News travels fast. Here’s a quick round up of weekend links and a peek at the week ahead.
Brian Deese, White House Director of the National Economic Council, shared a timely op/ed from Martin Luther King, III on the need for more affordable housing and teased the big Monday news drop from the White House (more on this to come soon from TBB!)
Hear, hear @OfficialMLK3. Let’s get to work incl on ADUs, linking infrastructure investment with affordable housing development.
Much more on this tomorrow.https://t.co/hUGB8BetsH
— Brian Deese (@BrianDeeseNEC) May 15, 2022
Want to know more? Check out this content from TBB contributor Stephen Whitlow:
Have questions about coal ash? Tonight (5/16/22 6-7:30 PM), the Town of Chapel Hill is hosting a webinar with the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This is a great chance to have your questions and concerns addressed directly by experts! Find the meeting link and more information here: Public Information Meeting on Police Station Property with NC DEQ | Calendar | Town of Chapel Hill, NC
Want more info? Check out TBB contributor Geoff Green’s article The real story about coal ash
Want to be more involved with local politics but don’t know where to start? Try live-tweeting a council or commission meeting! Thanks to streaming meetings, you can even provide this important community service from the comfort of your home. Give it a try and and don’t forget to tag @triblogblog in your posts!
These zoning public hearings are so absurd that merely tweeting out what happens at them is activism. If someone isn't already doing this for your city, why not you? https://t.co/trOnbpbqu9
— M. Nolan Gray (@mnolangray) May 13, 2022
Need more inspiration or info? Check out Geoff Green’s “Points of Order” your one-stop-shop for local meeting agendas and summaries!
If you missed it, Martin Johnson live-blogged Carrboro’s most recent Town Council meeting. Catch up here: Liveblogging the Carrboro Town Council’s discussion of the Carrboro Comprehensive Plan (2022-2042)
And for goodness sake, don’t forget to vote! Election day is May 17! Polls are open in Orange and Durham Counties from 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM.
Be sure to check out our endorsement guide and these TBB pieces from Melody Kramer on Carrboro’s town council primary before voting:
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