VIDEO: ‘Raleigh: Hands Off Buncombe’s Water’ press conference

Last Friday, April 13, a draft report indicated a state legislative committee will recommend removing city control of the water system and transferring it to the Metropolitan Sewerage District. That some day, opponents of the the move gathered to hold a press conference. Here’s a video of the event posted via the YouTube page of “peterofasheville”:

Here’s a bit of information via the “Speaking for Buncombe” website:

Last Friday, we held a press conference to put out the word about Rep. Tim Moffitt’s illogical and undemocratic power grab of the Asheville water system by the state. This video features remarks by Elaine Lite, President of Mountain Voices Alliance; Tim Schaller, President of Asheville Brewers Alliance; Chris Pelly, Asheville City Council and MSD Board member; and David Gantt, Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. (Thank you Peter Brezny for taping.)

Here’s the draft report by the state legislative committee


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0 thoughts on “VIDEO: ‘Raleigh: Hands Off Buncombe’s Water’ press conference

  1. Barry Summers

    Register a comment with the Study Committee now! This Draft Report has been out for 2 1/2 days now, and not one news source in this town has given the public the info on how to contact the Committee before they vote on it four days from now.

    On an issue like this, is this really the best the City of Asheville’s media can do, an agitator like me has to post it on a thread on a blog where maybe 5 people will read it?

  2. Why did the Democrats in the General Assembly set up state government to be “illogical and undemocratic” in the first place?

  3. Barry Summers

    We would not be in the poor situation we are in now if water fees had been spent on legally required repairs and maintenance instead of as a revenue stream for other things.

    A continued re-hash of one of the lies surrounding this issue. The City has been barred by law from using water revenue for anything but running and maintaining the system, for years. Period. It currently enjoys a high rating for management, for water quality, and for fiscal stability. It isn’t broke, so why is the State going to such great lengths to seize it?

    These lies are meant to grease the skids for an un-elected body to get their hands on an increasingly scarce precious resource that we all depend on. And the people who are pushing it are fervent believers in privatizing everything in sight. You connect the dots.

  4. Heather Rayburn

    Hey, my comment in response the Moffitt supporter lady disappeared. Here

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