Last night marked the last meeting of the stakeholder involvement portion of the Chapel Hill 2020 process. After brief introductions from the leadership of the process and town staff, the theme groups met to consider the action items drawn up by town staff based on pervious meetings. If you haven’t yet been able to have your say on 2020, you still have a few opportunities including:
- The information meeting for the town advisory boards on Chapel Hill 2020 on May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chamber
- A “public information meeting” on May 14 at noon in the Town Council Chamber
- A public hearing when the Town Council receives the plan as part of its regular meeting on May 21 at 7 p.m. in Town Council Chamber
Moving through the rest of the year and beyond, there will also be opportunities for involvement that aren’t directly related to Chapel Hill 2020. Some of these opportunities will include engagement surrounding the update of land use management ordinance, priority budgeting, workforce planning and planning for small areas, just to name a few.
Though overall the meeting went well and it was great to do some actual plan writing, one common issue from the process as a whole still emerged: the time issue. The group I was in—Getting Around—wasn’t able to finish reviewing the action items, and is no forced to meet “on it’s own time.” Though there were only five or so of us, we weren’t able to find a mutually convenient time before the town staff works on its next draft on Monday, so it looks as though we’ll attempt to do the remaining work through email, or a small subset of our already small group will meet and make the final edits without everyone being represented.