Achieving affordability for Chapel Hill residents of all backgrounds.
"We must move the discussion about affordability away from 'how many affordable units do we get in each development?' and towards 'how can we make sure people from all backgrounds can afford to live in and enjoy our town?'" - Tai Huynh
- We need mixed-use, mixed-income, walkable communities along transit corridors to help residents work, live, and play while drastically decreasing car dependency.
- Making sure residents can afford to work, live, and play in Chapel Hill.
- Holding each dollar accountable to its ability to secure affordable housing in Chapel Hill.
- We should implement a workforce development pathways program to increase socio-economic mobility.
- We can build a robust innovation ecosystem that attracts and retains entrepreneurs while diversifying our tax base.
- We need to move past the mutual exclusivity mindset in our town. We can build affordable housing and have attractive green spaces.
Investing in Chapel Hill's environmental stewardship and adapting to a changing climate.
"I believe that local municipalities have a great charge to fight climate change. Therefore, we should invest in innovation that makes stormwater prevention, green space, and car-optional corridors a reality.” - Tai Huynh
- Cultivating social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
- We need to create a comprehensive, multi-modal transit system with protected bike lanes and greenways, connecting our community internally and regionally.
- Investing in technology that encourages and promotes environmental stewardship on roads and in buildings.
- We should leverage public-private partnerships to make residents' homes climate-resilient and energy-efficient.
- We should attract innovative developers to infuse green roofs, green walls, and smart surface technology into our developments.
Making Chapel Hill a community that works for all of us.
"I believe a community is healthy when all of its residents are informed, active, and feel like they have a channel to communicate with decision-makers. Prioritizing resident engagement and listening to the needs of the Chapel Hill residents will only drive affordability and sustainability forward.” - Tai Huynh
- We need to incorporate a strong racial-equity lens in our town's decision-making processes.
- Finding new ways to engage with marginalized groups in Chapel Hill.
- Prioritizing public input and the lived experiences of residents in decision-making.
- Fostering an active and comprehensive relationship between the University and the Town of Chapel Hill.
- We need to start paying a stipend to our advisory board members in order to get more diverse representation.