I applaud former Mayor Leni Sitnick's stand against the forces in Raleigh that would rob Asheville of its water rights without due compensation. Rep. Tim Moffitt — he who was re-elected only because of gerrymandering — has been the stalking horse for the takeover of Asheville's rights by the corporate drones whom he represents. He […]
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 […]
If the current water talks end in the formation of a Regional Water Agreement, I was wondering if all the participating members will be burdened by the unfair Sullivan Acts, or will Asheville be singled out again, as it is now? Mr. Moffit? Mr. McGrady? Anyone know? — Leni Sitnick Asheville
This morning, Sen. Martin Nesbitt of Buncombe County — recently named majority leader — talked with Xpress about clout, the Sullivan Acts and pulling North Carolina (and its cities) back from the brink of another Great Depression.
A bill that would allow Asheville to spend 5 percent of water revenue on non-water infrastructure is currently in the N.C. General Assembly, according to a legislative update to be presented at tonight’s meeting.
Local WNC bills introduced last week in the Legislature could allow an Asheville ordinance addressing nonconsensual (predatory) towing, the incorporation of the town of Swannanoa, and an amendment to the Sullivan Act affecting Asheville’s water management.
A flurry of activity by Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners proved fruitless in resolving the ongoing municipal water war. The two bodies were reacting to a bill advanced in Raleigh by the local legislative delegation that could only go forward if Asheville dropped its legal challenge to the state concerning the Sullivan Act.