This Week in Orange Politics: March 17-23

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The campaign season for Orange County's Democratic primary races gets into full swing this week, with the first candidate forum, hosted by the Orange County Democratic Women. Also this week the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will consider a resolution opposing the state’s new legislation that ends teacher tenure and creating teacher contracts, and the County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a solution for solid waste. 


CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 pm, Town Hall Board Room

 

  • See the full agenda here.

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The Board will consider establishing a Safe Routes to School Implementation Committee.

    • The Planning Board will provide a report back on their Community Zoning Conversations.


CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL


Public Hearing: Monday, March 17, 7pm, Southern Human Services Center

  • See the full agenda here.

  • Agenda Items of Note:

    • The Council will continue the public hearing for flood insurance rate maps.

    • The Council will also consider a proposal to endorse “Alternative 4” for the Old Durham-Chapel Hill Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Project.


CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO BOARD OF EDUCATION


Board Meeting: Thursday, March 20, 7pm, Smith Middle School

 


HILLSBOROUGH TOWN BOARD

  • There is no meeting scheduled this week. The next business meeting will be Monday, April 14, at 7pm, in the Town Barn.


ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 7 pm, Southern Human Services Center, Chapel Hill

 

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed solid waste tax district

    • The board will consider giving its final approval to the DCHC MPO Memorandum of Understanding


ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

  • There is no meeting scheduled this week.


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AROUND THE COUNTY

  • Wednesday, March 19, 7-9 pm, Carrboro Town Hall, Room 110: Community Meeting: South Greensboro St. Sidewalk in Carrboro

  • Thursday, March 20, 7 pm, OWASA Meeting Room: Orange County Democratic Women’s Forum for Orange County Board of Commissioners and Register of Deeds candidates

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James Barrett's picture

School budget feedback

2 quick points.1) There's an additional session to get feedback on potential cuts from the entire schools community on Tuesday (18th) 6:30pm Carrboro High School.  This will allow reps (parents, teachers, administrators) from all of our schools to  share ideas and provide feedback in a semi-structured manner.  Public is welcome to observe and make comments online during the session.  http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/group_profile_view.aspx?id=6a236497-22a5-4376...2)  There's also an official public hearing on the budget scheduled at the start of our meeting on Thursday (20th).  Really appreciate everyone's feedback on cuts that have been proposed and how comfortable we are with asking BoCC for significant additional funding this year.