December 2014

Board of County Commissioners Tour of Blackwood and Twin Creeks Properties

[Update: This event will begin at 10:00 am. -- Eds.]

Members of the Orange County Board of Commissioners have been invited to attend an informal tour of park space at Twin Creeks and Millhouse Road on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  The tour will start at 2:00 p.m. at the former Julia Blackwood house, 6823 Millhouse Road in Chapel Hill.  A majority of the Orange County Board of Commissioners may attend this event.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:00am


6823 Millhouse Road

Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board Needs a Focus on Racial Equity

In a previous post, I detailed the initial steps that the Carrboro and Chapel Hill Police Departments are taking to move toward racial equity in policing. But what about other local government functions?

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education has been in the news recently because of its decisions about board composition. First, in filling the vacancy left by outgoing school board member Mia Burroughs, the school board selected a wealthy, white man, one of only two white men in a field of 15 applicants, many of whom were well-qualified women and people of color. Then, they selected two white men as chair and vice chair, passing up a woman of color who has served on the board much longer than the selected vice chair.



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