Dan Besse - Winston-Salem Southwest Ward Council Member


Are you looking for the Dan Besse for NC House campaign, or trying to email Dan Besse? - Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Then please email me via danbesse.org@outlook.com  .

My term of service on the Winston-Salem City Council concluded December 7, 2020, and this site became largely inactive as of that date.

Thank you.



Site no longer active--where to go for more information - Tuesday, September 8, 2020


This is my legacy site for posting the regular monthly reports I sent 2002--2019 to my Southwest Ward Update email list.  In March, I transitioned that monthly report to a commercial email service and no longer use this site for posting.  I'll continue emaililng those monthly updates through this November.   My term on the Winston-Salem City Council ends at the first council meeting of December 2020, at which time the Southwest Ward council seat will be filled by my successor, Kevin Mundy.  (He won the Democratic nomination in March and is unopposed for the seat in the general election.)

In the meantime, folks looking to contact me about City Council related matters are welcome to email me at danb@cityofws.org.  

This site (danbesse.org) is a privately owned, maintained, and funded site, and will be shut down as of this December. 

As of that time, Mr. Mundy as the new Southwest Ward council member will be reachable through his new city email and other contact information.  In the meantime, his contact and other information may be found on his personal website here:  https://kevin-mundy.com/lend-a-hand/ 

For those interested, I am currently running for the NC House District 74 seat.  More information about my campaign can be found here:  www.BesseForNC.com.  




NEW EMAIL ADDRESS - Sunday, February 2, 2020

Everyone who wants to contact me in my role as Winston-Salem City Council Member for the Southwest Ward should please note that I have a new email address:  danb@cityofws.org.  The old address of danbesse@danbesse.org no longer works and will not respond.

You are also welcome to email me at southwest.ward.update@outlook.com.




January 2020 highlights - Sunday, February 2, 2020

In January, we saw major developments on housing and transportation.

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December 2019 highlights - Tuesday, December 31, 2019

For my December report, I’ll begin with the holiday-related sanitation collection changes for January, and then discuss some upcoming representation and communication changes taking effect during 2020. 

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November 2019 highlights - Monday, December 2, 2019

For the second month in a row, I’ve delayed my monthly report in order to cover final action on an issue that was unexpectedly delayed by council process rules.  First, here’s a look at sanitation collection changes for December.

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October 2019 highlights - Monday, November 4, 2019

The month of October saw action on important traffic and public safety issues.  First, here’s a look ahead to important city services news for November:   read more ...

September 2019 highlights - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Updates on bond construction work, traffic debates, and more.  

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August 2019 highlights - Saturday, August 31, 2019

More gun violence continues nationwide, and Winston-Salem is far from immune.  First, here’s info on sanitation collection changes for Labor Day week, a calendar note regarding a rezoning request of substantial public interest, and a brief update on bicycle and pedestrian safety actions. 

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Mass shootings demand serious action in response. - Sunday, August 4, 2019

Two "mass shootings" in two different states within 24 hours this weekend left 29 people dead, many more seriously wounded, two cities terrorized, and no end in sight to the insanity surrounding gun violence in America.  

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July 2019 highlights - Sunday, August 4, 2019

Two more horrific mass shootings took place in our nation this weekend.  Thoughts and prayers for the victims and survivors are not enough.  Serious action is required at all levels of government. read more ...

June 2019 highlights - Sunday, June 30, 2019

The city budget for FY2019-20 was finalized in June.  First, here are important reminders on sanitation collections during the week of Independence Day, bulky-item pickup, brush collection, and recycling:

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Pedestrian safety projects - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The City of Winston-Salem is moving forward with new pedestrian safety projects citywide.  Our City Council Public Works Committee has approved a target list of 22 initial high-priority intersections for pedestrian safety improvements, including marked and signalized crosswalks, improved lighting, and other changes.  This is just the first batch of projects that we'll be funding with the $2 million of bond funding approved for the purpose this year, and $1.5 million from other sources already in the pipeline.

