Northerly topics at Town Council tonight

At tonight's Chapel Hill Town Council meeting they will be reviewing the Northern Area Task Force Report, which proposes a large number of significant changes to limit development and encourage more pedestrian-oriented growth. I still haven't spent as much time as I'd like digging into it. What do y'all think of the recommendations?

OP is growing up

OrangePolitics turns four on Thursday! Yes, we are walking, talking, and getting ready for pre-school. We're even potty-trained - quite proud of it too.

To celebrate, let's check out the brand-new Southern Rail, the bar/restaurant/beer garden housed at the old train station in downtown Carrboro. We'll meet at 5:30 on Friday (9/28) and stay for at least 2 hours. Candidates are especially welcome.

Car Free Day Rally Saturday

Tomorrow September 22, 2007, around 10:10 A.M., Amtrak's Train number 80, the Carolinian, will run through Hillsborough. The train won't stop, but Orange County residents will be there encouraging local and state governments to add an Amtrak stop in Hillsborough in celebration of international Car Free Day.

Candidate interviews on The People's Channel

Good day orangepolitics.org'ians!

I wanted to let you all know that The Peoples Channel has invited everyone in Orange County currently running for office to appear on our weekly flagship program, "TPC Weekly" hosted by myself. Each candidate is allotted 15 minutes to introduce themselves, talk about why they are interested in running and what they think the major issues are that OC community members face.

First peek at Carolina North's first step

Ever since I was appointed to the neighborhood committee for the proposed Innovation Center last spring, I have been looking forward to learning more about this building that would be located near the intersection of Estes Drive and MLK Boulevard (about a mile from my home). However, I remain in the dark about this project as the committee was apparently never convened!

Income inequality in Orange County

Guest Post by Ian McDonald

Last week, USA Today published a report with this headline: "Income gap closes in rural suburbs, Census says." The data comes from the Census's American Community Survey for 2006, and ranks all 783 US counties with 65,000 people or more.

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