Published: Oct 05, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Oct 03, 2011 07:12 PM
CHAPEL HILL - Chapel Hill 2020, a community-wide effort to create a new comprehensive plan, will hold its second stakeholder meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium, 500 Weaver Dairy Road.
The Chapel Hill visioning process is open to all residents and others who live, work, play, study and invest in Chapel Hill.
Thursday's free and open event will offer child care for children ages 5 and older from the YMCA Teen Leadership Club.
Refreshments will be available as a fundraiser for the school's PTA.
Transportation is available on the Chapel Hill Transit T bus.
To arrange a ride home, contact 919-968-2728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the kickoff meeting of Chapel Hill 2020 on Sept. 27, more than 400 people participated in brainstorming a vision for Chapel Hill's future.
Posters expressing their ideas have been photographed and posted at www.2020buzz.org
Based on the input from the first meeting, early suggestions for key theme areas will be drafted and circulated for further input. Suggestions for a community vision statement also will be offered.
Thursday's gathering will offer participants their first opportunity to sign up for a key theme area.
An anticipated crowd in the hundreds will settle on themes for the new comprehensive plan that will set a direction for the next 10 years.
A keypad polling system will be used to assist the process. Committees will be formed for each of the key themes.What's next?
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Chapel Hill 2020 will hold a community open house at University Mall.
At this event, the public will be able to stop by and view the draft Vision Statement and draft themes resulting from the Sept. 27 and Oct. 6 work sessions.
Other materials from the community visioning process will also be exhibited.
Chapel Hill 2020 is led by co-chairs Rosemary Waldorf, project manager for Bryan Properties and former mayor of Chapel Hill; and George Cianciolo, a Duke University associate professor of pathology and former chair of the Town's Planning Board.
The Chapel Hill 2020 Outreach Committee is organizing individuals interested in boosting participation.
Are you involved in your neighborhood association, synagogue, church, civic club, soccer league, or some other group? Are you able to discuss the goals of Chapel Hill 2020 and invite people to participate?
Your contact with others will help extend the reach of the visioning effort, which has the goal to touch at least 10,000 people by its conclusion in June 2012, when a new comprehensive plan is drafted.
If you would like to be involved, contact the committee by writing to email@example.com
For more information, visit www.chapelhill2020.org
, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Town of Chapel Hill at 919-968-2728.
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