City councilman Howard Clement (below), a 26-year veteran who often spots issues and details that pass his colleagues by (like the hazards represented by backyard chickens), thinks the city needs to put more signs up to point out where the taxpayers' dollars are at work.
"We need to for good public relations and good common sense," he said during a budget work session this week. "Our public needs to see what we're doing with public money."
He was particularly concerned that there is nothing at the new bus station to indicate that some federal stimulus money is going to the Durham Area Transit Authority.
"We need to do this, because a lot of people are raising questions about where all the money is going and we need to provide that information," he said.