#3440     John Dinyari     Feb 15, 2013     Durham, NC

#3439     Carol Wilson     Feb 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

Stop this theft of Asheville's water system, please.

#3438     lawrence     Feb 13, 2013     Leicester, NC

#3437     theresa oursler     Feb 13, 2013     asheville, NC

Please let Asheville keep its water

#3436     Carlye Hendershot     Feb 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3435     Ninian Beall     Feb 13, 2013     Durham, NC

Do not steal from the people.

#3434     Catherine Starkweather     Feb 12, 2013     Durham, NC

#3433     Jannice Ashley     Feb 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3432     Danny Ellis     Feb 10, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3431     Keith Shatrau     Feb 10, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3430     Shari Cohen     Feb 10, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3429     Ralph Hart     Feb 9, 2013     Durham, NC

#3428     Semia Beck     Feb 9, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3427     Cathleen Humphrey     Feb 9, 2013     Mills River, NC

This issue is so wrong that a petition effort should not be necessary. Shame on the legislator who came up with this!

#3426     Gail Rhodes     Feb 9, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3425     Denise Mills     Feb 8, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3424     John Monguillot     Feb 8, 2013     Boone, NC

#3423     Tricia Maloney     Feb 8, 2013     Durham, NC

#3422     Rebecca Board     Feb 8, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#3421     vera johnson     Feb 7, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3420     Howard Machtinger     Feb 7, 2013     Durham, NC

Our water is precious and belongs to all of us. Our government should represent us, not dispossess us.

#3419     Page McCullough     Feb 6, 2013     Durham, NC

#3418     M J Parks     Feb 6, 2013     Fletcher,, NC

I live in Buncombe County, outside the Asheville City limits. I am happy with the current arrangement concerning the water system and supply. I resent that others from outside our area could impose their wishes on us.

#3417     Bruce Mitchell     Feb 6, 2013     Durham, NC

This is a matter of life and death, not just politics.

#3416     Sharon Fowler     Feb 6, 2013     Durham, NC

#3415     Stan Coleman     Feb 5, 2013     Charlotte, NC

#3414     Pat LeGrand     Feb 5, 2013     Clayton, NC

We don't need to waste or pollute our water by using it for fracking. Fracking can also cause earthquakes as it did in Colorado years ago and they stop when fracking stopped.

#3413     jay s. gertz     Feb 5, 2013     alexander, NC

#3412     Linda Glitz     Feb 5, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3411     Ed Salter     Feb 5, 2013     Garner, NC

#3410     James Ellis     Feb 5, 2013     Durham, NC

#3409     Pearl     Feb 5, 2013     High Point, NC

We trust you, in your major govern-mental roles to make the best decisions the interest of all the people!

#3408     Sarah Bolognesi     Feb 5, 2013     Durham, NC

#3407     Karen Read     Feb 5, 2013     Durham, NC

Putting wolves in the henhouse is all we'll get with privatization.

#3406     James Burke     Feb 4, 2013     Seattle, WA

My parents were Charlotte, NC residents for 33 years, and my brother's family live in Asheville. The NC State legislature should have no right to take this action!

#3405     Yvonne Hawley-Wall     Feb 4, 2013     McKinney, TX

#3404     Laura Chesnut     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3403     Randall Sluder     Feb 4, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3402     Lisa Wise     Feb 4, 2013     chapel hill, NC

#3401     Ashley Frohlich     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3400     William David Austin     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3399     Tobin Freid     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3398     Sandra Leahsong     Feb 4, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#3397     Michael Whitley     Feb 4, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3396     Ann Dennett     Feb 4, 2013     new market, AL

#3395     Diane Wiggins     Feb 4, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3394     Christina Merrill     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3393     Tara Britt     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3392     Sally Weil     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3391     Mary Evers     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3390     Amanda Jewett     Feb 4, 2013     Garner, NC

#3389     Curt Rask     Feb 4, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3388     Kristin Emery     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3387     Susan Burns     Feb 4, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#3386     Sarah     Feb 4, 2013     Raleigh, NC

Please don't frack - There hasn't been enough scientific research to do such a potentially devastating activity.

#3385     Ana Pardo     Feb 4, 2013     Raleigh, NC

Besides being just plain wrong, this is incredibly unAmerican.

#3384     Katharine Jarrell     Feb 4, 2013     Washington, NC

#3383     Aaron Hawkins     Feb 4, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3382     Rhonda Bangert     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

Please protect our clean water.

#3381     Eric Calhoun     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3380     charles Kinney     Feb 4, 2013     asheville, NC

PLease Stop Before another tragedy is committed against our lands ant peoples

#3379     Suzie Dollar     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

NO!!!!!

#3378     Meghan Griffith     Feb 4, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3377     Julia Hartsell     Feb 4, 2013     Carrboro, NC

#3376     scott zekanis     Feb 4, 2013     garner, NC

This is a raping of the citizens of NC.

#3375     Paula Childers     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3374     Alice     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3373     Elisabeth Jezierski     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

This lookis like a dangerous political football to me. It could open the door the mandated fracking which poisons the groundwater , soild and the air we breathe.

#3372     Aile Shebar     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3371     Ryan Shackleton     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3370     Ann Whitley     Feb 4, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3369     Laura Alonso     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3368     Sarah Marcinko     Feb 4, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3367     Thomas Higgins     Feb 4, 2013     Hillsborough, NC

#3366     Jennifer sain     Feb 4, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3365     Frances Foster     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3364     Joanne Andrews     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3363     Charles Nickelson     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

#3362     Courtney Fincher     Feb 4, 2013     Mars Hill, NC

#3361     Larry Tollen     Feb 4, 2013     Durham, NC

Many of you campaign on the platform of smaller Government and local control. Yet just weeks after assuming office you're ready to assume you know better than local officials and apparently have no problem taking what isn't yours. If you want your jobs more than one election cycle, don't do it.

#3360     Sandra R. Murray     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3359     Marybeth Dugan     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3358     Jeanette Stokes     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3357     Wendy Jacobs     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3356     Carol Simpson     Feb 3, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#3355     Caitlin Murray     Feb 3, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3354     George Seman     Feb 3, 2013     Marion, NC

I thought we lived in a Democracy. Was I wrong?

#3353     Stephen Jaffe     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3352     Darlene Wood     Feb 3, 2013     Benson, NC

#3351     Edward B. Fiske     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3350     Kelly Jarrett     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3349     C Bryan Koon     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3348     Al and Karen Crumbliss     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3347     Barbara Council     Feb 3, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#3346     Helen Wolfson     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3345     Robert Gross     Feb 3, 2013     Burnsville, NC

#3344     Dana ward     Feb 3, 2013     Alexander, NC

#3343     Tikki Foy     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3342     Gail Marsh     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3341     Risa Foster     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

I oppose this force and I am a regular voter.

#3340     Ed Ragsdale     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3339     joe dofflemyer     Feb 3, 2013     weaverville, NC

I am opposed to any legislation that forces the transfer of any local government infrastructure systems or assets to another city or entity, or to restrict or eliminate the ability of a locality to operate a municipal enterprise directed by elected officials for the benefit of city taxpayers and ratepayers.

#3338     Alexander Perez     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3337     Christina Perez     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3336     Arden Kirkman     Feb 3, 2013     whitsett, NC

why? was there some problem?

#3335     Kathleen Thurston-Lighty     Feb 3, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3334     Robert Thurston-Lighty     Feb 3, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3333     Becky     Feb 3, 2013     Candler, NC

#3332     Rebecca Walsh     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3331     Wendy Edds     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3330     Maureen Kurtz     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3329     Cassandra Brody     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

Please let local governments control their own water sources without state interference!!!

#3328     Elaine Robbins     Feb 3, 2013     Marshall, NC#3327     paul gallimore     Feb 3, 2013     leicester, NC

#3326     Melanie S. Eberhart     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3325     Margie Stewart     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3324     Michele Bustamante     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3323     Lisa Mandle     Feb 3, 2013     Marshall, NC

#3322     mike     Feb 3, 2013     asheville, NC

End the greed!

#3321     Jim Stivers     Feb 3, 2013     durham, NC

Please let local governments control their own water sources without state interference.

#3320     Nancy MacLean     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

As a scholar of public policy, I am shocked to see North Carolina moving in such an ill-informed and dangerous direction.

#3319     Thomas O'Neal     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3318     Esther Bent     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3317     Julia Jessop     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3316     Margaret Nordstrom     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3315     Hardee Klitzman     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

I thought Republicans were for smaller government...

#3314     Carl Kenney     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

#3313     Sandra Ogburn     Feb 3, 2013     Durham, NC

Teh water system in any community should be under the control of that community - and not a private enterprise. Water is a necessity not a luxory. How that water is protected is and should remain under the purvue of the local elected officials - who are directly accountable to the users - and RATEPAYERS - of the water system. Taking control away from the local jurisdiction - and those who have paid for the capital costs of installing, treating, maintaining and protecting that system - is an unconscionable abuse of power by those proposing to usurp local control. This should be stopped right now.

#3312     Jerry     Feb 3, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3311     A Hansen     Feb 3, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3310     Chuck Marsh     Feb 3, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

This is wrong headed behavior on the NCGA's part. Do you want the federal government treating NC the way you are trying to treat Asheville?

#3309     Diane Cerce     Feb 3, 2013     Asheville, NC

the people voted on this issue in November 2012. we live in a democracy.

#3308     Michael Bacon     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

#3307     Michael Pugh     Feb 2, 2013     Carrboro, NC

#3306     melinda sherrill     Feb 2, 2013     Lincolnton, NC

#3305     Cindi Quay     Feb 2, 2013     Asheville, NC

Everything listed in the Petition Statement!!

#3304     Gregory Bower     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

#3303     David Harris     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

Please don't support force taking of municipal water systems.

#3302     Alison Colberg     Feb 2, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3301     Karen Gray     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

#3300     Dennis C Stacey     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

As if our Legislature didn't have enough to do in this dire time for our state. At this rate, legislators who foster such initiatives will certainly mobilize opposition that will eventually thwart them.

#3299     Douglas J Roach     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

Is there NOTHING you people will not sell to the highest bidder? How dare you sell MY FAMILY'S water to line your own pockets!

#3298     Mary Sewell     Feb 2, 2013     DURHAM, NC#3298     Mary Sewell     Feb 2, 2013     DURHAM, NC

#3297     George Six     Feb 2, 2013     Horse Shoe, NC

#3296     Tara Blomquist     Feb 2, 2013     Jamestown, NC

This is an outrage! Every human being in the state should be against this.

#3295     will Wilson     Feb 2, 2013     durham, NC

#3294     Karin Ferguson     Feb 2, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#3293     Lesley Landis     Feb 2, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#3292     Jeffrey Starkweather     Feb 2, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#3291     Kate Fellman     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

#3290     carolyn Arrington     Feb 2, 2013     Battleboro, NC

#3289     Carter Jewell     Feb 2, 2013     Wilmington, NC

#3288     patti eckard     Feb 2, 2013     greensboro, NC

#3287     Bruce Roach     Feb 2, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3286     Charlie Wallin     Feb 2, 2013     Boone, NC

#3285     Bob Etheridge     Feb 2, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3284     Christopher Sgro     Feb 2, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#3283     Ken Sunshine     Feb 2, 2013     High Point, NC

#3282     Roy Smith Jr     Feb 2, 2013     New Bern, NC

#3281     Louis Forrisi     Feb 2, 2013     Siler City, NC

#3280     Martha Girolami     Feb 2, 2013     Apex, NC

#3279     Anna Gerow     Feb 2, 2013     Elon, NC

#3278     Anderson Miler     Feb 2, 2013     candler, NC

#3277     Vibhav Kollu     Feb 2, 2013     Concord, NC

#3276     Matt Newton     Feb 2, 2013     Charlotte, NC

#3275     C.C. DeSouza     Feb 2, 2013     Burlington, NC

#3274     Robert Stidd     Feb 2, 2013     Wilmington, NC

#3273     Constance L. Chen     Feb 2, 2013     Burlington, NC

#3272     Constance Green-Johnson     Feb 2, 2013     Charlotte, NC

#3271     ingrid nurse     Feb 2, 2013     concord, NC

#3270     Patricia B. Anthony     Feb 2, 2013     Clayton, NC

#3269     Anne Carter     Feb 2, 2013     Summerfield, NC

#3268     Steven Mann     Feb 2, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3267     Charles Penland     Feb 2, 2013     Hayesville, NC

#3266     James Chavis     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

Comment

#3265     Vivian McCoy     Feb 2, 2013     Durham, NC

Don't do this!

#3264     mary     Feb 1, 2013     asheville, NC

#3263     graham duvall     Feb 1, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#3262     Jane Grossman     Feb 1, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#3261     Elizabeth Swift     Feb 1, 2013     Sylva, NC

Crazy!

#3260     Mary McGlauflin     Feb 1, 2013     Maggie Valley, NC

#3259     Janna w Davis     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3258     Robert C. Sullivan     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3257     Gaia Boyd     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3256     daniele     Feb 1, 2013     bat cave, NC

#3255     nateo childress     Feb 1, 2013     weaverville, NC

#3254     Bette Jackson     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3253     Doug Barlow     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3252     Ric Zeller     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3251     Sara Kinney     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3250     Adams Wood     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3249     David Robertson     Feb 1, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3248     Nalda Rodriguez     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3247     Keith McDade     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3246     Ruth Nicholson     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3245     Laurel Wells     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3244     Victoria David     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3243     J. Michael newman     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3242     Harold Dennis     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3241     Barbara Jane Harden Jones     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3240     Shelley Stottlemyer     Jan 31, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3239     Georgia Caldwell     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is our most important resource. Don't let others control it, PLEASE!

#3238     Kristen Allen     Jan 31, 2013     28801, NC

#3237     Grace Harrison     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3236     Lisa Sarasohn     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3235     Samantha Orui     Jan 31, 2013     13209355, Brazil

#3234     Dave Metz     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3233     Mattick Frick     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3232     Jolene Mechanic     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3231     Laura Edmonds     Jan 31, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#3230     Torin Kexel     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3229     Courtney Smith     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3228     Cynthia sims     Jan 31, 2013     Fletcher, NC

#3227     Lori King     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

Clean and accessible water is the most important resource for maintaining life. If we allow others to control our water we allow them to control our lives.

#3226     Reverand Anyaa McAndrew     Jan 31, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3225     Kim Millner     Jan 31, 2013     Kernersville, NC

#3224     Nancy Orban     Jan 30, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3223     William     Jan 30, 2013     Arden, NC

#3222     Evelyn Herron     Jan 30, 2013     Asheville, NC

I do not think MDS will be beneficial in handling the water supply of our area and keeping us (the cusomer) First in operating their business.

#3221     William A Weeks     Jan 30, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3220     Karen Bartlett     Jan 30, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#3219     Janice Sitton     Jan 30, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3218     Rev. Dennis R. M. Teall-Fleming     Jan 29, 2013     Arden, NC

#3217     Darryl Hansome     Jan 29, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3216     marsha rubin     Jan 29, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3215     David Liddle     Jan 29, 2013     Banner Elk, NC

#3214     Jack Manning     Jan 29, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3213     Dorothy Griffith     Jan 29, 2013     Linville, NC

#3212     B. S. Hoots     Jan 29, 2013     Banner Elk, NC

Local governments best understand their needs and best land/water use for it's citizens. No other entity should have control outside of them selves. This would set a horrible precedence!!!!

#3211     Kerry G.     Jan 29, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3210     TRAVIS CAGLE     Jan 29, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3209     adam b. caddick     Jan 28, 2013     asheville, NC

how dare you even consider seizing the water supply !

#3208     Susan Merrill     Jan 28, 2013     Leicester, NC

#3207     Robert H. Vorsteg     Jan 28, 2013     WINSTON-SALEM, NC

#3206     Lauren     Jan 28, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3205     Tommy Casey     Jan 28, 2013     Mount Airy, NC

#3204     ELAINE CURRY     Jan 28, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3203     Sue B. Medlin     Jan 27, 2013     Asheboro, NC

#3202     William W. Medlin     Jan 27, 2013     Asheboro, NC

#3201     Katie Hill     Jan 26, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3200     Mathew Walker     Jan 26, 2013     Asheville, NC

This must be delt with!

#3199     Paul Williamson     Jan 26, 2013     Asheville, NC

The proposed taking of the Asheville water system is just plan dumb! There is no benefit to anyone, just loss to Asheville. As Republicans, you are supposed to respect and support local control, not impose central government control over local authorities! I will have to reconsider my republican roots if this goes through.

#3198     Carlton Craig     Jan 26, 2013     Asheville, NC

Hey! everyone know that local gov'ts can make the best most efficient decisions for their locality and constituents. Stop increasing federal and state control!

#3197     Shannon Rose     Jan 26, 2013     Asheville, NC

I oppose relinquishing Asheville's (my) water system to MSD or to any other entity.

#3196     linda hemstreet     Jan 26, 2013     asheville, NC

#3195     Barbara Boles     Jan 25, 2013     Weaverville, NC

Please support the water rights of the people of Asheville and Buncombe County, and do not force the transfer of our water supply. This would be undemocratic, and unfair to the people of our district.

#3194     Monica Heiser     Jan 25, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#3193     Sally Broughton     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

Leave our water alone!!

