Adoption Process

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Adoption Process

Planning staff is now bringing the revised Community Goals and Objectives through the process to be formally adopted. Each board below hears an informational presentation from staff on the process to date. Following that meeting, each group will hold a public hearing at a second meeting. At that meeting they will review the proposal, hold a public hearing to hear from residents, and make a decision on the proposal. Here is the schedule for those meetings: 

Planning Commission

On April 27, 2021 at 5:30PM the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the Community Goals and Objectives for the Comprehensive Plan. At this meeting, residents will share their perspectives and then the Planning Commission can make a recommendation of approval or disapproval to the Board of County Commissioners and the City Council.

This meeting will be held online using the Zoom virtual meeting platform. Register to speak at the hearing below using the link below (Webinar ID: 975 2870 7691) by 3 p.m. on the meeting date. Or register by calling 1-301-715-8592 at least 15 minutes before the meeting start time. Instructions to participate in or watch the virtual meeting live are available here.

Register to Speak here!

The Planning Commission heard an informational presentation on the draft Community Goals and Objectives at their March 9, 2021 meeting. You can view that presentation to the Planning Commission here. 

Notice under the Language Access Plan
Persons requiring language assistance to effectively participate in this event may contact the City-County Planning Department at 919-560-4137, or Sara.Young@DurhamNC.gov to request interpretation and/or translation services as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event or deadline date.

Board of County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners will hear an informational presentation on the Community Goals and Objectives at their June 7, 2021 work session. The meeting begins at 9AM. The meeting information will be posted here when available.

City Council

The City Council will hear an informational presentation on the Community Goals and Objectives at their June 10, 2021 work session. The meeting begins at 1PM. The meeting information will be posted here when available.

Joint City Council/Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

The Durham Comprehensive Plan covers the full City and County of Durham. Therefore, the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting to hold a joint public hearing on the Community Goals and Objectives for the Comprehensive Plan on June 15, 2021 at 6PM.

This meeting will be held online using the Zoom virtual meeting platform. Information on how to register to speak at this session will be posted here when it is available.