In the face of declining fine revenues and more importantly, disproportionate burdens of library fines, the Town Council approved a transition to a fine-free system at the Chapel Hill Public Library, joining Wake County and towns across the country. Read more here.
Among the immediate and long-term next steps passed by the Chapel Hill Town Council was a prohibition on chokeholds and low-level traffic regulatory stops - which research has shown to have significant racial disparities. Read more on the next steps the Town has committed to here.
Read here about noteworthy actions the Town took on June 17, 2019, recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth and approving funding for multiple affordable housing projects on Homestead Road, Johnson Street and Merritt Mill Road.