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2013 Mayoral Candidate Profile: Lydia Lavelle

By Ran Northam Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:00 am

CARRBORO – Carrboro Alderman and mayoral candidate, Lydia Lavelle says it’s not news to anyone that development is one of the major issues with which Carrboro is dealing. She says she will make sure the town continues to focus on the best ways make construction and people’s day-to-day lives work hand-in-hand.

“We’ll have continued construction along Main Street,” Lavelle says. “So we’re going to have a lot of traffic issues downtown. Part of what the Board has been looking at is learning from some of the experiences we’ve had with the hotel in terms of construction management, for example. So, we have some challenges in place to figure out how to route people through our town as those other constructions are occurring.”

WCHL’s Ran Northam spoke with Lavelle about her seeking election as mayor and how she believes she’ll best serve you.

***Listen to the Interview***

Lavelle is running unopposed.

She says her availability isn’t going to change from what it’s been in her nearly six years on the board.

“I’ll be available to meet with them, talk to them,” Lavelle says. “They’ll get good responses from me. I’m also getting ready to set up regular kind of meetings with our town manager in an effort to make certain that the concerns of all of our citizens are going to be heard as they have been, but it’ll just be a different kind of flow with the administration change, if you will, from Mayor Chilton to myself.”

Between now and Election Day, we’ll be previewing each of the candidates one-on-one.

For more on Lavelle, click here.

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