Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Concerned Citizen Publicly Criticized at Council Meeting

Open Letter to Morrisville Town Council Members:

“As you know, concerned citizens have the right to voice opposition to any policy or program. However, at your Work Session on October 21, the Town Manager asked that the Council rebuke a citizen who is critical of Staff judgments. You heard the Town Manager cite one resident by name. However, when speaking at public hearings, this citizen has always been articulate, knowledgeable and respectful. Morrisville is fortunate to have this resident dedicating considerable time and talent for its benefit. For a Town official to publicly single out and disparage any constituent in such a manner is reprehensible. It is requested that a public apology be provided to this citizen.”

This concern was emailed to the Town Council on October 30th. So far there has been no response.

Email: TownCouncil@ci.morrisville.nc.us

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a shame, but not at all surprising. It's a pattern of long standing for staff to be disrespectful of differences of opinion.

I wouldn't hold my breath for an apology. After all, our elected officials rewarded the town manager with a 7.4% raise earlier this year.