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Don’s Blog: FY16 Budget

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The council has a number of key responsibilities - none more important than the town’s budget. Nor does any one responsibility require more focus, time and effort than the annual budget process.…

Don’s Blog: He’s “Ben” Great for Cary

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As you have probably heard by now, Cary Town Manager Ben Shivar informed us that he had made the decision to retire at the end of September.…

Don’s Blog: Design Standards & a TDF Worksession

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The council held a worksession on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to discuss a number of items including a proposed increase to Cary’s Transportation Development Fees (TDFs), Land Development Ordinance Text Amendments and updates to the town’s Building Design Standards. …

Don’s Blog: The Downtown Cary Library

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At a council retreat in 2010, the council unanimously selected a site adjacent to the new downtown park as the location for the new downtown Cary Library.…

Don’s Blog: Breaking Up is Hard To Do

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I am no longer a registered Republican. I am now a member of the fastest growing political party in the nation – unaffiliated.…

Don’s Blog: 2015 Weekend Retreat Updates

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The 2015 Cary Town Council and Staff Retreat was held in Charlotte this past weekend and, I have to say, this was probably one of the best - if not the best - retreats I have ever participated in.…

Don’s Blog: Transit Meeting #2 and Other Items

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The Wake County Transit Advisory Committee met again in Raleigh on Tuesday. The meeting was similar to our previous one where we worked to design a transit system in a fictitious city, only this time we focused on Wake County.…

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.…

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. …

Don’s Blog: Back at It

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Cary, NC — I want to thank all of you who have reached out to check on me as I deal with my back issues. It really means a lot to me.…

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