Write me In on ballot Municipal Early:19Oct-04Nov2023 Election 07Nov2023
Fayetteville City officials continue to have more questions than answers about how to gauge public sentiment about whether the historic Market House should be torn down.
Recently, ETC Institute laid out two options. A survey of 600 residents with a margin of error of plus or minus 4% at a cost of $20,000; or a survey of 800 residents at a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5%. I'm not certain at this time if the survey was completed but I know that a-lot of money to spend to find out...
The current City Council Members have decided to continually table the issue and delay the decision. In their defense, I understand why... It's a complicated topic and is sensitive for various reasons on both sides. I have conversations with my children about sensitive issues often and the point of views can vary sharply, and we live in the same home.
The Market House is the only building in the city that is a National Historic Landmark, which is a building officially recognized by the federal government for its outstanding historical significance. Some say it has a rich history and architectural significance.
The Market House site is where Lafayette spoke while visiting his namesake city in 1825, where state delegates ratified the U.S. Constitution and chartered the University of North Carolina in 1789, and where Fayetteville came within one vote of becoming the permanent capital of North Carolina.
The Market House site is where Valuable Negroes were for Sale according to a recent article in the Fayetteville Observer. It is also a location where many protest events have been held recently to include the daily event for Jason Walker presently.
As I said before, there is no easy answer. Everyone has an opinion, and everyone should have an opportunity to make their voice heard. If elected, I want as many as possible to have a seat at the table. This survey is an opportunity to "Be the Change" and let me know what you think.
Do you want to keep the Market house as it is today?
Do you want to Re-purpose the Market House?
Do you want to Demolish (tear down) the Market House?
Do you want to rebuild something in place of the Market house?
Please answer the question on the questionnaire/survey below. Write additional comments if you like. Your Voice Matters Vote!!!
If I am elected to Fayetteville City Council, you can assure I will work for you.
ELECT WILLIAM MILBOURNE III City Council Fayetteville District 1
Is the Market House an issue for you this election cycle? Let me know
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