#3192     Carl Lombardi     Jan 25, 2013     Winston-Salem, NC

#3191     Lynn     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3190     Stephen L Blake     Jan 25, 2013     Clemmons, NC

To the corporate sycophants that have taken over the NC state government: The people of NC do NOT want their schools, roads, mineral rights & water supplies privatized and given over to the Wall St banksters. Your overreach is both anti-democratic and un-American. Corporations are NOT people.

#3189     Renee Kirzner     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3188     Miguel Alatorre     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3187     Laura Taylor     Jan 25, 2013     Candler, NC

#3186     Paul Rosenberg     Jan 25, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

Appalling.

#3185     Sally and Alan Hirsh     Jan 25, 2013     WinstonSalem, NC

#3184     Gina     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3183     Mark Harris     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

The General Assembly will be setting a dangerous precedent by forcing the transfer of local assets by the state legislature. The Asheville City water system is well-run. The residents of Asheville, the Asheville City Council, and the Buncombe County commissioners are opposed to the transfer. This is not just an Asheville problem, it's a North Carolina problem. I am a native-born North Carolinian and have never seen anything like this before from our state legislators. Please do not allow a minority of spiteful legislators to govern in such an irresponsible manner. Our entire state will be harmed if this legislation passes.

#3182     Alicia McNabb     Jan 25, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

Please Protect our Water from State Takeover! Water will be our most sought after natural resource in years to come. I have been a citizen of WNC for my entire life, please VOTE NO on State Takeover!

#3181     Tom Athos     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

I am happy with the currant local control of our water.Why change it?

#3180     JONATHAN WISHON     Jan 25, 2013     Winston-Salem, NC

#3179     Helen Livingston     Jan 25, 2013     Laurinburg, NC

#3178     James R Talley     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

Leave the ownership of the Water System with the city.

#3177     Lucille Goddard     Jan 25, 2013     Carolina Beach, NC

#3176     Leila Saylors     Jan 25, 2013     Candler, NC

Why would the NCGA want to seize city water resources? This stinks of a hidden agenda. Make the right decision and stop this proposal in its tracks; end the fracking in our ancient mountains, have respect for our natural environment and protect its inhabitants, which include us!

#3175     Jim Johnson     Jan 25, 2013     Asheville, NC

Leave our water alone.

#3174     lee derus     Jan 25, 2013     asheville, NC

#3173     CINDY SULLIVAN     Jan 25, 2013     asheville, NC

STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!

#3172     Lawson Millner     Jan 24, 2013     Kernersville, NC

The environment is not worth what you gain from fracking.

#3171     Barbara Lynch     Jan 24, 2013     Takoma Park, MD

#3170     K     Jan 24, 2013     Ambler, PA

#3169     Jesenia     Jan 24, 2013     Pittsburg, NC

I believe that it is a horrible process that can harm the enviornment and the people who live near the sites.

#3168     Vickie Chandler     Jan 24, 2013     Angier, NC

#3167     Toni Nelson     Jan 24, 2013     Asheville, NC

This should be a decision for Asheville residents and officials who they elect.

#3166     Deborah Burger     Jan 24, 2013     Sanford, NC

#3165     Pam Granger Gale     Jan 24, 2013     Asheville,, NC

#3164     Janis     Jan 24, 2013     Danbury, NC

#3163     Tricia Pearson     Jan 24, 2013     Candler, NC

#3162     Keely puricz     Jan 24, 2013     Sanford, NC

#3161     Marcy     Jan 24, 2013     Oak Ridge, NC

#3160     Greg Hils     Jan 24, 2013     Rutherfordton, NC

#3159     Alex Brenner     Jan 24, 2013     asheville, NC

trying to underhandedly steal water from the citizens is as crooked as it gets

#3158     Garrett Lagan     Jan 24, 2013     bryson city, NC

#3157     Amanda Clark     Jan 24, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#3156     Paula Applegate     Jan 24, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#3155     susan gonzalez     Jan 24, 2013     Walnut Cove, NC

This is morally wrong. Governor you have gone too far! You will go down in history as being the ruination of a beautiful state. This is shameful and corrupt.

#3154     David Lambert     Jan 24, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#3153     Melissa Manning     Jan 24, 2013     Whispering Pines, NC

Please don't allow fracking. We need clean water!!!

#3152     geraldine collins     Jan 24, 2013     sylva, NC

IAM OPPOSED TO THE FORCED TAKING OF MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEMS & NO FRACKING ANYWHERE!

#3151     Charlotte Rau     Jan 24, 2013     Fort Campbell, KY

selling our drinking water to the highest bidder wont give you a hiding place when its all said and done...your actions and disregard for the people follow you everywhere you go. the people wont forget. i will forever be against fracking and any exemption to the clean water/air act. water is not a commodity, it is essential to life its self.

#3150     Christine Chaplik     Jan 24, 2013     LIBERTY, NC

#3149     Brenda Case     Jan 24, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3148     Amy Pulliam     Jan 24, 2013     Siler City, NC

#3147     Denise Carman     Jan 24, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#3146     Davic C Mace     Jan 24, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

Stop all privatization od public resources.!!!

#3145     Lea Kiger     Jan 24, 2013     Winston-Salem, NC

Watersheds, aquifers and all of North Carolina's drinking water needs to be protected and not be sold to the highest bidder. I am opposed to any takovers of our water of any sort by any company involved in natural gas fracturing (fracking) or other governmental entity. Thank you for your time.

#3144     Matt Bumgarner     Jan 24, 2013     Hickory, NC

Comment

#3143     Ni     Jan 24, 2013     charlotte, NC

#3142     Rodney Apple     Jan 24, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3141     Troy Simpson     Jan 24, 2013     Durham, NC

#3140     Mr. & Mrs. Raphael Strivelli     Jan 24, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#3139     Susan Garrett     Jan 24, 2013     Asheville, NC

Thank you in advance for honoring the wishes of your electorate.

#3138     Amy Kemp     Jan 24, 2013     Asheville, NC

The state's determination to take control of Asheville's water supply is clearly reflective of a "big government" approach. Interestingly enough we have a Republican-controlled legislature, which claims to be against big government. It is further validation of the lack of ethics of this party.

#3137     Rob Levy     Jan 23, 2013     leicester, NC

#3136     Jennifer     Jan 23, 2013     Arden, NC

#3135     Nina A. Lantis     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3134     Dennis Stines     Jan 23, 2013     ALEXANDER, NC

#3133     Pam Wright     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3132     m.h. churney     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville,, NC

I'm in agreement with the petition statement! I'm angry at elected officials who are there to "protect" we the people, abuse their power to do damage and oppose our wishes. Enough!

#3131     Henrietta Dedyn     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

We do fine without interference from Raleigh-seems like you have enough to do w/o stepping into a local affair!

#3130     Richard Fort     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

Note to NCGA: please do not do this. It will come back to haunt you.

#3129     Richard Thomas Edinger II     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

Losing control over our water would only affect our local economy by hurting the budding beer industry our city has come to rely on.

#3128     Michele Denise     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

NO!

#3127     Steve Hartley     Jan 23, 2013     Alexander, NC

#3126     Brian Grasso     Jan 23, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3125     William Bridges     Jan 22, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3124     Laura Piraino     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3123     Lauris Liljestrand     Jan 22, 2013     BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

#3122     Cynthia Thornton     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NE

#3121     Constance Engle     Jan 22, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#3120     Mishelle Greel     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3119     Ben Kennedy     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3118     diana cota     Jan 22, 2013     Fairview, NC

#3117     charlie Froelich     Jan 22, 2013     Marshall, NC

#3116     Sarah Milone     Jan 22, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#3115     MARJORIE S. MARTIN     Jan 22, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#3114     Tonya Cerce     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3113     Robert Brady     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3112     Jay S. Marlow     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

I thought Republicans were supposed to be against Big Government! How is Raleigh meddling in the affairs of a local water system not Big Government at its worst?

#3111     Ina Alexander     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3110     Barbara Cerridwen     Jan 22, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#3109     Charles Jansen     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

This sets a very bad precedent for a Republican-controlled legislature supposedly focused on less government intrusion and/or "smaller government."

#3108     Meredith Brooks     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3107     julie weatherly     Jan 22, 2013     asheville,, NC

#3106     Marcus Renner     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3105     Shanti McKinnie     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

The proposed sale of Asheville's water system is not in the best interest of the citizens; in fact, it is to our detriment. Oppose the sale!

#3104     Macon Foscue     Jan 22, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#3103     eleanore richards     Jan 22, 2013     candler, NC

#3102     thaddeus r rude     Jan 22, 2013     asheville, NC

#3101     John Boyd     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

I will actively work to unseat any elected official who supports this illegal legislation that is outside of state authority.

#3100     Tracy Davids     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3099     Jo Hogan     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

Our water belongs to us!

#3098     Erin Doyle     Jan 22, 2013     Leicester, NC

#3097     Phaydra Hunt     Jan 22, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#3096     Madeline Parker     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3095     Thomas Knaust     Jan 22, 2013     asheville, NC

#3094     Suzanne     Jan 22, 2013     Candler, NC

#3093     Harriet Detweiler     Jan 22, 2013     Leicester, NC

I am opposed to any legislation that forces the transfer of any local government infrastructure systems or assets (in this case Asheville's 20,000 acre pristine watershed) to another city or entity, or to restrict or eliminate the ability of a locality to operate a municipal enterprise directed by elected officials for the benefit of city taxpayers and ratepayers.

#3092     John Erwin     Jan 22, 2013     Candler, NC

so much for Republicans' hatred of "Big Government". What utter hypocrisy.

#3091     Claire Cannon     Jan 22, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#3090     Ryan Cannon     Jan 22, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#3089     Trish Howey     Jan 22, 2013     Leicester, NC

#3088     Laura LaFleur     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3087     Amy     Jan 22, 2013     Asheville, NC

What happened to the values of local govt? I do not trust the interests of non local parties with our water.

#3086     Molly Moore     Jan 21, 2013     Vilas, NC

#3085     Jason Anderson     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3084     michael ismerio     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville,, NC

#3083     Morgan Markowitz     Jan 21, 2013     asheville, NC

#3082     Hope Taylor     Jan 21, 2013     Stem, NC

#3081     Hubert C. Duncan     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3080     Laura ward     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville n.c., NC

#3079     Olivia Singleton     Jan 21, 2013     Durham, NC

One of the key attributes of Asheville, NC is its excellent water supply, which is due to its vigilance to its watershed. This needs to be maintained by the Asheville municipality alone. Keep it local and secure!

#3078     Kit Wienert     Jan 21, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#3077     paul thompson     Jan 21, 2013     asheville, NC

#3076     Linda Tatsapaugh     Jan 21, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

This feels like a throwback to feudal times when towns didn't actuallly have any power. It is clearly politically-motivated and we the voters will remember.

#3075     Julie Thompson     Jan 21, 2013     Boone, NC

#3074     lawrence hartje     Jan 21, 2013     nebo, NC

#3073     Curtiss P. Martin     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3072     Mellanie @ David Coates     Jan 21, 2013     asheville, NC

#3071     Jon Fillman     Jan 21, 2013     Arden, NC

#3070     Patricia Gonzales     Jan 21, 2013     Greensboro, NC

Why are you so set on DESTROYING North Carolina? This is a beautiful State with so much to offer along with the tourist attractions, if it's destroyed what will we have to show for it? NOTHING IS WHAT! Stop the forced Pooling and the FRACKING of North Carolina. Unless of course you're not proud of the State and all it has to offer!

#3069     David Sweatt     Jan 21, 2013     asheville, NC

#3068     Carol Swing     Jan 21, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#3067     Joan Chesick     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3066     Robin Gregory     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3065     tristi DeBlander     Jan 21, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#3064     F. Marie Haulenbeek     Jan 21, 2013     Garner, NC

#3063     Gretchen Horn     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3062     James Judd     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3061     Gerald E. Sigmon     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3060     Matthew Jabs     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

God has ordained you in power. Stand up for what is right.

#3059     gay wilson     Jan 21, 2013     wilmington, NC

Water belongs to the people

#3058     Brenda Pike     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NE

#3057     Teresa Brugh     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3056     Sue Sides     Jan 21, 2013     FAIRVIEW, NC

I share water with my neighbors but if one of us wanted to control the water, THAT would be unconscionable.

#3055     Monique Crook     Jan 21, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#3054     Kimberly D.Brown     Jan 21, 2013     Arden, NC

#3053     Diane Volkers     Jan 21, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#3052     Karrie Hendrix     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3051     James Batron     Jan 21, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3050     Sheri Ryan     Jan 20, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#3049     Greta     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3048     Linda Burke     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3047     Marshall Tyler     Jan 20, 2013     Oriental, NC

Water is more valuable than oil. Treat it as such.

#3046     suzzanne williams     Jan 20, 2013     highlnads, NC

#3045     Neva Duncan Tabb     Jan 20, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#3044     Meghan Montgomery     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NE

#3043     Joan Lemire     Jan 20, 2013     Pisgah Forest, NC

#3042     Richard Bury     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3041     Constance Lombardo     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3040     Brian Johnson     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

Let's keep our water our own!

#3039     hubert gilgenbach     Jan 20, 2013     asheville, NC

we'll keep our water, thank you very much

#3038     Robert Gale     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3037     Jeanne Rhea     Jan 20, 2013     Sanford, NC

#3036     montie hamby     Jan 20, 2013     Winston-Salem, NC

I am opposed to coulding of local issues with state legislation

#3035     Ann Bury     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3034     Anne Holdsworth     Jan 20, 2013     Mars Hill, NC

#3033     Glenn Liming     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3032     Deborah DeStefano     Jan 20, 2013     Los Angeles, CA

#3031     Mary Hugenschmidt     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

I am stunned that our state legislative body would presume to transfer the water system developed, maintained, and financed by a local government , duly elected by the tax paying citizens whose resources- including mine- support and maintain that system.

#3030     Catherine Keckeley     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3029     Elizabeth Donelan     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3028     Mary Bahnson     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3027     Steven Armitage     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3026     Jenell Wright     Jan 20, 2013     WEAVERVILLE, NC

#3025     Linda Kooiker     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3024     Karen miller     Jan 20, 2013     Burnsville, NC

#3023     Christine Aull     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3022     Karen Kellow     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3021     J. Stephen Downey     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3020     Carl Adkins     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

I am definitely opposed to any mandated takeover, especially when no funds are provided to the takeoveree.

#3019     Marianne Newman     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3018     Maria Epes     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3017     Maureen Kampen     Jan 20, 2013     asheville, NC

#3016     gail ashburn     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3015     Linda Barrett knopp     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3014     Betty Mack     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3013     Sally Mundt     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3012     Linda Topp     Jan 20, 2013     Biltmore Lake, NC

If you're a Republican, why would you not push local decisions to local levels of government? If you're a Democrat, you know that all politics is local.

#3011     Mary H Campbell     Jan 20, 2013     asheville, NC

#3010     John Miall, III     Jan 20, 2013     Candler, NC

#3009     David Reeves-Brown     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

Once again, follow the money, both now and after the transfer.

#3008     Melinda F. Brown     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

Letting this happen would be a travesty to the democratic way!

#3007     Mara McLaughlin-Taylor     Jan 20, 2013     Fairview, NC

#3006     Chuck Marsh     Jan 20, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

This is seriously bad news. Since when is it OK for the state to seize resources from local municipalities? I thought Republicans were opposed to big government and favored small government. This action puts a reality check to the lie of small government is good!

#3005     Leah Shapiro     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3004     Chelsea Daystar     Jan 20, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#3003     Roxanne Semon     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#3002     Sue and Ed     Jan 20, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#3001     mary lou kemph     Jan 20, 2013     asheville, NC

#3000     Lou Stewart     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2999     Beth Pilz     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

Don't steal from local governments! Asheville has some of the best water quality in America, with beer brewers thriving and moving to the area, boosting the economy. Don't mess with a good thing! ! !

#2998     Tina     Jan 20, 2013     Durham, NC

#2997     Dana Irwin     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2996     Raymond Wheeler     Jan 20, 2013     Franklin, NC

#2995     jon stines     Jan 20, 2013     alexander, NC

#2994     Rebekah Robinson     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2993     Jeremy Coerper     Jan 20, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#2992     Greg McCoy     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

We're counting on YOU to do the RIGHT thing.

#2991     Kelly Hogan     Jan 20, 2013     Chapel HIll, NC

#2990     James Fernandes     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

4) And I am opposed since a mandated takeover opens the possibility that our water could eventually be sold to private interests. Governor, how would you have reacted as Mayor of Charlotte is the state legislature moved to take over your city's water system despite overwhelming opposition of Charlotte citizens?

#2989     Kevin Caldwell     Jan 20, 2013     Marshall, NC

#2988     Cheryl Morrison     Jan 20, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2987     stephen miller     Jan 20, 2013     swannanoa, NC

#2986     Jodi Clere     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2985     Amy Nammack-Weiss     Jan 20, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#2984     Cameron Brantley     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2983     sandee johnson     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2982     James Biard     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2981     Brett Hopkins     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2980     Bernard Arghiere     Jan 20, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2979     Martha Thomas     Jan 20, 2013     Sylva, NC

#2978     Teresa Van Duyn     Jan 20, 2013     Biltmore Forest, NC

#2977     Charlotte Mizelle     Jan 19, 2013     Mayodan, NC

#2976     Lily Ovadya     Jan 19, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2975     Nancy Fortson     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2974     Linda Redmond     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

It is a horror, a travesty and a disgrace that this is even being considered so that good people of the WNC area have to spend their time dealing with fighting such a god-awful idea! We already voted on this. Stop the madness now!

