOULD BECOME EFFECTIVE ON JUNE 30TH, 2019. STAFF DETERMINES THIS IS — THREE MOTIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS APPLICATION, FIRST ADOPT ORDINANCE ANNEXING PROPERTY AND ENTERING INTO A UTILITY EXTENSION AGREEMENT. SECOND TO ADOPT CONSISTENCY STATEMENT. THIRD FOR ZONING ORDINANCE. AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.>>THANK YOU. YOU’VE HEARD REPORT FROM STAFF, NOW DECLARE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AND I’LL ASK IF THERE ARE AN QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. HEARING NONE. ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE HEARD ON THIS ITEM? ANYONE HERE TONIGHT WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE HEARD ON ITEM 29; IT IS A PUBLIC HEARING. SEEING NONE, I’M GING DECLARE THIS PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED. MATTER BEFORE COUNCIL. THREE MOTIONS NECESSARY. FIRST ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING NOVEMBER DRIVE ANNEXATION. MOVED AND SECONDED. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE OPEN THE VOTE. PLEASE CLOSE THE VOTE.>>PASSES 7-0.>>CONSISTENCY STATEMENT.>>MOVED AND SECONDED TO ADOPT CONSISTENCY STATEMENT. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE OPEN THE VOTE. PLEASE CLOSE THE VOTE.>>MOTION PASSES 7-0.>>MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE AMENDING UDO.>>I MOVE.>>SECOND.>>IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE ADEVELOP AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE UDO. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE OPEN THE VOTE. PLEASE CLOSE THE VOTE.>>MOTION PASSES 7-0.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ONE MORE ITEM BEFORE US TONIGHT AND THAT’S ITEM SIX. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WELL. THIS IS THE, UM, 6. RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF THE LIFE OF EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ A.K.A. MALCOLM X. I’M GOING TO — WE HAVE TWO PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO PEAK SPEAK ON THIS ITEM. ONE IS JONATHAN DIANE AND ONE IS CARL KENNY. WHY DON’T WE HEAR FROM SPEAKERS. APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. MAYBE WE’LL START WITH MR. DIANE AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES AND THEN MR. KENNY YOU ALSO HAVE THREE MINUTES. JOHN THAN DIANE, 1104 ANDERSON STREET IN DURHAM. HONORABLE MAYOR AND HONORABLE COUNCIL, I HAVE T START BY APOLOGIZING BECAUSE I’M ABOUT TO READ, I USUALLY SPEAK FROM MY HEART, THING IS FRIEND HERE HAS WRITTEN SOMETHING THAT SUMMARIZES IT IN LITTLE BIT MORE — ITS WRITTEN WELL SO I DECIDED I WILL READ. I HOPE YOU HEAR MY HEART AND PART OF BIG COMMUNITY IN DURHAM’S HEART AS WELL IN THIS PASSAGE. START. THIS PROCLAMATION AGAINST IN – ANTI-SEMITISM AND HATE FOR OTHERS INCLUDING OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE THAT IS INCLUSIVE AND WILL BRING US ALL TOGETHER AS HUMAN BEINGS AND RENOUNCED EXCLUSION OF PEOPLE BASED ON RELIGION, RACE, OR GENDER, THIS WELL-MEANING PROCLAMATION WILL REMAIN AS YT ANOTHER BREECH BETWEEN THE JEWS OF DURHAM AND THIS BODY. MALCOLM X WAS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AFRICAN AERICAN PEOPLE WHO’S VIEWS OF WHITE PEOPLE EVOLVED OVER TIME AND AFTER HIS MECCA VISIT. WE NOW LIVE IN TIMES TAT ARE POLARIZED BY POLITICS, GENDER, RELIGION AND RACE AND AS DURHAM CITY COUNCIL, YOU MUST BE KEENLY AWARE OF THE RECENTLY OCCURRING ANTI-SEMITIC ACTS IN SCIENCE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES. THE FAST-PACED NATIONAL INCREASE IN ANTI-SEMETIC ACTS I THINK WE’RE AT HISTORIC HIGH IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, AND SYNAGOGUE SHOOTINGS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS, CONCERNS THAT THE PROCLAMATION DOESN’T MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT IN HONORING MALCOLM X YOU’RE VE REJECTING ANTESEMITISM. I SUGGEST COUNCIL MUST MAKE IT CLEAR THAT YOU’RE NOT TONE DEAF TO OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY. WE’RE AWRE WHEN MALCOLM LEFT THE NATION OF ISLAM, HE RENOUNCED THE NATION AND THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ANY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH FARACON. THAT DOES NOT ALLEVIATE THE CONCERNS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY. IT’S FAIR TO HONOR MALCOLM X AS A LEADER AND AS A MAN WHO WENT FROM INCARNATION TO A WORLD COMMUNITY. WE UNDERSTAND THAT AFTER HIS DETAILED DISCUSSION OF HIS CONVERSION, HE VISITED TO MECCA, HIS BREAKING WITH NATION OF ISLAM, HE MODERATED VIEWS ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE AND JEWS. WHILE HOPE JEWISH COMMUNITY TAKE YOU AT YOUR WORD THAT THIS PROCLAMATION IS NOT MANT TO BE AND IS NOT ANTI-SEMETIC THE TIMES WE LIVE IN CANNOT BE IGNORED. I ASK TO CONTINUE MORE?