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The Daily Tar HeelMonday, November 2, 19875
Joe Herzenberg, who is an advo-
cate of neighborhood preservation,
said he opposes the Pittsboro Street
Extension. MI oppose it for about
every reason in the books," he said. '
"One-way streets, in general, in the
downtown area are not good."
Herzenberg cited the one-way
street system in downtown Durham
as a confusing maze of traffic that
he does not want in Chapel Hill.
"Another major thoroughfare only
100 yards to the west of Columbia
(Street) will threaten the pedestrian
ambiance which we want to encour
age in Chapel Hill," he said. "Despite
what the technocrats say about it, the
more roads you build, the more you
encourage the traffic."
Herzenberg, who authored the
noise ordinance approved by the
town in February, said he does not
believe anybody should have the right
to disturb others.
"I would like to see how the current
(ordinance) works and take recom
mendations from the committee that
is working on it before any more
action is made," he said.
He said University-town relations
are important and he supports a
commission to improve communica
tion. "A perm an ant commission with
the students would be an even better
idea," Herzenberg said.
Herzenberg lives three blocks from
downtown and said he is anxious to
protect neighborhoods. He is espe
cially concerned about development
on the edge of downtown, he said.
He said he supports an entertain-
Cassandra Sloop said she opposes
the Pittsboro Street Extension
because it would generate more traffic
congestion. "Because it would be one
way, it would cause even more traffic
problems," she said.
Sloop said she supports the current
noise ordinance, but would not object
to extending hours for amplified'
noise during special occasions.
"I understand that college people
want to have a good time, but I do
not think that it should override the
rights of others," she said.
Sloop said the joint University
town committee should continue
work after the land-use plan is
Sloop supports downtown growth
because she said construction will
help preserve downtown Chapel Hill.
"Downtown needs to stay viable
and keep busing there so Chapel Hill
does not become a dead downtown,"
Sloop said she supports the enter
tainment ticket tax because it will tax
the people who come from other
towns and create the excess trash and
traffic, but do not pay to clean up
after the event.
"An additional fee is not going to
make any difference to the person,"
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a burden on anybody, and it's a way
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work," he said.
Herzenberg said the town should
try a system of park-and-ride lots to
improve traffic congestion problems.
"Transportation such as bus shuttles,
going more frequently into town,
could- offer a solution to traffic
congestion," he said.
He opposes the Rosemary Square
project because is too large, he said.
"There is not enough parking for the
scale of the project," he said.
Herzenberg was a member of the
town council from 1979 to 1981. He
has also worked with student regis
tration drives on campus.
km at peak hours of the day when
people are trying to commute to and
from work, Sloop said. "To build
roads just for those hours is not
sensible to me," she said.
Rosemary Square should proceed
as planned, she said. "Like I said
before, Chapel Hill's going to become
dead if we don't do something to keep
it busy," she said.
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Incumbent council member Bill
Thorpe said he opposes the Pittsboro
Street Extension. "I am against it and
I voted against it," Thorpe said. "It's
just not a good idea and it will bring
in a lot of traffic."
Thorpe said he is undecided about
the noise ordinance. He will wait for
a recommendation from the the Noise
Ordinance Revision Subcommittee
members before taking a stand on
"The committee contains a very
diverse group of people and we need
to find out what each of the repre
sentatives of that group says," Thorpe
University-town relations need
improvement, Thorpe said. "The
University is a part of the community
too," he said. "We wouldn't be here
if it weren't for the University. The
administration, students and the
town need to meet once a month."
Thorpe said he supports an enter
tainment ticket tax if students could
be exempted. "Students should have
a lesser price and non-students should
have a greater price," he said.
He had recommended that stu
dents who present valid UNC iden
tifications be exempted from the
Park-and-ride lots would be an
effective solution to traffic conges
tion, Thorpe said. "That would keep
Chapel Hill a pedestrian-oriented
area," he said.
James Wallace, now serving as
mayor, said he does not support the
Pittsboro Street Extension. "I oppose
the Pittsboro Street Extension and
will not seek money for it," Wallace
said. "If it ever got started, it would
cost a fortune to buy the land and
it would be accomplished at the
expense of the Northside
He said tfe is waiting for the
conclusions of the Noise Ordinance
Revision Subcommittee study before
he takes a stand on amplified noise.
Wallace said he thinks University
town relations are doing well now.
"The joint University-town commit
tee is exploring in-depth a whole
variety of issues that affect both the
town and the University," he said. "I
think' relations are in excellent shape
and will continue that way."
Wallace said it is unlikely that the
town will levy an entertainment ticket
tax because University administra
tors would oppose it and the N.C.
General Assembly would have to
approve it first.
"I think the General Assembly
would strike it down," he said.
Wallace said traffic congestion
could be alleviated by synchronizing
the traffic lights and building park-and-ride
Rosemary Square is another issue
that has always concerned Wallace.
"I continue to oppose Rosemary
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Thorpe said he supports the
Rosemary Square project. "We went
into it with good faith and I hope
to continue along those lines."
He has served on the town council
for a total of eight years and was
elected mayor pro-tem in 1985. He
served on the Community Develop
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tation Advisory Board, was president
of the Black Elected Officials of
North Carolina and now serves on
the Board of Directors of the
National Black Caucus of Local
Square because it will generate more
traffic congestion," he said. "What we
need there is a very good-looking
Wallace has been involved in
Chapel Hill politics since 1960, when
he was appointed to the Chapel Hill
Planning Board. He served on the
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Bob Varley said he supports the
Pittsboro Street Extension, because
it is part of the town's thoroughfare
plan. "It's been studied and studied
by the University and the town," he
He also opposes a noise ordinance
in Chapel Hill, especially after
sporting events and other special
occasions. "I don't think it's essential
in a college town," Varley said. "To
try to curb noise, particularly on the
weekends, is fruitless."
He said he is not concerned about
University-town relations, because he
is satisfied with them as they have
been for years.
Varley said he opposes the enter
tainment ticket tax.
"Traffic congestion is an ever
present problem, too, and until we
have a good Thoroughfare Plan that
will alleviate it, it will remain a
problem," he said. "We might even
have to make East Franklin and
Rosemary streets one-way to help."
He estimated that this could
happen in the next three to four years.
Varley said he opposes Rosemary
Square because he was one of many
downtown merchants who put up
money in the 1950s to purchase the
property for use as a parking lot. The
merchants then turned the property
over to the town to collect revenue
for the parking. The money received
Roosevelt Wilkerson said he
opposes the Pittsboro Street Exten
sion because it would harm the
Northside community, where he lives.
He said the extension would also
"I understand why (the extension
is) in the Thoroughfare Plan," he said,
"but I still think it's wrong."
Wilkerson supports changes in the
noise ordinance because he said it is
inadequate, and ineffectively written.
The joint University-town commit-.
tee is' a good step toward, improving
University-town relations, Wilkerson
said. "Maybe there needs to be a
standing committee to deal with
issues affecting the University and the
town," he said.
Wilkerson said he is not concerned
about the entertainment ticket tax
because it will probably never be
approved. ' .
Traffic congestion could be alle
viated by park-and-ride lots, Wilker
"I also think we need to put fire
on the (N.C. Department of Trans
portation) to get synchronized traffic
signals," he said. "The DOT has been
dragging its feet."
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Rosemary Square is another issue
that Wilkerson said is beyond
"The council has spoken to it
legally and the town has an obligation
to move forth," he said.
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