#2973     Megan D'Haem     Jan 19, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2972     Christopher Berg     Jan 19, 2013     Flat Rock, NC

We do not need future investment in NC Municipality Infrastructure put under a cloud by reassignments of responsibility without transparent and clear goals and purposes.

#2971     LYDIA D SCOTT     Jan 19, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

This is America. What are you thinking? We won't vote for you anymore and may impeach you!

#2970     Olga Pader     Jan 19, 2013     Franklin, NC

#2969     Lois Chazen     Jan 19, 2013     Black Mountain, FL

Honoring our Creator/G-d is showing we TRULY care about the water that was given to us to support our lives and all life!!!

#2968     robert zachary     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NC

#2967     CHARLES M. DENT     Jan 19, 2013     ASHEVILLE, (KENILWORTH), NC

#2966     Deja Lizer     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2965     bill moore     Jan 19, 2013     hendersonville, NC

#2964     Grace Upshaw     Jan 19, 2013     Buies Creek, NC

#2963     Richard Purdy     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2962     Vincent Wrenn     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2961     Kelly Murphey     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2960     Carol Stangler     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2959     joseph hollingsworth     Jan 19, 2013     chapel hill, NC

#2958     Joanie Harrison     Jan 19, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

This legislation does not serve the people.

#2957     Karl Galloway     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2956     Winthrop Southworth     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

On November 6th, the voters overwhelmingly - over 80% - voted to keep our water system under local management. Is our democratic system to be turned into a debacle and the wishes of the voters to be ignored!

#2955     Justin Holt     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2954     Aisha Temple     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2953     Jessica Molina     Jan 19, 2013     Fletcher, NC

#2952     Ryan T Fenton     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2951     Cheyne Mayer     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2950     Matthew Jones     Jan 19, 2013     Broadway, NC

#2949     Holly Baumgartner     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2948     A. Lawrence Fincher     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2947     Zev Friedman     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2946     William May     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2945     Phyllis M Artabasy     Jan 19, 2013     Waynesville, NC

I agree with the petition, water management should be very local

#2944     Will Jones     Jan 19, 2013     Black Mtn., NC

#2943     Amanda Hendler-Voss     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2942     Brian Stanley     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2941     Bill Bazil     Jan 19, 2013     Clemmons, NC

Our state is incapable of running it's own budget. The state MUST remain outside the operation of local utility systems.

#2940     Peter Loewer     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is the worst government steal since the days of The Civil War and Moffit's Raiders.

#2939     Gail Sobel     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2938     Tony DeLuca     Jan 19, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

The privatization of municipal and community wells is a bad idea. The companies don't care about the customers or fixing the infrastructure. It is all about the money. Shame on any legislator that thinks this is a good idea.

#2937     Joscelyn Hill     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, N.C., NC

This is gross inteference of government in the lives of Asheville's citizens.

#2936     Geri Littlejohn     Jan 19, 2013     Weaverville, NC

I feel it is imperative for local voices to be heard. This community is working on a local food policy supported by Asheville city and Buncombe County local governments and citizens. Local food relies on local water.

#2935     sean     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NC

#2934     Brooke S.J     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NC

This is absolutely unethical as well as unconstitutional. It is completely immoral how a select few humans with such avarice feel they control basic life neccessities. There is a severe mental disconnect exposing the fact that they are not at all taking into consideration their decisions affecting the future of human beings let alone of their own offspring.

#2933     jane white     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NC

#2932     Wilma Durpo     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Please listen and act.

#2931     jerome long     Jan 19, 2013     mars hill, NC

#2930     Jim Carillon     Jan 19, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2929     Eliza Hudson     Jan 19, 2013     Seattle, WA

#2928     Chester Sansbury     Jan 19, 2013     Columbia, SC

I own property in western NC and frquently visit the Asheville area. I also have extensive government experience in water quality regulation and related issues. I see no reason to change the water management structure in Asheville and think the proposal to do so has no merit.

#2927     Anna fariello     Jan 19, 2013     Cullowhee, NC

#2926     James Bruce Carroll     Jan 19, 2013     b, NC

#2925     Judy Farrar     Jan 19, 2013     Mount Vernon, WA

#2924     Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin     Jan 19, 2013     Cullowhee, NC

#2923     Linda Ives     Jan 19, 2013     Cashiers, NC

#2922     Nancy Holt     Jan 19, 2013     Mebane, NC

#2921     jesse m switzer     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2920     Laura Graziano     Jan 19, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2919     Kalynn Baker     Jan 19, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#2918     Sheldon Lieberman     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2917     Chris Rigby     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2916     Wilson Stahl     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2915     Kath Taylor     Jan 19, 2013     Aden, NC

#2914     Tracy Kunkler     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2913     S. F. Reed     Jan 19, 2013     Boone, NC

#2912     Roxanne Rodriguez     Jan 19, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2911     cheryl johnson     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NC

#2910     Hilawe Semunegus     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2909     Suzanne Barrett     Jan 19, 2013     Brevard, NC

#2908     Mary Lou Burke     Jan 19, 2013     Candler, NC

#2907     Karen Chappell     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2906     Kay R LoweThis is     Jan 19, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

This is a top issue of importance to us in this area. Most of us are strongly opposed to any transfer or takeover of our water.

#2905     nickki hearn     Jan 19, 2013     boone, NC

#2904     Lavon Page     Jan 19, 2013     Cary, NC

#2903     Heather Mikus     Jan 19, 2013     Marshall, NC

This is outrageous

#2902     Noccalula M. Moon     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Please have respect for this sacred element!

#2901     Bernice Peltier     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Keep control of Asheville's water where it belongs - with the people of Asheville.

#2900     Anita Walling     Jan 19, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2899     Daniel Heyes     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2898     Joe & Kathleen Kasben     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2897     Bill McWhorter     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Thanks

#2896     Pam Nickerson     Jan 19, 2013     CHESAPEAKE, VA

#2895     Joan Byrd     Jan 19, 2013     Cullowhee, NC

#2894     Aaron Johnson     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Do NOT take the water system away from the City of Asheville!

#2893     Anne D. Campbell     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2892     jenna Harrison     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

no one needs to be making decisions about our water except for ourselves once they get their hands on it ,we are screwed

#2891     Diane Stanton     Jan 19, 2013     Lake Junaluska, NC

#2890     DMatz     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2889     John E Callahan     Jan 19, 2013     Boone, NC

Dr. John E. Callahan Prof. Emeritus Geology, ASU

#2888     Nora Daniel     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

this is an outrage, and must be stopped at once.

#2887     karin petersen     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NC

Thanks for hearing my voice!

#2886     Amy Annino     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2885     Heather Stevens     Jan 19, 2013     Whittier, NC

#2884     Royce Clay     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

please don't send me any emails or sign me up to any lists

#2883     Suzanne Carter     Jan 19, 2013     Houston, TX

#2882     Greg Schmidt     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2881     Matthew Hester     Jan 19, 2013     Brevard, NC

#2880     Gingo Scott     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2879     Marcia Greenstein     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2878     Jeff Swain     Jan 19, 2013     Garner, NC

#2877     Carol Wilson     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2876     Dawn Nelson     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2875     Robin van Alstyne     Jan 19, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2874     Chelsie Mitchell     Jan 19, 2013     Boone, NC

#2873     Judith Maglione     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2872     Dup Crosson     Jan 19, 2013     Portland, ME

As a former resident of Asheville and a Mainer who is fighting to put our groundwater in the public trust, I realize the importance of this bill. Please do not allow this forced transfer.

#2871     Ruth Hartzler     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2870     Susan Broadhead     Jan 19, 2013     Barnardsville, NC

#2869     Katherine Murphy     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2868     Rudranath Beharrysingh     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Look to Atlanta for how privatizing "public' water affected them.

#2867     Rebecca Chapman     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2866     Robert Roepnack     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2865     Martha Parry     Jan 19, 2013     Burnsville, NC

#2864     Lin Savage     Jan 19, 2013     Saluda, NC

#2863     Albert Shell     Jan 19, 2013     Blountville, TN

Way too close to my Tennessee Home,... I am Concerned!!.

#2862     Louis Lieb     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2861     Peggy Austin Malone     Jan 19, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

Enough Already! The City voted against this and spoke very loudly, around 83%!

#2860     Jodi Casher     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2859     Kendall Hale     Jan 19, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2858     Susan Presson     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2857     Gail Ely     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2856     Lila Kimsley     Jan 19, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2855     Chad Clinefelter     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2854     LEONIE L MEDART     Jan 19, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

A democracy requires that there is "local" control - hands off!

#2853     Bryan Mitchell     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2852     Elizabeth L. Pou     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2851     Michael Reilly     Jan 19, 2013     Charlottesville, VA

#2850     Tom Gingrich     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2849     B. Frame     Jan 19, 2013     Arden, NC

#2848     kevin johnson     Jan 19, 2013     asheville, NE

#2847     Becky Mojica     Jan 19, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2846     Samuel Hood Chadwick     Jan 19, 2013     Marshall, NC

#2845     Linda Heller     Jan 19, 2013     Beaumont, TX

#2844     Jessica Enzo     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2843     Therese Vick     Jan 19, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2842     Russell Feingold     Jan 19, 2013     Walnut, CA

#2841     Matthew Baldwin     Jan 19, 2013     Asheville, NC

Get your greedy politician hands off of Asheville's water supply.

#2840     Louise Sherman     Jan 19, 2013     Sandy Ridgw, NC

#2839     Dianne Caldwell     Jan 19, 2013     Arden, NC

#2838     Jessica harrington     Jan 19, 2013     Kings park, NY

Although I do not live in Asheville, a good friend of mine does. I support this cause as I do not believe the government should be regulating our water.

#2837     Jan Hutton     Jan 19, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#2836     Debora Meitz     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2835     michael B Malone     Jan 18, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2834     Susan Weeks     Jan 18, 2013     Tazewell, VA

Lived in Asheville for the last 9 years til recently. I do not agree with this move and agree it sets a dangerous precedent for cities.

#2833     Caroline Eastburn     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2832     andrew d. key     Jan 18, 2013     street 25 houston, NC

#2831     Ken Brame     Jan 18, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2830     Yol Swan     Jan 18, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2829     Ron Czecholinski     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC#2828     Hannah Desmond     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2827     alisha goodman     Jan 18, 2013     Woodfin, NC

#2826     Deborah Schnader     Jan 18, 2013     Largo, FL

Although I live in Florida, I was born and raised in North Carolina. Please do not give the key to the hen house to the fox...no good will come of it.

#2825     wendy     Jan 18, 2013     asheville, NC

i firmly stand by the statement made in this petition opposing the water transfer legislation.

#2824     Karen Bearden     Jan 18, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2823     Donna Shawver     Jan 18, 2013     Carolina Beach, NC

#2822     Arthur Flanders     Jan 18, 2013     Indian Trail, NC

Private companies should be forced to sell to municipals at a reasonable price when a municipal can supply water and sewer services at a lower price.

#2821     Jeff Dean     Jan 18, 2013     Telford, TN

#2820     Lauren Stevens     Jan 18, 2013     Marshall, NC

#2819     sam luciano     Jan 18, 2013     west hartford, CT

#2818     john pope     Jan 18, 2013     lake park, FL

#2817     John Leonard     Jan 18, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2816     Omega Wilson     Jan 18, 2013     Mebane, NC

#2815     Guy Sturino     Jan 18, 2013     Virginia Beach, VA

#2814     marilyn gaunt     Jan 18, 2013     asheville, NC

#2813     Michael Jones     Jan 18, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#2812     Fred Koepke     Jan 18, 2013     Ottawa, Canada

#2811     Kathleen Myers     Jan 18, 2013     Skyland, NC

#2810     William Fisk     Jan 18, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#2809     Eric Sootin     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2808     Tom Palumbo     Jan 18, 2013     Tryon, NC

#2807     Shane Paulson     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2806     Tamsyn Markham     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2805     Cynthia Stacey     Jan 18, 2013     Candler, NC

OPPOSED! Luckily I had a very progressive plumber who warned me that this was coming. I AM OPPOSED.

#2804     Marcia     Jan 18, 2013     Flag Pond, TN

#2803     Dylan Ryals-Hamilton     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

Our water system is fine, and we don't want it to be taken from us, especially not for the purposes of privatization.

#2802     Rosemary thorn     Jan 18, 2013     Chapel hill, NC

#2801     Gerry     Jan 18, 2013     arden, NC

#2800     Kate     Jan 18, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2799     Stephen Druesedow     Jan 18, 2013     Durham, NC

#2798     Marshall Hance     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2797     Jessica     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2796     leigh     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

I want to support you with this BUT please don't mail me anything (: Thank you.

#2795     Laurie Lamoreaux     Jan 18, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

I strongly oppose this action.

#2794     Dave Metz     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2793     Kevin S O'Donnell     Jan 18, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

Water is a precious commodity. Let's protect it!

#2792     Alison Colberg     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is outrageous! I also felt there was something very vague and misleading on the ballot about this. Issues like these need to be clear and involve public discussion. Not ok with our water being taken away.

#2791     Benjamin Ambrosino     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2790     John Little     Jan 18, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2789     Marsha Rand     Jan 18, 2013     Weaverville, NC

I strongly oppose this proposed legislation

#2788     Cynn Chadwick     Jan 18, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2787     Karen Mazza     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2786     brandt fuchs     Jan 18, 2013     arden, NC

I strongly oppose this legislation.

#2785     Elizabeth Fitts     Jan 18, 2013     Mills River, NC

#2784     David W Weiss     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2783     Mellissa     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2782     Josh James Starnes     Jan 18, 2013     Mooresville, NC

#2781     Mary Luckhaus     Jan 18, 2013     greensboro, NC

#2780     Mary Haddad-Kuchik     Jan 18, 2013     Raleigh, NC

I strongly oppose this legislation.

#2779     Bryce Kuchik     Jan 18, 2013     Raleigh, NC

I strongly oppose this legislation.

#2778     John Ende     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2777     Sharon Meeker     Jan 18, 2013     Arden, NC

Leave our water alone!

#2776     Judy Rhodes     Jan 18, 2013     Arden, NC

#2775     Traci Smith     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2774     Tracy Cannon     Jan 18, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

Leave our pristine watershed alone...thank you!

#2773     Karen Kotiw     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2772     Justin Cannon     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

KEEP YOUR GREEDY HANDS OFF OUR WATER!!!!!

#2771     Nanette     Jan 18, 2013     Arden, NC

#2770     Lloyd Raleigh     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2769     Ann Karson     Jan 18, 2013     Candler,, NC

I believe this to be a wrong-headed action. Asheville has been a good steward of water in our area since I have lived here the past 20 years. Their reputation then was one reason I came to Asheville. There should be no disruption. Plus this is dictatorship by the state to local authority, based on very minority wishes. I'm in the county, but I support the city on this. And yes, other municipalities beware. This is not a healthy precedent.

#2768     Hali Karla     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2767     Drew Ashworth     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2766     terica luxton     Jan 18, 2013     Sanford, NC

#2765     susanna nieves     Jan 18, 2013     asheville, NC

#2764     carla delangre     Jan 18, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2763     Diana Drinkuth     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2762     Sandi Ford     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2761     Maarten Simon Thomas     Jan 18, 2013     Pittsboro, NC

#2760     deborah bair     Jan 18, 2013     sanford, NC

#2759     Patty Woolf     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2758     Theta Drivon     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2757     Alesha Reardon     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

I DO NOT support state take over of Asheville's water system. Period.

#2756     Loyce Broughton     Jan 18, 2013     Union Mills, NC

#2755     Lori Theriault     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2754     nicole mckeon     Jan 18, 2013     fairview, NC

#2753     Meredith     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2752     Sue Ellen Camden-Lee     Jan 18, 2013     Rutherfordton, NC

I oppose the forced taking of Municipal Water Systems.

#2751     Mary O'Shannon     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2750     Greg Beard     Jan 18, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2749     Terry Collins     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

I'm opposed to this take over

#2748     Rus     Jan 18, 2013     Barnardsville, NC

#2747     Luke Cannon     Jan 18, 2013     Weaverville, NC

This is The most important issue for our household. Please Do Not proceed. Luke Cannon

#2746     Mary Price     Jan 18, 2013     Durham, NC

#2745     Matt Parris     Jan 18, 2013     Candler, NC

#2744     R C Tsiukes     Jan 18, 2013     Charlotte, NC

Private Water is only Good for the Shareholders. Ashe Plantation is an example. Politicians need to work for the citizens (as Directed by Electorate)

#2743     meghan ganser     Jan 18, 2013     asheville, NC

#2742     Scott A. Weir, Ph.D. (Economics)     Jan 18, 2013     Durham, NC

#2741     Brandee Boggs     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2740     Kathy Wolfe     Jan 18, 2013     Statesville, NC

#2739     Tom Wright     Jan 18, 2013     Candler, NC

This bill would mean higher water charges for us, for our own water!

#2738     Mary Kerley     Jan 18, 2013     Pine Hall, NC

#2737     Kristin Keliher     Jan 18, 2013     Alexander, NC

#2736     Jade Brooks     Jan 18, 2013     Durham, NC

#2735     Lawrence Turk     Jan 18, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#2734     Robert Cannon     Jan 18, 2013     Laurel Park, NE

Republicans should leave their hands off municipal enterprises. This goes against their principles.

