While this is mostly a local issue, the decisions have implications for taxpayers throughout the state. I just read in the N&O that UNC CH has picked an Executive Director for the Carolina North development, his name is John P. Evans.
I don't know much about Mr. Evans, so i will pluck heavily from the N&O, or you can go read the whole story yourself.
By Jane Stancill, Staff Writer
Longtime business professor and former dean John P. Evans will be executive director of Carolina North, UNC-Chapel Hill's research campus planned north of the main campus, Chancellor James Moeser announced today.
Evans, a faculty member since 1970, already serves on a Carolina North advisory committee that includes local, state and university representatives. That group is working to hammer out guiding principles for the university's development. Evans has been involved for years in discussions about the large tract of land. He helped lead campus committees on the planning under previous chancellors Michael Hooker and William McCoy.
Moeser said Evans knows the people and politics of the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, which will be key when UNC-CH submits its plan next year.
Evans resume seems appropriate. I'll leave it to those who are involved with the process to decide whether this is a good sign for progressive issues like transit and green power.