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1 <br /> APPROVED 916/22 <br /> MINUTES <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> BUSINESS MEETING <br /> June 21, 2022 <br /> 7:00 p.m. <br /> The Orange County Board of Commissioners met for a Business Meeting on Tuesday, June <br /> 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitted Human Services Center in Hillsborough, NC. <br /> COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Chair Renee Price, Vice Chair Jamezetta Bedford, <br /> and Commissioners Amy Fowler, Sally Greene, Jean Hamilton, Earl McKee, and Anna <br /> Richards <br /> COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: <br /> COUNTY ATTORNEYS PRESENT: John Roberts <br /> COUNTY STAFF PRESENT: County Manager Bonnie Hammersley, Deputy County Manager <br /> Travis Myren, and Deputy Clerk to the Board Tara May. (All other staff members will be <br /> identified appropriately below) <br /> Chair Price called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. <br /> 1. Additions or Changes to the Agenda <br /> Chair Price requested to move Item 8-s up on the agenda as Item 6-d. <br /> Commissioner Fowler requested to add a discussion on the Designation of the Alcoholic <br /> Beverage Control Board Chair as item 11-a. <br /> A motion was made by Commissioner McKee, seconded by Commissioner Greene, to <br /> change Item 8-s to 6-d on the agenda, and to add a discussion on the Designation of the <br /> Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Chair as item 11-a. <br /> VOTE: UNANIMOUS <br /> Chair Price dispensed with reading the public charge. <br /> 2. Public Comments (Limited to One Hour) <br /> a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda <br /> Don O'Leary said he wants to give a prelude to item 8-s. He said the issue is about <br /> what is being taught in schools and the Board finding ways to stifle parents' voices. He said he <br /> has seen what is being taught in schools and it is not pretty. He said there are inappropriate <br /> comics in schools. He said this whole thing is about trying to slip under the First Amendment, <br /> abolish it for school areas, sexualize children, and give pedophiles a pass. He said this issue is <br /> about sexualizing children and that is why the Board wants to stifle the parents. He said the <br /> Board has a habit of running meetings long so people can't make public comment and said it <br /> wouldn't be a good idea in this case. <br /> Makeda Ma'at spoke on behalf of the Landings at Winmore's tenant association. She <br /> said she is following up on her September 14, 2021 petition requesting Orange County <br /> investigate the management and treatment of residents at the Landings at Winmore. She said <br /> outside of the initial confirmation that her petition had been received, she has not heard of any <br /> further action taken by Orange County. She said that during this time, residents endured <br />