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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Durham Seeks Ideas for Participatory Budgeting Projects

Participatory Budgeting team engages in the community

City Residents Ages 13+ Asked to Submit One-Time Project Ideas from November 10 – December 10

How should the City of Durham spend funding in its next round of participatory budgeting? Residents can soon submit their ideas for one-time projects beginning to...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Approved City Budget Funds Employee Compensation, Public Safety & Shared Prosperity Initiatives

FY22-23 Budget Highlights

City Council Approves 0.6 Cent Property Tax Rate Increase

During the June 21 City Council meeting, the City of Durham FY2022-2023 budget was approved and contains a little more than a half-cent property tax rate increase to help support the restoration of ...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Durham Satisfaction Survey Shows Residents Give High Marks for Employee Customer Service

collage of City employees at work including Police, Fire, 911, Water Management, and Parks and Rec

Residents Rank Quality of Police Protection and Maintenance of City Streets as City Government-Provided Services to Receive Most Emphasis from Leaders Over the Next Two Years

For two years in a row, City of Durham employees rose to the occasion to continue...

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Budget & Management Services (internal)
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes Durham for Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives

Budget team members hold up the What Works Cities award in front of City Hall/City logo

Durham is One of the First 50 U.S. Cities to Achieve What Works Cities Certification

The City of Durham is now the latest of 10 cities to achieve Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Certification in recognition of its use of data to guide decision-...

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Budget & Management Services (internal)
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Harnessing the Tides of Change: How Turbulent Times Provided Valuable Professional Experiences


Learn how the City of Durham's Budget & Management Services' Budget & CIP division adapted its 2020 summer MPA internship and provided valuable professional work experience and learning opportunities to an MPA student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Business Insider Recognizes PB Durham's Role in Accelerating Urban Leadership Lab

residents cast their votes for PB Durham projects

eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is excited to announce that its youth STEM and entrepreneurship platform, the Urban Leadership Lab, was voted to receive a Participatory Budgeting grant to fund the launch of its technology and business education programs...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Bloomberg Cities Highlights Department's Use of Time-Tested Research Techniques

Bloomberg Innovation Article Photo

In order to solve touch city problems like homelessness or blight, you need to know what's causing them. That sounds obvious. Yet all too often, cities launch programs based more on hunches and assumptions than research and evidence...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

PB Durham Highlighted in Public Management Magazine (p. 37)

Andrew and Mayor PB

Participation in local government processes and decision-making within the City of Durham, North Carolina - like many other municipalities - has traditionally been from a small group of residents that are already engaged with the city, and are typically..

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