City Manager Bonfield has a new plan for Durham | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Friday, November 21, 2008

City Manager Bonfield has a new plan for Durham

Posted by on Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Durham's always been at the mercy of its city manager, for better or worse or worse still. Lately, signs are pointing to a change for the better under the leadership of Tom Bonfield.

click to enlarge unknown.jpg

Today's N&O story, headlined "No bull for the Bull City," gives props to Bonfield for an emphasis on -- yes, Virginia -- "fiscal discipline, cooperation, strategic planning, set priorities, [and] saying 'No'" and lays out Bonfield's plan to reorganize the city's 23 departments into three teams, to be headed by deputy city managers.

Kevin Davis at Bull City Rising says this is a win for neighborhoods, and notes expanded responsibilities for another respected member of the city team, Ted Voorhees.

We're curious whom Bonfield will tap to head up the "Community Building," team, which will include city/county planning, neighborhood improvement and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the last of which oversees the Durham Performing Arts Center. See Matt Saldaña's story in this week's Indy for more.

Tags: ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Impeach Judge Michael Denning. Does anyone find it very odd that Judge Michael Denning has not been impeached as a …

by Justice in the Courts on Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese' (News)

Of course there was no evidence. We're in a post-fact world, doncha know? And one person saying there could be …

by canesfan on State Board of Elections Throws McCrory a Lifejacket (News)

Plenty of news about all of the wrong in the DPD, some of which is probably true. When will we …

by mike_in_nc on Local Lawyer: Officer Who Fired Fatal Shot Has a History ... (News)

"We're targeted."
"It scares me. I become afraid immediately.
They're coming to do something. They comin' to bring …

by Chris Tiffany on Local Lawyer: Officer Who Fired Fatal Shot Has a History ... (News)

This comment is relevant to "Meeting on DPD Shooting Accomplished Nothing".
Were targeted.
It scares me. I become …

by Chris Tiffany on Residents: Meeting on DPD Shooting Accomplished Nothing (News)

Comments

Impeach Judge Michael Denning. Does anyone find it very odd that Judge Michael Denning has not been impeached as a …

by Justice in the Courts on Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese' (News)

Of course there was no evidence. We're in a post-fact world, doncha know? And one person saying there could be …

by canesfan on State Board of Elections Throws McCrory a Lifejacket (News)

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation