The Chapel Hill Town Council adopted its legislative agenda for the 2018 session of the North Carolina General Assembly at a meeting Wednesday.
Mayor Pam Hemminger will send a letter to members of the legislature to alert them of the resolution.
Town Attorney Ralph Karpinos presented two local bills and two statewide initiatives that were originally discussed at a public forum on Feb. 28 and at a meeting with legislators on April 3.
One proposed local bill would allow the town to enact an ordinance to stop advertising public hearings in newspapers. The town would instead continue to alert residents of public hearings through signs and mail notifications while also posting information on their website.
“Part of the motivation for this is the fact that we really don’t have a local newspaper that has any wide circulation, and the technical requirements of the statute are that it has to be a newspaper of paid circulation, general circulation in the community,” Karpinos said.