anti-loitering ordinance

Carrboro Anti-Loitering Ordinance Repealed in Unanimous Decision

Carrboro’s controversial four-year-old anti-loitering ordinance, which prohibited people from lingering at the intersection of Jones Ferry and Davie roads past 11:00 am, was rescinded in a unanimous decision Tuesday evening at a meeting of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen before a full chamber of community members.

Public hearing on Carrboro's Anti-Loitering Ordinance

A message from Steve Dear:

Thank you again for your endorsement of the Carrboro Leader Letter calling on the town to rescind its anti-loitering ordinance regarding the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie rds.

I am writing with good news. The Board of Aldermen is holding a public hearing on Tuesday night, Nov. 22 at the town hall at 7:30 p.m. On behalf of all the people and groups involved in this effort I invite and encourage you to come to the public hearing and speak to why you oppose the ordinance.

While last month the board voted 4-3 to keep the ordinance, Mayor Chilton has since posted on the Orange Politics blog and his Facebook page that he expects the board to vote to rescind the ordinance next Tuesday night – implying that he will change his vote.

We need to keep up the friendly pressure until the ordinance is taken off the books.

Along those lines I invite you to join me and some other folks who have been going to the corner every weekday at noon for lunch and good conversation since last month. Although we are violating the ordinance and the police have driven by, clearly the powers that be have decided not to enforce the ordinance on us. Today we were joined by some of day laborers who gave us their deepest thanks for all of our work on this. They too, are going to come speak on Tuesday. I am making signs with them this weekend and they are going to post the signs in the area announcing the hearing.

So I hope to see you Monday and Tuesday at noon and, most importantly, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. Thanks!



Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:30pm


Carrboro Town Hall

Carrboro Residents To Hold Press Conference Tuesday in Violation of Anti-Loitering Ordinance, Release Letter to Town Board

Carrboro residents will unveil a letter calling upon the Board of Aldermen to rescind the town's anti-loitering ordinance at a Tuesday October 25 11 AM press conference on the corner of Davie and Jones Ferry Roads.  The letter, signed by more than 100 Carrboro residents, business owners, and day laborers, calls for the immediate repeal of the ordinance which "violates the civil and human rights of any person who would otherwise lawfully be present at the intersection."


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