>>SURE.>>THANK YOU. TO QUOTE FROM LETTER SIGNED BY ALL JEWISH COMMUNITY LEADERS ON APRIL 24TH BEFORE CALIFORNIA SHOOTING, ONE YEAR LATER AFTER THIS BODY HAD STATEMENT ISRAEL STATEMENT REGARDING, PLEASE LISTEN MOE. IT’S BEEN PAINFUL YEAR IN MANY WAYS. AGAIN THIS IS BEFORE CALIFORNIA. WITH INCREASED OPEN ANTESEMITISM AND SHOOTINGS, A YEAR IN WHICH EXTREME VOICES WERE EM BOLDENED BY VOICES OF MODERATION AND RESPECT WERE IGNORED, JEWS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF LIFE IN THE TRY INC. AL AND CONNECTED TO JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD. TEN DAYS AGO, THAT’S WHEN THEY WROTE IN APRIL 24TH, WE CELEBRATED PASSOVER, CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM, THANKFUL FOR GIFTS OF AMERICA AND PEACE IN JERUSALEM. WE REMEMBER HISTORY THAT SPANS THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND COMMIT OURSELVES IN COMMITTING GOD’S WORK, BUILDING DURHAM FOR TOMORROW THAT IS EQUITABLE, AFFORDABLE AND BEACON OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE IN NORTH CAROLINA. WE PRAY WE CAN COME TOGETHER AS COMMUNITY, HEAL, AND REDEDICATE OURSELF OF BUILDING CITY OF EQUALITY, UNDERSTANDING FOR ALL CITIZENS. FINALLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT, WE HOPE YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE, THAT YOU ARE A CITY COUNCIL FOR ALL OF US IN DURHAM. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. DIANE. MR. KENNY, WELCOME. NAME AND ADDRESS.>>IT’S GOOD TO LIVE IN DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE THIS RESOLUTION IS COMING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL. I KNOW OF NO OTHER CITY THAT WOULD BE BOLD ENOUGH TO CONSIDER SUCH A PROPOSITION, AND WITH THAT IN MIND, I DO THINK THAT IT’S FITTING THAT THE LIFE OF MALCOLM BE LIFTED UP AS A MEANINGFUL WITNESS OF THE LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF PEOPLE OF COLOR. BLACK PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE TO FIND MEANING. DR. KING IS KNOWN FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO TRUST THE VOICES OF BLACK PEOPLE. MALCOLM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY TELL STORIES IN WAYS THAT FIT THEIR HUMAN STRUGGLE. THEREFORE, THIS RESOLUTION IS IMPORTANT. IT KIND OF INTERESTING TO ME THAT IT COMES UP AT THE END OF THE BUS, THE END OF YOUR MEETING, IN THAT MALCOLM’S LIFE HAS BEEN TREATED IN A SIMILAR KIND OF WAY. WE KNOW HIS STORY THROUGH SPIKE LEE’S MOVIE BUT I THINK IT’S CRITICAL IN CONSIDERING THIS PROPOSAL FOR THE CITY OF DURHAM THAT WE THINK ABOUT WHY, WHY THIS IS A MEANINGFUL RESOLUTION FOR THE CITY OF DURHAM. FIRST, WE KNOW THE WORK OF ERIC LINCOLN WHO COINED THE PHRASE “BLACK MUSLIM” IN HIS BOOK OF BLACK MUSLIMS IN WITH HIS BOOK P WENT DEEPER INTO WHY THE WORK OF MALCOLM X IS AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIFE OF PEOPLE AND DR. LINCOLN THERE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY. IT’S IMPORTANT WE THNK ABOUT THAT, THAT THE WAY WE FRAME THESE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MALCOLM’S LIFE IS BECAUSE OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF DR. LINCOLN. IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT WE RECOGNIZE THAT LIGHT OF THE CAMPUS O DUKE UNIVERSITY T TAKING OVER THE ALLEN BUILDING AND THE STUDENTS WHO TOOK OVER THE ALLEN BUILDING DID SO BECAUSE OF THEIR DESIRE FOR DUKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN THE STUDY OF AFRO STUDIES AND THAT GROUP AFTERWARDS ESTABLISHED MALCOLM X UNIVERSITY HERE IN THE CITY OF DURHAM IN 1969, AND STOOD IN THE CITY UNTIL IT WAS RELOCATED TO GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, BECAUSE OF DURHAM FREEWAY COMING IN AND FORCING A MOVEMENT OF THAT UNIVERSITY. BUT I THINK THE MOST CRITICAL PIECE FOR US AS WE THINK ABOUT THE CRITICISMS THAT MAY BE COMING FROM THOSE WITHIN OR JEWISH COMMUNITY IS A CONTRIBUTION THAT MOW HA MED, THE PERSON WHO TOOK OVER THE WORK OF ELIJAH MOHAMMED, CLOSE FRIEND OF MALCOLM X AND MOHAMMED ALI. CON VER CASES BETWEEN JEWISH COMMUNITY, CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES AND ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES SENT HERE BY MOHAMMED AND HIS CONTRIBUTION IS ONE WHO IS CENTRAL TO THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT FAITH. IT MAKES THIS PROPOSAL ONE THAT IS ONE DESERVING BECAUSE OF THE WORK THAT CONTINUES IN OUR CITY, THE WORK OF MALCOLM THAT CONTINUES AS AN EXTENSION OF THE WORK OF MOHAMMED AND ALSO CONTINUING NOW THROUGH THE WORK OP MAHEED WHO IS THE MINISTER IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO CONTINUES THAT LEGACY. WE THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERATION. WE PRAY YOU WILL DO THIS. I THINK IN SUMMATION THAT GIVEN ALL THAT’S TAKEN PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY WITH TE INCREASES IN CRIME, I THINK THIS RESOLUTION WILL GO A LONG WAY IN BE GIVEN A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION AROUND HOW COMMUNITIES THAT ARE TROUBLED BY CRIME CAN MAKE A RADICAL SHIFT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERATION.