The Agenda: This week in local government, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — It may feel impossible to keep up with local issues while they’re still being worked out.

Getting involved early on in the policy-making process can help ensure the community’s input gets heard before it’s too late to chime in.

You may not even need to attend (in person or virtually) to make sure your perspective is taken into consideration. Oftentimes, sending an email to government officials to be considered as a public comment pertaining to a particular item can put your voice into the public record.


Every Monday Port City Daily will share upcoming government meetings of interest around the tri-county region. If there’s an item of public interest, we’ll include that below the listed meeting, too.

Here’s what’s on this week’s agenda:

Tuesday, Aug. 31

New Hanover County Health and Human Services board will host a public hearing on the proposed mask rule. Submit written comments before noon Monday. The hearing will begin at 8 a.m. at 1650 Greenfield Street in the multipurpose room. Face coverings required –– no exceptions.

Department of Environmental Quality will host a public hearing to modify Ecolab’s air permit, involving the release of the neurotoxin methyl bromide at the Port of Wilmington. Register to speak at the meeting by 4 p.m. Tuesday. Call in or view the meeting online, set to begin at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Wilmington Planning Commission will meet for a regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. View the agenda.


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