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Maximum donation limit CH elections

I just noticed this item on Council's agenda for next week. This allows more money to be donated to local candidates. Subject: Adjust Municipal Campaign Contributions and Disclosure Limits as Required by Ordinance   
Staff: Roger L. Stancil Ralph D. Karpinos
Department: Town Manager Town Attorney  
Overview: Chapter 2, Article IV of the Town Code limits the amount of money that an individual or a political committee can contribute to a Mayor or Town Council candidate’s campaign.  The Ordinance also establishes a maximum contribution that can be made without disclosing the contributor’s name in municipal campaign reports. Ordinance Section 2-73 requires that these amounts be adjusted during even-numbered years and provides criteria for making these adjustments based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since 2009 and number of Town of Chapel Hill registered voters.  
The Town established campaign contribution limits in 1999 pursuant to special legislation enacted by the General Assembly.     

mobility survey

This summer I went to one of the mobility sessions. How many people have completed this survey?

check it out: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/residents/transportation/bicycle-and-ped...

Latin American Festival Carrboro

Margaret and I were at the Latin American Festival on Weaver St. in Carrboro. (It ends at 7PM tonight 8/28). The crowd was relatively small. Lots of great music and dance and food. (We had the Salvadoran dish of pupusas.) El Centro Hispano was registering voters and folks from Deborah Ross for Senate were passing out stickers and collecting addresses for her campaign.

HB2

So I was in Ohio and of course HB2 came up. Back in NC the Sierra Club has just released a statement about HB2:

To: North Carolina Sierra Club Chapter Leaders
As you know, HB2 has been the leading news story in North Carolina for several weeks.  This bill goes against the diversity, equity and inclusion principles of the Sierra Club.  Our Chapter DEI Committee and Steering Committee have unanimously voted to take a position opposing HB2 as a way to affirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Here is our statement:
"The Sierra Club is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  North Carolina House Bill 2 clearly seeks to undermine these principles through discriminatory policies, including but not limited to denying equality for LGBT individuals; denying the right of individuals to pursue age, sex and racial discrimination cases in state courts; and reiterating legislative opposition to the ability of local governments to raise the minimum wage so as to help achieve economic equity.  The North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club strongly opposes this bill and calls for its repeal."

survey transportation options

I just received an invite to complete this transportation survery. Hope everyone does the same.

DCHC MPO Seeks Public Comment on Transportation Priorities

April 1 Deadline to Complete Online Survey; Workshop & Public Hearing Set for March

Share your thoughts on the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan through an online survey, by email or at a public meeting.

Post Date: 02/25/2016 1:29 PM

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is seeking public feedback on the draft goals and objectives for its 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which will drive future policies and decision-making processes for highway, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit projects in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties.

 

 

Residents and stakeholders can now review and provide input on the draft goals, objectives, and performance measures using a variety of methods:

 

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