>>THANK YOU, MR. KENNY. COUNCIL MEMBERS, I THINK I’LL NEXT TURN TO COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN, ANY COMMENTS?>>I WANT TO HOLD MY COMMENTS.>>ANYBODY HAVE ANY COMMENTS AT THIS POINT?>>I HAD NOT PLANNED TO DO THIS, I TALKED TO COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN EARLIER ABOUT THIS THAT I THINK THAT RESOLUTION AS IT STANDS NOW IS ACTUALLY VERY CLEAR AND POSITIVE; HOWEVER, COUNCIL MEMBER FREE MAN AND I TALKED EARLIER ABOUT THE FACT THAT I THINK WHAT THE COUNCIL OUGHT TO DO IN THE NEAR FUTURE IS TO ISSUE A SORT OF FREE-STANDING RESOLUTION ABOUT ANTESEMITISM AND ISLAMAPHOBIA BOTH OF WHICH ARE ON THE RISE IN OUR COUNTRY. WE’VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED IN THE RECENT SYNAGOGUE SHOOTINGS WHICH ARE UNPRECEDENTED IN THE RECENT PAST, AND WE KNOW ALL THE PHOBIA THAT EXISTS IN OUR COUNTRY UH BUT I’LL SAY THAT I UH HAVE NO PROBLEM ALSO WITH ADDING AN ADDITIONAL WHERE AS WHICH I WILL READ T YOU ALL AND SEE IF THIS MEETS WITH YOUR APPROVAL. WHERE AS THIS COUNCIL’S ADAMANTLY OPPOSED TO ANTESEMITISM AND ISLAMAPHOBIA COMMITTED TO FIGHTING THESE WHEN EVER AND WHERE EVER THEY APPEAR. I THINK THAT’S A GOOD STATEMENT AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IF YOU ALL ARE INTERESTED IN ADDING THAT TO THE RESOLUTION.>>COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN.>>ANYBODY? MARK ANTHONY, DO YOU WANT?>>I THINK WE SHOULD UNE EQUIVOCALLY AD IN A FULL SORT OF WAY ISSUE A FREE-STANDING STATEMENT ON ANTESEMITISM. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT MY STRUGGLE IS, . SO OFTEN — B AND I HOPE MY HEART IS HEARD. SO OFTEN, BLACK LEADERS AND BLACK FOLK IN GENERAL IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE BEEN ASKED TO TAKE THAT EXTRA STEP TO PROVE OUR LEGITIMACY, PATRIOTISM, LOVE OF COUNTRY. WE HONOR DR. KING BUT SO OFTEN WE’RE ASKED TO — WE HONOR DR. [INDISCERNIBLE] TO RENOUNCE COMMUNISM JUST IN CASE BECAUSE SO MUCH OF HIS WORK WAS REPUTEDLY REFORMED BY COMMUNISM AND OUTSIDE AGITATORS. LISTING MALCOLM X, EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ, UP, AS WE KNOW HIM TO BE AND WHAT HE REPRESENTS, UM, TO SUGGEST THAT JUST IN CASE BECAUSE YOU MIGHT BE KIND OF IN A LEFT-HANDED WAY TRYING TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT WE SUPPORT, WE WANT TO STOP OUR CONSIDERATION OF HIM AT A PARTICULAR POINT THIS EVOLUTION RATHER THAN A COMPLETE PERSON, TO ME AS A BLACK MAN AN LEADER IN THIS CITY HARKENS THAT TO THOSE DAYS WHEN WE HAVE TO ALWAYS QUALIFY OURSELVES AS A LEADER, AS A CITIZEN. WE’RE ALWAYS SUSPECT. THERE’S ALWAYS THAT LINGERING QUESTION. ARE YOU REALLY SUCH AND SUCH? YOU GOT TO GO EXTRA. WE HAVE A LEADER WHO HAVING STUFF NAMED AFTER HIM IN OTHER COUNTRIES FOR MOVING AN EMBASSY, BUT THIS SAME LEADER SAID THAT FOLK WHO WERE YELLING JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US WITH VERY FINE PEOPLE AMONG THEM AND IT SEEMS LIKE HE GETS A PASS. I THINK, AND MR. MAYOR I WILL VOLUNTEER TO LEAD THE EFFORT IN THIS COMMUNITY TO CRAFT A STANDARD STATEMENT, A RESOLUTION AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM AND ISLAMAPHOBIA THAT WOULD PUT THE REST OF THE NATION TO SHAME. I’LL WORK ON IT AND YOU KNOW WITHOUT TOUTING IT, THAT’S THE RECORD I TRY UH TO BUILD IN THIS CITY FOR OVER 20 YEARS WITH FOLKS. I’LL WORK ON THAT STATEMENT BUT I THINK ANTI-SEMITISM AND ISLAMAPHOBIA DESERVES IT’S OWN STAND-ALONE STATEMENT BECAUSE IT’S THAT IMPORTANT AN ISSUE. MALCOLM X IS LIKE MANY HISTORIC FIGURES IS A COMPLICATED, MULTIFACETED PERSON THAT EVOLVED. WE CAN’T TALK AC.P. ELLIS WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT KKK. WHAT MAKES HIS STORY COMPELLING IS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE KU KLUX KLAN. WE HAD CELEBRATORY MOMENT WITH RELEASING OF THE BEST OF ENEMIES AND WE DIDN’T REQUIRE THAT AUTHOR TO PUT DISCLAIMER THEIR BOOK. I THINK WE CAN DO BOH THINGS. WE AS A CITY CAN MAKE A FIRM STANCE AND WE OUGHT TO AND IT’S OVERDUE FOR US TO MAKE A FIRM SFAMENT AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM AND ALSO NOT PLAY INTO THAT — CHRIS ROCK ONCE SAD THAT BLACK PEOPLE’S RELATIONSHIP WTH AMERICA IS COMPLICATED. IT’S KIND OF LIKE YOUR UNCLE WHO PAID FOR YOU TO GO TO COLLEGE BUT MOLESTED YOU. IT’S A NUANCE RELATIONSHIP AND DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP AND I HOPE THAT FOLK AROUND THIS CITY IN LISTENING TONIGHT WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THERE’S A FATIGUE AS BLACK LEADERS AND AS BLACK PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVING TO PROVE THAT WE’RE PATRIOTIC ENOUGH. THAT WE’RE NOT — FILL-IN-THE-BLANK ENOUGH. