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Central West Focus Area Community Drop-By Session

Central West Focus Area Community Drop-By Session

Share your thoughts about the draft Central West Planning Principles!

All are welcome to attend, and please invite your friends and neighbors!

The Central West Steering Committee has developed draft planning principles that define the important elements to be considered in Central West Focus Area small area plan. We invite the community to provide their thoughts and feedback about the principles during this drop-by session!

Community Drop-By Session Details

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

What: An opportunity for community members to review the draft planning principles, speak with Steering Committee members, and provide feedback

For more information about the Central West Focus Area process, please visit www.townofchapelhill.org/centralwest

Have questions? Contact Megan Wooley at 919-969-5059 or [email protected]

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Date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

Town seeking your input about the "Central West Focus Area." This this quick survey now.

Rogers Road Task Force Approved to Soldier On

After a lengthy discussion at the January 24 county commissioners' meeting, a couple of decisions were made regarding the continued meeting of the Historic Rogers Road Task Force.

First, by unanimous vote, the commissioners approved moving forward with completing plans to fund and build a community center for the Rogers Road community. There was less agreement about the charge of the task force. Commissioner Mark Dorosin wanted to have the task force consider the potential for gentrification in the community once the sewer was extended to all eligible homes. Commissioner Earl Mckee disagreed, stating that homeowners should be able to decide for themselves the highest and best use of their property. There were a variety of motions, friendly and unfriendly amendments made, votes taken, and wordsmithing done until, ultimately, a motion was made to charge the task force to continue their work on extending sewer service, completing the community center, addressing gentrification, and use of the Greene Tract as a funding option. This motion was passed five to two (Commissioners Penny Rich and Bernadette Pelissier voted against).

Carrboro Alderman Vacancy

Dan Coleman will be missed in Carrboro. I have a couple of sisters who lived in Australia. I've already written to Dan offering what help I can with his transition. But I know that he will enjoy his new adventure in Australia.

Which means. A vacancy will soon be opening on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. And my mind turns to matters of political ‘establishment,’ the righteousness of challenge in a community, and what makes me itchy.

Now. Let's get clear. There is a political ‘establishment’ in Carrboro. This is not necessarily a bad thing. So, why the itch?

Well, I get itchy at any appearance of an 'establishment' coronation.

I get itchy at any sense that one has to be a part of an homogenous 'establishment' to make progress. That the primary attribute of a candidacy should be that one has worked one's way up the ladder of 'establishment,' allowing its members to get comfortable with one.

I get itchy at the suggestion that a community is, indeed, homogenous. When patently no community is homogenous.

Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson

What:  Community Town Hall Meeting with Greenpeace Energy Expert Mike Johnson
Where:  AARP Raleigh office, 1511 Sunday Drive  Raleigh, NC 27607

When:  Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm

Mike Johnson is on a state wide tour, talking about the possibilities for a cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy future for North Carolina. Mike brings 10 years of experience including stints at the Illinois Solar Energy Association and City of Chicago’s Department of Environment.

Mike will discuss the recent Greenpeace report, Charting the Correction Course, produced in association with leading energy software company Ventyx. The report details how North Carolinians could save more than $108 billion dollars over the next twenty years if Duke Energy switched to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy.

Date: 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

AARP Raleigh office, 1511 Sunday Drive Raleigh, NC 27607

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