We are quickly approaching the “End Game” on our struggle to keep our right to vote for the people that make the rules that govern our property. People have asked me why this is so personal to me. It is personal because I was raised to believe that what made America special was the fact that we could vote to elect the people that create the laws that we live under. There is nothing more personal than local government. It is the local government that governs the most intimate details of our lives. Now I am being told that the local government that is going to have the most impact on my daily life is not going to be held in check by my vote. For the rest of my life I will not have a say on who these people are. They will have no incentive to create rules that are fair or policies that will provide a better life for the citizens of this “ETJ”. Basically they are saying “Well if you want a vote then let us Annex your property” This is just another method of forced annexation, exactly what the General Assembly tried to eliminate in 2011.
This will be our only opportunity to plead our case to our elected officials. After almost a year of dealing with people who are either in un-elected positions or people who are elected by the town, We finally get to address the people who are supposed to be representing us.
The work Session on Monday is not for public comment but please e-mail our commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org This will go to all the commissioners.
6/10/2019 2:00PM Monday Wake County Justice Center 301 S. McDowell St. Conference Room 2800
Many of you have already e-mailed them, but please remind them that if they let this ETJ go through, this is the last time we will get to address a local elected official that represents us. Please remind them that Fuquay already has hundreds of acres that has been ETJ for over 35 years. Just like those property owners, we will also be subject to rules that we have no say over for the rest of our lives. Please remind them that the town of Fuquay is wholly focused on growing as fast as possible and building as many houses as possible at the cost of the quality of life for the residents around the town. Please remind them that the idea of “Smart Growth” with high population centers in the city center is being smashed to bits by Fuquay’s higher density neighborhood building scattered over thousands of acres of southern wake county. Please remind them that in the United States we look out for the rights of our citizens and only remove those rights when we absolutely have no other option.
Soon a public comment session will be held where we can address our Commissioners directly. Please try and stay engaged over the next few months. We are getting close to the end.