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW EXHAUSTING IT IS TO HAVE TO DO IT ALL THE TIME. THIS STATEMENT, THIS RESOLUTION TO HONOR MALCOLM X IS TO HONOR THE MALCOLM X HE CAME TO BE, NOT A PHOTOGRAPH OR SNAPSHOT OF A PARTICULAR POINT IN HIS LIFE, AND I’M SORRY THAT FOLK DON’T TRUST TIS COUNCIL. IT BREAKS MY HEART AND I HOPE WE’LL WORK TO REGAIN THAT TRUST BUT I WILL NOT AS A BLACK MAN CONVERSANT ON SOME OF THE TEAKS BEEN USED PLAY INTO THIS NOTION THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE TO GO THE EXTRA STEP TO PROVE OURSELF. THIS RESOLUTION IS NOT SECRETLY TRYING TO PROP UP ANTESEMITISM, IT’S TRYING TO HONOR A LIFE WHO AT THE END OF HIS LIFE WAS A PARAGON OF VIRTUE AND HOW WE ALL SHOULD BE LOOKING TO FOSTER INTERPERSONAL, INTERRACIAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONSHIP. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HONORING. THAT’S WHAT I’M VOTING FOR TONIGHT, AND AFTER THIS VOTE IS OVER, YOU CAN PUT MY NAME DOWN AS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THT WILL WORK ON CRAFTING A MODEL STATEMENT OF ANTI-SEMITISM FOR THIS NATION BECAUSE IT DESERVES A STAND-ALONE. WITH THAT SAI, MR. MAYOR, I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD ADD A WHERE AS AND PASS THE RESOLUTION AS IT STANDS TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU. WE RECEIVED AN E-MAIL TODAY WITH A SUGGESTION THAT I LIKED AND I THOUGHT I WOULD JUST CALL ATTENTION TO IT IN CASE OTHER FOLK LIKE IT AS WELL THAT WE COULD IN THIS RESOLUTION HIGHLIGHT THE WAY IN WHICH MALCOLM X AT THE END OF HIS LIFE, UM, BECAME A PERSON WHO WAS VERY INTERESTED IN REJECTING ALL FORMLESS OF BIGOTRY ESPECIALLY AFTER HIS TRIP TO MECCA WHEN HE RETURNED AND SPOKE ON HAVING SEEN FORMS OF ALL RACES AND ALL COLORS TOGETHER CHANGED HIS VIEWS ON RACE AND ON SOME OF THE ISSUES HE’D SEEN IN AMERICA. SO ONE OF THE QUOTES THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THIS E-MAIL IS THAT MALT COME X SAID WHAT I’VE SEEP AND EXPERIENCED AS FORCED ME TO AS MUCH AS THOUGHT PATTERNS PREVIOUSLY HELD AND TOSS ASIDE PREVIOUS CONCLUSIONS AND LATER SAID I CAN SAY AND COWHAT I WISH NOTHING BUT FREEDOM JUSTICE AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS FOR ALL PEOPLE. I UH THINK THAT I AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON THAT I WOULDN’T SUPPORT INCLUDING AN ANTI-SEMITISM DISCLAIMER THIS RESOLUTION BUT I WOULD SUPPORT INCLUDING SOME OF MALCOLM X’S OWN WORDS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATING THAT HE AT THE END OF HIS LIFE HAD A VERY DIFFERENT VIEW THAN SOME OF HIS EARLIER WRITINGS AND THOUGHTS ON THESE ISSUES.>>OKAY. YOU’VE HEARD THIS SUGGESTION. COMMENTS?>>MR. MAYOR, IF I MIGHT, AS ALWAYS, ALWAYS RESPECT THE WORDS AND VIEWS OF THE MAYOR PRO TEM. I THINK THAT THE FACT WE’RE PASSING THE RESOLUTION IS INDICATIVE OF OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT, AGAIN, THIS KIND OF ERE OF SUSPICION THAT THERE’S SOMETHING — FOR ME, I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING ABOUT DR. KING THAT SAID ENOUGH. YOU KNO, THAT HONORS, YOU KNOW, THEY DIDN’T PRINT THE WHOLE TEXT OF THE LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL. THERE’S NOTHING THEY WRITTEN ABOUT GILLESPIE THAT WAS IMPRESS SIEVE ENOUGH. I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE AN HONEST CONVERSATION THAT WE HAVE TO HONOR OUR JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO HONOR WHO WE ARE AS WELL. AND THEY’RE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE AND I THINK THAT WRR WE COME DOWN ON THIS RESOLUTION, THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE WE COULD SAY AND AS I SAID — I’LL YIELD AFTER THIS — WE HAVE HAD A CULTURE OF GREAT DEFERENCE ON THIS COUNCIL WHEN ONE OF US HAVE BROUGHT RESOLUTIONS FORWARD. WE PASS RESOLUTIONS THAT I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN DIFFERENTLY; INUH CLOUDING THE POLICING STATEMENT THAT SOME OF US WOULD HAVE DONE IT DIFFERENTLY BUT BECAUSE WE HAVE A CULTURE OF DEFERENCE TO ONE ANOTHER, THE THRESHOLD HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY HIGH, IF YOU WILL, BAR HAS BEEN HIGH, WHEN WE WOULD MAKE SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO IT. SO I WANT TO HONOR THAT CULTURE OF DEFERENCE WE’VE SHOWN TO ONE ANOTHER, FIRSTLY, AND SECONDLY, I’M NOT SURE WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO FIX IN THIS RESOLUTION BY CONTINUING — WE HAD A WORK SESSION, WE MADE CHANGES TO IT. I’M NOT SURE WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO FIX. MY SUSPICION IS THAT WE’RE TRYING TO ADDRESS CONCERNS THAT I THINK NEED TO BE CONTEXTUALIZED AN THOSE NEED TO BE ADDRESSED NOT WITH AN ADDITIONAL