This Week in Orange Politics: October 26-31, 2015

The Chapel Hill Town Council will take up changes to the Land Use Management Ordinance for the Ephesus-Fordham district. The Hillsborough Town Board will discuss affordable housing policy. The Orange County School Board meets this week, but the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board does not. Early voting continues through Halloween. Go vote!


  • There is no meeting this week due to early voting. The board's next meeting is November 10th.


Fighting Hate in Chapel Hill on October 25th and Beyond

It looks like a growing number of people are using today's confederate flag rally in Chapel Hill as a way to fight hate.

For every confederate flag seen at Silent Sam today they will donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center or a similar non-profit.. That is, they will use the rally as a way to drive donations to organizations established to fight hate and foster togetherness. The idea is to let the rallyers know that wherever they gather to support a symbol of oppression, they will be directly helping to fund organizations that fight oppression.

Daily Tar Heel Endorses in Chapel Hill Town Council Race

The Daily Tar Heel issued its endorsements this morning n the Chapel Hill Town Council election. Early voting begins today at noon and will continue through October 31. Election Day is November 3.

Indy Week Endorses in Chapel Hill, School Board Races

Indy Week has released its endorsements for Chapel Hill Town Council and Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board.

Chapel Hill's/Orange County's Growth in Context

The underlying narrative of the election this year has been about growth in Chapel Hill.  Runway growth. Incredible growth.  Unprecidented growth.  Residents are nostalgic for that time 10, 20 or 30 years when the town's growth was so much slower.  

CHALT Again Distorts the Truth About Growth

The recent talk by John Quinterno has been distorted again by CHALT, somehow taking the fact that Chapel Hill and Orange County have grown the least by far of any area of the Triangle and using that as proof of the Town Council's out of control growth policy. 



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