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Council Delivers First State-Of-Wake County Address

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The state of Wake County is strong.

County Commissioner Herb Council delivered that message Monday in the first state-of-the-county address.

Some highlights: a low property tax rate, and responses to Hurricane Isabel and the ice storm.

But Council made it clear that there still is plenty to do, including how to handle all the county's growth.

"Some of the most pressing issues," he said, "air quality, transportation and growth management, extend beyond county borders."

Wake County will work with neighboring counties to find ways to handle the growth, including school enrollment.

Another issue brought up Monday was the need for more affordable housing.

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