Tag: 2009

  • 2009 Sierra Club Chapel Hill Candidate Forum

    Thanks to Loren Hintz. Matt Scheer, Jason Baker (2005 candidate for Town Council), May Becker, Judith Ferster and the rest of the membership of the Orange-Chatham Sierra Club for both sponsoring the recent candidate forum and making the following video available to the wider community. Also thanks to my fellow colleague on the Sustainability Task […]

  • 2009 NRG Chapel Hill Candidate Forum

    Thanks to Madeline Jefferson, Bob Henshaw, Julie McClintock, Janet Smith, Alan Snavely, Mickey Jo Sorrel and the rest of the membership of Neighborhoods For Responsible Growth (NRG) for both sponsoring the recent candidate forum and making the following video available to the wider community. Also thanks to my neighbor (and former Chapel Hill Mayor) Jonathon […]

  • Congratulations Cyclones!

    UPDATE: Chapel Hill News finally weighs in here! The Exchange Pool swim team, the Cyclones, came in first once again in the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League championship. The team also won the League Swim for Smiles Award with the girls taking the dual meet honors. Ellie and I have been “official” members of the […]

  • Penny Rich Up to Bat

    Seems like the municipal elections are officially on. Kevin bowed out as mayor. Mark bowed in. Laurin, not surprisingly, ready to go again. And now Penny. I ran with Penny in 2007 and welcome her 2009 run. She did her homework, was firm in her convictions, eloquent and handled some rather nasty rebukes by two […]

  • Tar Heel Basketball, Proven Excellence

    Though I wished UNC had clinched the ACC championship, tonight’s 89-72 stomping of Michigan State provided a conclusive and satisfying end to UNC’s great 2009 basketball season. In case you haven’t heard the rumble rolling forth from Downtown, UNC fans are as jubilant as the players. I’ve had the uncanny luck to have seen the […]

  • Feb. 19th: Busy Thursday

    A couple meetings tonight that folks may want to check out. First, a meeting on Northside and the corrosive effect burgeoning development, taxes and shrinking opportunities is having on that traditional community. From today’s Herald-Sun: Local activists united to address what they view as “historic discrimination, rising property taxes, and development that threaten communities of […]

  • Easthom on Being a Good Councilmember

    Laurin, a sitting member of the current Council ruminates this evening on what makes a good Mayor and Councilmember. Public service is not a right, but a privilege. Holding public office can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Being a good mayor or a good council member certainly comes by trial and […]