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Re: “Less than a year in, the Durham Co-op Market stirs up controversy

@rossgrady: The reason no workers have purchased shares is because 1) they must be employed for six months before they qualify, and the co-op has been open just a bit longer than that and 2) as Frank Stasio, board chairman, told me, the board can elect not to issue shares. I was forwarded a list of 11 employees who have signed a request to buy shares. Whether or not worker-shares are "best practices," the lack of transparency on this issue is troubling. BTW, the INDY, back in the day, had worker shares.
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Posted by Lisa Sorg on 11/08/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Durham is a city of things unnoticed: Such an odd find at the Jack Tar Motel

Chris, I used a zoom lens!

Posted by Lisa Sorg on 08/12/2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Why are negotiations between a developer and Durham Central Park being held behind closed doors?

Morgan Haynes, aka StriderHaynes, I assigned no motivation to you or the board at all. In fact, I was careful not to. I actually don't think there was any ulterior motive as much as there was political tone deafness.

While the *results* of the private meetings are public, that is not the point: If a nonprofit is going to negotiate on behalf of the public/city, then the public has a right to be at the table from the get-go, not after major decisions have been worked through. At that point, as we know from past experience, it's often too late. To say that if you involved the public it would be difficult to get things done, well, city and county boards and commissions manage to do that—somehow.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg on 06/12/2015 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Why are negotiations between a developer and Durham Central Park being held behind closed doors?

I'm not aware of any comments being deleted unless they violated the INDY's comment policy.

However, I think it is important to note, for full transparency that Renee is related to Morgan Haynes, the DCP Board president.

The problem is not with a developer working with DCP, but that the meetings between the two were not public. Nor are the minutes from those meetings open to the public. The lack of transparency is the issue, if not more so than the merits/demerits of the project.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg on 06/12/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Raleigh City Council weighs a no dancing provision for some bars

Mel's presentation was excellent and nuanced, far more than our space allowed us to say. Look for in-depth coverage on this issue later this summer.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg on 05/28/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

The INDY not a safe space for women? Five of the six managers here are women, including the publisher and the editor. The man-woman staff ratio here is nearly 50-50. (11 women/13 men). Women feel very safe here.

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Posted by Lisa Sorg on 04/21/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Pioneering Durham coffee business celebrates 20 caffeinated years of community

The list of cafes, etc., came directly from Counter Culture.

Posted by Lisa Sorg on 04/20/2015 at 2:15 PM

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