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Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill Town Council

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidate forum.

Sierra Club Endorses in Chapel Hill Town Council Race

The North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club issued its endorsements this morning in the Chapel Hill Town Council election.

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education candidate forum happening on October 11, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are eight candidates running for four seats:

  • Joal Hall Broun
  • Rani Dasi
  • Gregg Gerdau
  • Pat Heinrich
  • Margaret Samuels
  • David Saussy
  • Annetta Streater
  • Theresa Watson

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/chccs.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week in OrangePolitics: October 12-18

All elected bodies have meetings this week. The Board of County Commissioners will discuss mechanisms to pay to extend sewer to residents of the Historic Rogers Road neighborhood. The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss the latest request for a neighborhood conservation district. 

Our last online forum will take place on Sunday at 7:00 pm for the candidates for the Chapel Hill Town Council. A number of other candidate events are happening as well. Check our calendar.

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill Mayor

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Mayor candidate forum happening on October 4, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are three candidates running for one seat:

  • Pam Hemminger
  • Gary Kahn
  • Mark Kleinschmidt

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/chmayor.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week in Orange Politics: October 5-11

The Carrboro Board of Alderpersons and the Board of County Commissioners will meet this week. Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, however, do not meet. The Orange County Board of Education will be holding it's board retreat on Tuesday. A number of forums or candidate meet & greets are scheduled this week as well, including our Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board forum on Sunday. Join us.

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

What We're Reading: October 2

Here are few things we've been reading this week.

Forum Open Thread: Hillsborough Town Board

Welcome to the open thread for the Hillsborough Town Board candidate forum happening on September 27, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are five candidates running for three seats:

  • Mark Bell
  • Ashley DeSena
  • Evelyn Lloyd
  • Brian Lowen
  • Cindy Talisman

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/hsbotb.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week In Orange Politics: September 21-27

Though most of the Orange County's public bodies will be taking a break this week, the Chapel Hill Town Council will meet tonight to review a concept plan for new development on Rosemary Street and discuss several LUMO changes and special use permits.

Election season is also in the full swing. Be sure to join us Sunday night for our forum with Hillsborough Town Board candidates and check out our calendar for the list of other forums this week.

What We're Reading: September 18

Here are few things we've been reading this week.

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