Is Moffitt reinventing the Sullivan Acts?

There are three laws on the books called the Sullivan Acts. In all of North Carolina, they apply only to the city of Asheville. One of those laws prohibits Asheville from charging a higher water rate outside the city limits, as other cities in the state do.

Rep. Tim Moffitt says his motivation for absconding with the much envied Asheville Water Department is to "keep Asheville from charging higher rates outside the city limits."

It seems to me his wish was granted by laws already enacted called the Sullivan Acts. Why the duplication?

— Leni Sitnick
Asheville

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