In a recent article on district elections [“State Legislator Moves to Force Asheville’s Hand on District Elections,” Feb. 28 online post, Xpress], [Asheville City Council member] Julie Mayfield thought it was “funny” that she hadn’t received any calls or emails on the subject after being told by [Sen.] Chuck Edwards that he was still receiving phone calls about it.
People contacted [former Sen. Tom] Apodaca initially, and now Mr. Edwards, because they no longer expect those who destroy their quality of life to have any interest in restoring it. We’ve seen this before during City Council’s forced annexation crusade. And on another stage recently. Any port in a storm.
— D. LaSpada