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Resident Offers Support For Harrison, Verkerk In Town Council Election

I encourage all residents who support bicycling and walking to vote for Dorothy Verkerk and Ed Harrison for Chapel Hill Town Council. Harrison was one of a grand total of nine residents to oppose the N.C. Highway Trust Fund at its only public hearing. In the statewide environmental picture, he was the first land use issues chairman for any organization (Sierra Club) in 1987, then the first transportation chairman (1989), followed by the first wetlands chairman (1991). He has been perhaps the leading citizen liaison between Chapel Hill and Durham elected officials for about the last decade. Verkerk has been the driving force in promoting children's ability to walk to school. As chair of the Town's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, she has demonstrated creative leadership and a keen understanding of the issues. Her position as an UNC faculty gives her first hand experience with town-gown relations. I am confident that the positions espoused by these fine candidates, and their thoughtful wisdom in all matters of town government, will be beneficial for the citizens of Chapel Hill.

Wayne Pein
Chapel Hill

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