- Mayor and Town Council of Chapel Hill
- North Carolina
Mayor Foy has stated his intent to call a vote on the selection of a candidate to fill the remaining two year term of Bill Strom's council seat at the November 9 Council business meeting.
Many citizens of Chapel Hill believe that the NEW Council, four of whom will have been newly selected or re-elected by the voters, should have the right to appoint the replacement member and that this decision should not be made before the first organizational meeting for the new Council on December 7th.
However, since the unfortunate timing of Mr. Strom's resignation date has prevented us from having his seat filled in the November 3rd election, we believe that the newly elected Town Council should select the replacement Council member since they reflect the most recent values of Chapel Hill voters.
In order to accomplish this, we are hereby petitioning Mayor Foy and Council on this day of October 28, 2009, as follows:
We request that one member of the Council make a motion to table the vote until the next scheduled business meeting, and that the vote be continued as necessary until December 7th (and certainly not before), when the new Council sits for the first time. Following the motion, we request that another Council member second the motion and that the Council and Mayor vote on it.
We believe Chapel Hill voters deserve clarification from Mayor Foy and sitting Council on this matter and their assurance that the NEW Council will select Strom's replacement.