WCHL Chapel Hill Candidate Forum

WCHL is hosting a forum for the Chapel HiIl mayoral and town council
candidates, Thursday October 15th, from 7-9 pm, at Town Hall.

The first hour will focus on mayoral candidates, the second will feature the council candidates.

The forum will also air live on WCHL 1360 AM and cable channel 18.

Are there hot issues you want debated? Submit your questions to info@1360wchl.com.


Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 3:00pm


Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chambers

Future Vision for Chapel Hill

 First to be clear I am supporting Mark Kleinschmidt for mayor.  Below is a link to a letter I wrote to the Chapel Hill News supporting Mark is you wish to read it.


 In my last blog I challenged the assertion made by councilman Czajowski that rising taxes were impacting the demographics of Chapel Hill in a manner which was reducing diversity in town.  I also thought, given that property taxes are being raised by several candidates in the race, that it would be good to review them.  Please check me if I am in error, but I believe the current tax rate for someone living in Chapel Hill (as I do) is:

Sierra Club Endorsements

Laurin Easthom has posted the list of Sierra Club endorsees on her blog.

They are:

-Mark Kleinschmidt for Mayor

-Laurin, Ed Harrison, Penny Rich, and Jim Merritt for Town Council.

Orange County Parade of Homes for 2009

There are 9 Orange County new homes listed in the Parade of Homes insert of today's Herald.

Only one house is listed at barely under $400,000.  The other 8 are all over $500,000 with 3 listed above a million.  Does this say something about affordability in Orange County?  Combine those prices with the tax rates and what demographics are being invited to live in the OC?

Candidate Forum: Social Issues Facing Chapel Hill

Gene Nichol moderates this social justice focused candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct 21 from 7-9 p.m. Hear candidate ideas and positions on issues like affordable housing, democracy reform and civil rights, welcoming Chapel Hill's immigrant and refugee communities, and environmental justice. 

Candidate forum sponsors include: NC Common Cause, Democracy North Carolina, League of Women Voters, NAACP (UNC Chapter), Justice and Peace Commission of The Church of Reconciliation. Individual sponsors include: Rev. Stephen Elkins-Williams (Chapel of the Cross), Rev. Bob Dunham (University Presbyterian Church), Richard andJill Edens (United Church of Chapel Hill), and Rev. Peter JB Carman (Binkley Baptist Church).

Due to other church business that evening, THERE IS NO PARKING AT UUMC. Please plan to use street or other available parking.

Contact Josh Glasser, JGlasser@CommonCause.org or 919-260-1364 for more information


Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


University United Methodist Church, 150 E Franklin St.



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