Chapel Hill Mayor & Town Council Candidates Questionnaire

ELECTION 2021

Robert Beasley, Camille Berry, Vimala Rajendran, Adam Searing and Karen Stegman are candidates for town council. Hongbin Gu and Pam Hemminger are candidates for mayor.

1: Suppose you could have one of the following two superpowers: the ability to fly or the ability to make yourself invisible. Which superpower would you choose and why?

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2: What do you consider the 2-3 most important actions the town government can take to address the challenge of climate change? Explain your answer.

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3: What actions can the Town government take to help reduce traffic congestion on our major roads at peak travel times?

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4: Under what circumstances, if any, would you consider extending city water and sewer service into the rural buffer? Explain your answer.

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5: What do you consider some of the strengths of Chapel Hill Town staff? What changes or improvements would you like to see in the work of Town staff?

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6: UNC and UNC Health are the town’s largest employers. How might the Town government collaborate with UNC and UNC Health to address some of the challenges facing the town?

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7: What should be done with publicly-owned land such as the Greene Tract and the former American Legion property? How will you balance the goal of producing new housing for those with modest incomes with the goal of preserving natural areas for recreation and environmental protection?

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8: Under what circumstances, if any, would you support offering tax incentives to attract new businesses to Chapel Hill? Explain your answer.

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9: Describe a characteristic of Chapel Hill that you value and would like to see preserved. What can the Town government do to help preserve it? Describe a characteristic of Chapel Hill that you would like to see changed. What can the Town government do to help change it?

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10: What other question do you wish we had asked? Answer your question.

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2 Comments on "Chapel Hill Mayor & Town Council Candidates Questionnaire"

  1. Hi
    I live in 3331 hawk ridge rd chapel hill.do we have right to vote chapel hill mayor?
    Thanks

    • Local Reporter | October 26, 2021 at 9:51 pm | Reply

      3331 Hawk Ridge Rd. is not within the Chapel Hill city limits so you do not vote in the election for Chapel Hill mayor. Your home is located in the Orange Grove precinct.

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