Letter writer: Mayfield didn’t represent in water system negotiations

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Many of us fought long and hard to keep Raleigh from taking Asheville’s water [system]. Julie Mayfield was there fighting with us.

Or that’s what we thought. We learned that Julie had been meeting with one of the authors of the bill, Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson), in an effort to gain minor concessions on the bill in return for us softening our opposition.

Mayfield was not authorized to represent our group, and it’s common knowledge that the water bill that was passed couldn’t be much worse.  (If you are interested in the details, see SaveOurWaterWNC)

Julie cannot be trusted to represent us on City Council. What devil would she secretly attempt to cut her next deal with?

— Beth Jezek
Asheville

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12 thoughts on “Letter writer: Mayfield didn’t represent in water system negotiations

  1. ApePeeD

    Woe to those who vote for her, or those who don’t vote at all.

    • Lulz

      LOL, there are no differences in any of the people running lulz. Where’s the small business owner? Where’s the blue collar worker? Where’s the people who work jobs OUTSIDE of government lulz? Oh that’s right, they have real obligations to work and thus don’t have the time, effort, or the will to run or put up with all the nonsense LOL. And so we are left with those that are out of touch with reality, have lived in and off of government all their adult lives, or have the time to be in all the boards and commissions while pushing for their cronies at the same time LOL.

      • bsummers

        Rich Lee is a financial adviser with Edward Jones, and Brian Haynes was a longtime small business owner in downtown Asheville who now works for Habitat for Humanity.

        • Lulz

          LOL, Lee who can’t confront a guy in front of the recruiting center yet goes to social media to slam him lulz. And you expect him to do what? Hide behind a 401K when confronted with city issues LOL. Haynes, a business owner downtown LOL? You mean the same area where they don’t want to have to compete and expect the city to cordon it off lulz? As I said, where are the real working class people, small business owners, and those who are not a part of the white collar institutions or downtown cronies at LOL?

          • Lulz

            LOL, and I’ll add one last thing in regards to downtown. Gentrification is already there in the form of upscale hotels, restaurants, and shops. A commercial corporate takeover is inevitable as the cost of leasing space can only be afforded by those with big bank accounts. And it won’t make a difference if you keep them off of Lexington if they can AFFORD the space at the bottom of a hotel. And the cost of that of course will eventually cause rents to rise on one end and on the other, bring in a totally different class of people who can pay the prices and won’t be bothered by such trivial things as buy local. Or drum circles LOL. Just like cruising on Patton was gentrified out as was the Asheville Speedway when newcomers complained and shady dealing by the Biltmore and River Link were ignored, things are now turned around and they now are facing the same LOL. What comes around goes around and karma sure is a female dog ain’t it lulz.

  2. OneWhoKnows

    Dont EVEN bother to VOTE…you will NEVER know the difference as all six are pathetically lacking leadership skills for this
    sick city … YEARS of progressive ‘management’ has left us with CRAP infrastructure and streets…pitiful. Enough.

  3. Oh well.

    “It appears the tactic attempted by city council was to persuade the Appeals Court to reconsider their ruling in the hopes that at least one judge would flip and dissent. Then they would have cause to appeal to the Supreme Court on substance and would get another 30 day delay in transferring the water system to MSD. The Appeals Court would have none of it. I guess the court was not amused by all those email bombs from Barry Summers and company.”
    https://twitter.com/ChuckMcGrady/status/664535226656362497

    It appears the tactic attempted by city council was to persuade the Appeals Court to reconsider their ruling in the hopes that at least one judge would flip and dissent. Then they would have cause to appeal to the Supreme Court on substance and would get another 30 day delay in transferring the water system to MSD. The Appeals Court would have none of it. I guess the court was not amused by all those email bombs from Barry Summers and company.
    ………………………………………………

  4. Oh well.

    “It appears the tactic attempted by city council was to persuade the Appeals Court to reconsider their ruling in the hopes that at least one judge would flip and dissent. Then they would have cause to appeal to the Supreme Court on substance and would get another 30 day delay in transferring the water system to MSD. The Appeals Court would have none of it. I guess the court was not amused by all those email bombs from Barry Summers and company.”
    https://twitter.com/ChuckMcGrady/status/664535226656362497

    It appears the tactic attempted by city council was to persuade the Appeals Court to reconsider their ruling in the hopes that at least one judge would flip and dissent. Then they would have cause to appeal to the Supreme Court on substance and would get another 30 day delay in transferring the water system to MSD. The Appeals Court would have none of it. I guess the court was not amused by all those email bombs from Barry Summers and company.
    ………………………………………………xxx

  5. Oh well.

    “It appears the tactic attempted by city council was to persuade the Appeals Court to reconsider their ruling in the hopes that at least one judge would flip and dissent. Then they would have cause to appeal to the Supreme Court on substance and would get another 30 day delay in transferring the water system to MSD. The Appeals Court would have none of it. I guess the court was not amused by all those email bombs from Barry Summers and company.”
    https://twitter.com/ChuckMcGrady/status/664535226656362497

    It appears the tactic attempted by city council was to persuade the Appeals Court to reconsider their ruling in the hopes that at least one judge would flip and dissent. Then they would have cause to appeal to the Supreme Court on substance and would get another 30 day delay in transferring the water system to MSD. The Appeals Court would have none of it. I guess the court was not impressed by all those email bombs from Barry Summers and company.
    ……………………………….

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