The Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town has endorsed incumbent Mayor Pam Hemminger and Chapel Hill Town Council candidates Allen Buansi, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz and Karen Stegman for the 2017 Chapel Hill municipal election.
CHALT has set criteria for candidate endorsements including their commitment and ability to offer solutions for CHALT’s community goals — an inclusive community for all income levels, traffic and transit solutions, comprehensive land-use policies, a healthy environment and other goals.
“What’s really important for a candidate is not just how they vote, but how they proceed on a day-to-day basis,” CHALT member Julie McClintock said. “It amounts to someone who is committed to making steady progress towards these goals.”
McClintock said Chapel Hill is notorious for planning initiatives without truly implementing them.
“For example, we have a wonderful bike plan, but we really want to see the bike plan implemented,” McClintock said. “We’re looking for candidates that will offer practical suggestions and a commitment.”