Bull City Wrap

Bull City Wrap

Bull City Wrap, a news program dedicated to informing residents about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall. Hosted by Amy Blalock, this short informational program will give you all the City Hall news in just minutes every Monday.


June 3, 2023 5 mins
A number of new projects to protect cyclists and pedestrians are underway or will soon be underway throughout the city.

It’s officially summer and that means it’s time to take advantage of our outdoor pools and spraygrounds. Find out everything that @DPRPlayMore has to offer to help your family stay cool when the temperatures heat up.

The Police Department’s First Quarter Crime Report is offering mixed news. The report shows that Pa...
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The Triangle Apartment Association is making recommendations about how to make multifamily housing in Durham more affordable. Find out what those are.

The planned annexation of the 751 South development into the City will move ahead as scheduled with some significant changes to the original plans. Find out what those are.

A significant street maintenance repair project will soon get underway that will impact approximately 850 locatio...
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The City Council is now considering a $610M proposed budget for the coming year. Find out some of what is and what isn’t included in the proposed spending plan.

Thanks to an innovative partnership, we will move halfway to our goal to power 100 percent of our operations with renewable energy by 2026. Find out how Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage program works and how we will all soon benefit from it.

Construction on the Lakewood ...
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If you live near or simply love @DPRPlayMore Merrick-Moore Park, here’s an event for you! Come celebrate the re-opening of the park’s playground as well as the completion of its new sensory garden on May 11! Get all of the details.

It’s National Drinking Water Week and your chance to learn more about where your water comes from. The week is being celebrated May 7-13 and is an annual celebration recognizing the vital role water play...
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Anyone interested in becoming a Durham Police Officer is invited to attend one of our upcoming hiring events. The next events will be held both on May 4 and May 18 from 6-7pm at Durham Police Headquarters.

Our Water Shortage Response Plan has been extended for another five years. That means that we’re ready at all times to take proactive and coordinated steps to ensure a more reliable water supply during short-term water shortages....
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Calling all local businesses and nonprofits in need of high-quality help for the summer. This year’s Durham YouthWorks Program needs your participation. Find out what the program is and how you can get help while also making a difference in your community.

If you’re interested in learning more about and giving feedback on our most recent Stormwater Management Plan, you now have a chance to do that. We share what the plan is, why it’...
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If you live in Durham, Mayor Elaine O’Neal is encouraging you to take a pledge to save water and potentially earn prizes as part of this year’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

Sections of four of Durham’s busiest streets are being made safer for cyclists. We share how federal Surface Transportation Block Grant funds will be used to add more protection for buffered bike lanes.

A significant sidewalk improvement pro...
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If you’re looking for a chance to play and have fun while you work, a position with our Parks and Recreation Department may be a good fit for you. We share all the details about the upcoming @DPRPlayMore job fair.

The Durham Fire Department is welcoming 26 new firefighters to its ranks. The graduation ceremony for Fire Academy 35 was held on April 7. Find out what kind of training they received as well as how you could become a Durh...
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Our city lakes are open for the season! Little River Lake and Lake Michie are open from 6:30am to 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays through November 6.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day with your dog, our Canine Field Day is just the event for you. It will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10am until 2pm at Rock Quarry Park.

Our city’s administration now knows what guidelines to follow as it develops t...
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The results from our annual resident satisfaction survey are in. Find out which city services ranked the highest and which ones residents said should be prioritized over the next couple of years.

The Communities in Partnership organization will be using $1 million in ARPA funds to support predominantly minority, low-wealth local families who have been or continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We share how the organizatio...
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The City Council, the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS, and City staff are committing to a more coordinated approach to overcoming barriers to affordable housing in Durham.

Plans for the former Wheels site, Long Meadow Park and East End Park are reflecting the needs of the community and demonstrating what equitable engagement, park investment and innovative vision can look like.

Drivers traveling through the intersection of ...
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If you want to make a difference in your community while enjoying a fulfilling and rewarding career, there may be a position here at the City with your name on it. Find out more about our openings as well as the job fair that’s coming up on March 20.

The intersection of Hillandale and Horton Roads will soon be safer for everyone traveling through the area – thanks to a new traffic signal with pedestrian crossings. We share why thes...
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The 2022 Fourth Quarter Crime Report is offering some encouraging news. The report shows that both Part 1 violent and property crime were down during 2022 compared to 2021. Find out how those numbers break down.

Work is about to begin on the 2023 Sidewalk Repairs Program. The program will remove and replace over 11,000 linear feet of existing damaged sidewalk in different locations throughout the City. We share more about what exact...
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@DurhamChildren’sInitiative will be using American Rescue Plan Act funds to support its work to help our city’s youth overcome barriers to living wage employment. Find out what the ConnectED to Career Pipeline program is and how it will work.

Great news! The #PineyWoodParkPickleball project is moving forward to repair existing tennis courts, restripe for 12 new pickleball courts, & install new fencing & nets! Find out more ...
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The City-County Planning Department wants to hear from you regarding proposed changes to environmental standards for new developments. Find out what they are and why they’re needed.

Thanks to the federal Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program, we and our regional transportation partners will be developing a Vision Zero Action Plan to help create safer streets for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Find out more.

At least $10...
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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how plants are used in the creation of adult beverages, we’ve got the perfect event for you – as long as you’re 21 or older. Find out how you can join #DPRPlayMore and #DurhamDistillery for an upcoming Botany Bar Crawl.

The new rooftop solar array at our General Services Building is already helping us deliver on our Carbon Neutrality and Renewable Energy Action Plan goals. We show you how.

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February 11, 2023 5 mins
Miss any of our recent #BullCityToday episodes? Catch up now on your #localgov news with #BullCityWrap.

Construction will soon get underway on a much-needed water line replacement project. The project will replace a water main segment that was washed away during Hurricane Florence in September of 2018. Find out all about this important project.

Our Solid Waste Management Department is making some significant improvements to its flee...
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If you’re interested in impacting how we grow and use land as a community, now is your chance. Find out how you can offer input on the new draft Comprehensive Plan.

Justice-involved residents in need of affordable housing will soon be getting more support. We share how American Rescue Plan Act funds will be used to help residents who are just being released or who are under supervision by the justice system.

We will be continuing our...
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Eight bike Fixit stations throughout the city and a buffered bicycle lane on Willard Street are among some of the latest bike infrastructure amenities to be added for cyclists by @MoveSafeDurham. Get all of the details.

If you want to learn more about how our Police Department works, applications are now being accepted for the Comm...
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  • Two important sustainable transportation projects here in Durham will now receive a combined $4.3 million in federal funding thanks to the Appropriations Omnibus Bill recently signed by President Biden.
  • Did you know that 2023 is the year of the trail in North Carolina? In celebration, Durham Parks and Recreation is encouraging ...
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