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Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government Workshop Summary

On March 4, 2016, the Center for Social Inclusion and its Government Alliance on Race & Equity held a workshop called Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government.

This workshop was held at the Chapel Hill Public Library and brought together elected officials from Hillsborough, Carrboro, Durham, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, as well as town staff from Hillsborough and Carrboro, the Chapel Hill Police Department and the Charlotte Police Department as well as community members who work with the Racial Equity Institute, the Organizing Against Racism Alliance, and Chapel Hill's Justice In Action board.

The purpose of this workshop was to start to build a common language and set of organization ideas around how elected officials and municipal staff can work toward addressing racial inequities in our community.

Ever Park in Downtown Chapel Hill or Downtown Carrboro? Please Take the GoTriangle Survey!

GoTriangle invites anyone who works, lives, or visits Downtown Chapel Hill or Downtown Carrboro to take a survey to help evaluate transportation and parking in the two downtowns. This is important because parking needs have a major impact on planning our local and regional transportation infrastructure.

To participate, follow this link: https://www.rsgresearch.com/triangleparking

Individuals who complete the survey have the option to enter a drawing for a 16GB Apple iPad.

The survey will take approximately 12 minutes. Your answers will be kept confidential and will only be used for  transportation planning purposes. This study is being conducted for GoTriangle by Resource Systems Group, Inc. (RSG), a national transportation market research firm. 

Thank you for helping improve transportation throughout the Triangle region.

Feel free to contact us at triangleparking@rsginc.com if you have any questions.

The Candidates Respond: Economic Development

Nine candidates are running for the Orange County Board of Commissioners in the upcoming Democratic primary election on March 15.

  • At Large (1 seat): Andy Cagle, Matt Hughes, Mark Marcoplos
  • District 1 (2 seats): Jamezetta Bedford, Mark Dorosin, Gary Kahn, Penny Rich
  • District 2 (1 seat): Bonnie Hauser, Renee Price

OrangePolitics asked the candidates to answer five questions, and all provided responses. We're posting the candidates' responses to one question every Monday. We previously posted the candidates’ answers about the county-schools relationship, the 2016 bond referendum, and poverty. Today, we post the responses to the fourth question:

District 1 and At-Large Candidates Answer Democrats' Questions at Forum

It's the season for candidate forums. Yesterday, the Orange County Democratic Party and the Orange County Democratic Women held their forum for District 1 and at-large Candidates for the Orange County Board of Commissioners. The event was held at the Lake Hogan Farms club house. We live-tweeted the forum.

Come to the Hearing on March 22, 2016, to Support FoodFirst Community Kitchen in Carrboro

Weaver Community Housing Association would like to voice its support of the IFC locating the Food First community kitchen in downtown Carrboro. WCHA is concerned about public safety for all of its residents and that includes those of low-income and marginalized populations. Hence, our organization does not support criminalization of the homeless by spreading fear of panhandling and loitering.

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