This list of 22 includes intersections associated with fatal pedestrian accidents over the past 10 years, as well as other projects previously approved.  Intersections near pedestrian fatalities are marked in red, the others in blue.    https://www.facebook.com/DanBesseforNCHouse/photos/pb.1575930945858435.-2207520000.1559695812./2247481512036705/?type=3&theater


May 2019 highlights - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

This past month we acted on street resurfacing, pedestrian safety, sidewalks, affordable housing, and more.  First, here’s an important reminder on bulky-item pickup collections.  

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April 2019 highlights - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

April included much focus on pedestrian safety issues.  First, here's important information on storm-related brush collection.  

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March 2019 highlghts - Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Broad Street bridge over Business 40 has been re-opened for traffic.  In other March updates, we have street maintenance, abandoned vehicle towing, rental scooter rules, and more: read more ...

January 2019 highlights - Friday, February 1, 2019

Pedestrian safety issues will receive needed attention this coming month.  

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December 2018 highlights - Monday, December 31, 2018

On this last day of the year, I’d like to wish all of our friends, neighbors, and members of our broader community a safe holiday and a happy and healthy new year!  And now, here’s your update from the month of December.

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November 2018 highlights - Friday, November 30, 2018

City voters approved exciting new public facility investments this month.  First, here are updates on the Business 40 closure and on holiday sanitation collection changes.

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October 2018 highlights - Friday, November 2, 2018

Don’t get spooked, but it’s almost here:  the temporary closure of Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem.

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September 2018 highlights - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Water service, affordable housing, and hurricanes.  It's been a busy month.

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August 2018 highlights - Friday, August 31, 2018

In August, the city council approved several economic development investments.  First, here are important updates regarding the week of Labor Day and assorted road work.

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July 2018 highlights - Sunday, August 5, 2018

National Night Out is this Tuesday, August 7.  

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June 2018 highlights - Sunday, July 1, 2018

In June, we approved the FY2019 city budget.  First, here are reminders about bulky item pickup in July and the Independence Day impacts on city sanitation collection schedules.

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April 2018 highlights - Sunday, May 6, 2018

In April, we approved the city's streets repaving contract for this summer's work, and continued preparatory work on the FY2019 budget.

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March 2018 highlights - Saturday, March 31, 2018

Opioid crisis intervention and Business 40 closure mitigation strategies were among the city work items in March.  

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February 2018 highlights - Friday, March 2, 2018

The proposed 2018 city projects bond package continued to take shape in February.

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January 2018 highlights - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Miller Park improvements and a potential upcoming bond issue were among our January work items.  (Check out the February events items as well.)

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Dan Besse is running for NC House District 75 - Monday, January 29, 2018

Friends, I'm announcing today that I will be a candidate for NC House from the 75th District (Forsyth County) in 2018.

The website for that campaign is www.bessefornc.com.  

The website you're visiting now is my personal site as City Council Member for the Southwest Ward of Winston-Salem.

I will continue to serve as City Council Member and work on behalf of the people of the Southwest Ward and the City of Winston-Salem during this campaign.

Neither this website nor the one for my NC House campaign is paid for by public funds.

Thank you for the opportunity to work for you in public service.



December 2017 highlights - Thursday, December 21, 2017

Recycling and yard waste collection schedules will change for the weeks of Christmas and New Year.  Also in this report:  new extended service hours on many bus routes; a controversial cell tower permit case is decided; West Suburban Area Plan update continues; and other notes.  Because of its length, the cell tower item is last in this report. 

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November 2017 highlights - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Business 40 renovation work is underway.  Here’s how to keep up with the latest traffic changes.

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October 2017 highlights - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!  If you drive this evening, please be sure to watch out for children (and sometimes adults) paying more attention to their costumes or candy bags than to traffic.

And here's the rest of my October report:

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September 2017 highlights - Saturday, September 30, 2017

The new District 3 Police station opens this month, plus we look ahead at other October activities.

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August 2017 highlights - Friday, September 1, 2017

It’s time for an update on projects and upcoming zoning issues of likely interest to Southwest Ward residents.  First, here’s a note on Labor Day holiday service changes:

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July 2017 highlights - Monday, July 31, 2017

National Night Out is tomorrow--Tuesday, August 1.

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June 2017 highlights - Friday, June 30, 2017

In June, the city council approved the FY2018 budget.  First, here are some important notes on Independence Day week sanitation service changes.  

