My vision for Chapel Hill

A vibrant and sustainable community that balances economic vitality, social equity, and environmental protection.

When I think about who to vote for in an election, I want to know: what is their vision and do they know how to achieve it? So, I’m guessing you have that question for me! Below, is an overview of my vision along with priorities for moving us forward towards achieving it.

If re-elected, I will prioritize the following:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

  • Increase affordable and “missing middle” housing options through innovative public-private partnerships. 

  • Leverage Town-owned land to reduce the cost for new affordable housing construction. 

TRANSIT & CONNECTIVITY 

  • Continue to plan for the new North-South Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. 

  • Expedite investments that increase connectivity of our greenways, sidewalks and bike paths to make it easier – and safer – to leave your car at home. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & WELL-PAYING JOBS

  • Implement the post-COVID ReVIVE plan that invests in small local and minority-owned businesses and marketing our unique downtown.

  • Approve development of flexible office and wet lab space to retain and grow innovative start-ups that hire local talent.

EQUITY & COMMUNITY SAFETY

  • Fund and implement the recommendations of the Re-imagining Community Safety Task Force, which focus on eliminating structural inequities in Town public safety systems.

  • Redesign community engagement approaches to ensure equitable input so that all stakeholders are represented in Town decision-making. 

CLIMATE RESILIENCY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  • Establish new policies, incentives, regulations and partnerships that impact our two largest greenhouse gas emissions sectors – buildings and transportation.

  • Update the Town’s stormwater management regulations to ensure use of state-of-the-art methods, including green stormwater infrastructure, low-impact design, and other flood protection technology.

THRIVING FAMILIES

  • Increase access to recreation and green spaces along with upgrades to park and playground facilities, including installation of a new splash pad.

  • Strengthen collaboration with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to ensure year-round youth programming is available to all.

COMPREHENSIVE & SUSTAINABLE LAND USE PLANNING

  • Revise the outdated Land Use Management Ordinance to allow the type of comprehensive land use policy we need now that can address equity, smart growth, connectivity, and climate change mitigation.

  • Prioritize transit-oriented and infill development to prevent sprawl and protect the rural buffer.

My vision for Chapel Hill requires comprehensive planning and investment across multiple domains that are critical for sustained success. I look forward to continuing my work on the Town Council — with thoughtful approaches, and new, creative tools.


There are always ways to get involved!

There are so many ways to get involved in my campaign and we need your active engagement. Here are just some of the ways to show your support:

*ATTEND A FORUM: UNC Young Democrats are hosting a Municipal Town Hall on Tuesday at 7pm at Gardner Hall room 0008. There will also be a virtual attendance option.

*DONATE: Funds are needed to help us get the word out. You can donate here: https://stegman4chapelhill.com/contribute/

*VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are needed for canvassing and lit drops, to make calls, host events, and more. Sign up here to share your interests and to be contacted as specific volunteer needs arise:  https://stegman4chapelhill.com/volunteer/

*YARD SIGNS: Message us if you would like a sign for your yard. We will deliver it to your door!

Let us know if you have other ideas! You can always reach me via my social media platforms or my campaign email address: info@stegman4chapelhill.com.

Thank you for your support!