Conversations with the Mayors Podcast

Hillsborough: Budget Delays, Stormwater and Ending Homelessness

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to bring some updates from the town’s Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. She explains why the town’s draft budget proposal is a little behind schedule this year, as well as share details on presentations about improving strategies to help the homelessness, create stormwater strategies and boost tourism.

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Carrboro: Manufactured Homes, Town Hall Renovations and Wacky Weather

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle drops into the studio to speak with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell during a strange weather day for the community. She brings updates from the latest town council meeting, like helping mobile home residents and changes to town buildings, as well as on Bike Month in Carrboro.

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Chapel Hill: Looking at the Budget and Looking Ahead to Summer

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger speaks with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell following a marathon town council meeting the night before. She brings updates from the draft budget presentation, including details on how sales tax improved and changes in property tax. Plus: Hemminger discusses how she believes the local community should focus on long-term recovery and some of the many projects the town will look to review before the summer break.

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Orange County: Budget Talk, Vaccination Rates and Roy Williams

Chair of the Orange County Commissioners Renee Price visits the 97.9 The Hill Studio for her weekly check-in, bringing updates from a busy board meeting on Tuesday night. She shares news on the budget presentation, street name changes and a proclamation to honor Roy Williams. Plus: will Orange County’s state of emergency change with the state’s updated public health guidelines?

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Hillsborough: Public Safety Task Force, Being Maskless and THUNDER!!

Mayor Jenn Weaver joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell on a stormy afternoon to share some updates from the Hillsborough community. She brings details from last week’s Last Fridays event, one of the town’s first now that masks are not required when outdoors. Plus: updates from the mayor’s task force reviewing public safety practices.

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Carrboro: Arbor Day, Carrboro Day and the Criminal Justice Debt Fund

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle wraps up the week by calling in to speak with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell. She brings updates from this week’s town council meeting, which included some proclamations and joining a Town of Chapel Hill initiative looking to reform the criminal justice system. Plus: the mayor shares details on the upcoming Carrboro Day and the town’s Freight Train Blues Festival!

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Chapel Hill: Health Guidelines, Property Taxes and Composting

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger calls in to speak with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about what’s happening around the community. She shares how the new executive order regarding masks and capacity limits will affect the local government. Plus, Hemminger shares updates on a new local composting effort, a busy schedule for the town council and an upcoming groundbreaking.

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Orange County: Revaluation, School Funding and the Mask Mandate

Chair of the Orange County Commissioners Renee Price joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to bring some updates from the county government. She shares her initial reactions to Governor Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, as well as updates from a joint meeting with school boards Tuesday night. Plus: with the informal appeals deadline approaching, Price shares some resources for county residents to use.

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Hillsborough: Pride Flags, Revaluation and North Carolina Weather

Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver speaks with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about some news around the community. She shares updates from the town’s Board of Commissioners work session, including its first purchase of Pride flags. Plus: how the town is working to reorganize some planning and budget efforts amid a long-time employee retiring and updates on the reservoir expansion project.

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Carrboro: Public Safety Task Force and Public Health Guidelines

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to wrap up the week. She shares her reactions to Governor Roy Cooper’s vaccination rate and reopening goals for North Carolina. She also brings updates from the Carrboro Town Council’s latest meeting, including the charge of a public safety task force, and on the community’s newest roundabout.

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