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May 2017 highlights - Sunday, May 28, 2017

In May, the city council approved the contract for Lockland Park repairs, saw continued progress on other capital projects, and received the city manager's FY 2018 budget proposal.  First, here are some important notes on Memorial Day week.  

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Welcoming City joint statement - Saturday, April 29, 2017


Supporters of the Welcoming City reaffirmation will release our joint statement this Monday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall at 101 N. Main Street, Winston-Salem.  Supporters of the Welcoming City reaffirmation are invited and welcome to attend.  This will be a brief and respectful event.  If you bring signs, they should be small and handheld by one person, with inclusive messages of "welcome", "community", "inclusion", "respect" and the like.  No divisive, negative, or explicitly political messages please.

The Welcoming City joint statement is included in full below:

Joint Statement

Winston-Salem is a diverse community which draws strength from that diversity.

Winston-Salem is a welcoming community which takes pride in serving and protecting all our citizens, other residents, guests, and visitors, regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.

Winston-Salem has a proud tradition which continues today of welcoming refugees from war and hardship to a new home of safety and community in our city.

We, the undersigned, oppose any measures which target populations within our diverse community for legal scrutiny or other challenges based on race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.

We, the undersigned, recognize that our whole community is safer when all victims and witnesses of domestic violence or criminal activity feel safe in contacting our police for assistance without fear.  

In light of the current national environment of excessive fear and suspicion directed by some toward immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers, this is a time for community leaders to reaffirm our personal commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive community for all.


April 2017 highlights - Saturday, April 29, 2017

In April, we approved funding for resurfacing the streets impacted by the latest round of water/sewer lines renovation.  We also have a new facility ribbon-cutting coming up May 5 in Little Creek Park. read more ...

March 2017 highlights - Saturday, April 1, 2017

In March, we dealt with some challenging neighborhood and zoning matters.  First, here's a word about bulky item pickup.

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February 2017 highlights - Friday, March 3, 2017

In February, we dealt with building city bond projects, reviewing transit fares, and more issues.  First, here’s a word about bulky item pickup. 

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January 2017 highlights - Sunday, February 5, 2017

Important city work in January included city park renovations, transportation system improvements, and public safety issues. 

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December 2016 highlights - Saturday, December 31, 2016

As we wrap up 2016, I’d like to thank you 

all again for the opportunity to work for you.  I’m looking forward to representing you again in the coming year.  In this month's report, you'll find info on leaf collection, Christmas tree recycling, Hawthorne Road work, and more.  

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November 2016 highlights - Saturday, December 3, 2016

In November, the city council approved assisting in a study of redevelopment potential for the Peters Creek Parkway/Academy Street area.  First, here’s a look at sanitation and leaf collections as well as the Hawthorne road closure during December.

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2016 Judicial Contest Recommendations - Monday, October 31, 2016

Neighbors and friends,

Every election year, I am asked for my recommendations in that year's judicial election contests.  I try to keep up with the candidates and their qualifications for these important seats, and am happy to let folks know the choices I am making on the ballot.  For those who are interested, here are my judicial contest recommendations for 2016 (NC statewide, and local in Forsyth County):

NC Supreme Court: 
--Mike Morgan 
NC Court of Appeals:
--Linda Stephens
--Margaret Eagles
--Abe Jones
--Vince Rozier
--Rickye McKoy-Mitchell
NC District Court (Forsyth County):
--Carrie Vickery
--Eric Morgan

October 2016 highlights - Monday, October 31, 2016

In October, we moved forward on important projects in parks, transportation, and public safety.  First, here's information on fall leaf collection, which begins October 31.  

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September 2016 highlights - Saturday, October 1, 2016

In September, we continued progress on important bond issue projects--plus a look ahead to events in October.  

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August 2016 highlights - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In August, the city council adopted the Southwest Area Plan Update, and also updated our economic incentives deal with Caterpillar.  First, let me note the sanitation collections schedule changes associated with the Labor Day holiday.

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July 2016 highlights - Sunday, July 31, 2016

National Night Out takes place this Tuesday, August 2.  

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June 2016 highlights - Thursday, June 30, 2016

In June, the city council adopted Winston-Salem city government’s FY2016-17 city budget.  We also saw major progress continue on street resurfacing and other projects financed using the 2014 city bonds funding.

