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Harold’s Blog: Transit, Politics, & Sales Tax

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Other shenanigans included the sales tax redistribution which is aimed at punishing the three big counties, including Wake. Legislatures have actually said they wanted to punish the three richest counties.…

Harold’s Blog: Basant Bahar & Other Events

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Wednesday, I met with a group that is interested in creating a homeless mission in Cary for the non-chronic homeless. In the meeting, they pointed out that municipalities usually start needing a homeless facility once 10% of their population is below the poverty rate.…

Harold’s Blog: Construction & Imagine Cary

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Most of our time was spent talking about the upcoming placement of Google Huts around town. From my understanding, these huts are necessary as a type of junction point for the fiber.…

Harold’s Blog: Volunteer Banquet & More Snow

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This week was, once again, dominated by snow and ice, resulting in the cancellation or postponement of several of my activities. Once again, the Cary A-Team (or the snow and ice removal team) did a fantastic job.…

Harold’s Blog: Google Fiber & Snow Team Update

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Apparently, Google is not happy with last week’s journal entry speculating that Morrisville and Cary might be the first places where Google Fiber is installed.…

Harold’s Blog: Council Meeting & Aeroglide Tour

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It appears Google will start installation in Cary and Morrisville first. This will have an impact on Cary finances, since we will have to have staff to address issues and to inspect over one hundred contractors all working at once.…

Harold’s Blog: Quasi-Judicial Hearing & Concerns

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Much of the traffic complaints I receive are in western Cary, where much of our growth is occurring. This week complaints included Davis Drive and High House.…

Harold’s Blog: Google Fiber & Charlotte Retreat

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Thursday, the council and management staff left on a train to Charlotte to hold our annual planning retreat. The purpose was to gather information, thoughts, and ideas about infill and redevelopment.…

Harold’s Blog: Town Address & Legislative Agenda

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Monday I joined Mayor Stohlman of Morrisville in a meeting with about a dozen Sri Venkateswara Temple leaders to discuss a break-in that occurred in their business office the previous day. After answering a few questions, we committed to working together to making their facility more secure and to partner…

Harold’s Blog: Issues, Items, & MLK Dreamfest

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The Task Force concluded that the most important issue facing the senior population was “communications.” They discussed many ways to “get the word out” for the many opportunities for seniors to be involved socially, receive help individually, and know where the resources are to enhance their lives.…

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