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Campus and Community Leaders to Vote Early at NC Hillel

Campus and community leaders will gather at North Carolina Hillel this Thursday, April 24th, at 3:30pm, to celebrate the first day of early voting in this year's May primary election. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, NC Hillel Executive Director Ari Gauss, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, and UNC Student Body President Andrew Powell will make brief remarks before casting their ballots.

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Campus and Community Leaders to Vote Early at NC Hillel

04/24/2014 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
North Carolina Hillel, 210 West Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

Campus and community leaders will gather at NC Hillel this Thursday, April 24th, at 3:30pm, to celebrate the first day of early voting in this year's May primary election. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, NC Hillel Executive Director Ari Gauss, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, and UNC Student Body President Andrew Powell will make brief remarks before casting their ballots.

North Carolina Hillel was selected as a new early voting site by the Orange County Board of Elections for this year's May primary following concerns about the accessibility and availability of previously used early voting sites on and near the UNC campus. We hope you can join us on Thursday! 

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Students Should Use On-Campus Voting Site

This piece originally ran in the Daily Tar Heel as a guest editorial on April 1st.  

I believe everyone should vote, and I believe voting should be easy and convenient. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the recent direction that we are going in North Carolina. Last year, the N.C. General Assembly severely restricted the ability of residents to vote. It cut the number of days of early voting, limited the ability of out-of-state students to cast ballots and did away with one-stop registration during early voting. 

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UNC Students Launch Petition Against Town Housing Ordinance

UNC students have launched a petition against the Town of Chapel Hill's housing ordinance prohibiting more than four unrelated people from living in the same house.

The petition is an initiative of outgoing student body president Christy Lambden. The Lambden Administration is circulating the following blurb to students concerning the petition:

As many of you know in the past year many students have been evicted from their homes for violating The Town of Chapel Hill’s Occupancy Ordinance. This Ordinance states that no more that four unrelated persons can co-inhabit the same single-dwelling residence. We in the Executive Branch of Student Government are asking for your support in signing our petition to The Town of Chapel Hill. We ask that you please circulate this to the members of your respective organizations. Stand with Student Government, fight for students and Don’t Shut the Door on Four.

http://bit.ly/M7O4sU

Also, if you have opinions or experiences with the Ordinance, please let us know at: https://neighborland.com/ideas/chapel-hill-to-hear-people-s-experien. Signing up is very easy and can be done through your Facebook account!

Thanks for your support,

The Lambden Administration

In the fall, there were reports about students being kicked out of their homes for violating the ordinance. This petition appears to be a response to those actions.

However, not all students are supportive of repealing the ordinance. A cursory glance at the Neighborland page emailed out (and seeing intense discussion on many of my friends' Facebook pages) indicates that this is a multidimensional issue that our community continues to struggle with, students fully included.  

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Storrow 2013? UNC SBP Hopefuls Struggle with Town Relations

On Monday night, the UNC Young Democrats hosted one of the first candidate forums for this year’s crop of Student Body President hopefuls.

As is somewhat customary at the Young Democrats forums, one of the questions asked was about local politics here in Chapel Hill. All four candidates responded to that question by saying they supported Chapel Hill Town Councilmember Lee Storrow in 2013.

The problem with that answer is that Storrow wasn’t up for re-election in 2013. Elected in 2011, his term will be up in 2015.

It’s troubling that none of the SBP hopefuls knew that, and also troubling that they didn’t know the names of any of the other seven Town Council members. How can an SBP be an effective advocate for students without a basic understanding of the Town of Chapel Hill’s government?

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Carolina North Development Agreement Annual Report Public Information Meeting

09/16/2013 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Magnolia Conference Room, Giles F. Horney Building, 103 Airport Drive

A public information meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, to receive comments and feedback on the 2013 Carolina North Development Agreement Annual Report to the Town of Chapel Hill.

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Silent Sam's 100th Birthday

06/02/2013 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Silent Sam, Polk Place

From Facebook:

 On June 2nd, 1913, the University of North Carolina and the Daughters of the Confederacy dedicated the Confederate Monument, better known as Silent Sam. 

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Special Topic: Traffic Impact/Improvements at Country Club Rd

On Wednesday, I attended the meeting assessing the pedestrian traffic issues along Country Club Rd.  The primary area of focus was between the Laurel Hill and Ridge Rd intersections.  The Ridge Rd intersection currently has right-of-way for Country Club Rd traffic and a stop sign for Ridge Rd traffic; however, there is much more vehicle traffic coming from Ridge Rd than Country Club.  The Laurel Hill intersection has neglible traffic apart from local neighborhood travel.

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Central West Focus Area Community Drop-By Session

04/25/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

Central West Focus Area Community Drop-By Session

Share your thoughts about the draft Central West Planning Principles!

All are welcome to attend, and please invite your friends and neighbors!

The Central West Steering Committee has developed draft planning principles that define the important elements to be considered in Central West Focus Area small area plan. We invite the community to provide their thoughts and feedback about the principles during this drop-by session!

Community Drop-By Session Details

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

What: An opportunity for community members to review the draft planning principles, speak with Steering Committee members, and provide feedback

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