State Rep. Tim Moffitt promised a business group Friday that he has no interest in privatizing the city’s water system, a belief that has taken on momentum in recent weeks.Read the full article
But in an interview later, the freshman lawmaker also called odds that Asheville would be stripped of control over the the water system “50-50.” Control over delivering water and setting rates could go to another agency not under the city’s direction, he said.
Moffitt has often clashed with city officials over the water system and other issues, and he has supported the idea of businesses taking over some government functions.
The south Buncombe County Republican spoke about the highly charged water system issue and other legislative work during a meeting of the conservative Council of Independent Business Owners at Biltmore Square Mall. ...