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Forum Open Thread: Chapel Hill Mayor

Welcome to the open thread for the Chapel Hill Mayor candidate forum happening on October 4, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are three candidates running for one seat:

  • Pam Hemminger
  • Gary Kahn
  • Mark Kleinschmidt

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/chmayor.

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 TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week in Orange Politics: October 5-11

The Carrboro Board of Alderpersons and the Board of County Commissioners will meet this week. Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, however, do not meet. The Orange County Board of Education will be holding it's board retreat on Tuesday. A number of forums or candidate meet & greets are scheduled this week as well, including our Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board forum on Sunday. Join us.

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

What We're Reading: October 2

Here are few things we've been reading this week.

Forum Open Thread: Hillsborough Town Board

Welcome to the open thread for the Hillsborough Town Board candidate forum happening on September 27, 2015. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are five candidates running for three seats:

  • Mark Bell
  • Ashley DeSena
  • Evelyn Lloyd
  • Brian Lowen
  • Cindy Talisman

You can observe the forum at http://orangepolitics.org/elections-2015/forums/hsbotb.

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 TwitterFacebook, or the contact page. The forum moderator will have final say in question selection.

This Week In Orange Politics: September 21-27

Though most of the Orange County's public bodies will be taking a break this week, the Chapel Hill Town Council will meet tonight to review a concept plan for new development on Rosemary Street and discuss several LUMO changes and special use permits.

Election season is also in the full swing. Be sure to join us Sunday night for our forum with Hillsborough Town Board candidates and check out our calendar for the list of other forums this week.

What We're Reading: September 18

Here are few things we've been reading this week.

This Week in Orange Politics: September 14-19

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

OrangePolitics Candidate Forums

OrangePolitics will be holding our fifth-annual live online candidate forums for the upcoming elections for Chapel Hill Town Council, Chapel Hill MayorHillsborough Town Board, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education.

Election Day

Date: 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:45am

This Week in Orange Politics: September 7-13

Nearing the end of the summer break and after the long Labor Day holiday weekend, only a couple of local governing boards will meet this week. Both the county commissioners and the Carrboro Board of Alderpersons will hold work sessions.

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