FEW WORDS — BY THE WAY, RESOLUTION OF MALCOLM X IS PRECEDENTED AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS TO GO BACK. THIS COUNCIL AS INSTITUTION HAS PASSED RESOLUTION BEFORE ABOUT MALCOLM X SO IT’S NOT UNPRECEDENTED. WHAT’S DIFFERENT ARE THE THINGS OUR FRIENDS HAVE SAID ARE DIFFERENT; AND THEY’RE RIGHT. ANTESEMITISM IS UP. WE LIVE IN A CRAZY TIME, WHICH IS WHY I THINK THAT WHAT’S DIFFERENT NOW DESERVES ITS OWN TREATMENT, IT’S OWN FULL-THROATED, STAND-ALONE TREATMENT, BUT I, AGAIN, WE CAN DO THAT, AND WE CAN ALSO NOT UNWITTINGLY PLAY TO THIS TROEP THAT THERE’S SOMETHING SUSPECT ABOUT BLACK LEADERS THAT WE HAVE TO GO A LITTLE EXTRA FURTHER TO PROVE THAT WE’RE OKAY. WE KNOW THE MALCOLM X THAT WE’RE HONORING NOW AND I UNDERSTAND THERE’S A MISTRUST IN THIS COUNCIL, I GET THAT. WE HAVE TO WORK TO REGAIN THAT TRUST, BUT I DON’T THINK ADDING A FEW WORDS TO A RESOLUTION THAT IS NOT UNPRECEDENTED TO A MALCOLM X RESOLUTION IS THE WAY TO DO THAT. THE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO DO THE WORK TO HAVE HONEST, HEART-FELT CONVERSATIONS AD TO PASS ANTI-SEMITISM RESOLUTION ON ITS OWN BECAUSE IT DESERVES IT.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. COUNCIL MEMBER ALSTON.>>THANK YOU. THREE THINGS. I WANT TO JUST IN THIS MEETING KIND OF IN THIS SPACE ENDORSE THE QUOTE THAT THE MAYOR PRO TEM READ, THE SPIRIT OF IT, UM, AND, UM, YEAH, KIND OF WITH THAT AS THE ANIMATING PIECE OF WHY WE WANT TO HONOR MALCOLM X AND NOTE THAT THAT’S BEHIND THE CELEBRATORY TERM OF THIS RESOLUTION. I’M FINE PASS THIS RESOLUTION AS ITS WRITTEN AND TO CRAFT A STAND ALONE RESOLUTION THAT ADDRESSES THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE DETAILED AND ILLUSTRATED IN THIS CONVERSATION. THAT’S WHERE I AM.>>THANK YOU. ANYBODY ELSE LIKE TO BE HEARD? I JUST SAY I FOUND THE WORDS OF COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON TO BE INCREDIBLY COMPELLING. I KNOW THAT’S THE FIRST TIME I’VE EVER FELT THAT WAY, BUT I UH DID. [LAUGHTER] ALL RIGHT. I THINK THAT WE’RE READY UNLESS ANYBODY ELSE HAS ANYTHING ELSE? ANYBODY?>>I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT I APPRECIATE ALL THE VIEWPOINTS THAT HAVE BEEN SHARED AND I, I MEAN I COME AT THIS FROM A PLACE OF RECOGNIZING JUST HOW DIFFICULT IT HAS BEEN TO EVEN HAVE THE CONVERSATION AROUND MALCOLM X OR THE NATION OF ISLAM KNOWING THAT IN THESE TIMES WE’RE IN, IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE SPEAKING OUT AND UP, AND SO I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH ANYONE SAYING WHAT THEY NEED TO SAY, WHICH IS WHY I BECAUSE I BROUGHT IT FORWARD.AC- UNFORTUNATELY WE DIDN’T HEAR SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS THIS EVENING, BUT HOPEFULLY WE’LL CONTINUE TO THINK ABOUT IT AND START TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY FEEL AROUND THIS RESOLUTION, AND THE ISSUES THAT WE’RE FACING IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY’RE ALL TIED TOGETHER. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION AND FAITH AND RACE AND ALL THINGS WE TALK ABOUT; IT’S JUST THE OUTCOMES THAT COME FROM THOSE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED TO DIFFERENTIALIZE EACH OF US AND SO RECOGNIZING THAT WE’RE ALL ONE BODY, AND IT FRUSTRATES ME TO EVEN HAVE TO HAVE THIS DEBATE BUT THIS IS THE TIME WE’RE IN SO ALL OF THE PHOBIAS ANDISMS AND TELL MY STORY AND TELL WHY I’M HURT. I FEEL WE’RE IN AN OPPRESSION OLYMPICS THAT I’M NOT OWE WITH. THAT KIND OF NEGATIVITY I CAN’T DEAL WITH. I CAN’T THINK OF ANY OTHER WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT THAN IT’S JUST SO UN-CHRISTIAN LIKE IT DOESN’T LIVE IN ME. TO DISCUSS ABOUT IT THAT FRAME ME AS SOMETHING THAT I’M NOT IS FRUSTRATING, IT’S ANGERING, BUT I UH STEP BACK AND I UH LOOK AT THIS BECAUSE IT IS NOT ABOUT ME AS A PERSON, IT IS ABOUT THE CONTEXT IN WHICH IT WAS WRITTEN WHICH IS RECOGNIZE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES IN THIS COUNTRY DO NOT GET TO STAND UP AND SAY HONOR ME AT ALL. THERE WERE E-MAILS ABOUT A STATUE BEING TAKEN DOWN AND I WAS LIKE WHERE IS THERE EVEN A MALCOLM X STATUE THAT CAN BE TAKEN DOWN. SET IN WHITE SUPREMACY AND UNLESS WER DELIBERATE IN HAVING ADDRESSING WHAT THAT STRUCTURE IS I DON’T FEEL LIKE WE’RE DOING ANYTHING. SO I’M OKAY WITH THE STONES BEING THOEN MY WAY, THROWN UNDER THE BUS, I’M OKAY WITH ALL OF THAT IF IT MOVES US FORWARD IN HAVING THE CONVERSATION AND ACTUALLY BEING SERIOUS ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY. IT IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT FOR US TO TALK AND TO ADDRESS HOW THERE ARE S MANY BLACK MEN SITTING IN JAIL AND NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AS I RECEIVE THESE MESSAGES THAT THERE ARE BLACK MEN LAYING DEAD ON THE STREET, WE’RE NOT EQUIPPED, WE’RE NOT READY, AND WE’RE NOT DOING ENOUGH, WHICH IS WHY EARLIER THIS EVENING WHEN DENNIS AND JACKIE WAGSTAFF WERE STANDING UP SAYING WHAT ARE GOING TO, IT’S FRUSTRATING ACTING LIKE NOTHING IS HAPPENING. THE PERSON WHO WAS KILLED YESTERDAY ON THE BIKE — MY HEART BREAKS EACH TIME WE LOSE ONE PERSON, ONE. