The Triangle Community Coalition had another successful Coffee Chat with the City of Durham Elected Officials and Staff on December 3, 2014.
Joining our members in an informal chat were Mayor Bill Bell, Mayor Pro-Tem Cora Cole-McFadden, Councilor Eddie Davis, Councilor Don Moffitt and Councilor Steve Schewel.
City/County Staff included City Manager Tom Bonfield, Deputy City Manager Keith Chadwell, Deputy City Manager Bo Ferguson, Deputy City Manager Wanda Page, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager Karmisha Wallace, City/County Planning Director Steve Medlin and City/County Inspections Director Gene Bradham.
We provided the City/County of Durham leadership with a better perspective of the Triangle Community Coalition’s goal to be a proactive partner in growth and land use issues and to work with senior staff and elected officials to develop policies, regulations, and procedures to encourage economic development, produce predictable (yet flexible) outcomes for all stakeholders, and protect the community’s interests.
The city appreciated the TCC’s ability to offer objective facts and information in efforts to improve public policy debates and create effective working relationships between the business community and local government. We had some great interaction with the TCC membership in attendance and had opportunity to talk about the following: