Tonight, Feb. 13, the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters hosts a 7-9 p.m.forum to discuss the future of the local water system. See below for a live video feed and dispatches via Twitter from the forum, held from 7-9 p.m. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (789 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville).
Last year, the North Carolina legislature appointed a study committee that is considering future options for the system. The committee — chaired by Rep. Tim Moffitt, who represents part of southern Buncombe County — has hosted one hearing in Raleigh on the issue and plans to host a local one next week, Thursday, Feb. 23. A coalition of Asheville businesses, City Council members and neighborhood representatives will host a meeting on the issue next Monday, Feb. 20.
According to the League’s press release, “The purpose of the forum is to provide the public with reliable, factual information about the water system, its history, its future options, and the overall legislative process that is guiding its status.”
Like all League forums, the Feb. 13 forum will be nonpartisan, free, and open to the public. The forum is cosponsored by the weekly Mountain Xpress and the monthly Urban News newspapers. For more information please contact the League at 828-252-8569.
Live video stream of the event:
Video produced by Davyne Dial and John Blackwell for the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters
Photos by Jake Frankel shot and posted via iPhone