Forum Open Thread: Conversation With the Mayors

Welcome to the open thread for tonight's Conversation With the Mayors. There are three candidates running unopposed for mayor in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough:

  • Alderwoman Lydia Lavelle is running unopposed for mayor of Carrboro.
  • Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt is running unopposed for reelection as mayor of Chapel Hill.
  • Mayor Tom Stevens is running unopposed for reelection as mayor of Hillsborough.

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Total votes: 65


In this month's Money magazine, Raleigh was named one of six US cities to retire. What are Chapel Hill, carrborro and Hillsborough doing to make themselves attractive to newly retired or the aging. Especially in light that two of the three are focused on the younger, university community. 

Just trying to liven up this sleepy old bedroom community of ours!



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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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