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Don’s Blog: FY16 Budget

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Cary, NC — The Cary Town 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. #gladit’sover Read more

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Don’s Blog: He’s “Ben” Great for Cary

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Cary, NC — Our Cary Town Council works very hard to ensure transparency in our deliberations and decisions because you, the citizens, deserve to know what it is we are working on and how we vote – we do work for you, after all. Read more

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Don’s Blog: Design Standards & a TDF Worksession

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Cary, NC — 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. Council members Robinson and Smith were both absent from the meeting. Read more

Don’s Blog: The Downtown Cary Library

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Cary, NC — At a retreat in 2010, the council unanimously selected a site adjacent to the new downtown park near the intersection of Walnut St. and Kildaire Farm Rd. and across the street from the Arts Center and Cary Elementary as the location for the new downtown Cary Library. Read more

Don’s Blog: Breaking Up is Hard To Do

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Cary, NC — I am no longer a registered Republican. I am now a member of the fastest growing political party in the nation – unaffiliated. Read more

Don’s Blog: 2015 Weekend Retreat Updates

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Cary, NC — 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. Read more

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

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Cary, NC — The Wake County Transit Advisory Committee met again in Raleigh on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. 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. Read more

Don’s Blog: Transit and a Worksession

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Cary, NC — Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Got your shopping done yet? Ya, me neither. I had the privilege of attending the Heart of Cary Association’s Old Time Winter Festival and the Town of Cary’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony last week. Read more

Don’s Blog: Because Gale

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Cary, NC — Well, unless you happen to be the post office or an advertising agency, you have to be glad the elections are over. The constant barrage of negative ads and outright lies were absolutely nauseating to say the least. When did it become acceptable to knowingly mislead the public anyways? And when did winning become more important than ones integrity? Read more

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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. Read more