Help on Development Issues

Every month numerous tracts of land are rezoned, usually to allow for denser residential development. If it's happening in your neighborhood you may not know where to turn. There's an easy-to-read and informative website you should check out:www.swdurham.org

How to pay for new development is a very contentious issue. Taxpayers subsidize new development by paying up to 80% of the costs of infrastructure (roads and utilities). For more information check out this website in Wake County:www.wakeupwakecounty.com/

In particular read the tab on "Hot Topics."

The Durham Community Environmental Coalition

We are committed to working together toward a healthy environment that supports a sustainable, high quality of life in Durham. The Durham Community Environmental Coalition brings together citizens, organizations and agencies to identify and address priority issues. We affirm the roles and value of existing organizations and seek ways to enhance our impact in mutually supportive ways.

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Get Drug Paraphernalia OUT of Durham Stores!

Whereas drug paraphernalia is any legitimate equipment, product or material that is modified for making, using, or concealing illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine, and

Whereas easy access to drug paraphernalia is undermining our community, and

Whereas law enforcement officials have confirmed that “glass stems” are being modified for use as pipes to smoke (crack) cocaine and methamphetamine, and

Whereas the Rose in the Glass “glass stems” are currently sold in Durham stores,

Now, therefore, let it be resolved that the Durham People’s Alliance asks that Durham City and County include these and similar glass stems in the list of banned drug paraphernalia.


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