A bill hurdling through the General Assembly [HB 471] will erase 220 years of Buncombe County tradition overnight, without the consent of the Buncombe County residents that it will affect.
People may have different opinions on Tim Moffitt's proposal to expand the Buncombe County board of commissioners and allow people fewer votes. In 2007, when Asheville tried to change the way elections were run, a referendum revealed the voters didn't want it. That's why I think there ought to be a referendum this time as well, so Buncombe voters can decide whether they want the change or not.
We don't need Raleigh telling us how we can vote for our local representation. Let Buncombe vote!
— Martha Julie Sherman