First, a quick note about city sanitation collections for the week beginning July 4, Independence day:  Garbage will be collected on the usual schedule.  Recycling (Red Week, which covers most of the Southwest Ward) and yard waste collections will all be postponed by one day (Monday routes collected on Tuesday, Tuesday routes collected on Wednesday, etc.).

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May 2016 highlights - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In May, several key sidewalk projects received final funding approval, and the city manager released his proposed 2016-17 city budget. 

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April 2016 highlights - Saturday, April 30, 2016

In April, we continued our progress in implementing major bond construction projects, and received a preview of prospects for the FY 2016-17 city budget.

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HB 2: Statement by Dan Besse, and Resolution as adopted by Winston-Salem City Council on 4/18/16 - Monday, April 18, 2016

HB 2:  Statement by Dan Besse; and Resolution Expressing Concerns and Calling for Reconsideration of the Legislation (as adopted by Winston-Salem City Council on 4/18/16).

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March 2016 highlights - Thursday, March 31, 2016

In March, we made progress on a variety of transportation projects.

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February 2016 highlights - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

February closed with a major windstorm that left much of the Southwest Ward dealing with fallen trees, utilities damages, and power recovery for days.   In the process of helping with neighborhood communications during that time, my usual monthly update was delayed. read more ...

January 2016 highlights - Sunday, January 31, 2016

In January, the city council approved pay raises for police officers and firefighters, plus other important project progress. 

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December 2015 highlights - Friday, January 1, 2016

In December, we approved Winston-Salem Transit's first comprehensive bus system overhaul.  read more ...

November 2015 highlights - Monday, November 30, 2015

In November, work continued on city bond projects and other key local issues, including competitive salaries for our police officers. read more ...

October 2015 highlights - Saturday, October 31, 2015

In October, we announced big positive news about chronic homelessness.

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September 2015 highlights - Thursday, October 1, 2015

Improved safety for city vehicle driving, and promotion of new developments that are more bike/pedestrian-friendly, were among the issues that saw city action in September.

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August 2015 highlights - Monday, August 31, 2015

Affordable workforce housing issues were the big debate drawing attention in August.  First, though, I'll take a look at progress on capital projects investing the voter-approved city bond funds.

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July 2015 highlights - Friday, July 31, 2015

Public safety, utilities, and streets issues all received major attention during July. 

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June 2015 highlights - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In June, the city council approved the city budget for FY2016.  But first, let me pause for a word on the recent tragedy in Charleston.

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April 2015 highlights - Friday, May 1, 2015

In April, the legal fight over electronic sweepstakes reached a conclusion.  May will be both Historic Preservation Month, and National Bike Month, with multiple activities on both fronts taking place in Winston-Salem. 

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March 2015 highlights - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In March, the city council got an early look at prospects for our FY2016 budget, and continued to move forward with work authorized by city voters in the bond approvals last fall.

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February 2015 highlights - Saturday, February 28, 2015

In addition to a lot of snow, this February saw city action on rules regarding recycling and regarding cell towers in residential areas. 

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January 2015 highlights - Saturday, January 31, 2015

January saw continued progress on implementing voter-approved bond project priorities.  First, here's a reminder about public meetings on the Southwest Suburban Area Plan Update.  

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December 2014 highlights - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New safety equipment for firefighters and stronger limits on electronic sweepstakes operations were among the issues acted on in December.  First, here’s an update on curbside collections for January.

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November 2014 highlights - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Winston-Salem citizens overwhelmingly approved five key investment packages in our city's future, and we're making a hard push to get project work underway.

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National League of Cities (NLC) Conference report - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sessions and discussion on transportation and on public safety issues were the focus of my time at the National League of Cities conference in Austin.  My conference report summary notes are posted.

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October 2014 highlights - Friday, October 31, 2014

Now through this Tuesday November 4, Winston-Salem citizens are deciding whether to approve five key investment packages in our city's future. 

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September 2014 highlights - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In September, the city council approved a recommended option for Business 40 exits redesign through downtown Winston-Salem.  In October, public voting will begin on the proposed city capital projects bond referendum.