#2733     Joe Bearden     Jan 18, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2732     Lib Hutchby     Jan 18, 2013     Cary, NC

If a municipality pollutes another municipality, would that be a good reason to legislate such a transfer? As it is, how can we consider ourselves a democracy in NC if the legislature continues to misuse power? Surely, cooperation is preferable to mandates.

#2731     Jack McNeary     Jan 18, 2013     Charlotte, NC

#2730     Grant Mincy     Jan 18, 2013     Candler, NC

This bill would set a precedent affecting other cities throughout the state. It removes local control, disrupts the abilities of local governments to invest in infrastructure improvements, set rates and make other important decisions.

#2729     Susan L D Shamblin     Jan 18, 2013     Morganton, NC

#2728     Jacquelyn Howard     Jan 18, 2013     Atlanta, GA

Protect the health of the planet and its supporters! Do not sell the water or abuse your power to use it at your dismise.

#2727     Martha A. Fawbush     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2726     Karl Katterjohn     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2725     Becky Swensen     Jan 18, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2724     Martha Jackson     Jan 17, 2013     Seattle, WA

This has got to be illegal.

#2723     sage linden     Jan 17, 2013     asheville, NC

#2722     Cameron Donnell     Jan 17, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2721     dougdecarlo     Jan 17, 2013     fairview, NC

#2720     mandie carlson     Jan 17, 2013     asheville, NC

#2719     George T. Lentz     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2718     wendy barnes     Jan 17, 2013     asheville, NC

#2717     Kenneth M Sanchagrin     Jan 17, 2013     Mars Hill, NC

I see this as a Republican power play to harm the City of Asheville which is predominantly Democrat. It will NOT improve water availability to either Asheville or Buncombe Co.

#2716     Chris Spoerer     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2715     Tanya Rose     Jan 17, 2013     BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

#2714     Michael Thaxton     Jan 17, 2013     Winston-Salem,, NC

#2713     Diane Adam     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2712     M. Amtower     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2711     Denise Liberatori     Jan 17, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2710     Alexis Gault     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2709     Caitlin Peters     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2708     Eileen Wilson     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2707     Sabrina Wells     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2706     Michael Tietz     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

We voted no on this legislation. Listen to the constituents. Keep our voice legitimate.

#2705     Gabriel Cortes     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2704     William Meller     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

I can't wait to vote these self serving idiots out of office next time.

#2703     Charlotte Huggins     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2702     mathew ryall     Jan 17, 2013     asheville, NC

#2701     Timothy Cross     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2700     Whitney Husz     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2699     Andra Cagle     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2698     danielle mcclennan     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2697     Bradley Smith     Jan 17, 2013     Banner Elk, NC

#2696     Cheryl Points     Jan 17, 2013     Candler, NC

#2695     Marti Gudmundson     Jan 17, 2013     Caldwell, ID

#2695     Marti Gudmundson     Jan 17, 2013     Caldwell, ID

#2694     DAVE SCHELL     Jan 17, 2013     BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

#2693     Robert Saul Isenberg     Jan 17, 2013     Morehead City, NC

#2692     karin     Jan 17, 2013     asheville, NC

#2691     Galen Kipar     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2690     nikki lee     Jan 17, 2013     elkins park, PA

Water belongs to people, not corporations!!!

#2689     robert seven     Jan 17, 2013     asheville, NC

This is rape. Stop it. Grow up.

#2688     Shelly Mathis     Jan 17, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2687     shawna renee gilmore     Jan 17, 2013     Swannanoa, CA

#2686     Beth Jones     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2685     Leah Webb     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

Stay away from our water! The voters have spoken. 87% of us want Asheville to keep ownership of our water.

#2684     Linda Welsh     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2683     Jessica Tomasin     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2682     April Bindewald     Jan 17, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2681     Daniel Dickens     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2680     Teresa Jamieson     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

I voted against this, and I'm still against this, as most of this community!

#2679     JOHN L HALDANE     Jan 17, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#2678     Jane Maupin     Jan 17, 2013     Taylorsville, NC

#2677     Christa     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

The water belongs to the people of this community. We can manage our resources just fine. Thanks for the offer but no thanks. Have a great day.

#2676     Genevieve Bartlett     Jan 17, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2675     App     Jan 17, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2674     Emily Bernstein     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2673     Christen McNamara     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2672     Ashley P Cooper     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2671     Sally Rhoades     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville,, NC

#2670     Elizabeth O. Elliott     Jan 17, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2669     Monica H. Galloway     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2668     Sharon Butler     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2667     KARL QUISENBERRY     Jan 16, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

Hands off our water!

#2666     Linda Joyce Kush     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

Keep our water in our county

#2665     Bill Chambers     Jan 16, 2013     Candler, NC

#2664     Judy lamb     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2663     Phoebe Gibbs     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2662     Barbara Updike     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

The petition states my feelings perfectly. Thank you for listening.

#2661     Larry Ellis     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2660     John Cobb     Jan 16, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2659     Kim Hughes     Jan 16, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2658     Paul Hunner     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

We are doing a good job managing this resource. Should you proceed with this theft politicians you emphasize that we chose dishonesty over intelligence when we voted. Please bring back our faith in you by not trying to fix something that is not broken.

#2657     Lynn Villa     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2656     Alejandro Cortés     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

Hands OFF Raleigh!!!!!!

#2655     Annelise Ekland     Jan 16, 2013     Bartow, FL

#2654     Kristin Hillegas     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2653     Linda Beals     Jan 16, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2652     Brian Smith     Jan 16, 2013     Biltmore Lake, NC

#2651     Nan Brown     Jan 16, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2650     Elwood Miles     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville,, NC

From what I have been able to learn this move is seemingly politically motivated, not recommended by an independent panel and not presented first to local citizens for approval. Not the way the American process was intended to work..

#2649     Connie Gunter     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

I do not live in the city but I am a recipient of city water. I am very happy with the service and quality of the water as it is. Why take this from our local government?? I thought the republican party was against big government takeovers. Or is this some personal vendetta of one politician? Please leave our water to the local people!

#2648     dawn chitwood     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC#2648     lori canup     Jan 16, 2013     hendersonville, NC

#2647     Emma Goldman     Jan 16, 2013     Dayton, CA

#2646     Wayne E Burgess     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2645     Luis Tamayo     Jan 16, 2013     Plantation, FL

#2644     john florence     Jan 16, 2013     asheville, NC

#2643     MARIEN BRADSHER     Jan 16, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#2642     Christine Kavanagh     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2641     Tony Hauser     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2640     Susan Greene     Jan 16, 2013     asheville, NC

#2639     Terri March     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2638     Susan Bolton     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2637     Veronica Lindsey     Jan 16, 2013     Asehville, NC

#2636     Robin Smith     Jan 16, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2635     Matt Clark     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2634     Nancy K. McGraw     Jan 15, 2013     Etowah, NC

#2633     Joshua Cole     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2632     Paul Conrad     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2631     JIM HILLEGAS     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is clearly the angry white man taking out his frustrations on voters that dislike him......I am speaking of Mofitt - he is a very sore loser or just a loser.

#2630     Pash Galbavy     Jan 15, 2013     Sedona, AZ

#2629     Nancy J. Bass     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2628     milton ohlsen     Jan 15, 2013     fletcher, NC

Not this way!!!!!!

#2627     John Kramer     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2626     Andrew Rose     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, GA

Water is sacred. Love & Gratitude to all!

#2625     Blau, Kathryn     Jan 15, 2013     asheville, NC

#2624     Thomas Lewis Landrum II     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2623     diane     Jan 15, 2013     asheville, NC

#2622     Larry D Manning     Jan 15, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2621     Riku Vaisanen     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2620     Ned Gardiner     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2619     Aaron Grabill     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2618     Greg Mayer     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2617     Nancy Alexander     Jan 15, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2616     Marcella Mulhollem     Jan 15, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

#2615     G.W. Cheney     Jan 15, 2013     Boone, NC

#2614     Al Schlimm     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

We oppose the forced taking of our water system. Please do not do it.

#2613     Kevin     Jan 15, 2013     Candler, NC

#2612     Gregory Remter     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2611     Sonya Friedrich     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville,, NC

#2610     Carol Hillegas     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is a power grab without regard to the greater good of the citizens and taxpayers. This must be stopped!

#2609     Sam Fariss     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

The people of the GOP must remember something. Americans do not like bullies. If the Republicans continue bully people the American people will take their power away from them.

#2608     Maureen M     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2607     Teresa Slye     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2606     Michael McGirr     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2605     Chris Bubenik     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2604     Tiffany Narron     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2603     Steve Busey     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2602     Ellen Pappas     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

I voted for better government, not MORE, INTRUSIVE GOVERNMENT.

#2601     Craig McAnsh     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

This smacks of criminal "Privatization" of our natural resources. This has failed in almost every other attempt in every other municipality in the world. It must be prevented.

#2600     Susan ReMine     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2599     susan creede     Jan 15, 2013     asheville, NC

#2598     Byron Greiner     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is pure theft!

#2597     Jay     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2596     Anne Darling     Jan 15, 2013     Candler, NC

#2595     Sandy Grey     Jan 15, 2013     Mt. Pleasant, NC

#2594     Alice W. Greene     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

If it isn't broke, don't fix it. What is the purpose of all this. Leave it alone. State should not interfere when not neccasary

#2593     DALE WHITE     Jan 15, 2013     Weaverville, NC

Ever since Global Warming is increasingly undeniable, the big political scramble has been for control of water. We as citizens MUST NOT LET OUR OWN WATER BE CONFISCATED BY ANOTHER CITY!!!!! It is signing our own death sentence!! This has happened many places before, and the fight is amping up. If we don't have water we don't have life! We MUST NOT allow this to happen!

#2592     Zachary Kilberg     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2591     olufemi     Jan 15, 2013     asheville, NC

#2590     Hartwell     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2589     yvonne womble     Jan 15, 2013     black mountain, NC

#2588     Ben Scales     Jan 15, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

#2587     Terri David     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2586     Esther Murphy     Jan 15, 2013     Wilmington, NC

#2585     Sarah L.     Jan 15, 2013     SWANNANOA, NC

#2584     Elizabeth Clayton     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

Water is a basic human right.

#2583     Carol Diamond     Jan 15, 2013     Candler, NC

#2582     Ryan Fortner     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2581     Christina Vaughan     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2580     Jan Gillespie     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2579     Greg Holden     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2578     John D. Howell     Jan 15, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2577     Brian Frysinger     Jan 14, 2013     Hendersonville, NC

Respect the voters & the municipality. Leave the water with the city.

#2576     Phyllis Seifert     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2575     Evalina Craven Harwood     Jan 14, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2574     sharon vaughan     Jan 14, 2013     black mountain, NC

#2573     Meredith Leigh Howell     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2572     Kathy Inukai     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2571     Kimberly Kovacs     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2570     dena gettleman     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2569     Terri Wells     Jan 14, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2568     Leah R. Karpen     Jan 14, 2013     \Weaverville, NC

#2567     Shannon Hauck     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2566     Amber Marino     Jan 14, 2013     asheville, NC

#2565     Pat Benfield     Jan 14, 2013     Newton, NC

I am very much opposed to a mandated takeover of the municipal water systems!!!

#2564     Nada M. Barnett     Jan 14, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2563     Stephen W Hudzik     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2562     Rachel King     Jan 14, 2013     Weaverville, NC

I don't live in Asheville but I do work there.

#2561     Irene Mitchell     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2560     Nina Hansen     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2559     Joe Elms     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2558     Tracy Bleeker Weldon     Jan 14, 2013     Fairviw, NC

#2557     SUSAN HENDRICKSON     Jan 14, 2013     GREENSBORO, NC

I ALSO OWN PROPERTY IN ASHEVILLE, MY HOMETOWN.

#2556     JULIE B GILLUM     Jan 14, 2013     Alexander, NC

#2555     Nancy Allen     Jan 14, 2013     Maryville, TN

Although not a North Carolina resident at this time, I have lived there for 15 years and plan on moving back in the next few years.

#2554     Heather Davis     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2553     Harry Lite     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2552     E Jackson Allison Jr MD     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2551     Matthew Neill     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2550     Alexandra Vrtunski     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2549     Adam     Jan 14, 2013     Black mnt, NC

#2548     Steven addington     Jan 14, 2013     Oakdale, MN

#2547     Michelle Smith     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2546     Ann     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2545     nick pallotta     Jan 14, 2013     sylva, NC

#2544     Cameron Kurowski     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2543     Joseph & Kristine Madera     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2542     Rich     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2541     Barbara Laibson     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2540     Theresa Long     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2539     jeanne rowland     Jan 14, 2013     black mountain, NC

#2538     richard horvath     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2537     Joyce Brown     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2536     Margaret H. Kleiber     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

Asheville should maintain control of its water. Transparency should be a core principle of all negotiations.

#2535     Lauren Kolak     Jan 14, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2534     SYLVIA KANNER     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

Petition Statement 1) I am opposed to any legislation that forces the transfer of any local government infrastructure systems or assets (in this case Asheville's 20,000 acre pristine watershed) to another city or entity, or to restrict or eliminate the ability of a locality to operate a municipal enterprise directed by elected officials for the benefit of city taxpayers and ratepayers. 2) I am opposed to any mandated takeover, as it sets a bad precedent for the future of all cities owning and operating municipal assets and undermines the confidence of municipalities to move forward to invest in their systems. 3) I am opposed to any mandated takeover, as it calls into question the authority of state legislatures to arbitrarily transfer assets from one local government entity to another.

#2533     thomas mangino     Jan 14, 2013     asheville, NC

#2532     Lee Barnes     Jan 14, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#2531     Aaron Young     Jan 14, 2013     Chapel Hill, NC

#2530     Janell Kapoor     Jan 14, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2529     Susan Nodurft     Jan 13, 2013     Lumberton, MS

#2528     David and Lynn Opie     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

What is wrong with local control of local facilities? Republicans used to stand for local autonomy, not Big Brother!

#2527     Patrick Berger     Jan 13, 2013     Woodfin, NC

#2526     Sarah     Jan 13, 2013     Fletcher, NC

#2525     John J Kelly     Jan 13, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

A drive to impeach the governor and/or legislators should be considered if this goes forward.

#2524     Mary Love     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2523     Cecilio Perez     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2522     Tyson Gibson     Jan 13, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2521     Sherry Corn     Jan 13, 2013     swannanoa, NC

#2520     Leslie Applewhite     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2519     Jackie Cure     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

1) I am opposed to any legislation that forces the transfer of any local government infrastructure systems or assets (in this case Asheville's 20,000 acre pristine watershed) to another city or entity, or to restrict or eliminate the ability of a locality to operate a municipal enterprise directed by elected officials for the benefit of city taxpayers and ratepayers. 2) I am opposed to any mandated takeover, as it sets a bad precedent for the future of all cities owning and operating municipal assets and undermines the confidence of municipalities to move forward to invest in their systems. 3) I am opposed to any mandated takeover, as it calls into question the authority of state legislatures to arbitrarily transfer assets from one local government entity to another.

#2518     Greg Walker Wilson     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2517     Maria Almodovar     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2516     Mary Lou Vitek     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville,, NC

#2515     Barbara Toth     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2514     amanda mills     Jan 13, 2013     asheville, NC

How can you even contemplate removing control of Asheville"s water from Asheville!????

#2513     Mardi Letson     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2512     Robert Monday     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

First step to privatization. Associating the word pristine with the watershed will soon be a thing of the past. Tim Moffitt payback for Asheville's lack of support for his political ambitions.

#2511     Hugh Stephens     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2510     Jenn Freeze     Jan 13, 2013     Mooresville, NC

#2509     Margaret Miles     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2508     Gail Jolley     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2507     Eleanor Powers     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2506     Marcia Reisman     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

Please DON'T DO THIS!!! The people have voted to NOT do this. You represent the people!!! NO AMOUNT OF $$ IS WORTH THE SELL OUT!

#2505     Alan Kirkpatrick     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2504     Scott Bowers     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2503     erica battle     Jan 13, 2013     candler, NC

#2502     Kristine Madera     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2501     Robert Andrew Love     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2500     David Ledford     Jan 13, 2013     Alexander, NC

#2499     David Rodgers     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2498     MaryJoy Fratianne     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2497     Eric Usher     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2496     Paul Michalove     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2495     Kyle Case     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2494     Linda Swett     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2493     Carrie Woodward     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2492     David Curtis     Jan 13, 2013     Arden, NC

#2491     Edward Ellis     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

Unbelievable crazy state legislators taking local taxpayer assets. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.

#2490     Stan Nachman     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2489     gary Robb     Jan 13, 2013     black Mountain, NC

This action of taking a water system smells of south American water take overs.

#2488     joan grimes     Jan 13, 2013     asheville, NC

#2487     Ellen Kaczmarek     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2486     Barbara Ford     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

This is an unacceptable takeover of this asset of ours.

#2485     Valerie Summers     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2484     Jacqueline Thomas     Jan 13, 2013     Austin, TX

#2483     Doug Johnson     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2482     Eric and Mala Lapp     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

Please stand up for what is right Governor McCrory. Thank You

#2481     Andrew Usher     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2480     Andrea Solomon     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2479     Alisa Hixson     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2478     Leslie Carreiro     Jan 13, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2477     Katrina Usher     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2476     Robyn Cornwell     Jan 13, 2013     Hudson, NC

#2475     Pearl Berman     Jan 13, 2013     Grayslake, IL

#2474     Stacy Eichorst     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2473     linda patterson     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2472     Michal Penniman     Jan 13, 2013     Ashevillle, NC

#2471     Angela Leonard     Jan 13, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2470     Annie Wolfe     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2469     Meri Zaumseil     Jan 13, 2013     Asheville, NC

What happened to democracy?!

