PTA and League of Women Voters OC Commissioner Live-Blog

Yup, I will be live-blogging yet another OC Commish forum for you guys! The forum is Wednesday April 14 in the Chapel Hill Council Chambers.

My coverage will be right here starting at 7pm. If you don't particularly want to go to the forum OR read my live-blog (where I periodically diverge on rants about people asking me to type softer)--the forum will also be televised live on the government access, Time Warner channel 18.

Scheduled to attend so far are: Joal Hall Broun, Alice Gordon, Barry Jacobs, Earl McKee, Joe Phelps and Renee Price.



Watching this screen at the same time as being at the forum is amazing to see how fast you're able to do this. 

I thought the responses to the question about whether SAPFO was working as intended or needs fixing was interesting. I was glad to hear Joal and Barry both say that it needs tweaking.But then the last question asked about maintaining older facilities, and it seemed like all of the candidates acknowledged that as a budget challenge. Has there ever been any consideration of creating a maintenance-over-time budget for every new public building? To me, that issue is the best reason to believe SAPFO needs some help. Growth is driving the construction of new schools, but growth is NOT helping pay to maintain those facilities. In fact, growth (residential) is standing in the way of keeping those facilities operationally sound.

Thank you, Ashley! Great job (again) with a difficult task.


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