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT RACE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT FACE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT GENDER, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SEXUALITY, IT DOESN’T MATTER. SIT IT IS A HUMAN BEING. WE HAVE TO SEE EACH OTHER IN EACH OTHER AND UNTIL WE GET TO THAT POINT, I’M GOING TO KEEP BRINGING THSE TYPES OF RESOLUTIONS, KEEP BRINGING THESE TYPES OF CONVERSATIONS AND KEEP BEING THAT THOORN SAYS THIS IS NOT ENOUGH, THIS IS NOT OKAY AND WE HAVE TO DO MORE. I CAN’T EXPRESS ENOUGH HOW I KNOW I’M PASSIONATE AND IT COMES ACROSS AS ANGER, AND I KNOW THAT WHEN I’M SPEAKING, IM TRYING TO BE CAREFUL THAT I DON’T HURT THE PEOPLE THAT I CARE ABOUT IN THIS COMMUNITY. I’M VERY CLEAR THAT WORDS DO HURT BUT I’M ALSO VERY CLEAR THAT IF WE DON’T SAY IT, WE DON’T HAVE THE DISCUSSION THAT WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET ANYWHERE. AND SO I MEAN I APPRECIATE THAT THE MAYOR PRO TEM AND THE MAYOR OFFERED THE WHEREASES THAT THY THINK SHOULD BE IN THIS RESOLUTION BUT THEY’VE NOT OFFERED WHEREASES IN ANY OTHER RESOLUTIONS THAT HAVE COME FORWARD OTHER THAN MY OWN THAT CORNS ME E IN A DIFFERENT WAY, BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS CONVERSATION IS NOT THE END. AS I SAID WITH THE MAYOR EARLIER TODAY, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION BECAUSE WE’RE NOT GOING TO COME TO SOLUTIONS THAT WILL HAVE SO I I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE GET PASSED THIS IMUH PASS OF ANTESEMITISM AND ISLAMAPHOBIA BUT I KNOW IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TONIGHT OR THROUGH MALCOLM X BUT WE CAN CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD INTENTIONALLY REPAIRING HARMS CAUSED ACROSS THE BOARD FROM MULTIPLE GENERATIONS, FROM MULTIPLE KALES AND REASONS AND MULTIPLE COUNTRY UHS. IF IT STARTS WITH THIS, I’M HAPPY. THAT’S SAY I CAN SAY.>>COUNCIL MEMBER REECE.>>MY COLLEAGUE, COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN, SEEM TO ENCOURAGE THOSE OF US WHO HAVE WHO HAVE NOT SPEAKEN TO SPEAK OUT TONIGHT AND I’LL HONOR THAT IN THIS SPACE TONIGHT. WANT TO JUST BRIEFLY MENTION THE YOUNG WOMAN STRUCK ON HER MICHAEL ON SATURDAY AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST CLUB BOULEVARD AND DUKE STREET DID NOT DIE. SHE IS VERY SERIOUSLY INJURED. THERE’S A GO-FUNDME THAT HELPED SUPPORT HER AND ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO LOOK FOR THAT IF INTERESTED IN HELPING THAT FAMILY. I WOULD ALSO JUST GENTLY NOTE FOR THE RECORD THAT I WAS THE PRINCIPLE DRAFTER OF THIS COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION OPPOSING HOUSE B 2 AND CALLING FOR REPEAL AND KI GUARANTEE YOU WITH CERTAINTY BECAUSE I WAS THERE AND IT WASN’T FUN THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME HAD SUGGESTED ABOUT HOW TO CHANGE THAT RESOLUTION AND INCLOOUZ CLOUD WHERE ASS SO YOU’RE NOT ALONE, COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN, IN RECEIVING FEEDBACK ON RESOLUTIONS. I WILL SAY THAT I THINK THOSE SUGGESTIONS MIGHT BE MORE APPROPRIATE AT WORK SESSIONS AND UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT THERE, GRANTED AN EXCUSED ABSENCE SO I COULD BE OUT OF STATE TO HELP RELATIVE WHO WAS REING FROM SURGERY BUT I LISTENED TO THE RECORDING OF THE WORK SESSION AND WAS HEARTENED BY THE SPIRIT WITH WHICH ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES ADDRESSED THEMSELVES TO THIS RESOLUTION THE SUGGESTIONS TAT THEY MADE TO ADDRESS CONCERNS RAISED IN THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY, I WANTED TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON WHO WORKED HARD TO FIND A COMMON GROUND ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. MAYOR PRO TEM JOHNSON WHO RAISED CONCERNS AND HAD SUGGESTED CHANGES, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN WHO CHAMPIONED THIS RESOLUTION ALL THE WAY THROUGH, WAS WILLING TO ACCEPT CHANGES THAT SHE MIGHT NOT HAVE OTHERWISE MADE TO THE RESOLUTION IN ORDER TO FIND COMMON GROUND WITH HER COLLEAGUES, AND AS EXPRESSED VERY CLEARLY, HER PASSIONATE VIEWS ABOUT THIS AND OTHER ISSUES TONIGHT, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE. IN CLOSING I WANT TO SAY TO THE JEWISH MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT I THINK AS YOU CAN SEE, ALL OF THE FOLKS UP HERE ON THE DAIS ARE PREPARED TO EXCLAIM WITH A LOUD AND CLEAR VOICE THAT ANTESEMITISM HAS NO PLACE IN OUR COMMUNITY, UM UH, AND I THINK THAT YOUR DESIRE