#2468     Daniel T van Blaricom     Jan 12, 2013     DurhM, NC

#2467     Frances Kennedy     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2466     Kathleen Usher     Jan 12, 2013     Marshall, NC

We oppose the forced taking of the Asheville Municipal Water Systems. Protect our rights as voters.

#2465     Rita Runnels     Jan 12, 2013     Conover, NC

#2464     tom doyle     Jan 12, 2013     asheville, NC

#2463     Melissa Howarth     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2462     Kate F     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2461     Brandy Laurencelle     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

Brandy Laurencelle

#2460     Deborah Compton     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2459     Carol Faulkenbury     Jan 12, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2458     Linda Wadsworth     Jan 12, 2013     Grass Valley, CA

#2457     Morris Letsinger     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

This water system has worked well for many years. Why change something that is working well and serves the people. The more organizations you have trying to run things hasn't done very well so far. Why try to fix something that isn't broken.

#2456     John A. Chabot     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

Please consider this legislation carefully and in the best interests of the citizens who live in this area

#2455     Marcia Chabot     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2454     cynthia leccese     Jan 12, 2013     asheville, NC

#2453     m l woolley     Jan 12, 2013     asheville, NC

#2452     James Richards     Jan 12, 2013     Nevada City, CA

#2451     Guarionex Delgado     Jan 12, 2013     Nevada City, CA 95959 United States, CA

Water should not be sold for profit and should be held as part of the common.

#2450     sue wilson     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2449     M. L. Lee     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2448     Judith Dearborn     Jan 12, 2013     Arden, NC

#2447     Nancy Musumeci     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2446     Rae Booth     Jan 12, 2013     ASHEVILLE, NC

We have other things that could be imposed i.e. banning one-time usage of plastic containers.

#2445     Kathleen Perry     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2444     Susan Williams     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

I live outside city limits and I oppose the take over of Asheville's water. I believe the city has been a good steward of our water, has protected the purity of the water and will continue to do so. Major & minor breweries have located to our area and brought hundreds of jobs because of the availability of the best and most important ingredient to their businesses. The City of Asheville made this possible, not MSD. I believe the politicians behind this take over have corrupt intentions and are even possibly being bribed to orchestrate this take over. They will be rewarded for their efforts by appointments on boards, private sector jobs, etc. We've seen how this works with corporations procuring other natural resources such as coal, oil, shale and water is more vital than any of those other natural resources.

#2443     Carlos Kennedy     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2442     Deborah B. Monday     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2441     Nicole Miller     Jan 12, 2013     Arden, NC

#2440     Belle Connor     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2439     Dave Taylor     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2438     Karen Tessier     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2437     Clark Brown     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2436     Mary Wortas     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2435     Amy Sims     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2434     JILL HAMMACK     Jan 12, 2013     FAIRVIEW, NC

Do not take our Water!

#2433     Lucy McGillicuddy     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

The General Assembly has some 'splaaainin' to do. Right Desi?

#2432     Shannon Watkins     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

Do not take our water! The MSD is evil!

#2431     Margaret Johnson     Jan 12, 2013     Montreat, NC

#2430     Amy McMinn     Jan 12, 2013     Greensboro, NC

#2429     tania roth     Jan 12, 2013     asheville nc, Barbados

#2428     gary childers     Jan 12, 2013     asheville, NC

#2427     Muriel JELSMA     Jan 12, 2013     BERTHOUD, CO

#2426     Sally Michalove     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2425     Terrence Clark,MD     Jan 12, 2013     Candler, NC, NC

I urge the legislators to refrain from interfering with a well run system and let Asheville continue to locallly manage the water system and the watershed!

#2424     Constance Humphries     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2423     Elyse Kline     Jan 12, 2013     Raleigh, NC

#2422     Jon Rousseau     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2421     anne cortes     Jan 12, 2013     West Ashville, NC

#2420     Ann B. Huffstutter     Jan 12, 2013     Fairview, NC

#2419     David Hildebrand     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2418     Michael Johnson     Jan 12, 2013     Alexander, NC

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

#2417     george Rogers     Jan 12, 2013     sheffield, United Kingdom

#2416     Jenna Collins     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2415     Ivy Gordon     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2414     Bonnie Allan     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2413     Erica Chapman     Jan 12, 2013     Waynesville, NC

#2412     Sharon Martin     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2411     Aric MOussette     Jan 12, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2410     Houston Trousdale     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2409     Martin Conjura     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

Run the business of state and not regional grab of what is not yours!!!!

#2408     ken michalove     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2407     Mark Matthews     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

Entitlement breeds resentment. It's a two-way street, where none of us lives in a vacuum. Drop this ridiculous, greedy notion, or suffer the consequences.

#2406     Karen Boekschoten     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2405     Jeffrey DeCristofaro     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2404     J V Parham     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2403     Roger Hartley     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville NC, NC

Sets a horrible precedent for all cities and counties. A blatant attack on federalism and local culture.

#2402     shannon fields     Jan 12, 2013     asheville, NC

#2401     cindy page     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

No, No, No!

#2400     Robert Lundquist     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2399     Hardy Holland     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2398     Pamela Mumby     Jan 12, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2397     robert broadhead     Jan 11, 2013     Barnardsville, NC

#2396     Barnaby Ohrstrom     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

This is outrageous; I strongly oppose any mandate that takes the control of Asheville's water away from the city!

#2395     Jacquelyn     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2394     Larry R. Sorrells     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2393     Carolyn Smith     Jan 11, 2013     fairview, NC

#2392     James Rogers     Jan 11, 2013     asheville, NC

#2391     Steve Kemble     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2390     Kathryn S. McKeithen     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2389     Tina Roberts     Jan 11, 2013     Wilmington, NC

#2388     Nelson Black     Jan 11, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2387     kiren miller     Jan 11, 2013     asheville, NC

#2386     Tish Mills     Jan 11, 2013     Fletcher, NC

#2385     Anita McCurley     Jan 11, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2384     Robbie J. Williams     Jan 11, 2013     Arden, NC

#2383     Kate Savannah     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2382     Nancy A. Reid     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

Please read this petition carefully and listen to your constituents.

#2381     Laura Fountain     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2380     William Bruce     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2379     Greg Peterson     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2378     Jenny Scruggs     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2377     Sara Seta     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2376     Judith chitwood     Jan 11, 2013     ashevillerdAsheville, NC

#2375     David Ehlert     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

I haven't found anyone in Asheville that understands, or agrees, with this power grab. I say, "If it aint broke, don't fix it!"

#2374     Steve Ensley     Jan 11, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2373     anne dumont cooke     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2372     Carla Hollar     Jan 11, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

This is a ridiculous idea.

#2371     Eva Westheimer     Jan 11, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2370     Pat Hickey     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

I thought Repugs (formally known as Republicans) favored small and limited government. If Repugs attempts to take away Asheville's ownership of its own water system don't constitute strong government practices, I don't know what is! Get an education as well. Oh, I forgot, Repugs would rather live in the 19th century!

#2369     Joann Dare     Jan 11, 2013     Weaverville, NC

#2368     Faith Bradley     Jan 11, 2013     Black Mountain,, NC

#2367     Wilma Procter     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2366     Nur     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2365     helen Yamada     Jan 11, 2013     asheville, NC

#2364     vicki uzzell     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2363     Mirra Price     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2362     Martha Marshall     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

Taking the water system away from City of Asheville Management is not an improvement for users. it is strictly a political move by a member of the NC legislature to prove he has power.

#2361     R.A. Vermill     Jan 11, 2013     Blk Mtn, NC

#2360     Annette Keesee     Jan 11, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2359     Marilyn Wasserman     Jan 11, 2013     Swannanoa, NC

#2358     Patricia Busch     Jan 11, 2013     Alexander, NC

#2357     Carey Buxman     Jan 11, 2013     Ashevile, NC

#2356     Austin Sherrill     Jan 11, 2013     asheville, NC

#2355     John McCollum     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2354     Catherine Figura     Jan 11, 2013     Meriden, CT

#2353     H. Sexton     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2352     Sunny     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

86% equals DEMOCRACY! Let's KEEP IT!

#2351     Eric Luling     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2350     whitney montgomery     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

Please allow the citizens of Asheville to control our water source. We have worked hard to protect it.

#2349     D. Andrew Brown     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2348     Lewis Herron     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2347     Robyn Harrison     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2346     gil calderwood     Jan 11, 2013     weaverville, NC

#2345     Ann Hartzog Hall     Jan 11, 2013     Black Mtn, NC

#2344     J. Peterson     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2343     Juli Hennessee     Jan 11, 2013     Morganton, NC

#2342     ray hearne     Jan 11, 2013     Leicester, NC

#2341     Mora Rogers     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2340     Georgia Malki     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2339     eileen walkenstein     Jan 11, 2013     asheville, NC

#2338     Deborah Whitson     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2337     Aaron Maret     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2336     Kathyrn E Curran     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2335     Jennipher Spector     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2334     Andrea Schroder Hildebrand Knight     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville,, NC

It is unacceptable to remove the oversight and stewardship of this most precious resource from the elected representatives of local citizens who have been operating this municipal enterprise for the benefit of the residents of Asheville.

#2333     Molly Meinhardt     Jan 11, 2013     Black Mountain, NC

#2332     randy marrs     Jan 11, 2013     asheville, NC

#2331     Susan Quinzi     Jan 11, 2013     Arden, NC

Who is behind this? ALEC?

#2330     Lauren Livingston     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

#2329     judi wagner     Jan 11, 2013     WEAVERVILLE, NC

#2328     Constance Mitchell     Jan 11, 2013     Asheville, NC

We voted on this. The citizens voted AGAINST the takeover!

#2327     Joan Mathis     Jan 11, 2013     Arden, NC

#2326         Will Covington         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2325         Marjorie Vestal         Jan 11, 2013         Black Mountain, NC

#2324         Joshua J Mallory         Jan 11, 2013         Council Bluffs, IA

#2323         Lynda Adams         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2322         Phyllis Berman         Jan 11, 2013         Black Mountain, NC

#2321         Jackson Stokes         Jan 11, 2013         Candler, NC

This has "bad idea" written all over it.

#2320         Rachel Sternberg         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2319         Mark Smith         Jan 11, 2013         Candler, NC

#2318         Zachariah         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2317         David Starr         Jan 11, 2013         Honolulu, HI

#2316         Todd Boettcher         Jan 11, 2013         Arden, NC

#2315         Christina Kessinger         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2314         Allison Ruthe Nova         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2313         Sabine Dieringer         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2312         Aaron Spillmann         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2311         Joanne Wallis         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2310         Linda Ferreira         Jan 11, 2013         Arden, NC

#2309         Leslie Y Sharpe         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2308         Kate L.         Jan 11, 2013         Barnardsville, NC

#2307         Tyler         Jan 11, 2013         Swannanoa, NC

#2306         Olivia Terrell         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2305         Pamela A. Rogers         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2304         Paul L. Fleisig         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2303         Sherman Hoover         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2302         Ruth Noble         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2301         Grace Hart         Jan 11, 2013         Murphy, NC

#2300         Gillian Bosonetto         Jan 11, 2013         Woodfin, NC

#2299         Pamela Quattrini         Jan 11, 2013         Dixon, MO

Best to leave this one alone, guys. Nothing gets under one's skin more than having someone else take their water rights away with no input. Water is a part of the 'commons'. It belongs to us all. Which corporation wants Asheville's water to bottle? Thinking of making a lot of money off this deal. Don't.

#2298         david nash         Jan 11, 2013         winston salem, NC

I don't accept the General Assembly knows so little of governance that it must strip the citizens of Asheville of its water distribution system.

#2297         Lael kmecza         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2296         carole roskind         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2295         Mickey         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2294         Diane Wilson         Jan 11, 2013         Marshall, NC

#2293         Paula Bishop         Jan 11, 2013         ASHEVILLE, NC

The state of NC will see massive protest if this pushes through--it is downright STEALING, all for the profit of a private agency and possibly the state government. I can see NO possible benefit to explain why such a theft could be even sanctioned, especially if it drives water bills as high as I've seen projected (1000% increase?!), that would essentially force even more people out of their homes because they cannot afford a water bill which is like a second mortgage. This seems too bad to be true.

#2292         Michael E. Smith         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

Who ever heard of a state taking away a city's water system?

#2291         Audrey Miller         Jan 11, 2013         Swannanoa, NC

#2290         MARY GANTENBEIN         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2289         Juliet Van Otteren         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2288         Jennifer         Jan 11, 2013         Candler, NC

#2287         Liz Rupp         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

For a party that trumpets getting big government out of our lives this is so contradictory!

#2286         bradford nickerson         Jan 11, 2013         asheville, NC

#2285         Patience Hayes         Jan 11, 2013         Chicago, IL

#2284         Brock         Jan 11, 2013         Candler, NC

#2283         Ann Harold         Jan 11, 2013         Hot Springs, NC

#2282         Rick Fornoff         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2281         Carol Mullen         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2280         Michael D'Abrosca         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2279         Daniel G. Shannon         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

There still does not appear to be any logical or operational reason for doing this!

#2278         joshua prinz         Jan 11, 2013         asheville, NC

#2277         Josephine Miller         Jan 11, 2013         Candler, NC

#2276         Catherine Moorehead         Jan 11, 2013         Black Mountain, NC

#2275         Maariah McAndrew         Jan 11, 2013         Alexander, NC

#2274         d         Jan 11, 2013         West Ashville, NC

We are doing just fine without your interference, thank you just the same.

#2273         Shirley M Hubert         Jan 11, 2013         Holly Springs, NC

#2272         Diane mcFerrin         Jan 11, 2013         Black mountain, NC

I agree with the petition and am opposed to legislation that transfers control of our local government to another city or entity.

#2271         Diane Christopher         Jan 11, 2013         Astoria, NC

#2270         Donald Dossey         Jan 11, 2013         Asheville, NC

#2269  Jean S. Baker  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2268  Susan Kask  Jan 11, 2013  SWANNANOA, NC

#2267  Lisa Landis  Jan 11, 2013  Arden, NC

#2266  Jeannie Kuhlman  Jan 11, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#2265  Charlotte L. Goedsche  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2264  pam white  Jan 11, 2013  ashevile, NC

#2263  Amanda Seta  Jan 11, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#2262  Robert E Parks  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2261  Ronald Schon  Jan 11, 2013  FAIRVIEW, NC

#2260  M Jane Stoffer  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2259  Sarah Whiteside  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2258  george bridger  Jan 11, 2013  wilmington, NC

Stay out of the city's business

#2257  Chad Schoenauer  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2256  george pfeiffer  Jan 11, 2013  asheville, NC

#2255  Teresa r Carr  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

I'm totally opposed!

#2254  James R. Wallis  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2253  Don Richardson  Jan 11, 2013  Brevard, NC

This overreach will fail. You don't know Asheville.

#2252  Connie Jones  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please do not transfer the control of Asheville water to MSD!

#2251  C. Krimmelbein  Jan 11, 2013  Candler, NC

#2250  Brenda Jo McManama  Jan 11, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

This is clearly another strong-arm attempt to privatize all resources in this country for the profit of a select few. We now have a Republican majority in our state house that is controlled by corporate special interests lead by ALEC - the American Legislative Exchange Council. Our water, our precious resources are NOT for SALE! You may have been able to fool about half the people in the state that your intentions are altruistic but there are more of us who see through the ruse.

#2249  Mark Goldstein  Jan 11, 2013  Arden, NC

#2248  Dawn Wilson  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2247  Gail Iddings  Jan 11, 2013  Hickory, NC

#2246  Ed Manning  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2245  Tad Frank  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2244  David Nash  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, ND

#2243  Lynda Mattison  Jan 11, 2013  Candler, NC

This is simply a greed-based takeover and needs to be recognized as such.

#2242  Rev. Eric Hartford  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2241  Edward Sheridan  Jan 11, 2013  Hickory, NC

We should allow the present system to remain the same!. I lived in Asheville for two years.

#2240  Deborah H Francis  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

This sounds unconstitutional plus the plan gives uneven representation on the water board thus reducing Asheville's influence even further.

#2239  Lauren soldwisch  Jan 11, 2013  Barnardsville, NC

#2238  Dr. Ann Johnson  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

Keep what is local LOCAL!!

#2237  Willie Vincent  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am against the transferring our water to anyone. I thought we voted no on that issue. Do not we, the citizens matter, or will our leaders just throw our votes in the trash can.

#2236  Jeff Kruse  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2235  Alan Grau  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2234  Kaaren McNulty  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2233  carol e. dixon  Jan 11, 2013  Hot Springs, NC

#2232  Thomas W Clifford  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2231  Lavonne Ash  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2230  Elaine Lacy  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2229  Phyllis Stiles  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2228  Ron Harris  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2227  Bonita Caporale  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2226  Cassie Dillon  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2225  Lance Kurland  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2224  Alan Wagner  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

While I now live in Weaverville, I was for almost 23 years an Asheville resident. Stealing the city's water system is downright criminal and those who participate in these activities are guilty of a serious crime. If you want a regional water system, buy it and build it, but don't steal it.

