Topics: Orange County Commissioners

The Board of Orange County Commissioners is responsible for guiding Orange County and making policy decisions. The seven-member board is primarily responsible for adopting the annual budget, creating the property tax rate each year, staffing advisory boards, and meeting the various needs of the county. Board meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at various locations around the county.

See who’s on the board and read upcoming agendas.

Orange County Commissioners meet on Sept. 19

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Orange County Board of Commissioners meets on Sept. 5

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Check here for live updates from the Orange County Board of Commissioners meeting in Hillsborough


County commissioners approve Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

After much debate, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved the GoTriangle Durham-Orange Light Rail Project Thursday night.


Orange County Commissioners hears budget presentations from school systems

The Orange County Commissioners heard operating budget presentations from Chapel Hill-Carrbro City Schools, Orange County Schools and Durham Technical Community College at a meeting Tuesday night.


Residents argue pros and cons of Orange County Transit Plan at Commissioners meeting

Orange County Commissioners met Tuesday in Chapel Hill to hear public input on the draft of the Orange County Transit Plan. Commissioners will vote on the plan April 27.


Orange County using Social Justice Funds to support local refugees and immigrants

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved using $79,628 to go toward El Centro Hispano, the Refugee Community Partnership and the Refugee Support Center. 


Orange County Commissioners discuss possible election changes

The Orange County Commissioners discussed possible changes to the way in which they are elected at their meeting Tuesday, and they asked staff members to start looking into different voting practices.


Orange County Board of Commissioners discusses changing election method for board members

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to hear annual reports from county boards and discuss the election method for board members. Staff writer Molly Horak live-tweeted the meeting.


Board of Commissioners passes resolution to renovate environmental center

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to address vacancies on the Orange County Arts Commission. 


Orange County Commissioners hears update on light rail funding gap

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday in Hillsborough to receive an update about the GoTriange Durham-Orange light rail transportation project.


Orange County Board of Commissioners discuss light rail and bus rapid transit at meeting Thursday night

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Thursday night to discuss the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund and the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. Staff Writer Sophia Wilhelm live-tweeted the meeting.


County commissioners discuss amendments to the Orange County Housing Affordability Policy

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to hear revaluation results and discuss the Zoning Atlas Amendment. Staff writer Hannah Wall live-tweeted the meeting.


Orange County Board of Commissioners discuss mobile home park zoning

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Monday to discuss a text amendment that deals with mobile home park zoning. Staff writer Keith Larsen live-tweeted the meeting.


The Orange County Board of Commissioners met to discuss property tax revaluation and affordable housing Tuesday

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss property tax revaluation, construction of new affordable housing and a new comprehensive transportation plan. Staff writer Doug Dubrowski live-tweeted the meeting.


Orange County Board of Commissioners met to discuss affordable housing and transportation project

The Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed affordable housing and the financial future of Orange County's transportation projects during Tuesday's meeting. Staff writer Hannah Wall live-tweeted the meeting.


Board of Commissioners met to discuss light rail project

The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Monday night to discuss a wide array of issues, including conservation easement and farmland preservation measures to firearm safety.


Orange County governments came together to discuss county-wide development

Representatives from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Orange County discussed the arts, economic development and the light rail project at a joint meeting in Hillsborough Thursday night.


Board of Commissioners discuss school impact fees and light rail transit project

The Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed school impact fees and heard an update to the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project during Tuesday's meeting in Chapel Hill.


Online financial portal works to improve transparency for Orange County residents

The Orange County Board of Commissioners is working to make the life of residents a little easier.


Orange County Board of Commissioners runs unopposed

Four candidates for the Orange County Board of County Commissioners celebrated their uncontested victories throughout North Carolina last night.