Over ninety people joined the candidates at St. Joseph’s Methodist Church on Rosemary Street to talk informally with the candidates and then to gather in the sanctuary to hear Moderator Eleanor Murray pose questions to the assembled eight (out of nine) Town council candidates. The questions ranged from responsible growth to Town labor practices and equity for the Rogers Road community.
Empowerment, Inc., The Community Empowerment Fund, Neighbors for Responsible Growth, Citizens United for Responsive Building, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro chapter of the NAACP, and the Jackson Center jointly sponsored the community forum. This was the first time these organizations had sponsored a forum together. Lee Storrow and Jim Ward, two of the candidates, volunteered this was the best organized and diverse forum they had participated in since the campaign began.
If you missed the forum, we encourage you to spend some time with the candidates’ written responses.