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Efland Community Disaster and Recovery Planning Event

Orange County Justice United, the United Voices of Efland, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity are holding the following, very timely, event: 

The Reconnecting Communities Team of Justice United will hold a disaster and recovery planning event in Efland on March 29. Join community leaders from Efland, and supporters from Carrboro and Chapel Hill, at the Efland Cheeks Community Center (117 Richmond Rd, Efland) on Saturday, March 29, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Hosted by Justice United, the United Voices of Efland, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity, this event will kick off a series of community led initiatives to bring together local churches, businesses, and residents in developing a disaster plan for the area. 

More information is available here: Press ReleasePoster

Date: 

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Efland Cheeks Community Center (117 Richmond Rd, Efland)

Central West Small Area Plan now available on-line.

Created by the central west steering committee and adopted in November of last year by the town council, the plan deals with the MLK-Estes intersection and surrounding areas in anticipation of upcoming changes, including the eventual development of Carolina North and the potential end of the airport hazard zone.  Having attended some of the meetings and being connected to the area I appreciate the work that was done by the steering committee on this project.  

As of now the plan can be seen on the town website in the 2020 section.  

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VS. CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN ! IS THERE A MODERATE IN THE HOUSE?

 It appears that as far as I can see on the political scene that there is a civil war here in orange county between liberal democrats and  conservative republicans. Where are the moderates of both parties.  Which of the current candidates of either party declare that he or she is a moderate liberal democrat or moderate conservative republican . Perhaps I might  declare I"M  a moderate liberal republican.  Gary Kahn

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.  

UNC Student Gov't Pushing for Drop of 4-Nonrelated Person Maximum Occupancy Limit in Chapel Hill. Thoughts?

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