This Week in Orange Politics: June 16-22

Transit will be a focus this week as Triangle Transit presents bus expansion concepts to the county commissioners Tuesday and hosts a transit update Thursday in Chapel Hill. Both the county commissioners and the Carrboro alderfolks will vote to approve their budgets for next, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will consider several small area plans and the sale of the old library property.

Here’s the full summary:


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, June 17th, 7:30pm, Carrboro Town Hall Board Room

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • A Public Hearing will be held on the proposed Affordable Housing Goals and Strategies.

    • The Board will adopt the 2014-2015 Budget.

    • The Board will discuss possible options for community engagement in development of downtown Carrboro.


Special Meeting: Monday, June 16th, 5:30pm, Southern Human Services Center

  • See the full agenda here

  • The Council will meet before their regular 7pm meeting at 5:30pm on Monday to review proposals concerning the purchase of the Old Library Property.

Public Hearing: Monday, June 16th, 7pm, Southern Human Services Center

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The Council will consider adopting Council Goals for 2014-2016 and will receive the Ephesus-Fordham Renewal 25% Transportation Improvements Plan.

    • The Council will also conduct public hearings on Glen Lennox, a proposed Duke Energy Calvander-Eubanks Energy Substation at 1701 Eubanks Road, and Preliminary Plat - Ramsley Subdivision at 2021 Eubanks Road.


Regular Meeting: Thursday, June 19th, 7pm, Lincoln Center

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The Board will consider several policy proposals related to curricula, student safety, and conflicts of interest policies for members of the Board.

    • The Board will also have a budget work session for part of the meeting.


There is no meeting scheduled this week.


Regular Meeting, Tuesday, June 17th, 7pm, Southern Human Services Center, Chapel Hill

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The board will vote whether or not to approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year

    • The board will receive transit expansion concepts from Orange Public Transportation and Triangle Transit

    • The board will consider an interlocal agreement for solid waste


The board will meet on Thursday, June 17, at 7pm, but an agenda is not available at this time.


  • The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is leading a transit update meeting on Thursday at 6pm at LAUNCH Chapel Hill to hear about the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project and Chapel Hill Transit services and projects. More information here.

Total votes: 50


The other item in our school board agenda for Thursday that generates a ton of interest, especially among middle school parents, is the math pathways. 



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This Week in Orange Politics

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.

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