Here is a look at some of the local government meetings scheduled for this week, May 9-13, 2022: Chapel Hill Town Council The Chapel Hill Town Council will be holding a virtual work session on Wednesday (May 11) at 6:30 pm — view the agenda here, access the Zoom here if you want to comment, and it’s […]
Lunch Links: May 6, 2022
We are starting a daily link roundup. Have a tip for the links? Let us know! Fayette Place Development Sparks Criticism from Hayti Community In January, the Durham Housing Authority (DHA) released its proposal to build 774 affordable housing units on the property. But residents of the local Hayti district—encircling Fayette Place—say that the authority […]
Hooray for the 203 Project! Let’s build a linear park to connect downtown Carrboro.
This afternoon, the town of Carrboro will hold a groundbreaking celebration of the 203 Project, more officially known as the Orange County Southern Branch Library and Cultural Center for Carrboro. This building, decades in the making, will transform downtown Carrboro in many ways, some of which have been hotly debated here and elsewhere. But it will […]
Five differences between Eliazar Posada and Aja Kelleher
Indyweek had a good piece by Lena Geller profiling the two candidates running for Carrboro Town Council. Eliazar Posada Aja Kelleher First, how they’re similar: They’re both children of immigrants who would bring much-needed diversity to the Town Council. They’ve both lived here for roughly the same amount of time. And they both care about […]
Will Carrboro Solve Its Parking Problem?
This past weekend, Breck Maynokur, a real estate professional from Durham who describes herself as a “Californian in the South,” made a common observation about downtown Carrboro’s suitability for walkability: Her tweet received 153 likes, and was probably seen and appreciated by 20 times that number. Other Carrboro elected officials, including Susan Romaine, Sammy Slade, […]
Endorsement Roundup: Orange County Democratic Primary
We’re rounding up all of the endorsements for the May 17th primary. Early voting starts April 28. The full early voting schedule is here. This spreadsheet will be updated as more endorsements come out.