This week will be a busy one, with each of Orange County’s public bodies holding at least one meeting. The budget will be on tap for both the Carrboro Alderfolks and the County Commissioners. The Commissioners will also consider recycling (again) and work on issues related to childhood poverty. Chapel Hill will resume deliberations on Ephesus-Fordham and potentially vote on the proposal. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board will get an update on it’s long range plan, while its Orange County counterpart will hear about a STEM initiative in the district.
While most of the county’s public bodies are taking a break for the primary elections this week, the Chapel Hill Town Council will take on Glen Lennox and meet with the county’s state legislative delegation, while the county commissioners will discuss curbside recycling and different options for expanded bus service.
While the Carrboro Alderfolks take a break this week, the Chapel Hill Town Council will consider the proposed Timber Hollow expansion and open a public hearing on the town’s bike place. Tuesday evening, all three school boards will meet to discuss a potential bond issuance schedule and to review charter school enrollment and funding, after the County Commission meets with the Department of Social Services to get an overview of the county’s anti-poverty programs. In Hillsborough, the Town Board will work on priorities for the fiscal year 2015 budget.
Welcome to the open thread for the Orange County Board of Commissioners candidate forum happening on April 27, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time. This forum is for candidates running in the Democratic primaries for the County Commission.
As of 9am today, early voting in the May 2014 primary election is underway. That means it's time for the annual OrangePolitics endorsement thread where we ask you, if you feel so inclined, to share with the community who you are voting for (or would vote for) and why.
As always, this is a special-rules post. The rules: Only write who you're voting for (and why, if you like). You may also list the people you would vote for if you lived in their districts. Do not refer in any way to to any candidates you are not supporting. If you don't follow the rules, your comment will be removed. You're free to critique the candidates through comments on other posts or by posting your own blog entry. In fact, you're warmly invited to do so!