Asheville’s lobbyist in Raleigh makes $100,000, part of how they work against Buncombe County residents. If it weren’t for Rep. Tim Moffitt, Asheville would have taken over Biltmore Lake, doubling their taxes with no vote on it, and would still be mismanaging our regional airport and water system (30 percent of water is leaking).
What else do liberals want from county residents? There must be something because they personally donated thousands to county liberal candidates. Maybe they noticed that county department heads make more than anyone in the state in similar-sized counties. Some make many times more, according the N.C. School of Government.
Asheville cannot curtail topless rallies, as other cities can, cannot manage the Police Department, or most recently, obey federal and state laws. Council gives our taxes to their personal employers and charities and use public buildings as they personally desire. Under Moffitt’s proposed ethics law, local officials will have to reveal personal benefits and conflicts of interest.
Things have gone too far, even for many Democrats who realize this is not the party it used to be. We need Moffitt and Ramsey to protect county residents. They very much have earned your vote, no matter what party.
Lucas A. Armeña