Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The New Town Council

We wish the new Morrisville Town Council well.  We ask that each elected official be independent and only be concerned with citizen and town interests.  For the sake of our town’s future it is imperative that council members always have an open mind, thoroughly review all material related to an issue, and heed the opinions and analysis of residents and the town’s professional staff.  We object to elected officials being unprepared for meetings, following the direction of a group and individual campaign supporters, and voting in lock-step with other council members following prior outside agreement.   

Any candidate endorsed by Citizens For Morrisville must have this commitment. Citizens For Morrisville personally witnesses the motivation, dedication and knowledge of the candidates. Our members are most active and involved in Town activities. We attend most Town Council Meetings and other functions, volunteer service on various town committees and programs, speak at public hearings, and closely follow the issues facing our community.  There is no agenda for our endorsed candidates to fulfill.  The only requirement is honesty and integrity in independently representing what one truly feels is in the best interest of citizens and the town

Public officials should be independent, knowledgeable, and committed to serving only the interests of citizens, not a personal agenda, an outside group’s special interests, or yield to the persuasiveness of a another council member. Citizens For Morrisville will be watching to assure that this is the guiding principle of our new Town Council.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013


Jackie Holcombe: Innovative and most successful first term (click on: State of Morrisville). The Mayor has maintained a high public profile devoting in excess of 50 hours a week to sound public policy, transparent government, community outreach and exemplary dedication to community service. Responsive to citizens concerns and town issues, always available to personally discuss a matter with any resident or group. With a proven track record and commitment to positive solutions, fiscal responsibility and responsive leadership, ready to continue as an effective Mayor of Morrisville.
Mark Stohlman: Generally opposes what most citizens want - road improvement funding increase (voted against new 2014 revenue for it), farmers market move to Morrisville (9/13), election reform (2013 “at-large” voting proposal), historic preservation (2012 tobacco barns). In 2012 voted for 12% spending increase with insufficient new revenue to cover it. Claims to be against tax increases, but championed 19% tax raise in 2009 budget. Based on infrequent participation in community activities, citizens’ workshops and town events, could be a “part-time” mayor.
Narendra Singh: Rarely attends council meetings and not seen at community events – has sparse opportunity for knowledge of citizen concerns and town issues. Spends 5 days each week in Fayetteville - except for a few weekday evenings each month, could only be a limited “weekend” mayor.


TJ Cawley: Strong proponent of traffic congestion reduction, balanced & sustainable growth, parks, greenways, bicycle paths, enhancing town infrastructure, fiscal responsibility and town center. Demonstrates civic leadership on numerous town committees and participates in countless community activities.  Conversant with citizens concerns and town issues.  Present at every council meeting and town activity.

Vinnie Goel: Rarely attends council meetings. Limited exposure to town wide issues and citizens interests.

Vicki Scroggins-Johnson: Priorities include improving roads, enhancing Morrisville’s identity with sports, festivals, historical preservation, building and preserving parks, advancing town’s green footprint and encouraging innovation.  Strong community leadership as Chair of Public Safety Committee and President of Savannah HOA.  Attends all council meetings and town public activities.  Well versed in community concerns and town issues.
Margaret Broadwell: Often found unprepared for council meetings - obvious that briefing materials have not been adequately reviewed.
Rao Bondalapati: No prior service on citizen committees. Does not attend council meetings; not seen at community events. Little chance to be aware of citizen concerns, town issues, and NC regulations.
Pete Martin: Active supporter of balanced growth, emphasis on residential enhancement, increased parks and recreation activities, improved police and fire protection, solutions to traffic issues, contacting and listening to citizens.  Known for always being accessible to residents. Outstanding previous 12 years of service on council as “voice of citizens.” Participates in all town meetings and activities. Thorough understanding of citizen concerns and town issues.
Steve Rao: Wants town to be global corporate hub (video on his website); believes town’s commercial expansion is more important than residential enhancement (2013 council retreat).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stohlman Seeks Year Delay on Farmers Market Move to Morrisville Talks

Broadwell agrees with Stohlman;
Mayor Holcombe & Council Majority Prevail with 4-3 Vote to Move Full Speed Ahead
For news article click on: Cary News
For 'Letter to Editor' click on: News & Observer

Friday, August 23, 2013

Rao, Stohlman Want Hold on RTP Cricket Field For NW Park

Click on news article: Cary News

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rao Faces Larceny Charge

Click on news article: Cary News