As Nelda Holder's Sept. 18 online story on the Asheville City Council's meeting with General Assembly representatives reminds us, the focus of acting in good faith in the possible seizure of Asheville's water system remains entirely on the city [see http://avl.mx/le]. But isn't what's good for the goose also good for the gander? Where's the sense of good faith from the two legislators pushing this seizure, Reps. Chuck McGrady and Tim Moffitt?
McGrady cited, yet again, history as the reason for snatching Asheville's water system, and we are talking old history, by actors who haven't had power in years. The city changed its ways and is now in compliance with the Sullivan Acts. Is this the way these two men think people should treat each other? Punish them after they've reformed?
It's not the way I treat people and I doubt it's the way the overwhelming majority of your readers treat people. The time is long past for these two legislators to set aside hypocrisy and act in good faith themselves.
— Ellen D. Lyle