#2223  Jones Byrd  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2222  Margaret Dahm  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a bad precedent. What city will ever want to build things for the public good again if the powers that be act like highwaymen and rip it from our hands?

#2221  Jenna Melissas  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is an urgent matter and the people have a right to be listened to and to have the vote how the water system is controlled. We already voted. There should not be a takeover!

#2220  Karen kittner  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is disgusting.

#2219  David Woodard  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville NC, NC

The current "Republican" Party supposedly believes in Less Government, I sense a problem when these folks who supposedly believe in local control are mandating a take-over which is against a democratic vote of the people of this region. David Woodard

#2218  NANCY SULLIVAN  Jan 11, 2013  WEAVERVILLE, NC

#2217  Robert Glenn  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

This proposed forced sale is capricious, unfair, and, I my opinion, illegal. This action would be a detriment to the citizens of Asheville who have funded the system. A government must compensate for the taking of any asset and justify any need to do so. What is the justification??

#2216  sean sullivan  Jan 11, 2013  BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

#2215  sylvia pardo  Jan 11, 2013  fairview, NC

#2214  Thomas Miller  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2213  Marie Whalen  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

We are very happy with our water the way it is! Thanks in advance for representing our wishes and NOT making any change where none is needed.

#2212  Carolyn  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2211  Jill Hensley  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2210  David Carr  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please explain to me how democracy is representing the best interests of the citizen's of Asheville, Buncombe County and North Carolina. The more I read about the proposed legislation to remove the water department from the City of Asheville (and potentially other communities), the more I see the will of the people not being represented! The latest opinion in the ACT expresses this quite clearly. See http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130106/OPINION03/301060019/Ratepayers-being-taken-ride-water-system?odyssey=obinsite Who benefits from this act? GOP stands for reduced bureaucracy, reduced taxes and frivolous spending and waste. This goes completely the opposite. Furthermore, with all the other pressing issues - jobs, the economy, healthcare and education, should focus and attention be on more pressing issues?

#2209  Jennifer Cockrell  Jan 11, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#2208  Sharon Clark  Jan 11, 2013  Arden, NC

#2207  Eric Francis Kuhnen  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2206  Glenn Holbert  Jan 11, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#2205  Ember Moonbourn  Jan 11, 2013  Hot Springs, NC

Water belongs to the people who drink it!

#2204  James Duckett  Jan 11, 2013  Leicester, NC

#2203  Henrietta Steinfeld  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2202  Susan P. Posey  Jan 11, 2013  Cashiers, NC

#2201  Tom  Jan 11, 2013  fairview, NC

#2200  ruth bone  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2199  William S. Jacobs  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2198  Douglas D Brablec  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2197  M. C. Edmunds  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2196  Benjamin H. Trichon  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2195  Stan Wolicki  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2194  Michael Balogh  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2193  Betsy Hurd  Jan 11, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#2192  EPPSON TAYLOR  Jan 11, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#2191  Michael Scardaville  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

What about local autonomy on local issues?

#2190  Robert Bond  Jan 11, 2013  Candler, NC

#2189  Peggy Reeve  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2188  edward daigle  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2187  Addison Martin  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2186  John Steinfeld  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2185  Gaetana Friedman  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2184  Anne Welsh  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

#2183  JoAnn Bond  Jan 11, 2013  Biltmore Lake, NC

#2182  Joanne Tulip  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

We voted against this once

#2181  Forrest Johnson  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2180  mike mccarthy  Jan 11, 2013  asheville, NC

#2179  Daniel Cordell  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2178  Nancy Polansky  Jan 11, 2013  asheville, NC

the real agenda is hidden. That is the control of our water to be used elsewhere. Water is the most valuable resource as they learned out west. Why don't we know that? This is long term planning on the part of those wishing to steal it!.

#2177  Janelle Yates  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2176  Win Powell  Jan 11, 2013  Hoover, AL

#2175  Patricia Dennis  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

#2174  Stephen Kaufman  Jan 11, 2013  Leicester, NC

#2173  Mia Elias  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2172  Robert Howarth  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

It's not broke so don't fool with it! You in the legislature do have some problems to address - this is not one of them, so go to work on prohibiting fracking in NC, coaxing Duke & Progress Energy to clean up their act by seriously integrating renewable resources into their plans, and by eliminating subsidies to them. Their future plans to build nuclear power plants by charging NC ratepayers in advance for "construction work in progress" for plants that will likely not ever come on line is short-sighted and wasteful of water resources. Yet you want to usurp control of a well run water system-watershed from Asheville - shame on you!

#2171  Ron Dame  Jan 11, 2013  asheville, NC

This proposed legislation benefits no one, except the egos of some legislators who have deciding to continue punishing Asheville for no reason, just like stealing the airport.

#2170  Harold Littleton  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2169  Brian Burns  Jan 11, 2013  Fairview, NC

#2168  Ronald Kerns  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

The system runs very efficiently not - the transfer is solely a political move by Rep. Moffitt and O'Grady.

#2167  Wanda Mullins  Jan 11, 2013  Hillsborough, NC

#2166  Elizabeth Dake  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2165  Rebekah Craig  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2164  Jay Fields  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

What's the justification?

#2163  patricia spangler  Jan 11, 2013  asheville, NC

#2162  Donald Blankenship  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

The City of Asheville's water system is one of the finest in the nation. It is an important common to the citizens, and is also directly responsible for bringing new business to our area. It should NOT be controlled by a profit-driven, private corporation with questionable interest in the public good.

#2161  Gina  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2160  Pat Johnson  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2159  Christine McMIllan  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2158  Susan Wilson  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2157  Don Thompson  Jan 11, 2013  Arden, NC

#2156  Joyce Brown  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2155  David Greenspan  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2154  Scott A Rasco  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2153  MIke Rommal  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2152  Audrey Kinsella  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2151  Mollie Whalen  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2150  Cora Small  Jan 11, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2149  Virginia Bower  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

We're fine without having someone steal our water!!!

#2148  Ezekiel Christopoulos  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2147  Phillip M Wright  Jan 11, 2013  Weaverville, NC

The Petition Statement states very well my position. I will use my vote to help deny office to anyone voting for such taking.

#2146  Don R Bolger  Jan 11, 2013  Waynesville, NE

#2145  Wendy Kobylarz  Jan 11, 2013  Candler, NC

#2144  Landry Prichard  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2143  Jordan Fassa  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2142  Aric Vance  Jan 11, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2141  Mikel  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2140  g anthony cervantes  Jan 10, 2013  salt lake city, UT

#2139  Richard LeDuc  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2138  Donna Peel and David Peel  Jan 10, 2013  Sparks, NV

Once it starts, other cities/States will follow. Just look at the right to work for less law.

#2137  Richard Koerber  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

A low day for integrity and high day for hypocrisy if this takeover actually passes as it appears far too likely to do. This is such an overreach of public trust by Reps. Moffitt and McGrady that I can weep. Wow, the residue that this acrimonious partisan action will generate is astounding !!

#2136  Dena Sowell  Jan 10, 2013  Hernando, MS

#2135  Chris Bindschatel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2134  Robert Gardner  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2133  Steve Meltzer  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2132  Pat Delair  Jan 10, 2013  Wilmington, NC

#2131  William Dorfman  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#2130  Diana Kenney  Jan 10, 2013  Whittier, NC 28789, NC

#2129  jennifer  Jan 10, 2013  Tampa, NC

#2128  Mary Longstreth  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2127  Kim Hartman  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#2126  leanne cunningham  Jan 10, 2013  black mountain, NC

#2125  Robbie Sweetser  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville's water system should be controlled by the city that developed it...specifically since the city is performing at an exceptional level.

#2124  Claudia Nix  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2123  Mark Matson  Jan 10, 2013  Hillsboro, OR

#2122  Eli Helbert  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2122  Eli Helbert  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2121  Hunter Flournoy  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2120  Paul Stroebel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2119  Rick Clemenzi  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

It is sick to let local politicians use the state to force their way on a city. SICK!!!

#2118  Pa  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#2117  Lila Pantaleo  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2116  Betty Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2115  Adrienne Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2114  Andrew B. Pulsifer  Jan 10, 2013  swannanoa, NC

Please, hands off our water system!

#2113  Suzanne Prescott  Jan 10, 2013  Albuquerque, NM

Don't go that route. You'll regret it. :-(

#2112  jerry Mitchell  Jan 10, 2013  swannanoa, NC

#2111  Sheila Maphet  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2110  Kelly Gilmore  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2109  Jeff Harris  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2108  Thomas Gingrich  Jan 10, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#2107  zander  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

Please leave our water in the current management. Water is life and should be handled locally. Further we need to remove fluoridation of our water due to unwanted health effects. I currently use a very expensive filter to remove this chemical from otherwise wonderous water due to headaches it causes my child.

#2106  carl w. loftin  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#2105  Fred Strickhouser  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2104  Allison Miall  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2103  John Mitchell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2102  Laura Tompkins  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2101  Richard Placke  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2100  Kimberly Mason  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2099  Susan Warren  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#2098  Valerie Hartshorn  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2097  Christine Longoria  Jan 10, 2013  Ashevillr, NC

No to Raleigh!

#2096  Jeanine Helms  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#2095  Kathryn Spencer  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#2094  Hannah Fortner  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2093  Gayle  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We should be able to control our own water supply. It is a crime to take it away from us without our consent.

#2092  Janey  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#2091  Don George  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#2090  Jeff Staudinger  Jan 10, 2013  Alexander, NC

#2089  Rosemary  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#2088  Esella Thompson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2087  Margaret Bruder  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2086  Kurt Gullikson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2085  art  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2084  Edward Ruschmann  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Keep up the good fight.

#2083  Fiona Purcell  Jan 10, 2013  Marshall, NC

#2082  Rachel Figura  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2081  Charlie Broster  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#2080  Jane Kennedy  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2079  Sara L. Gunn  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2078  Gail Lankford  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

Have read no positives on this proposed bill, and the Asheville City Council is against it, as it is costly to the citizens.

#2077  Rockelle Hancock  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2076  Robbie Angell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Although we have a well, someday I may need to be on city water. I am opposed to any mandated takeover, as it calls into question the authority of state legislatures to arbitrarily transfer assets from one local government entity to another.

#2075  steve glosup  Jan 10, 2013  arden, NC

#2074  Samantha rink  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2073  Calvin Underwood  Jan 10, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

Using the state legislature to steal a municipality's utility and property is outrageous. If they do it to Asheville, they could do it to others. This must be stopped.

#2072  Marcia Applegate  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I'm not confident they'll pay attention when they ignored the "advisory" vote of some 80 or more percent of Asheville voters. Just a gov't grab by a bunch of power-hungry men that let being elected go to their heads. It is inexcusable, but will most likely happen.

#2071  Melissa Ritz  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2070  Patricia Ready  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2069  Brent Neal  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2068  Brandon Skupski  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

How can this even be legal?

#2067  Sarah Dooley  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2066  JACQUELYN SCHAUER  Jan 10, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#2065  E. Deane  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

This is a just not right.

#2064  Samuel Wolfe  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2063  elaine loutzenheiser  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

I am opposed to ANY state CONFISCATING any city's municipally owned water.

#2062  Mitchell Alford  Jan 10, 2013  WEAVERVILLE, NC

#2061  Laura McKeithen  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2060  Jane E Voorhees  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#2059  Theresa Mance  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2058  Mike miller  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2057  Paul Godfrey  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2056  Debbie McMannis  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I'm not sure what set the wheels in motion for this but this is ridiculous! Government nonsense continues to reach new highs!

#2055  Cara  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2054  Dan Norris  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2053  Judith Baker  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#2052  Teresa Cantrell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

unbelievable

#2051  George Lohr  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2050  Laurie Ivler  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2049  Ross Prezant DVM  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2048  Sara Evans  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2047  Ginny Eldreth  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2046  Emily Paris  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#2045  Daniel Ater  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2044  James Bingham  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2043  Sandra Bryan  Jan 10, 2013  Burnsville, NC

NO MORE PRIVATIZATION OF THE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY!!!

#2042  Millie Elmore  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2041  Diane Dalton  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2041  Diane Dalton  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2040  Tom English  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2039  Chris Young  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I hope this at least fires a French Broad-Side across the bow of the Legislature!

#2038  Sidonia Todd  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#2037  Beth VanWyngardeb  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2036  Craig Morgan  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2035  Phil Bisesi  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

While they are at it they should give Duke Power to the Citizens.

#2034  Liz Drake  Jan 10, 2013  weaverville, NC

#2033  Timothy Thomasson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Hands off our water, Patty MAC!

#2032  Sandy Tarantino  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2031  Barbara Sain  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2030  Richard Nielsen  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2029  Sharon Trammel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is an unprecedented action that has not been forced upon any other municipality in NC. It is not right that the people of Asheville are having our water system stolen from us.

#2028  Sharon Pitts  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2027  Lisa Willis  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2026  Murri Simonetti  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, DC

#2025  Cynthia White Camilleri  Jan 10, 2013  Barnardsville, NC

#2024  Karen Vernon  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#2023  Sandra Abromitis  Jan 10, 2013  Swannaoa, NC

#2022  Jayne S. Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

State legislators have no right to take over municipal property against the will of those who live in the municipality.

#2021  Laurie  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#2020  Leslie Shields  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2019  Phil Zimmerman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2018  Dorothy deblasio  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2017  George Lofquist  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#2016  Laurie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I completely agree with Kathie Kline on this issue. Please give local governments the right to control land and water usage that directly impacts the citizens and taxpayers of our municipality. Thanks!

#2015  David J Logan  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2014  Seymour Meyerson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2013  Rick Mason  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2012  MaryAnn Watjen  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2011  Geoffrey Barry Rosenberg  Jan 10, 2013  HorseShoe, NC

#2010  John Schaller  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2009  James McClure  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville citizens owned the water drept not the state. I think there is money under the tablet

#2008  Celeste Lauren  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is an unacceptable gestapo tactic to take our water when the majority of people of voted against it in the election and NC is not listening to the people!

#2007  Carmen Isabella Ybarra  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2006  Susan Hay  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2005  Joe & Nola Noland  Jan 10, 2013  CANDLER, NC

#2004  Bjorn Larson  Jan 10, 2013  Fletcher, NC

Hands off the system.

#2003  Mike Small  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#2002  Geneva Bartlett  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#2001  Amy E McCuin  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#2000  callan white  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1999  Patricia Ann Lea  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1998  John Heafield  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

This is nothing short of a politically motivated theft orchestrated by Tim Moffit!

#1997  Sandra J. Stanford  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1996  Emma Weaver  Jan 10, 2013  Alexander, NC

#1995  David R. Anders  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1994  Rhanna Nyman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

North Carolina's General Assembly is about to take the unprecedented step of seizing a municipal-run water system from a city, which in this case has owned and operated it for over 100 years. Members of the NCGA have signaled their intention to introduce legislation in early 2013 that would force the city of Asheville to turn over not only its water distribution system, but control of its pristine 20,000 acre watershed, to the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County (MSD). Indications are that the city of Asheville will likely receive no compensation for the taking of these assets.

#1993  Tamara procter  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#1992  Susan Taylor  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1991  James Cogswell  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1990  ED SACCO  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1989  Polly Feitzinger  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1988  constance ensner  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1987  Whitney Martin Eure  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1986  Anna Frost  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1985  Deb Hroback  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1984  Dan Hroback  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1983  Gwen Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1982  Carl firley  Jan 10, 2013  candler, NC

#1981  Lynn Mitchell  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1980  Barbara R. Joshi  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1979  sylvia ready  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1978  Gail Harris  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1977  thomas berner  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1976  Ryan Perry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

didn't they do this to Hendersonville?

#1975  Virginia Hoffman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1974  Timothy Long  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1973  Allan Abrams  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1972  Jane Weaver  Jan 10, 2013  Alexander, NC

#1971  Nina Hart  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1970  Justin Wilson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1969  Marcia Kummerle  Jan 10, 2013  BARNARDSVILLE, NC

#1968  Crystal Sheppard  Jan 10, 2013  Barnardsville, NC

28709

#1967  Rick Manheim  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1966  Honor Moor  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Honor Moor

#1965  Robert Carr  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

The taking of Asheville's Water Authority is PIRACY! It is a precedent of economic destruction! NO! NO! NO! And, by God, I won't pay the additional costs of this confiscation! That , of course , is the purpose of this theft; the destruction of Buncombe County, North Carolina. You have been warned.

#1964  Nola  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1963  Jo Sellers  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1962  Ellen Presnell  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1961  Sandra D. Strickland  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1960  Darlene  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

This is unAmerican...how dare they. We have got to stop this corruption.

#1959  john  Jan 10, 2013  arden, NC

#1958  Amy Palmer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1957  John Chapin  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1956  Jeff Rascon  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1955  Marcy Gold  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1954  Carolyn Jones Connor  Jan 10, 2013  Sherrills Ford, NC

#1953  Jones Byrd  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

If you want to create permanent ill will among the folks of Buncombe County and between those in Henderson Count and Buncombe County, I cannot think of a better way than to introduce and pass the legislation.

#1953  Jones Byrd  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

If you want to create permanent ill will among the folks of Buncombe County and between those in Henderson Count and Buncombe County, I cannot think of a better way than to introduce and pass the legislation.

