Chapel Hill Town Council

Opinion: Whose Town Is It Anyway?

Nancy Oates on the Town Council meeting surrounding the Obey Creek development agreement. more »

Jun 27, 2014 1:01 PM CHM Blog

Opinion: Rubber Stamps

Nancy talks Town Council advisory boards. more »

Jun 5, 2014 12:18 PM CHM Blog

Opinion: Bus Stop

Nancy talks Chapel Hill transit and buses. more »

May 22, 2014 11:03 AM CHM Blog

Opinion: Wrong Turn on Ephesus

Nancy on the Chapel Hill Town Council's new code. more »

May 15, 2014 11:35 AM CHM Blog

Opinion: Go Figure

Nancy talks Timber Hollow Apartments and affordable housing. more »

May 9, 2014 2:53 PM CHM Blog

Opinion: But Who Can Afford It?

Nancy on the hurdles to development. more »

Apr 11, 2014 10:02 AM CHM Blog

Opinion: Glen Lennox: Through the Wringer

Nancy on the Glen Lennox development negotiation more »

Mar 27, 2014 4:16 PM CHM Blog

Opinion: Cover Stories

"So I got to thinking, as a producer of local content, why not create periodicals about some of Chapel Hill’s own local heroes?" more »

Mar 21, 2014 11:46 AM CHM Blog 2 Comments

Cianciolo Got Business Backing

Obey Creek developers and others contributed to councilman's campaign. more »

Mar 17, 2014 10:05 AM CHM Blog 3 Comments

Opinion: The Function of Form-Based

"If form-based code turned out to be a mistake, the town could not revoke it without facing lawsuits from developers. ... Council members recognized they’d better get it right the first time." more »

Mar 14, 2014 11:02 AM CHM Blog

Take That, Trash

A group of Phillips Middle students have set out to change the way our community thinks about waste – through composting. more »

Mar 4, 2014 10:20 AM CHM Blog 1 Comments

Opinion: A Courtyard of One's Own

Nancy discusses a proposed senior housing development. more »

Feb 28, 2014 8:43 AM CHM Blog

Opinion: In a Tif

"To my knowledge, Chapel Hill hasn’t used a synthetic TIF before, and because governments have been known to get taxpayers to pay for something unwittingly ... I was skeptical." more »

Feb 13, 2014 9:43 AM CHM Blog

Opinion: Gun Play

Nancy's Feb. 6 column about concealed handguns in playgrounds, plus her response to the fusillade of responses it generated. more »

Feb 7, 2014 12:44 PM CHM Blog 43 Comments

Opinion: End of the World As We Know It

Ellie Kinnaird publicly advocating for big-box stores. Town Council considering giving up its regulatory power to woo big businesses to town. Are these the end times or what? more »

Jan 31, 2014 10:01 AM CHM Blog 1 Comments

Opinion: Sweating the Details

"I didn’t see any sweat, and that’s a good thing. But I did watch council members make some interesting moves as they dodged and weaved, cut and parried, and engaged in exercised discussion." more »

Jan 16, 2014 9:09 AM CHM Blog 1 Comments

Guns on Playgrounds?

Town looking to fight state law that allows firearms in parks, buses. more »

Jan 15, 2014 1:54 PM CHM Blog

Opinion: Wrong Makes Right

With one sentence, new Town Council member Maria Palmer opened the door for what could be a kinder, gentler era for town business. more »

Jan 9, 2014 12:24 PM CHM Blog

Opinion: New Voices

Once Town Council resumes its meetings, new members George Cianciolo and Maria Palmer will get a sense of how much weight their voices carry. more »

Jan 3, 2014 11:33 AM CHM Blog 1 Comments

Opinion: Ice Cream for Obey Creek

Which comes first: the traffic study or the concept plan? more »

Dec 19, 2013 9:43 AM CHM Blog