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August 2014 highlights - Sunday, August 31, 2014

In August, the city council voted to send the final proposed package of city capital needs projects to a vote by the public in November. First, here's a reminder about sanitation collection schedule changes for Labor Day week.

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July 2014 highlights - Thursday, July 31, 2014

In July, the city council finished preparing a proposed package of city capital needs projects, and will decide August 4 on whether to send these to a vote by the public in November.

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June 2014 highlights - Monday, June 30, 2014

In June, the city council adopted the final city budget for 2014-15. In other news, important decisions are being made this summer on new transportation projects, new rules on door-to-door solicitations are taking effect, and there are many activities available for kids in our city this summer.

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May 2014 highlights - Sunday, June 1, 2014

In May, the city council approved new rules on door-to-door solicitors, and the city manager released his proposed 2014-15 city budget. First, for Ardmore area residents, there are two street closing alerts.

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April 2014 highlights - Saturday, May 3, 2014

During April, work progressed on a proposed city capital needs bond referendum.  First, though, here's a note regarding some major street work beginning this month.
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March 2014 highlights - Monday, March 31, 2014

March saw important progress toward funding city capital projects needs, plus a successful gun buyback event and other news.
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February 2014 highlights - Friday, February 28, 2014

Cell tower zoning changes were approved, and the process of setting the size and content of a possible public bond referendum was started in February. First, here's an important announcement regarding "bulky item pickup".

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January 2014 highlights - Friday, January 31, 2014

Cell tower regulations, public safety data, and economic revitalization efforts are among the topics in this month's report.

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December 2013 highlights - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The last month of 2013 saw a major tightening of rules on where electronic sweepstakes businesses (a.k.a., "internet cafes") can be located. read more ...

November 2013 highlights - Saturday, November 30, 2013

Elections, leaves, zoning debates--November was a full month, and at least two hot topics will start discussion before City Council committees in December: read more ...

October 2013 highlights - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! My report for October includes updates on a number of city transportation projects, plus notes on several events/activities coming up in November. A lot of interest is happening, so this is a long report this month.

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Campaign contributions - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I was asked at an event this evening if there is an online option for contributing to my re-election campaign.  There is.  Here's the link:  http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/13844

For those who asked, and others who are interested, thanks for your support!



Early voting starts October 17! - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Early voting for the Winston-Salem city general election starts Thursday, October 17. 

Early voting for this election runs October 17 through November 2.  There is one early voting site:  Forsyth County Board of Elections, 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem.

Hours for early voting:

Weekdays, Oct. 17 -- Nov. 1:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2 only:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Early voting ends at 1 p.m. on November 2. 

Election day is Tuesday, November 5.  On that day, all regular polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please vote!


September 2013 highlights - Monday, September 30, 2013

Households in the western part of the city should watch out for discolored water this week due to water line repairs.  And please remember that early voting for the city general election begins October 17.
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Please vote today! - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Winston-Salem's municipal primary elections are today, Tuesday, September 10, 2013.  All regular polling places in the city are open the usual hours:  6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Today's voting includes the contested Democratic primary for mayor.  I strongly recommend the re-election of Allen Joines for mayor.  I have worked with Allen for a dozen years now, and can vouch for him as a thoughtful, hard-working public servant who puts the interests of the people of Winston-Salem first.  He is particularly skilled at recruiting beneficial economic development projects to our city, and he works effectively as a unifying figure to bring our entire community together.

If you are registered to vote in Winston-Salem as a Democrat or as unaffiliated, you can vote in today's Democratic mayoral primary.


August 2013 highlights - Friday, August 30, 2013

Have a great Labor Day holiday--and remember the sanitation collection schedule changes.

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July 2013 highlights - Friday, August 2, 2013

National Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, August 6.
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June 2013 highlights - Monday, July 1, 2013

The city council in June approved a new budget which reduces spending through efficiencies while maintaining or enhancing city services. (And unlike Congress, our budget is balanced, as always.) First, here's a note on collection changes for Independence Day week.

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May 2013 highlights - Friday, May 31, 2013

The city manager's proposed budget, a new police chief, and decisions on the coliseum and stadium are among the news items for May.  First, a word on road closings in June: read more ...

