Posted inChapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Election 2023

Interview: CHCCS School Board Candidate Allison Willis

Spanish/Espanol As we noted in our post about vetting school board candidates, we have sent questionnaires to each school board candidate and are publishing them in the order received. Questions were compiled by board members of both Triangle Blog Blog and Bridging the Gap, and attendees of a four-part community read and discussion series on […]

Posted inElection 2023

What did we learn in the Democratic forum with Chapel Hill’s candidates for Mayor and Council?

On September 14, the Democratic Women of Orange County, the African American Caucus of Orange County, and UNC YoungDems hosted a 90-minute forum with candidates for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council. It was my first chance to see the candidates in action. Here are some interesting tidbits: Dems ain’t trying to hear from non-Dems […]

Posted inCHALT, Chapel Hill

Factcheck: A new CHALT blog post is chock-full of factual errors

Labor Day marks the traditional beginning of the municipal election campaign season—one of our favorite times of the year. And earlier this week the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) launched a new website. CHALT is an “anti-development community group” that has “opposed nearly every major development proposal” in Chapel Hill since its […]

Posted inCHALT, Chapel Hill, Downtown, Housing

Pick one: Allow denser development in town, or cut down more trees

People in town who are generally opposed to any changes in Chapel Hill, such as the leadership of Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) and like-minded town residents, have recently shared two comments about the nature of our changing and fast-growing region that are difficult to square. First, we saw comments about the […]