Carl Mumpower seems to be upset that democracy in action in Asheville has resulted in a progressive/liberal majority on City Council [“Mountain ‘X’ Should Change Its Name to Mountain ‘L,’” Oct. 12 Xpress]. In his letter, he says, "time will find Asheville losing its luster under the watch of a panel of progressive eyes constricted to one point of view." He bemoans the fact that, because we are likely to elect more of these pesky liberal/progressive characters, we are losing "diversity" (read "conservatives") on Council.
For years, Mumpower's beef has been that many of us haven't agreed with him. Now it seems that most of us in Asheville don't. While it can be healthy to have a spectrum of ideas represented on any legislative body, it also can, as we have seen in Washington, be a recipe for inaction. I'll not be voting for conservatives just to quell Mumpower’s angst over their loss of influence.
— Bob Wilson