UNC Student Gov't Pushing for Drop of 4-Nonrelated Person Maximum Occupancy Limit in Chapel Hill. Thoughts?


I understand the students' concern, but I think they should use dorms on campus, rent apartments, or if in houses, not iive more than present rules. It is too much a burden on the greater Chapel Hill community and leads to ghettos of students with all the problems that ensue in such situations. 

I think this idea that students are a "burden" on the town is incredibly problematic. Chapel Hill and Carrboro wouldn't be the communities that they are without UNC, with its sizable student population and as a place of employent for many longterm residents.Many students don't want to live in dorms past a certain point, and UNC has said that apartments are not cost-effective to be managed by housing on-campus, so naturally we're seeing students move off campus.I certainly think that the University and students in general could do more to be better prepared and educated about being a part of the broader community, but the solution isn't to simply blame students and tell them where and how they should live. Rather, the answer is to have a productive dialogue and implement policies that work for all residents.



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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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