King Moffitt’s CoronationBy
“…local governments exist by legislative benevolence,” – Rep. Tim Moffitt, quoting from a School of Govt. paper at his website
“Don’t you know who I am? I want speed bumps!” – Rep. Tim Moffitt
When Representative Tim Moffitt started his habit of forcing his desires down the throats of Buncombe County residents, the local media was quick to respond. Here’s a little trip down memory lane.
I suspect she and many others are frustrated with Moffitt because his approach runs contrary to all three principles she touched on. Clearly, he favors governmental opaqueness, exclusion and ruling by fiat.”
It’s a slap in the face. Forget about partisan politics. What ever happened to plain old common decency and professional courtesy?
Consensus building? Listening to the will of the people?
Out the window.
It’s like Moffitt thinks he was elected king.
The Editorial Board of the Asheville Citizen-Times:
Voters sent Republicans to Raleigh in control of the General Assembly for the first time in a century to find solutions to a serious shortfall in a state budget, but we’ve not heard during or after the campaign any great public outcries to micromanage local government as well. If he wanted to change local governance, perhaps Moffitt should have run for Asheville City Council or Buncombe County commissioner.
Republican state Rep. Tim Moffitt has filed legislation that would seize Asheville’s water system, turning control over to the Metropolitan Sewerage District. Asheville City Council member Bill Russell, who also sits on the MSD board, said Moffitt didn’t inform either body before proposing the legislation.