Travel on city business? - Friday, May 3, 2013

Budgets are tight.  Why spend anything on travel to meetings on city business?  It's simple:  If we don't, then we can't protect our residents' and taxpayers' interests in the policy decisions that affect cities in Congress and our state legislature.  And that means that our taxpayers lose millions of dollars, from service cuts or tax increases.
To do my job as a city council member, I have to go to the job site.  That's usually at city hall or in the neighborhoods I respresent, but sometimes my job site is at a working meeting in another city.  For details of one example, see my report on the March NLC meeting on this page:  http://www.danbesse.org/Issues/CurrentTopic3.aspx.
For pictures of how my work at these meetings is working for the residents of the Southwest Ward, see examples here:  https://www.facebook.com/dan.besse?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=10200588659775402&set=pcb.10200588666455569&type=1&theater
and here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200579772233219.1073741829.1126494468&type=1  

April 2013 highlights - Sunday, April 28, 2013

Police chief finalists, neighborhood street repaving, sidewalk construction, and budget savings are all in the news for April. read more ...

March 2013 highlights - Sunday, March 31, 2013

Advocacy for the interests of Winston-Salem residents at the national and state levels took a lot of my time during March. I've prepared reports on both.

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National League of Cities (NLC) Conference Notes--March 2013 (Washington DC) - Friday, March 29, 2013

During the March 2013 National League of Cities conference in Washington, I and other Winston-Salem representatives concentrated on dealing with federal tax proposals that could have a serious adverse impact on services and tax rates in Winston-Salem. read more ...

Forsyth tax revaluation 2013 - Monday, March 4, 2013

The Forsyth County tax revaluation of 2013 has produced concern in some neighborhoods that it may adversely affect their mortgages and resale opportunities. read more ...

February 2013 highlights - Thursday, February 28, 2013

The newly released tax revaluations have created a major headache for the funding of critical city services.

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January 2013 highlights - Thursday, January 31, 2013

January saw attention to city issues to be reviewed by the upcoming state legislative session.

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December 2012 highlights - Tuesday, January 1, 2013

In December, Winston-Salem landed a major new manufacturing facility. I've included more information on that and other current issues from December. Happy New Year to all of you and your families!

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National League of Cities conference notes - Sunday, December 30, 2012

My notes from the National League of Cities conference Nov. 28--Dec. 1. read more ...

November 2012 highlights - Friday, November 30, 2012

We took action in November on a number of items of interest, including city planning, economic development, greenways, and even chickens. Plus, I've included information on planning for leaf collection.

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NCLM Annual Meeting workshop notes - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Notes from the workshops I participated in on water resources management, the connections between land use decisions and economic development, effective legislative advocacy, and current transportation issues are found here. read more ...

Statewide Judicial Election Recommendations - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I recommend these candidates in the 2012 North Carolina statewide judicial elections:

NC Supreme Court:
Sam J. Ervin IV

NC Court of Appeals:
Linda McGee
Wanda Bryant
Cressie Thigpen


October 2012 highlights - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Considering the great issues of the day: disaster aid and recovery, national elections...and front-yard parking? At any rate, here's wishing a safe and fun Halloween to you and your families. read more ...

September 2012 highlights - Monday, October 1, 2012

Are Winston-Salem's guidelines for the use of economic development incentives adequate, or do they need to be strengthened? That was a current topic of debate in September.

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August 2012 highlights - Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall is on the way, to the relief of those of us who like cooler weather. Happy Labor Day to all!

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July 2012 highlights - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The annual National Night Out for neighborhood safety and crime prevention is coming up next week.
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June 2012 highlights - Saturday, June 30, 2012

The FY 2013 city budget maintains core public services, imposes new spending efficiencies, and includes a small tax rate increase.

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May 2012 highlights - Thursday, May 31, 2012

The city manager's proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 has been released, and discussion is underway.
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April 2012 highlights - Monday, April 30, 2012

Veterans' housing, public infrastructure updates, and other news items are in my report this month.


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Statement on Voter Photo Identification Requirements - Friday, April 20, 2012

Six members of the Winston-Salem City Council have endorsed a statement opposing voter photo identification requirements.
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March 2012 highlights - Saturday, March 31, 2012

Public safety and budget items top my March report.

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February 2012 highlights - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Neighborhood safety, as well as recycling and trash pickup, lead my report this month.

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