Gov. Pat McCrory allowed a bill forcibly transferring Asheville’s water system to a new authority under the Metropolitan Sewerage District to become law without his signature, the first time he has done so. McCrory’s office offered the following statement:
“The issues surrounding the transfer of the assets of the Asheville water department to a regional authority potentially raise a number of complicated inter-governmental issues. The City of Asheville has made it clear it will turn to the courts to resolve those issues should HB488 become law. To permit that process to run its proper course, I will allow HB488 to become law without my signature.”
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Interesting…. seems he wants Asheville to go ahead with the lawsuit.
I guess the Governor didn’t know he could actually veto bad legislation. Political courage of the highest order.
According to the Governor’s office,
H488 will become law on May 15th. That is also
the effective date that the transfer of
the water system from Asheville to the
Buncombe MSD is supposed to take place. A lawsuit
filed by the city of Asheville against
H488 could delay the implementation of
the transfer until this issue is settled by the courts.