There were a lot of people at the End Homelessness Roundtable this morning, enough to make a serious effort to organize more effective ways to provide appropriate levels of housing and services for those in need. One point that stuck with me was that our inability to provide comprehensive services for the chronically homeless in a coherent fashion is very expensive, probably costly enough to pay for a good program if we could focus the resources appropriately.
Is anyone watching (or attending) the Carrboro Board of Aldermen's public hearing tonight? They are expected to have a large number of people speaking about the proposed annexation of their northern transition area.
Please post reports on the meeting or your own comments here.
Has anyone else noticed the changes over at WCHL? Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Book showÃ¢â‚¬Â with Kate Branch and the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jewelry showÃ¢â‚¬Â with Berkeley Grimbel ended long ago, and Jim Groot's Ã¢â‚¬Å“World According to MeÃ¢â‚¬Â ended when Air America took over the nighttime hours. But as far as I can tell, the morning show with Ron and Eleanor, and D.G.'s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Look Who's TalkingÃ¢â‚¬Â are all that's left of CHL's original local programming. What happened? No more Special Hour? No more Last Word in News on the drive home?
More help wanted... Carrboro will be looking for a new representative to the OWASA (Orange Water & Sewer Authority) board, after a member resigned citing internal political motives on the board. This key institution has a huge impact on our local environment, and it is governed by representatives of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County.
The Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools website reports as follows:
Applications to Fill School Board Vacancy Due Nov. 19
Valerie Foushee formally resigned from the Board of Education Nov. 4 after she was elected Nov. 2 to serve on the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. Foushee has served on the school board for seven years. Her term will expire in 2005.
The board has announced plans to advertise the opening and will conduct an orientation session for potential candidates on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Center.