#1952  Mary Quirk  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1951  Scott Blanchard  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

The citizen's of Asheville have spoken. By what right can Tim Moffitt and gang deny the will of the people?

#1950  Dawn  Jan 10, 2013  Tryon, NC

Don't mess with our water.

#1949  Jody Webb  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

As if it wasn't Bad Enough when the MSD Barged into The City of Asheville & cost us Citizens even More in Taxes, etc. We, The Citizens of Asheville, NC JUST CAN'T AFFORD ANY MORE TAXES & THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR OUR WATER SYSTEM TO BE MANDATED ANYWHERE ELSE!

#1948  William Slawter  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1947  Michele Bryan  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

PLEASE LEAVE OUR WATER IN OUR HANDS!!

#1946  Genna Robinson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1945  Michele Marie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1944  Mary Ann Brackett  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1943  Mack Salley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a local issue and appears to be a personal attack by Tim Moffitt. The citizens of Asheville have spoken that they want to keep their water system and the legislators who are not from here should not have a voice.

#1942  Jennifer Whitt  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1941  Diane Hollifield  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1940  Sue Patterson  Jan 10, 2013  Wilmington, NC

This state has declined terribly in the past few years and I have little hope for the future. I am advising my friends in the NE to think hard before retiring here.

#1939  celine Lurey  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1938  Ken Hillberry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1937  Patricia K. Olson  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1936  Russell Roe  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1935  jenifer chabot  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1934  shawn robins  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

I live in Weaverville and do business in Asheville. I absolutely oppose any state meddling in Asheville's affairs

#1933  Kristy Urquhart  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1932  David and Dot Kaylor  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1931  Barry Walker  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

Overtaking a municipality's water system is wrong and I will not stand for it. I am a citizen of the Asheville area.

#1930  Bart Murphy  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Don't take our water.

#1929  Shawn Gunter  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Shawn Gunter

#1928  mary McKeown  Jan 10, 2013  black Mountain, NC

#1927  Pam Fuqua  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1926  Lee Davis & Douglas Atchley  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1925  Wm. Schermerhorn  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1924  Steve Canale  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Stay out of local business and focus on running the state on real issues.

#1923  Anne Jenne  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1922  Cathy Darnell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1921  Angelika Wagar  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1920  Cathy Powers  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

You cannot be serious!

#1919  Andrea Cody  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1918  Capuchina Taylor  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1917  Kerry Daniel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please don't let any other entity take over the Asheville water systerm!

#1916  Sabra Ball  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#1915  Marcy Reed  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1914  Sherman Williams  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1913  Donna Prinz  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1912  Paul Heathman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Make no mistake. This is theft.

#1911  joyce E. Boehlen  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

Please do not turn control of the Asheville water system over to Buncomb county, this would be a disservice to the residents of Asheville.

#1910  Gaines Myer  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1909  Peggie L Carey  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a future threatening proposal. Please do not take over Ashevile's property!!!!!!!!!

#1908  Christian D. Connolly  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1907  Chester Spier  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1906  Jenny Hatcher  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1905  James Wilson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am strongly opposed to any takeover

#1904  Margaret Barnett  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1903  Fred Lashley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1902  John P Jordan  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1901  Connie French  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1900  denise kampouris  Jan 10, 2013  canton, NC

#1899  Kelly McKibben  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1898  Christopher Fox  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1897  Maria Roberts  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I totally support this petition. Thank you Kathie for sending it out!

#1896  Susan Tackett  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1895  christine gillen  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1894  Susan Loftin  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1893  Brenda Sanford  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1892  Erin Cheney  Jan 10, 2013  Hickory, NC

#1891  David Erickson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1890  suzanne williams  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1889  Karen Kirschbaum  Jan 10, 2013  Waynesville, NC

This is a terrible thing to do!

#1888  Keith Harry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We don't want a privately run necessity!!!! Leave our system and watersheds alone.

#1887  paula dawkins  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1886  Siobhan  Jan 10, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

#1885  Peter H. Bradley  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1884  eileen wheeler  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1883  Frances Syptak  Jan 10, 2013  Hickory, NC

#1882  John Hornecker  Jan 10, 2013  Mill Spring, NC

#1881  Deborah Hardin  Jan 10, 2013  Santa Fe, NM

#1880  Deborah Kubiak  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1879  Janet Black  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1878  John Fragale  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1877  John David Rose  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1876  Susa Silvermarie  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#1875  Walt Borchers  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1874  Mariah Bellello  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1873  Jane Kirk  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1872  William Wagner  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1871  Beth Ciesco  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a ridiculous act of greed and corrupt power.

#1870  Irisha  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

It would be unconscionable and devastating to all of us to let this happen..

#1869  Terry Ward  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1868  Ann ward  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Three studies show that forced merger would create a significant negative financial for Asheville's budget

#1867  marrion ward  Jan 10, 2013  swannanoa, NC

Do not allow forcefully taking municipal water systems. Asheville is a case in point.

#1866  Michel D. Vaniman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1865  Chloe Atkins  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1864  William Bares  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1866  Michel D. Vaniman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1865  Chloe Atkins  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1864  William Bares  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1863  Terri Hensley  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1862  Dean Fisher  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1861  Mac Crosswell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1860  Sarah potter  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1859  Marcia T.  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1858  Ken Brownfield  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1857  Laurie Morgan  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1857  Laurie Morgan  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1856  Catherine Reed  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a democracy. We voted NO to this proposal, therefore you do NOT have the right to take our water assests.. we voted NO. BTW... the republicans are supposed to stand for smaller government... this looks and smells like a big government thing to me.

#1855  Alice Myer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am opposed ! for the stated reasons.

#1854  Fred Barbour  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1853  arturo carrillo  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

it will be a shame to let the water sources to be taken away from us the people, don't let this happen

#1852  Will Cockey  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1851  Lady Passion  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

If you ignore voters' resounding vote opposing this takeover, I will initiate a movement to recall McCrory.

#1850  Cynthia Hoots  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1849  Bonnie Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We paid for it over the years and if others want to annex into Asheville and pay our extra taxes, they can use our water and help us find and pay for new water resources when needed.

#1848  Iris Williams  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1847  Charles Wussow  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1846  Aldona  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1845  kevin d. campbell  Jan 10, 2013  leicester, NC

#1844  Janet Price-Ferrell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1843  Patricia MacKinnon  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1842  Stuart Camblos  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1841  sarahh  Jan 10, 2013  fairview, NC

#1840  Elizabeth Spittler  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1839  Katie Rice  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1838  Jane Holt  Jan 10, 2013  Montreat, NC

#1837  Suzanne Blievernicht  Jan 10, 2013  Fletcher, NC

A party power play. Disgusting! Moffitt needs to get a life that is not so blatantly crooked. We are so blessed in our natural bounty. It does not need to be usurped by an agenda that is so corrupt.

#1836  Ellen McKinney  Jan 10, 2013  franklin, NC

It's unfortunate that government has to display such despicable behavior regarding the constituency they supposedly represent; For the people, of the people.This is just another example of greed. Government has done nothing but pry into the pockets of their citizens because of gross malfeasance and mismanagement on their part.

#1835  melody kramer  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1834  Rachel Reese  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1833  Kevin Hanlin  Jan 10, 2013  Burnsville, NC

#1832  +Stephen H. Riedesel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Tim Moffitt does not speak for or work for the people. He reminds me of people I've known in my professional career who would try to invent or develop a cause, then try to talk people into supporting it. If he finds little or no supporters, he barges ahead anyway.

#1831  Art Ramsay, PhD  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1830  Margaret Kort  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1829  anderson Long  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1828  Ted Simpson  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1827  Annette Black  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1826  Sallie Rivers  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1825  Chiwa  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1824  Eric Mueller  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1823  Julie Van Buren  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1822  Adeha Feustel  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1821  Johanna Finkelstein  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I voted against this in the referendum in November. Although it was non-binding I think that the legislature should listen to the people who overwhelming voted against this. Also we need to keep this civil

#1820  Margaret Stephens  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1819  John Miall  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We elected Governor McCrory for leadership.... Let's hope he delivers!

#1818  Jane Wallace  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1817  Martha Wight  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

martha Wight

#1816  tom gallaher  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1815  Gavin Dillard  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

Bloody Republican scum!

#1814  Cheryl Love  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

How can a state legislature arbitrarily take a city's water system away from them--without compensation? They shouldn't have that power.

#1813  Wendy Outland  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1812  Jeffrey Taylor  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1811  Paul E. Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

In the last General Election, was not this proposed take-over defeated by the people of Asheville? Such legislation would be underhanded and certainly met with public outrage, not to mention the full extent of appeal available to citizens of Asheville. I pledge to help lead the charge.

#1810  Gail Mullaney  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1809  jake  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1808  holly boswell  Jan 10, 2013  black mountain, NC

It should be common sense that people should control their own water cooperatively -- not corporations or non-local governments. The people expressed this clearly last Nov. 6.

#1807  John King  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1806  Mark Lindsay  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1805  David Leslie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1804  Molly Reed  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1803  Christine  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1802  Anne Bonnyman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1801  O.C. Edwards  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1800  Monroe Gilmour  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

I find it curious that Republicans talk about democracy and "Big Government take-overs" and THEY are the ones doing it. It is a shame on our State Legislature if they do this.

#1799  Char De Graeve  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1798  Dr. Rene Carlos Ochoa  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1797  Char De Graeve  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1796  Connie Troester  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

I am opposed to this legislation that has been proposed. Connie Troester

#1795  Sonja Kjolhede  Jan 10, 2013  Alexander, NC

For so many, many reasons I passionately oppose the mandated taking over of our water systems. I will do anything I can to stop it.

#1794  david bradley  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1793  Ruth Stambaugh  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1792  Lynn Miller  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1791  Judy White  Jan 10, 2013  Greensboro, NC

This is just the beginning of this right wing republican tea party agenda, their goal is to have complete control of North Carolina, this is why Art Pope chose McCrory to do exactyly what he is told. This group of corrupt right wing politicians taking over our state. Almost all of the republicans in the house and senate belong to ALEC, they work for their corporate bosses and not all of the people. The only reason they won is due to their redistricting with the help of the republican party in washington. We must vote them our in 2014, and keep fighting for our rights until then.

#1790  Cameron Kurowski  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1789  Don Pittman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1788  Louan Gideon  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1787  Mary Farmer  Jan 10, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1786  Robert A. Abernathy  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

I fail to see the necessity of saddling the state government with this responsibility. Enacting this legislation would be a bad way to start off your administration

#1785  David H Quinn  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1784  Carol Crider  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1783  Daxx-Terry Green  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1782  Molly Mills  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1781  rita casey  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#1780  Carolina Erickson  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1779  Judith Cheney  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1778  Lynn Cox  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

It's outrageous, pure and simple.

#1777  Marla Drucker  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1776  Pkjohnston  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1775  Thomas Haviland-Pabst  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1774  Arthur Bernier  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1773  Mr & Mrs Gary Dagiel  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1772  Judy Masnick  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

while our address is asheville we live in the county NOT city of asheville and we don't believe in the takeover. We would not mind paying more money for water so long as Asheville owns the system.

#1771  Tricia Thompson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1770  Susan Snider  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

Republicans are supposed to be in favor of less government intervention, not more. That's why I support this petition.

#1769  Amie Paul  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Outrageous!

#1768  deb crisss  Jan 10, 2013  Alexander, NC

#1767  vera Crumley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1766  Mary Hook  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1765  Nancy Heath  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1764  Paul T. Owen  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1763  Simone Wilson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1762  Terry Lee  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1761  Frank  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1762  Terry Lee  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1761  Frank  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1760  Kelley Ray  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We must maintain control of our local water sources. We cannot afford the potential of these resources being sold off to corporations (or put in their hands for management) once we loose control. This has happened in other communities across the country and we can't let it happen here.

#1759  Pamela Culp  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1758  Diane Amos  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1757  Phyllis Baker  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

As private entities seek to gain control of public water sources, we put out future access to these resources in jeopardy. Water resources mustremaininthepublicdomain

#1756  Arlene Farrow  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1755  Pat Dunn  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1754  Verna Collins  Jan 10, 2013  Franklin, NC

#1753  elzy lindsey  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1752  James Davis  Jan 10, 2013  Barnardsville, NC

#1751  murray greenspan D.C.  Jan 10, 2013  swannanoa, NC

Please leave our water system as it is!!!!

#1750  Teresa Black  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1749  Susan Presson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1748  Deboraah Squier  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1747  Stephanie Wilson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1746  susan Bradford  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1745  Andy Rae  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1744  Stacy Anderson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1743  Leslie Anderson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1742  Jan Davis  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#1741  Laurie Berry Clifford  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1740  Robbie Robinson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1739  William  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1738  Dan March  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1737  Sharon Crawford  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1736  Steven Greenberg  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1735  Janine Baumgartner  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1734  Alex & Sharyn Klahm  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1733  William Heuermann  Jan 10, 2013  Barnardsville, NC

#1732  Jim sherrod  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1731  Patricia Heuermann  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1730  Eleni  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1729  James Rentz  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1728  Tom Leslie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1727  Keith Thomson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1726  Allen Mulkey  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1725  Susan Feinblatt  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1724  Larry Turner  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1723  carol covington  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1722  Todd Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1721  Susan Barton  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1720  tom dudley  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1719  Philip Croll  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1718  John Adams  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1717  Madelyn Leslie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1716  Mike Ownbey  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1715  Thomas Petersen  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1714  tammy martin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1713  Mallory McDuff  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1712  Jane Whilden  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1711  william bryant  Jan 10, 2013  fairview, NC

#1710  Ralph & Nancy Lewis  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1709  Andrew McGuinn  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1708  Judith Olevnik  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1707  William Mosher  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1706  Don Marsh  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1705  Steven C Rasmussen  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1704  Laura Botch  Jan 10, 2013  asehville, NC

#1703  Daphne Cohan  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1702  Karen A. Pizzorni  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1701  James Brennan  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#1700  heather mctammany  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1699  Mary Lena's  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1698  vickie sexton  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1697  Tom Hilbert  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1696  Nancy Orban  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1695  Mary James  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1694  Judy Barille  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1693  Mary Regina Asriel  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

Why is the wish of most citizens and voters being ignored?

#1692  Glenda Burgin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1691  Lory McClimans  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#1690  Janie Elder  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

Americans for Prosperity North Carolina is an Art Pope/Koch Brothers sponsored entity that has given McCrory a platform to engage in political atrocities against the citizens of NC. This is only the beginning--this group will drive NC back a 100 years.

#1689  Molly Russell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1688  Ann Goodpasture  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1687  Roger Henry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1686  Martha Bell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1685  Riley Henry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1684  samuel schuman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1683  Michael Sexton  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1682  lacy hornbeck  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1681  Kathryn Henry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Opposed to the takeover of Asheville water system!

#1680  Bill Millwood  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

#1679  Geoff Theobald  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1678  Kimberley Salvesen  Jan 10, 2013  weaverville, NC

where's the voting process?

#1677  Malinda low  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1676  Jeannette Patrie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1675  Jordan Holtam  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1674  Mary Fields  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1673  Leslie Clark  Jan 10, 2013  West Haven, NC

#1672  Eloise Collier  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#1671  Gaya Erlandson  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

Any time natural resources are transferred from public control to private ownership, the people get ripped off. Please do NOT allow privatization of our water resources!!!

#1670  kathlene biswas  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1669  Christine Swoap  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1668  Roger Beaumont  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1667  Thomas Cannon  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1666  Gil Kempenich  Jan 10, 2013  CANDLER, NC

Let's carry the 10th Amendment all the way to the lowest governmental level!!

#1665  Patti Ulirsch  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

#1664  Bruce Hills  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1663  Sarah Repoley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I have never had a good experience with MSD and they do not need any more power.

#1662  Elaine Nelson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1661  Fred and Donna Meyer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Suggest you show your bi-partizenship by holding Moffitt and company at bay and doing what is right. Enough retribution.

#1660  Stephen Crimi  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1659  John Matchulat  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1658  Krys Crimi  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1657  betty modaff  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1656  Christienne Miggas  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1655  Barry Silverstein  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1654  Robert DiMaio  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1653  Deborah Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1654  Robert DiMaio  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1653  Deborah Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1652  jane Abe  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1651  Louise Anderson  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1650  Jennifer Yuson  Jan 10, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#1649  Ken Hanke  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

#1648  P Gorman  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1647  Kelsey Schissel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I voted against this in November and am opposed to the forced taking of Municipal water systems. Its just plain wrong.

#1646  Judith  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1645  Cheri Brackett  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1644  David and Marilyn Wasserman  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1643  MIchael Ashmore  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1642  Marissa  Jan 10, 2013  Roswell, NC

#1641  Amanda Burns  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1640  William Jamieson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1639  Torrey  Jan 10, 2013  CANTON, NC

#1638  Ferris Lyle  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1637  Karen Smit  Jan 10, 2013  Sylva, NC

#1636  Will Davis  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

These are our Water Systems! But out and leave what is ours alone!

#1635  bert gaines  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This would be an adverse effect for Asheville residents

#1634  mary fell  Jan 10, 2013  arden, NC

wATER IS THE NEW OIL. WARS ARE GOING TO BE FOUGHT OVER WATER. ASHEVILLE NEEDS TO KEEP CONTROL OF ITS WATER SYSTEM!!!!!! Mary L. Fell

#1633  Bobbi Rosell  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1632  Rachel Vickers  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

The citizens already voted. Is anyone really listening?

