November 2012

Transit Tax Referendum

Wondering how we got here? Here are a year of posts about the issues leading up to and about the Transit Tax Referendum. These and more are at http://orangepolitics.org/tags/transit-tax. Please add any additional resources as comments on this page.

Election Day Open Thread

Polls opened 25 minutes ago. Which campaigns are out trying to cajole that last few supporters?

Are you volunteering today? Have you voted already? What's the scene at our poll sites?

Share your reports and thoughts about whatever you like on this open thread.

OPTV General Election 2012

Join the action at https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/ad0a2e14ca0e35226b4aa1d2d2e43f20b38f8bcd

Or watch on YouTube at http://youtu.be/DACjrpOMCcU

Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson

What:  Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson
Where: Eno River Unitarian Church, 4907 Garrett Road  Durham, NC 27707
When:  Monday, November 12th, 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/173436066130761/Mike Johnson is on a state wide tour, talking about the possibilities for a cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy future for North Carolina. Mike brings 10 years of experience including stints at the Illinois Solar Energy Association and City of Chicago’s Department of Environment.


Mike will discuss the recent Greenpeace report, Charting the Correction Course, produced in association with leading energy software company Ventyx. The report details how North Carolinians could save more than $108 billion dollars over the next twenty years if Duke Energy switched to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

Date: 

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Eno River Unitarian Church, 4907 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707

Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson

What:  Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson
Where:  AARP Raleigh office, 1511 Sunday Drive  Raleigh, NC 27607

When:  Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm

Mike Johnson is on a state wide tour, talking about the possibilities for a cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy future for North Carolina. Mike brings 10 years of experience including stints at the Illinois Solar Energy Association and City of Chicago’s Department of Environment.

Mike will discuss the recent Greenpeace report, Charting the Correction Course, produced in association with leading energy software company Ventyx. The report details how North Carolinians could save more than $108 billion dollars over the next twenty years if Duke Energy switched to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

Date: 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

AARP Raleigh office, 1511 Sunday Drive Raleigh, NC 27607

Monthly Editors Meeting

Date: 

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Anna Maria's Pizzeria, 104 N.C. 54, Carrboro, N.C. (Carrboro Plaza)

Carrboro Supports Free Speech on Buses

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen tonight voted unananimously to support freedom of speech on Chapel Hill Transit buses.

Official Vote total released Friday for Orange - Obama 70.22%, Transit 58.88% Yes

Officially canvassed election results were releaesd by the Orange County Board of Elections Friday afternoon.

About 160 of the 400 provisional ballots were counted, along with civilian absentee ballots received thru 11/9 and military and overseas ballots received thru 11/15. A total of 77,050 votes were cast (compared with 75,194 in 2008). Prez wound up 70.22% to 28.06%, Dalton had 64.44, to McCrory's 32.42% with the Libertarian 3.08% (above Howe's statewide average of 2.1%)

The official canvass inched the YES on Transit up from 58.83% to 58.88%.

I also got from the BoE some stats broken down by early vote site (the online canvass has all five sites lumped in together - the totals will be broken out by precinct by early January).

Sally Greene to apply for open Council seat

All of us in the local political chattering class have been talking about who will be the successor to Penny Rich, since Penny will be resigning from the Chapel Hill Town Council soon to take her new seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. A lot of qualified names have been tossed out, including Maria Palmer and George Cianciolo.

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