It's not typical for the director of the City/County Planning department to hold a press conference on a Friday afternoon to unveil the results of a single protest petition -- or, well, anything?
But then, not much has been typical about the case of the 751 Assemblage.
Steve Medlin has scheduled a 3:30pm Friday press conference to announce the results of his department's evaluation of a protest petition against a change in a critical watershed boundary near Jordan Lake in south Durham.
Medlin tells the N&O's Jim Wise that his department is still wrapping up its evaluation -- but map change opponent and BOCC member Becky Heron tells Wise that she and Ellen Reckhow were told the protest petition will fail due to having an insufficient percentage of affected owners as signatories.
An attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, a group assisting the Haw River Assembly in its fight against the change, tells Wise that her group will scrutinize any invalidation of the petition.