TO HAVE THAT EXPRESSED CLEARLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY IS NOT PART OF ANY KIND OF OPPRESSION OWE LICHL OLYMPICS; IT’S YOUR RIGHT AS MEMBERS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND I THINK WE WILL — I’M ENCOURAGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON’S VOLUNTEERING HIMSELF TO SHOULDER THAT WORK AND I’LL VOLUNTEER TO WORK WITH YOU ON THAT BEAUSE I THINK WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE DON’T SUPPORT ANTI-SEMITISM, WHICH IS KIND OF OBVIOUS. WITH RESPECT TO THE RESOLUTION, ITSELF, I THINK WHERE WE LANDED IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE MAN WHO DIED AS EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ WHO COMMONLY KNOWN AS MALCOLM X. OBVIOUSLY, LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON AS COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON HAS SAID, WE CHANGE AND GROW AS WELL. UM, AND WE HONOR AS WE DO WITH ANY PERSON, WE HONOR THE GOOD, AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT THIS RESOLUTION DOE, AND WE WOULDN’T BE THE PEOPLE THAT WE ARE IF WE DIDN’T GRAPPLE WITH THE RIGHT WAY TO DO THAT, TOGETHER, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT’S WHAT WE’VE DONE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS AND SO I THANK ALL MY COLLEAGUES AND HAPPY TO VOTE FOR THE RESOLUTION WHEN THE TIME COMES.>>THANK YOU. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?>>JUST WANT TO SAY I’M TIRED AND ITS LATE, I SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER FREEMAN’S RESOLUTION AS IT STANDS AND JUST TO SAY THAT I UH ALSO APPRECIATED WHERE WE LANDED AT THE WORK SESSION BECAUSE I FELT IT WAS THE COMPROMISE EVERYONE FIELD COMFORTABLE WITH. WE WILL ALL BE, I’M SURE OVER THE NEXT MONTHS SUBMITTING OUR OWN PROCLAMATIONS AND I HOPE THAT WE CONTINUE PUSH EACH OTHER WHERE WE NEED TO BE PUSHED BUT ALWAYS MAINTAIN A SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON AND COUNCIL MEMBER REECE, I HEARD YOU VOLUNTEER TO WRITE A AND ISLAMAPHOBIA.T ANTI-SEMITIS- HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT DOING THAT BY THE SIXTH OF JUNE WORK SESSION?>>MR. MAYOR, I WOULD LOVE TO BUT I DO WANT TO ALSO DO THAT IN CONSULTATION AND IN DISCUSSION WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS.>>GIVES YOU A MONTH.>>OKAY. THAT’S FINE.>>MARCHING ORDERS.>>JUNE 6TH.>>CHARLIE, YOU WITH ME?>>100%.>>THANK YOU. THAT WAS A VERY ENLIGHTENING DISCUSSION AND AGAIN CONCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON, I REALLY APPRECIATED YOUR REMARKS, VERY HELPFUL. OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS RESOLUTION. MOVED AND SECONDED. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE OPEN THE VOTE. PLEASE CLOSE THE VOTE.>>MOTION PASSES 7-0.>>THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. THERE BEING NO MORE — >>MR. MAYOR, JUST MAKING SURE THAT DO READ THE RESOLUTION. I KNOW THAT THE REENTRY COUNCIL LEFT AT AROUND 10:00, BUT WAITED THIS LONG TO RECEIVE RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN.>>THAT’S OKAY.>>THANK YOU. I WANT TO THANK BOTH THE MEMBERS OF THE REENTRY COUNCIL FOR BEING HERE. I KNOW DEMET RISHGS AS HAD TO CUT OUT BUT I UH APPRECIATE YOU STAYING. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE WAS RETRIINTRI COUNCIL, I’M SORRY, REENTRY WEEK AND A LOT OF EVENTS HAPPENED AND HINDSIGHT WISH WE’D HAD THIS A WEEK EARLIER, BUT READING THE RESOLUTION: RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF THE LIFE OF EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X). WHEREAS, MALCOLM X BORN AS MALCOLM LITTLE (THE FOURTH OF EIGHT CHILDREN) TO LOUISE, A HOMEMAKER, AND EARL LITTLE, A PREACHER WHO WAS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION ON MAY 19, 1925, IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA; AND WHEREAS, MALCOLM X FACED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RACIALLY-MOTIVATED VIOLENCE IN HIS EARLY LIFE WHEN HIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED AND HIS FATHER WAS KILLED BECAUSE OF HIS FATHER’S ROLE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, LEAVING HIS MOTHER A WIDOW; AND WHEREAS, MALCOM X FACED ADDITIONAL TRAUMA AS A CHILD WHEN HIS MOTHER WAS COMMITTED TO AN INSANE ASYLUM IN 1939, AND MALCOLM X AND HIS SIBLINGS WERE SENT TO FOSTER HOMES OR TO LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS; AND WHEREAS, IN 1946, MALCOLM X WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF LARCENY AND SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN JAIL, WHILE INCARCERATED TRANSFORMED HIS LIFE, DEDICATED HIMSELF TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT, RECOVERED FROM HIS ADDICTION, EDUCATED HIMSELF, EVEN READ THE ENTIRE DICTIONARY AND OTHER SUCH LARGE VOLUMES OF BOOKS DURING HIS 