Carrboro’s Town Council is responsible for guiding the town of Carrboro and making policy decisions. Carrboro has a council/manager form of government, which means the council members are responsible for the town’s legislative responsibilities. There are six members of the board, along with the mayor who leads it. The current mayor is Lydia Lavelle.
The board is advised by the town manager, along with a number of other advisory boards and committees. These are often run by council members. They deal with issues such as economic development, climate change and human services.
The council was formerly known as the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, however in November of 2019, they unanimously changed their name to Town Council.
Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, work sessions on 2nd Tuesdays, and public hearings on 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall at 301 W. Main Street.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt a resolution in response to violence in Charlottesville, V.A. Over 40 Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents attended the special meeting arranged by board members Bethany Chaney and Jacquelyn Gist.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen proposed a resolution for the North Carolina General Assembly in support of a bill to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction on May 9.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday to discuss a recent parking study and a pump track.Read More »
At Tuesday’s Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting, an ordinance setting campaign contribution limits for mayor and aldermen campaigns was reenacted.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen passed an anti-corruption resolution and discussed walking conversations at Tuesday night's meeting. Staff writer Samantha Scott live-tweeted the meeting.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed a town communications plan and the possibility of bringing tiny homes to Carrboro on Tuesday night.Read More »
Today, the UNC LGBTQ Representation & Rights Research Initiative will welcome current and former North Carolina LGBTQ elected officials for a special event.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the Orange County Transit Plan and options for the Rosemary Sunset Parking Deck. Staff writer Lauren Talley live-tweeted the meeting.Read More »
CASA, a nonprofit that builds affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by building more affordable housing options in Carrboro.Read More »
Local leaders expressed mixed opinions following the swift passage of House Bill 142, a bipartisan bill to partially repeal House Bill 2.Read More »
Change is coming for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. Board of Aldermen member Michelle Johnson announced her plan to resign in May on Tuesday.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday to discuss integrated pest management and the local impact of House Bill 2. Staff writer Erik Beene live-tweeted the meeting.Read More »
The League of American Bicyclists gave Carrboro a silver rating in overall bicycle-friendliness in 2014, but the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and advocacy groups aim to increase this rating to gold within the next few years.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the new Martin Luther King Jr. Park, affordable housing and prohibiting drones on town property.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday to discuss waste management and parking options. Staff Writer Kaia Findlay live-tweeted the meeting.Read More »
In case you just cannot get enough of your local Carrboro Board of Aldermen members every Tuesday night at their weekly meetings, you should be comforted in knowing that they stay busy during the week with the help of Twitter.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen held a public hearing Tuesday night on the implementation of body-worn cameras by the Carrboro Police Department.Read More »
Contrary to popular belief, Carrboro has plenty of parking — spots just aren't particularly accessible.Read More »