Kirk Ross of Carolina Public Press spoke with Sen. Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville on Thursday about the retiring seven-term lawmaker’s plans to propose legislation that would change the way Asheville city officials are elected.
Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, said he’s working on legislation shifting the Asheville City Council to district representation, but the plan and how to go about it have yet to be finalized.
“They’re not drawn up,” he said in an interview with Carolina Public Press on Thursday afternoon. “I don’t know what the Asheville paper thinks they’re doing.”
Apodaca said a map published in a Citizen-Times report is not the final version of proposed new districts and that legislation detailing the transition of the six-member city council is still in the drafting stage. He said he’s not surprised at the reaction. “Everything is kind of moot right now. But they’re working themselves up.”
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