Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says the project of creating a more developed Chapel Hill is a not complete, but instead is a work in progress.
At Monday’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting, Kleinschmidt gave his third annual State of the Town address Monday night, praising town staff for working to make Chapel Hill a model for other cities when it comes to economic development and environmental sustainability.
He said he thinks there is a great need for an expanded regional transportation network due to the daily movement of people in and out of town.
“I expect Chapel Hill to be Orange County’s leader in passing a half-cent sales tax,” he said about the proposed tax which would fund a light rail line between Durham and Chapel Hill.
Kleinschmidt said the town’s main goal for the future is Chapel Hill 2020, the town’s ambitious comprehensive planning process.