Dix lease bill scheduled for House committee on Wednesday

Dix campusNow that the legislature’s “crossover” deadline has passed, committees are beginning to schedule bills that have already passed one house. A case in point: the hyper-controversial bill to reverse the Dix Park land deal between the state and the city of Raleigh.

The bill is scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary committee 15 minutes after the House adjourns this Wednesday. Looks like the House isn’t expecting that vague bit of public notice to keep interested people away. The notice says that “This meeting may last up to 2 hours.”

2 Comments

  1. HunterC

    May 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Why isn’t it wildly hypocritical for the Senate’s budget (on page 214) to offer the Museum of Forestry to the City of Whiteville for ONE DOLLAR (yep, $1), yet object so strongly to the City of Raleigh paying at least $500,000 per year for some of the Dix property?

    Same senators, same year, what’s the difference?

  2. Marianne

    May 21, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Here is the real scoop about the Dorothea Dix property. In my view, Dorothea Dix granted that property for the expressed use for those with a mental illness. What NC DHHS and the legislators did was essentially negate Dix’s Will and her wishes. Money used from the lease (should it occur which I still hope does not) would need to be used for the treatment of thousands of North Carolinians with a mental illness. It should not go into the general fund but into the Mental Health Trust Fund which is continually being tapped for reasons other than the treatment of those with a chronic brain illness. As much money as the legislature can get from Raleigh is legitimate in my book so that services are not once again decreased. It is not hypocritical – it is aboslutely necessary!+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++