6 ½ YEARS AND CONVERTED TO ISLAM BEFORE HIS EARLY RELEASE FROM PRISON IN 1952; AND FROM PRISON IN 1952; AND AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON, MALCOLM X BECAME A MINISTER IN THE NATION OF ISLAM, A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, AND A PROMINENT BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER WHO INFLUENCED THE WORK OF VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AROUND BLACK NATIONALISM DURING THE 1950S AND 1960S; AND WHEREAS, IN 1964, MALCOLM X RESIGNED FROM THE NATION OF ISLAM AND ANNOUNCED THE FOUNDING OF MUSLIM MOSQUE, INC., AN ISLAMIC MOVEMENT AND ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO WORKING IN THE POLITICAL SPHERE AND COOPERATING WITH CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS; AND WHEREAS, ALSO IN 1964, MALCOLM X MADE HIS FIRST PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA AND RETURNED FOR A SECOND TRIP TO AFRICA AND ARAB NATIONS AIMED AT ORGANIZING INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR HIS FIGHT TO END “HUMAN RIGHTS” VIOLATIONS AGAINST BLACKS IN AMERICA; AND WHEREAS, UPON RETURNING FROM THE HAJJ TO MECCA AND HIS SECOND TOUR OF SEVERAL AFRICAN AND ARAB NATIONS, MALCOLM X WAS GIVEN THE NEW NAME “EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ,” FROM SUNNI ISLAM, AND UPON HIS RETURN HOME HE CALLED THE FIRST MEETING OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRO-AMERICAN UNITY AND PROCLAIMED HE FOUND THE “TRUE BROTHERHOOD” OF MAN; AND WHEREAS, EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X) WAS ASSASSINATED FEBRUARY 21, 1965, AT 39 YEARS OLD WHILE PREACHING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO AMERICA’S RACE PROBLEMS; AND WHEREAS, EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X) HAS MANY SPEECHES AND WRITTEN WORKS WHICH FORM CORE PIECES OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND BLACK NATIONALISM IN THE UNITED STATES; AND WHEREAS, EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X) NEVER STOPPED WORKING TO BETTER HIMSELF AS A FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL THROUGH HIS DEDICATION TO HIS FAITH, SELF-KNOWLEDGE, AND HIS UNSELFISH PURSUIT OF BLACK LIBERATION DENOTING “TRUE BROTHERHOOD” UNTIL HIS ASSASSINATION; AND WHEREAS, EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X) WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY OF UNDERSCORING THE VALUE OF A TRULY FREE POPULACE BY DEMONSTRATING THE GREAT LENGTHS TO WHICH HUMAN BEINGS WILL GO TO SECURE THEIR FREEDOM. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE CITY OF DURHAM HEREBY RECOGNIZES THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND SACRIFICE OF EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ (MALCOLM X), AND HEREBY URGES ALL RESIDENTS TO HEREBY HONOR THE LATE MALCOLM X FOR HIS RESILIENCE, SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO EMPOWERMENT THROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND TO ALL HUMAN RIGHTS; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE DURHAM CITY COUNCIL CALLS ON THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA AND OUR STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT RE-ENTRY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR OUR RETURNING COMMUNITY MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITY WHO ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY JAILED IN OUR CURRENT CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM. THANK YOU. WITNESS AND MY HAND OF THE CORPORATE SALE OF NORTH CAROLINA THIS DAY THE 6th OF MAY, 2019, STEVEN M. SCHEWEL, MAYOR. [APPLAUSE]>>SO IT’S GOOD TO BE HERE REPRESENTING AND ALSO LOCAL REENTRY COUNCIL WHICH IS DOZENS OF AGENCIES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WORK WITH REINTRERING INDIVIDUALS AND BEHALF OF ALL THOSE FOLKS AND A LOT OF FOLK, PEOPLE OF GOOD FAITH AND WILL AROUND DURHAM WHO JUST TOOK THEIR WITNESS JOY AND TRANSFORMATION THAT HAS COME AMONG THOSE HUNDREDS OF FOLKS FROM GETTING TO KNOW FELLOW CITIZENS WHO COME HOME; THEIR EYES LIGHT UP, Y’ALL, AS LTE AS THE HOUR IS I WANT TO SAY ON BEHALF OF ALL THESE FOLKS THAT THESE STORIES MATTER. HOLDING STORIES LIKE THIS UP TO THE COMMUNITY WE IMAGINE, MATTERS AND I THINK THIS RESOLUTION MATTERS. SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SAY IT RIGHT AND SAY IT WELL. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO RESINATE WITH THE STRUGGLE AND THE INTENTION THAT’S REPRESENTED IN MALCOLM X. I APPRECIATE LIVING IN A CITY THAT AGREES WITH THEM AND IS EXCITED ABOUT THEM. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. p[APPLAUSE] THERE BEING NO MORE BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THIS BODY WE ARE ADJOURNED AT 12:04.

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