New endorsements : NC Asian Americans Together & Michelle Muir (See endorsemetn tab
I have a strong platform, but I want “my” platform to be “YOUR” platform. I want to ask you: Does the reason you moved to Cary still exist today? Is it still charming, family friendly, environmentally sound, and full of opportunities? If you answer, yes, that is great…but if you have any areas of concern, I am the candidate who addresses them and I want to hear from you. I think of you as a customer, not just a voter, and I want to guarantee a complete customer service experience. Unfortunately, customer service and satisfaction has become almost an extinct species in our world today. I want to change that! I have been listening to what you are saying and here are a few issues you want addressed:
I support partnering with the Department of Energy on projects such as AI technology that analyzes landfill materials for possible alternative fuels. TREES -TREES - TREES. We must protect our tree canopy. I am in favor of more buffers, solar power, recycling, composting, bio-retention areas and rain gardens. To reduce pollution, we need more multimodal transportation. Additional bike lanes, sidewalks, greenways, and improved public transportation options, buses, rail, Zipcars and bike-sharing rentals.
Like anything else in life, too much is as bad as too little. Some development is certainly needed to provide for a robust economy and jobs for our citizens. However, with 85% of Cary already developed, we need to be strong shepherds of the 15% that is remaining. Development needs to be wise and responsible. We need to look at every side of the equation.
Balance equals =
- Keeping the charm and character of Cary
- Not draining resources
- Creating communities that keep Mother Nature in mind
Development needs to add to the community, not take away from it. Plans should include:
- Parking lots with permeable pavement, cut curves, planters, etc. to address stormwater runoff
- Buildings that are energy efficient, solar, with rain gardens and roof gardens
If you make it; don’t break it! In other words, infrastructure needs to match development. Traffic is out of hand and needs to be addressed. We need more bus routes and shelters, bike lanes, greenways. Potholes are everywhere and they need to go! And while schools do not fall under the purview of a Town Council member, I am happy to be in the discussions and act as a connector.
This is an issue near and dear to every voter’s wallet. Let’s keep taxes low while maintaining services we have come to know and love. We keep taxes low by not spending more than we take in, not creating long term debt which has to be serviced in the future beyond today's projected revenue stream, and by being fiscally conservative and not spending taxpayer dollars anywhere that is not necessary or widely supported by our citizenry.
Feeling safe in the town that you live in is my goal. That is why I have met with Cary public officials on this matter. I applaud the nationally accredited Cary Police Department, which guards, protects and ensures Cary remains one of the nation’s safest cities. I support funding the police. Cary Police Services include: Police Records, Traffic Safety and School Resource Officer teams, Criminal/Juvenile Investigations Division, Emergency Communications Center (911), Animal Control services; Project PHOENIX (Promoting Healthy Occupancy through Education, Networking and Information exchange). The Cary Police dept. participates in the Geographic Policing & the Reimaging Policing Pledge.
Cary stands tall on many “Best of” lists, and employment opportunities rank high among them. We need to aim for a constant base of employment opportunities, while at the same time, addressing the crowding, increased traffic and aging infrastructure that comes with growing employment.
We need workforce housing. The definition? In general, housing costs should not exceed 30 % of income. Let’s ensure our seniors who built Cary can still afford to live here along with police, firefighters, educators, heath care workers, etc. I want them to be able to afford to live in the town they care for. Heroes Need Housing I am the ONLY candidate who has overseen a worforce housing program.
As the Regional Director of one of the largest non-profits in the Midwest, I worked daily on an affordable housing program. Like Cary, there were Town budget monies and programs that aided this cause. However, I did not just seat the problem at the feet of the citizens through taxes and government intervention. I partnered with corporations, individuals, non-profits, churches, and communities to get the goal over the line!
Solid Transit options: More bus routes, bus shelters, varied modes, bike lanes, walking paths, greenways, bike rental programs, train possibilities---safe bridges, roads and NO MORE POTHOLES!
NCAAT endorses Mary Insprucker for Cary Town Council, District C
"...after careful consideration by our Board of Directors, we are announcing our organization’s endorsement of your candidacy for Cary Town Council, District C, in North Carolina’s May 17 primary election. NCAAT in Action’s endorsement was made based ... on your commitment to issues that impact communities of color, especially Asian Americans in North Carolina."
Marla Dorrel of Marla Dorrel Park & Former Cary Town Council Member
“Having served on the Town Council, I know what it takes. And I can assure you, Mary Insprucker has what it takes to serve District C and all of Cary exceptionally well. She’ll make citizens' interests her interests. She’ll be an independent thinker. She’ll ask questions and get answers; she won’t just go along. Mary has earned my respect, my vote, and my endorsement. I hope she’ll earn yours, too.”
Former NC State Senate candidate, Cary Town Council member and Wake County Commissioner
"Cary has been fortunate to have many good leaders over the years, leaders who know partisan politics has no place on the town council. I know Mary Insprucker is up to the task and will help Cary remain one of the best places to live in the nation."
Cary’s prominent leader, philanthropist, and owner of the Pink House on Academy Street
"I endorse Mary Insprucker, Candidate for Cary Town Council District C. She will do great things for our town. Mary has spent many hours giving back serving on boards, organizations, and running her own non-profit. Now she wants to serve in elected public service to use her skill sets to make a difference.
"Mary wants to address important concerns such as over-development and its adjacent infrastructure, the rising cost of living, our traffic and roads, and the devastating effects of climate change.
Although she represents District C in southeast Cary, a vote for Mary Insprucker would be a vote for ALL of Cary."
Former Chair, Wake Co. Planning Board
"As our town faces challenges and opportunities ahead, Mary's experience, passion, and optimism will elevate Cary. She'll be the perfect councilmember for Cary's next chapter."
Philanthropist and founder of the Wackies
"I am so very proud to endorse my good friend and fellow visionary, Mary Insprucker for Cary Town Council District C. I know Mary and I know she will listen to the voters in our district. I am confident that she will make her platform our platform! Already reaching out to the community, Mary is making a deep dive into the concerns of many of her constituents, not the least of which involve over-development, a lack of adjacent infrastructure and the protection of our environment. She will push to ensure these concerns and more are addressed!
Mary is not running for Mary....She’s running for Cary!!! I am confident she will do an outstanding job as a Cary Town Council member, representing District C. I ask that you to join me in giving Mary Insprucker your
Inaugural winner of the Cary Hometown Spirit Award endorses Mary Insprucker for Cary Town Council
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