This Week in Orange Politics: June 2-8

It’s relatively slow this week in Orange County, but there’s still plenty going on. The Carrboro Alderpersons will consider affordable housing and amendments to the Joint Planning Agreement, who, their Chapel Hill counterpart will work on the budget and discuss what to do with the Old Library Property. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board will also talk about implementing a Mandarin Chinese program, while the county commissioners will have a full agenda that includes the budget, rural curbside recycling and transportation project prioritization.

Here’s the full summary:


Regular Meeting: Tuesday, June 3rd, 7:30pm, Carrboro Town Hall Board Room

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The Board will review the Community Home Trust’s draft charter concerning the provision of affordable housing.

    • The Board will consider amendments to the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and the Joint Planning Agreement to allow new uses within the Rural Buffer including agricultural uses.


Work Session: Monday, June 2nd, 6pm, Chapel Hill Public Library

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda item of note: the Council will spend their Monday work session discussing the budget and will also hear an update on the disposal of the Old Library Property.


Regular Meeting: Thursday, June 5th, 7pm, Chapel Hill High School Auditorium

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note: the Board will, among other things, discuss options for the implementation of the Mandarin Chinese program.


There are no scheduled meetings this week.

The Board will decide on the proposed Budget on Monday, June 9th, 7pm, Town Barn

  • See the full budget here


Regular Meeting, Tuesday, June 3rd, 7pm, Department of Social Services, Hillsborough

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda items of note:

    • The board will get an update on improvements in the Rogers Road neighborhood

    • The board will vote to create a Solid Waste Workgroup and consider curbside recycling options

    • The board will review the reprioritization of transportation projects

Budget Work Session, Thursday, June 5th, 7pm, Southern Human Services Center, Chapel Hill

  • See the full agenda here

  • Agenda item of note: the board will review the proposed budget department by department


No meeting this week. Next scheduled meeting is Monday, June 9th.

Total votes: 19


The Chapel Hill Town Council is set to hold another work session tonight (6pm, at the Chapel Hill Public Library) to continue budget discussions. They'll vote on the final budget next Monday, June 9th.



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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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