LAND USE, ARCHITECTURE, AND HISTORY IN DURHAM, NC
ED has moved to Open Durham. Please head that way!
The Alston Ave. item has been pulled from today's agenda. Note that this isn't really a good thing - as the council doing nothing to stop the road being built is equivalent to endorsement. I.e., the default position of NCDOT is to build the road.
i'm not so sure that "doing nothing" is equivalent to endorsement, Gary. I think the council needs to affirmatively accept the plan for it to move forward. If it keeps getting yanked, that tells me there's some doubt that Bill Bell has his four votes.
Nope. In response to my inquiry on this matter to Mark Ahrendsen several months ago:"While there has been considerable discussion regarding the wideningproject over the past several months, the City Council has not formally reconsidered its support for the widening as yet. Therefore, unless Council takes action to the contrary, the widening project will proceed, generally as designed"
thanks, Gary. The last i had heard was that the project was on hold. I guess i misunderstood that to mean some action had to be taken to put it back on the active list.
One has to wonder if Farad Ali's challenger would have voted differently, given the chance. It is stupidity like this that makes me despair of seeing any real progress in Durham. When the city government has no spine, and the state government has no brain, and the people have no voice, I start to look for the man behind the curtain. Or at least the flying monkeys.
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