We will update this thread with news of who is announcing their candidacy. Starting next week, we will launch our election coverage with detailed information as candidates file for Chapel Hill Town Council, Carrboro Board of Alderfolks, and Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.
Filing runs from July 6th to July 17th, 2015.
Then on July 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm we hope you'll join us for the Candidate Coming Out Party and Happy Hour at DSI Comedy.
With most of the county's budgets adopted things have started to slow down for the summmer, but there are still several public meetings of note acrosss the area this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will talk police body camera policy and get an update on the Arts and Innovation Center, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will continue a public hearing on the potential 2015 bond. The Hillsborought Town Board will discuss a study on the attractiveness of the town, whil the county commissioners will review the county manager's performance.
In a cross-post from today's Chapel Hill News, Travis and I ask: Are we designing for 2017 or 2070? Read the text below and tell us what you think.
Happy Friday! Here are a few articles that piqued our interest this week:
It’s tough trying to boil multiple-hour meetings into a news story. Local media outlets have recapped the public hearing where the Obey Creek development agreement was approved after a nearly six year process (read more here and here). I tried futilely to capture what Council said in 140 characters (see Storifys from the May 11,
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted 7-1 to approve the Obey Creek development agreement last night. Council member Ed Harrison was the lone no vote against the proposal.
The development will be built across from Southern Village on 15-501 South and, at full buildout, will include 800 apartments and townhomes, 475,000 square feet of retail space, 600,000 square feet of officespace. and 400 hotel rooms. The project is expected to take 20 years to be completed.
The development agreement also preserves 85 acres of land to be named the Wilson Creek Preserve.
UNC Black & Blue Tour
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monthly Editors Meeting
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
CHALT Chapel Hill Town Council/Mayor Candidates' Forum
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Chamber/Sierra Club/WCHL... CHTC Candidates Forum
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Friends of Downtown Candidates Forum
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:00am
This Week in Orange Politics
Chapel Hill is getting a new weekly newspaper. Dan Shannon, the publisher of Chapel Hill Magazine
will debut Chapel Hill Magazine’s The Weekly
in February 2012. The paper will start with a six-month beta period, during which 2,000 randomly selected Chapel Hill households will receive it for free. Those who do not receive a copy will be able to purchase one at newsstands.
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