This section was originally an archive of articles related to the water & sewage issue. I’ve moved them to the “Water” section of the blog. Below, I’m now posting media clips that contrast the positions of Jane Whilden (Vote Yes!) and Tim Moffitt (Vote No!). It is a work in process (updated Aug. 5, 2012).
This first one really captures the essence of the arrogant and undemocratic style of the legislator the press has dubbed Sly King Moffitt:
“Moffitt ruling like a king,” 05/08/2011, Asheville Citizen-Times, by John Boyle.
“Public gives legislators an earful on water system” 2/23/2012, Mountain Xpress, by David Forbes, Jake Frankel, Caitlin Byrd. A summary of what happened at Moffitt’s February hearing in Asheville. Moffitt says he has tons of support in the county to poach the water. We were all quite interested in hearing from his supporters. As the day progressed, it became clear that he had very, very little public support — mostly the Henderson County politicos who will benefit from this seizure of our county’s community asset (just as they were very happy to help Moffitt take control of the city’s airport to their favor).
“Flooded with interest: Water-system forum attracts more than 200 [UPDATED with video]” 2/14/2012, Mountain Xpress by Caitlin Byrd. An article detailing the League of Women Voter’s Feb. water forum.
More on the way …