Chapel Hill Town Council member Gene Pease said he hasn’t decided the next step in his disagreement with a Planning Board chairwoman, but it’s raising important questions.
“I don’t have an issue with disagreement. I don’t have an issue with suing the town,” Pease said. “I do have a big issue with a member of the Planning Board disagreeing with a decision and suing the town over that when they’re still involved” in the town’s business.
Planning Board Chairwoman Del Snow is part of a lawsuit over the town's approval last year of the Charterwood mixed-use development on MLK Boulevard. Pease said that is a problem, and Snow’s email to the mayor and the Town Council objecting to another recently approved project was the tipping point.
In her email, Snow said the council was wrong to approve the Bicycle Apartments, because it did not reflect the town’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan, a document guiding town growth.
Pease responded to the email by asking Snow to resign her Planning Board seat. Pease also questioned whether she and other Planning Board members are using personal bias to make development recommendations instead of facts.
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