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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: 

This Week in Orange Politics: March 17-23

The campaign season for Orange County's Democratic primary races gets into full swing this week, with the first candidate forum, hosted by the Orange County Democratic Women. Also this week the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will consider a resolution opposing the state’s new legislation that ends teacher tenure and creating teacher contracts, and the County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a solution for solid waste. 


CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 pm, Town Hall Board Room

 

This Week in Orange Politics: March 10-16

 

Teacher contracts, traffic and and affordable housing can all be found on the agendas of Orange County’s elected bodies this week. The Carrboro Board of Alderperson will get an update on downtown traffic and discuss how to incentivize environmentally friendly developments, while  an affordable housing strategy will be before the Chapel Hill Town Council. In Hillsborough, the Town Board will consider approving several new developments,


CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 pm, Town Hall Board Room

This Week in Orange Politics: March 2-8

 

Despite a condensed schedule due to today’s weather, it will be a busy week in Orange County. Rogers Road will be the agenda for both the Carrboro Board of Alderpersons and the County Commission. While the Orange School Board Hillsborough Commissioners take a break, the Chapel Hill Town Council will focus on Ephesus-Fordham and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board considers its budget and the designation of over- and under-crowded schools.


CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 pm, Town Hall Board Room

 

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