01/27/09 116 W - + 11 - 10 City, County Combat Economic Challenges


Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker delivered a state-of-the-city address Monday, identifying four areas that the city should aggressively address in 2009: implementing the first steps of the updated Comprehensive Plan, provide an in-depth plan for public transportation, renew focus on water and energy, and keep Dix Hill Park in the forefront of workplans. Read the entire press release. The News & Observer also covered the address. Wake County Manager David Cooker addressed revenue shortfall's Monday, as this News & Observer article reported. There's already a hiring freeze in place, but he would ask County Commissioners for a budget amendment, cutting spending in county departments by about 4 percent through June. Read the entire article.





  
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