March 2008

Lt. Governor Candidate at Carrboro Town Hall this Monday!

Lt. Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Besse will be at Carrboro Town Hall this coming Monday night March 31, at 7:30 pm to meet Orange County voters and speak a little about his campaign.  Please come on out.  We will be in Room 100.

Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton will be on hand to welcome the current Winston-Salem City Councilman and Lt. Gubernatorial Candidate.

Dan Besse has been endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina and the NC Sierra Club and has long been an advocate for the environment and social justice.  Please come hear how Dan plans to help create a better North Carolina.

To quote Dan's website: "I'm Dan Besse, and I'm running for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina because I have the experience to meet the challenges of our changing state, a demonstrated record of working for solid Democratic ideals of economic and educational opportunity for all, and a passionate commitment to combining growth and opportunity for our people with the stewardship necessary to keep our air, land, and water clean and productive."

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Have your say on the countywide Comprehensive Plan

Thanks to the VIllage Project's blog for reminding us about three community meetings in April for the public to comment on Orange County's new draft Comprehensive Plan.

Open House*
April 3, 2008, 3:00-7:00PM
Planning and Agricultural Center, "Food-Lab"
306-F Revere Rd., Hillsborough

County Commish Candidates '08

Here are some hastily scribbled notes from last night's forum to meet the new cast of county commissioner candidates hosted by the Dem Women of OC.

From the DWOC handouts :

OC is going to a 7 member CC Plan; D1 = 3 members, D2 = 2 members + 2 "At Large" members. District 1 is the 71,389 people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District. District 2 is the 44,142 of us that make up the rest of the rest of the county. In 2008 4 commissioners will be elected. D1 gets 2 seats, D2 gets one seat and one "At-Large" seat. 3 Commishes are not up for re-election until 2010: Alice Gordon, Barry Jacobs and Mike Nelson.

From notes:

Valerie Foushee D1 - (D-CH) uncontested "safe seat" - spoke on community mental health needs and diversity in housing, said state offered current county commissioners only 2 choices in raising taxes: land transfer tax or sales tax, which she sees as more regressive

Mary M. Wolfe - At Large -- absent

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BlueNC Blogger Bash

Calling all bloggers! BlueNC Blogger Bash Sunday, April 27 3 to 6pm 451 Lakeshore Lane, Chapel Hill A $10 charge to help cover the barbecue & beer. Candidates free.


Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 11:00am to 2:00pm


451 Lakeshore Lane, Chapel Hill



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