Legislative Program

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The Town of Cary believes that fostering good working relationships with officials at the federal and state levels is essential to moving the community forward with vision and integrity in a resourceful manner.

2017 Legislation of Concern

Cary's State Agenda

  • Seek a local bill to authorize the Apex Police Department to serve Apex High School students while the school is located in Cary due to major renovations
  • Support legislation that provides an option for municipalities to move their elections to even-numbered years
  • Support legislation that promotes small cell wireless infrastructure while retaining municipal control over the development process, rights of way, and other Town property
  • Support legislation to protect Jordan Lake as a drinking water supply
  • Support buffer rules consistent with local conditions
  • Support changes to the Iran Divestment Act to streamline administration

Cary's Federal Agenda

  • Support legislation to close the online sales tax loophole and pass e-fairness legislation to place brick-and-mortar community businesses on a level playing field with online retailers. Allowing local governments the flexibility to collect the taxes already owed to them on remote online purchases removes an unfair disadvantage for local businesses, while helping cities close budget gaps. Collecting owed sales taxes means more money for basic services, such as streets and police officers.
  • Protect municipal bonds by opposing legislation that would limit the traditional tax exemption for municipal bonds and supporting legislation to classify municipal bonds as high quality liquid assets. These characteristics of municipal bonds make them attractive in the marketplace, saving local taxpayers millions of dollars in interest.

Lana Hygh
Intergovernmental Relations Manager
Town Manager's Office
(919) 469-4006