Officials hoped to gather many shades of opinion in shaping the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan, but some residents say their feedback system is still lacking.
Around 30 people attended an informal meeting Tuesday afternoon to review the latest draft of the 2020 vision and framework plan, which will guide the town’s growth over the next 10 years.
The plan is divided into sections including sustainability, UNC, downtown, innovation and entrepreneurship and connections and choices.
Rosemary Waldorf, co-chairwoman of Chapel Hill 2020, said the draft presented at the meeting is more extensive and visually appealing than the first draft.
“It has some very relevant illustrations and more data in this version,” Waldorf said. “We’re hoping that this one will be a semi-final draft.”
But many residents at the meeting said they have been frustrated with the lack of response from the town.
And others who posted feedback on the Chapel Hill 2020 blog, 2020 Buzz, said they were surprised when they didn’t hear back from the town.
“The blog is a black hole,” said Chapel Hill resident Will Raymond. “I’ve sent a number of emails but haven’t got any response.”
Other residents said they were confused about how to publicize their views — and many asked for clearer instructions to do so.