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Don’s Blog: Transit and a Worksession

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Improved bus service makes sense. It utilizes existing infrastructure. It is far more cost effective than rail service and, unlike rail, routes can be adjusted or moved based on demand. Once the rail tracks are down that’s it – you ain't moving them.…

Harold’s Blog: Land Use & Other Topics

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Later Monday I met with Mayor Pro-Tem Adcock, management, directors, legal, public information, and administration to go over the entire agenda. We discussed several of the items relating to council members and how staff could prepare to answer questions they might get. I predicted our meeting would last until about…

Harold’s Blog: Holiday Events & a Groundbreaking

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Saturday morning I gave welcoming remarks at the Ole Time Winter Festival in downtown Cary. There were 70 vendors in addition to the great businesses already in downtown Cary. Some of the new businesses that have opened or are almost open this year include Paisley’s Boutique, Belles Restaurant, Crosstown Pub,…

Harold’s Blog: Thanksgiving Week

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In the newspaper last week there was a story about the tabling of rezonings west of 55. The story only focused on schools as our reason for not approving. It also implied that we are preventing the property owners from developing their property.…

Don’s Blog: Because Gale

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Well, unless you happen to be the post office or an advertising agency, you have to be glad the elections are over. …

Harold’s Blog: Preparing for the Holiday

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School information provided to me by our school board representative stated that in western Cary additional elementary capacity won’t be available until 2016, high school capacity won’t be available until 2018, and middle school capacity even later.…

Harold’s Blog: Hearings and Discussions

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The first quasi-judicial public hearing was whether to allow Wake County to develop a 321,000-square-foot high school, called Green Level High.…

Lori’s Blog: “Best Day Ever!”

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I was in a Seahawk Helicopter, on an aircraft carrier, but more on that later.…

Harold’s Blog: Visits and Celebrations

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Emails from staff this week included a notice that council will need to appoint members to the Wake County Transit Investment Strategy study’s advisory committee. Each municipality will appoint a number of members based on population. As a result Raleigh will have ten appointees, Cary will have six, and all…

Education: Bill Fletcher November Newsletter

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Several municipalities have passed resolutions or begun lobbying campaigns to increase school construction in their areas. There is broad agreement that 40 additional schools are needed but only 16 have been funded.…

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