Voters should choose Donna Bell for Chapel Hill Town council member primarily for her strong track record as a current council member.
A resident of the Northside community, her position for a housing wage rather than a living wage considers the town’s long-term residents’ need for affordable housing.
Another of Bell’s focusesis flexible economic development. She aims to bring more retail into the town, but she has demonstrated she knows it must be done with care, especially with an eye on the environment.
The editorial board believes Bell could improve her communications with the media and UNC students. These entities are valuable parts of her constituency.
Still, Bell has proven after six years on the council she can tackle issues pressing in Chapel Hill’s underserved communities.