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Durham Mayor Takes Stock Of Bull City

Posted January 22, 2003 10:30 a.m. EST

— Declining crime and increasing development were two of the highlights in Durham Mayor Bill Bell's State of the City address.

Bell said the past year has been one filled with changes and challenges including an economic slowdown, significant state funding reduction, management issues, droughts and ice storms.

In the past year, Bell said overall crime dropped more than 4 percent compared to 2001.

Bell also said revitalization projects, like American Tobacco and the redevelopment of South Square, are contributing to a vibrant economy.