This Week in Orange Politics: November 9-15, 2015

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board is the only board that will not meet this week. The Carrboro Board of Alderpersons will hold a work session on several items. The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss financing of various public improvement projects. The Orange County School Board will discuss the process for filling the vacancy left by Lawrence Sanders, who resigned from the Board last month to pursue a job opportunity.

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

Pelissier Announces She Won't Seek Re-Election

After two terms on the board, Orange County Board of Commissioners vice chair Bernadette Pelissier will not seek reelection next year.

What's Next for Chapel Hill?

This year's municipal election is over. There were wins I was proud of and losses that deeply disappointed me. Regardless of who you supported in this year's elections, I think we can all agree that everyone who ran should be given our thanks for stepping up to the plate; that the incumbents who lost should be given our gratitude for their years of service; and that the council and mayoral newcomers should now be given our help, advice, and honest feedback to keep Chapel Hill moving forward on progressive issues.

I'm a fan of the TV show The West Wing, and though it ended years ago I rewatch it regularly. Not the least of the reasons why I keep watching is that it portrays a universe in which nearly everyone involved in political leadership is motivated by strong ideals, and works every day with a sense of duty to make their country a better place. And I'm reminded today of fictional President Josiah Bartlett's phrase at the end of every battle, won or lost: What's next?

After the happiness of victories and sadness of losses begin to fade, it's time for us to ask ourselves: What's next for Chapel Hill?

This Week in Orange Politics: November 2-8

Only the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Chapel Hill Carrboro School Board will meet this week, oh and there's a little election on Tuesday.

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

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

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

  • There is no meeting this week. The board's next meeting is November 9th.

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO BOARD OF EDUCATION

HILLSBOROUGH BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

  • There is no meeting this week. The board's next meeting is November 9th.

ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Endorsements Roundup 2015

It looks like all of the organizational endorsements are in, and early voting is now underway. The spreadsheet below provides a summary of this year's endorsements. Now it's time for the most important endorsements: yours!

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