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Forum Open Thread: Orange County School Board

Welcome to the open thread for the Orange County School Board candidate forum happening on April 13, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are six candidates for four seats: 

  • Greg Andrews - did not respond to our invitations to participate
  • Tom Carr - declined to participate in our forum
  • Donna Coffey
  • Michael Hood
  • Brenda Stephens - declined to participate in our forum
  • Rosa Williams

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2014/forums/ocboe.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via Twitter, Facebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week in Orange Politics: April 7-13

Budgets and facilities planning will top the agendas of many of Orange County's public bodies this week. The Chapel Hill Town Council will receive an update from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools on facilities planning, while both the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education and the County Commission will work on priorities for upcoming budget years. The County Commission will also hear an update on the County Manager's proposed capital investment plan.

 

Some of the other events around the county will include a Rosemary Imagined Review Committee meeting, a Justice United forum on the influence of ALEC and an input session on the Southern Branch Library siting. 

 

Here are the highlights: 

 

Forum Open Thread: Carrboro Board of Aldermen Special Election

Welcome to the open thread for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen Special Election candidate forum happening on April 6, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are three candidates for one seat: 

  • Bethany Chaney
  • Talal Asad
  • Theresa Watson

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2014/forums/cboa.

We hope you'll use this open thread to post your thoughts and reactions. Also, if you want to propose additional discussion topics, you can reach the editors during the forum via Twitter, Facebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week in Orange Politics: March 31-April 6

Though most of Orange County’s public bodies are taking a break from holding regular meetings this week, the County Commissioners will still hold a hearing on the solid waste tax district and we’ll be holding our first candidate forum of the season. Here’s the summary:

 

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

  • There is no scheduled meeting this week. The next scheduled meeting is on Tuesday, April 8th, at 7:30 pm.


CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

  • There is no scheduled meeting this week. The next scheduled meeting is a work session on Wednesday, April 9th, at 6pm.

This Week in Orange Politics: March 24-30

Transit, siting the Orange County library's southern branch and land use are all on the docket in Orange County this week. The action this week starts early, with Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stephens delieving his State of the Town address tonight as the Orange County School Board considers a number of initiatives related to technology. Tuesday, the Carrboro Board of Alderpersons will consider changes to the town's land use, while a public input session on the southern branch library will be held at Hickory Tavern.

 

Later in the week, three of the county's public bodies will hold a joint meeting on land use, the Sierra Club will host a forum for the upcoming primary elections and Chapel Hill Transit will gather feedback on how to best plan for growth in the North-South corridor.

 

Here are more of the highlights: 

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