CORRECTION: The original version of this story misrepresented Jessica Anderson's relationship with the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town. Anderson is an independent candidate.
Some Chapel Hill residents haven’t been happy with the town council’s spending and development decisions, so they’ve found new candidates to support in this November’s elections.
On Monday, the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town met to endorse Pam Hemminger for mayor and two new candidates for town council –– Nancy Oates and David Schwartz.
“It was sort of a spontaneous combustion of a lot of people who felt shut out of the planning process,” CHALT member Ann Loftin said.
Loftin said the council hosted public hearings focused on the town’s development plan, Chapel Hill 2020, but was not receptive to what the public had to say.