Durham’s Inter-Neighborhood Council is scheduled to vote on the billboard issue tonight at 7, according to Bull City Rising. So it’s not a coincidence that Patrick Byker, a lawyer for K&L Gates, the firm representing the billboard company seeking significant changes to the city’s billboard ordinance, apparently is looking to get (re)involved in the INC. See below for his email to his neighborhood association. Craige Sanders, another K&L attorney, is already INC president.

> From: Patrick Byker

> To: list for members of the RNA

> Sent: Sunday, March 1, 2009 5:30:33 PM

> Subject: [rna] Patrick Byker serving as representative at InterNeighborhood

> Council

> Good evening, Rockwood Neighbors–

> Hope you all are doing well on this stormy evening. I’m sure I know many of

> the folks on the listserv even though Ingrid and I have not been on it for a

> while. For those of you in Rockwood who don’t know us, we’ve lived at 2614

> Stuart (gray two story house between Steele and Woodridge) for almost 15 years

> now. Back in the day, we hosted one or two of the neighborhood meetings at

> our place.

> Anyway, one of my colleagues at work, Craig Sanders, is the current president

> of the Durham InterNeighborhood Council (INC) and as part of his leadership he

> is trying to get more neighborhoods involved in INC. So, assuming that no one

> would object, I paid the $25 annual dues for Rockwood, and I started attending

> the INC meetings last month. The INC meetings are on the 4th Tuesday evening

> of each month, from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Herald-Sun building on Pickett Road.

> Would anyone be interested in being an alternate?

> Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks a bunch!

> Warm regards–

> Patrick Byker