Town Holiday Jan. 20. Most municipal offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day Wednesday, Jan. 22). Read More

Advancing Transparency in Chapel Hill

Post Date:09/11/2019 2:30 PM

Because the Town Council engages in important conversations at both Work Sessions and Council Committee on Economic Sustainability meetings, both meetings will be videoed and offered online for public review starting this September.  

The new communications respond to a petition from Mayor Pro Tem Jessica Anderson that was supported by the Town Council. While no votes are taken at these meetings, the petition responds to a public desire for videos to hear all discussions and better understand Council interests.

“The Town of Chapel Hill government has long acted with integrity in an open and transparent process,” said Town Manager Maurice Jones. “Our latest efforts increase transparency by providing access to additional information, from the beginning to the end of the process, including the reasoning that leads to and supports the policy conclusion.”


Meetings of the Town Council

Council Committee on Economic Sustainability

Council Work Sessions

  • The Council meets to discuss complex issues for possible future action at a regular meeting. No formal action is taken during work sessions.
  • Held at 6:30 p.m. on various Wednesdays of the month at the Chapel Hill Public Library
  • Agendas, action minutes -- and now, videos available at

Council Regular Meetings

  • The Council meets holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. various Wednesdays in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Videos are live-streamed at where agendas and minutes are also available.
  • Sign up to receive news releases offering Council Highlights of each upcoming meeting, as well as Council Meeting Recaps.
  • Did you know … ? Council meeting agendas from 2000 to present are available online at and minutes are archived online from 1870 to present. That is not a typo! About 150 years of local government meeting minutes are available for public review at



Transparency in Chapel Hill


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