From Progressive Pulse: (ncpolicywatch.org)
Wow! Things are getting a little heated in the battle over the future of the Asheville city water system. As you will recall, Rep. Tim Moffitt has made it a kind of personal crusade to pass legislation that would turn the municipal water system over to a regional authority — a place where it could quite conceivably be headed for privatization.
Last night, the Asheville City Council voted unanimously to place a non-binding referendum on the November ballot for city voters to weigh in on the issue.
This move does not appear to have sat well with Moffitt. Yesterday (the day of the vote), a post appeared on the lawmaker’s website in which Moffitt quotes from a UNC School of Government report to make plain that cities in North Carolina exist at the pleasure of the General Assembly.