Come off it, Moffitt

I can't believe the hubris of newly elected Buncombe County Rep. Tim Moffitt in attempting to rush through a bill (HB 471) in the North Carolina Legislature — without prior discussion with his constituents — that would drastically change the way Buncombe County is run.

The bill, calling for county commissioners to be elected by district rather than countywide, as they have since 1791, also would expand the number of commissioners from five to seven — hardly the way to go in these tight economic times.

A proposal of this magnitude and far-reaching effect should not proceed without community input and allowing Buncombe County residents a vote on the matter.

Please let Tim Moffitt know we want a say in this through community discussion and a referendum.

— Sharon Schuster

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