#1631  Jennifer Dusic  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1630  Kelli Hunnicutt  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1629  Jose Acebo IV  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1628  Judy Fore  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1627  Celia and Naranjo  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1626  Keri  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1625  Jacquelyn Forseth  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1625  Jacquelyn Forseth  Jan 10, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1624  Robert Gordon Pirie  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1623  Lisa Sherman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1622  Marilyn Uranga  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1621  Davon Embler  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1620  Diana Ramsay  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This proposed move flies in the face of fairness.

#1619  Faith Grieger  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1618  Michael Stevenson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1617  John Howren  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1616  Tom Crook  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1615  Dolly  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1614  Brian Davis  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1613  tara  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1612  CINDY BOWEN  Jan 10, 2013  ASheville, NC

#1611  Eliot Wadopian  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1610  Jim Lawrence  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1609  Nancy Fortson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1608  Amy Holtvedt  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1607  Iris Lewars  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1606  Elena Skochko  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1605  Elizabeth Ridley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1604  Megan  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1603  Fred Black  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

An unprecidented and disgraceful act!

#1602  Scott Steweart  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

The vote results say it all.

#1601  Brenda Denton  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1600  Barbara Nerenz-Kelley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville , NC 28803, NC

#1599  Cameron Murchison  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NE

#1598  John Dzubay  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1597  Bailey Mundy  Jan 10, 2013  NC, NC

#1596  Roberta Newman  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1595  Steve Reilich  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1594  Clare Hanrahan  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1593  Ruth Anne Brown  Jan 10, 2013  Whittier, NC

It would be a travesty to turn the Watershed over to MSD. It would be a HUGE , non-reversible error.

#1592  Steven Lee  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1591  Esther Cartwright  Jan 10, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#1590  Ryan Halas  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1589  Robin Sholder  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1588  Gary Stamper  Jan 10, 2013  Whittier, NC

#1587  Z. Vijay Director  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1586  david deholl  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1585  Winston Leonard  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1584  Betsy Kirk  Jan 10, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1583  Teresa P Clark  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1582  Jo  Jan 10, 2013  Tryon, NC

Asheville's watershed is clean and needs to stay that way.

#1581  Vivian Torrence  Jan 10, 2013  Columbus, NC

#1580  Anna Koloseike  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1579  Angela Plum  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1578  Norma Price  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville has had more special bills than any municipality and this one is far beyond any comprehensible or reasonable democratic action.

#1577  Don C Ward  Jan 10, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1576  Kathy Grant  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1575  Joan Heller  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Who better than the local populace to decide about this basic municipal resource? Don't fix it if it ain't broken!

#1574  monty wooten  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1573  Mollie Curry  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1572  Jodi Rhoden  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1571  James Stone  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We want control over our water locally.

#1570  michael wechter  Jan 10, 2013  arden, NC

#1569  Mary  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Local government should be run by the local people!

#1568  Valerie Fernando  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1567  Mary Lounsbury  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1566  Oakwalker  Jan 10, 2013  Austin, TX

#1565  Mark Gabriel  Jan 10, 2013  Canton, NY

#1564  Dylan Hulme  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We already voted against this. Government FOR the people, by the people!

#1563  Stephen Corwin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1562  Ken Brown  Jan 10, 2013  Sylva, NC

#1561  Mack  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

If this happens this should be tried in the supreme court of the U.S.

#1560  Jennifer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1559  sara  Jan 10, 2013  Whittier, NC

#1558  Libba Miano  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1557  Mary McClurkin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1556  Tamara Puffer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville has been doing a fine job of managing our water system. If this happens it could lead to other mergers which I think is a bad idea.

#1555  Margaret T Millin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1554  Patricia O'Cain  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1553  Robert E. Lamb  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1552  Leonard Lopatin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1551  James Smith  Jan 10, 2013  Fariview, NC

#1550  Mike Donahue  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1549  Charles Brown  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1548  Earl Davis  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1547  Manuel V Medeiros  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Outrageous. Studies have shown that users will pay more especially if repairs to Hendersonville lines are done as needed. Also proposed board representation is unjustly tilted. Compare the number of users from Asheville vs H'ville. Tis a shaft job indeed and truly unjust.

#1546  laurel elstrom  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1545  Tess Burton  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

You have NO right to take OUR water!! Keep your hands off!!

#1544  RitaLivezey  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1543  Minnie ("Micki")  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1542  Alex McLean  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1541  Rayfield Hamlin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I don't understand WHY this was proposed, especially with all the high water volume breweries coming to this area.

#1540  Tiffany Bussard  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1539  Suzanne Smith Wright  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

The overwhelming majority of voters voted to keep our water... This is our water and we need to control it... Not a state government who do

#1538  heather tinnaro  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

We own our water. We were asked if we wanted to surrender our water. We said no. This is the voice of the people. Ignore it at your political peril.

#1537  Susan Canale  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1536  Barbara Boles  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

Please honor the wishes and rights of folks in Asheville and Buncombe County and let us keep our water supply.

#1535  Marianne Gurley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Our water system should not be taken away to subsidize other cities and counties. Our water system is key to preserving our ability to maintain the health of our communities and appeal to companies such as breweries, who are drawn to the area because of the quality of our water.

#1534  Margaret Holmes  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I thought when I was growing up that I learned that one of the reasons the Colonies decided to rebel against the British was "taxation with out representation". Instead of a taxation issue, this is steal issue "have the State Legislature control/govern this area". I keep wondering what is next. This is what Tim Moffitt is doing to Asheville and Buncombe County.

#1533  Sim Bryant  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1532  paula  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1531  craig hastings  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1530  Doreen Mundie  Jan 10, 2013  Tryon, NC

The question is why? Are they thinking they will need our water, after fracking destroys low NC water?

#1529  William Kleiber  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1528  Leslie Simon  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1527  peter Williams  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1526  Brad Clark  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1525  Ann Green  Jan 10, 2013  Candler, NC

#1524  Landon Godfrey  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1523  richard stiles  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

this is not representative government when the will of the citizens can be ignored by the power invested in two self serving legislators.

#1522  johanna rackley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1521  Nancy Miller  Jan 10, 2013  Lake Lure, NC

#1520  Lotte Meyerson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1519  Robert Miller  Jan 10, 2013  Lake Lure, NC

#1518  Albert Simmonds  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1517  Whit Rylee  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1516  Shannon Draegen  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1515  Mark Small  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please take heed.

#1514  Rebecca Sensabaugh  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1513  Scott Patterson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is just wrong

#1512  Arthur Cataldo  Jan 10, 2013  Franklin, NC

#1511  Judith Corvin-Blackburn  Jan 10, 2013  Whittier, NC

this is a hugely important issue. Should this bill pass, not only would it harm Asheville residents, it would create a precedent that could do even greater harm

#1510  LEMASSON  Jan 10, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1509  b ob bridges  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

STOP

#1508  Christopher Bradt  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1507  Stanley F. Grygiel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1506  Rachelle Rogers  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1505  lauren keely carlisle  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1504  ED Mills  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1503  Mason Wilson Jr.  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1502  Patricia Costello  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1501  Kathi Butler  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1500  Aklea Althoff  Jan 10, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#1499  Charlie Thomas  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1498  Sarah Peterson  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1497  Sam Cook  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

This seems to be a pretty blatant privatization scheme aimed to make profits for those in control of state government.

#1496  tanya  Jan 10, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#1495  Rhonda Tomlinson  Jan 10, 2013  Franklin, NC

#1494  KAREN ACKERSON  Jan 10, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1493  Jenny Stachon  Jan 10, 2013  Astoria, NY

#1492  Mike Brown  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1491  Jamie Beasley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1490  Wendy Nethersole  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1489  Amy Cunningham  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1488  Patty Levesque  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1487  Robert Biggerstaff  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1486  Dennis Brown  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1485  E. Ennalls Berl II  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1484  Ursula Finkel  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1483  Ryan Allard  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1482  Gloria Leader  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1481  Michael Lightweaver  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1480  Amber Green  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1479  Sheela Repoley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1478  kathy tyler  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1477  Diane Samsel  Jan 10, 2013  Tryon, NC

#1476  David Sachter  Jan 10, 2013  Alexander, NC

This is a vital issue, and I will be following it closely !!!

#1475  Juanita Swann-Gilbert  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

It is like a bad nightmare to have to beg for something that is owned, through attention and investment, that is about to be taken away by a select few.

#1474  Ashley Pool  Jan 10, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1473  Joe Roberts  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1472  Paula Sellars  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Unacceptable.

#1471  Ellen Stroman  Jan 10, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1470  James Phillips  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1469  Brenda Murphree  Jan 10, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1468  Sarah Brownlee  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Absolutely - please leave our water system alone.

#1467  Andrea  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1466  Barbara Vitale  Jan 10, 2013  Franklin, NC

I don't understand any reason for this. It feels like rights being taken away.

#1465  Merri McLean  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1464  Lisa Hamill  Jan 10, 2013  Carrboro, NC

#1463  Robert Harper  Jan 10, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1462  Janice Singletary  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1461  Emily Shaules  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1460  Peggy Gardner  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1459  Patsy Keever  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1458  JILL A. ROBERTS  Jan 10, 2013  Brevard, NC

Ah! The GOP steps right up to activate their typical 'bully pulpit' style of governance and the water 'wars' begin. I can only wonder which corporation you have lined up to profit from such a move!

#1457  Jack Lindsay  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

ABSOLUTELY.....leave our water system alone!

#1456  Samantha Bowers  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1455  Robert Kelley  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1454  Margo Klein  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

I thought we voted on this during the election and overwhelmingly rejected any take over. Why is there still a possible problem?............. I know the answer , Mc Crory is a Republican!! Big problem for Asheville & our our state..

#1453  nicholas faherty  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Stop the takeover, just leave what works alone.

#1452  Sandra Houts  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1451  Cathy Williams  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1450  Peter Brezny  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1449  Sasha Faith Mitchell  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1448  Sarah Rubin  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1447  Paul Saylor  Jan 10, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1446  margit strout  Jan 10, 2013  aSHEVILL, NC

GET OUT OF OUT BUSINESS!!!

#1445  R. David Couch  Jan 10, 2013  Arden, NC

Stealing is immoral.

#1444  Carol Lani Johnson  Jan 10, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#1443  Gary Oliver  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Leave things just as they are..no need to create more bad feelings.

#1442  Frank Schneidet  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1441  Lindsay Majer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1440  Claudia Ring  Jan 10, 2013  Sylva, NC

#1439  michael akers  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1438  William O Carson  Jan 10, 2013  Brevard, NC

Totally opposed to the take-over.

#1437  dave ball  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1436  David Tuch  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1435  Myra Ball  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1434  marilyn graham  Jan 10, 2013  fairview, NC

#1433  Sherrolyn White  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1432  Cara Applegate  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1431  Peggy Bierer  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1430  David LaMotte  Jan 10, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

Gov. McCrory and others, this is a direct violation of your stated Republican values of local determination rather than 'Big Government' control. This decision should rightly be made and negotiated by the locality, not the state. Be true to your values.

#1429  martha David  Jan 10, 2013  asheville, NC

#1428  Candice Davies  Jan 10, 2013  Cary, NC

#1427  Mary P.Fitzgerald  Jan 10, 2013  Asheville, NC

Whether or not this is a political maneuver or not - it looks suspicious. The voters & taxpayers of Asheville have paid for this system & are opposed to this FORCED political power grab! Shame on you!

#1426  Jack Williams  Jan 10, 2013  Fletcher, NC

This is our water, and we will not let it be taken by anyone! Privatization is not going to make things beter or cheaper.

#1425  Karen Cash  Jan 10, 2013  Horse Shoe, NC

#1424  steven williams  Jan 10, 2013  weaverville, NC

#1423  Jay Marino  Jan 10, 2013  ashville, NC

#1422  PILAR CASERO  Jan 9, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

NO TAKEOVER WHATSOEVER!

#1421  L.S. Carrier  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Republicans in Raleigh would dearly love to steal Asheville's water. I hope Gov. McCrory will show the good sense not to listen to his rabble rank and file, such as little Timmy Moffitt.

#1420  J. Kenneth jones  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is narrow minded partisan politics at the extreme worst. The proponants have jerrymandered themselves into positions of power and are now abusing that power and leaving local residents with absolutly no way to oppose the opinions of the few who are temorarly in control (or should I say "out of control' ).

#1419  Mark Fields  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Our watershed is sacred to this community. Taking our water, or the control of our watershed away from our community is not simply acceptable under any condition. Stay away from our watershed!

#1418  Irene Wright  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1417  Malcolm H. Lyle, Jr.  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

I can see no overriding reason for the legislation to move the Asheville water service under the control of MSD. The study was flawed, and tailored to provide the results wanted by the instigators. If the water system needs changes, a truly neutral study group needs to determine what needs to be done.

#1416  Hildy Findlay  Jan 9, 2013  West Palm Baech, FL

#1415  Lisa Wolfe  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

No.

#1414  Susan Troianello  Jan 9, 2013  Brasstown, NC

#1413  Meggen Lyon  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1412  Edward Giusto  Jan 9, 2013  Candler, NC

I thought Republicans were about less government intrusion in our lives.

#1411  Carol Pimentel  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1410  Diana Lieb  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1409  James Harrison  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

How strange that Republicans are in favor of small government except when they are in control -- do they not see the illogic of their views? No, they will want to reducd spending, but to be sure they will support farm support which supports big businesss agriculture like ADM but does little for the small farmer. When will the public wake up?

#1408  Lynda Saffell  Jan 9, 2013  Maggie Valley, NC

#1407  Ron Gagliano  Jan 9, 2013  Marshall, NC

#1406  Jackie  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1405  Dawna Davis  Jan 9, 2013  Fletcher, NC

Asheveille may well be forced to share its water supply with others but the control should always be where it started.

#1404  rich inman  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1403  Richard Shulman  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1402  Ed mills  Jan 9, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1401  Marie Marcella  Jan 9, 2013  Brevard, NC

#1400  Jennifer Mullendore  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1399  Michelle Kelley  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1398  Kathleen Templin  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Don't take our water

#1397  Ellen Mitchell  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

unbelievable. How can Raleigh tell us what to do and just who does Tim Moffitt think he is.

#1396  Jennifer  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1395  Jane Fisher  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

If hendersonville wants a water system why don't the citizens of that county pay for it. may be we should take there court house. stealing is stealing. This is a political play to punish the city of asheville. be careful ...the people who tried to block voters made them mad...and they lost. you forget people have memories. If you are trying to set your self up for being gov of nc, think again. How about working on the schools and road. remember asheville pays taxes.

#1394  Chuck Willard  Jan 9, 2013  Pine Hall, NC

#1393  Anne Garren  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1392  Sylvie Horvath  Jan 9, 2013  Aaheville, NC

#1391  BJ Miller  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1390  lucy Morris  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1389  michael hicks  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1388  bill thomas  Jan 9, 2013  cedar Mountain, NC

#1387  Jaan  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1386  anita mcleod  Jan 9, 2013  Durham, NC

#1385  Julia Gunnels  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1384  Jane Laping  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1383  Pat Mraz  Jan 9, 2013  Waynesville, NC

#1382  Deborah Hunter-Sullivan  Jan 9, 2013  Arden, NC

#1381  A. Gail Hipkins  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1380  Luella Heetderks  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1379  Kassie Morgan  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1378  Jeff Dektor  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a local not a state decision.

#1377  Amanda  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1376  John Wilson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville can manage its own water supply fine. Leave them alone to continue to do so.

#1375  Lance Grunge  Jan 9, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

Local government- not state or US

#1374  russ elliott  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1373  Stephen Houpis  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Keep your hands off our water system. We have operated it very well for over one hundred years. This is only a move to take a very valuable asset from the citizens of Asheville with vitually no reasonable explaination - except for money and power. If this were happenign to your home town what would do, say or feel? DO NOT DO THIS! There will be reprecussions. Stephen Houpis

#1372  stephen rinsler  Jan 9, 2013  Arden, NC

#1371  Judith Pohl-Zaretsky  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1370  Benjamin E Newton  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1369  Cindy Fogle  Jan 9, 2013  Maggie Valley, NC

#1368  Kelly Rae Murphy  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1367  Marjorie Renfroe .  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

This has got to be an illegal maneuver of politicians. Oh, I forgot, these people write their own laws - even to take control of our water away from our local government!

#1366  Linda Fowler  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1365  Lauren Britton  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1364  Arlene Brown  Jan 9, 2013  Cape Coral, FL

When does the BIG government stop?

#1363  Belinda W. Fromsn  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1362  Rose Motter  Jan 9, 2013  Canton, NC

I live and work in this beautiful area and am opposed to giving away our acreage and water.

#1361  Elisabeth Hadley  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1360  Norene  Jan 9, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1359  Karen Leonard  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

We are capable of running our own Municipal Water System and do not want it taken away from us.

#1358  Rae Jean Martin  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1357  Alyssa Augustine  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is NOT acceptable...this is our water system and we must retain control of it.

#1356  Steve Rosenfelt  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1355  Lowell Smith  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please Let Asheville continue to manage its own water system!!

#1354  Juliet Clawson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1353  Lance Wille  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1352  Kathryn Mann  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am on Asheville City water but do not live in the city of Asheville. I still believe that Asheville should maintain its own water system.

#1351  Christine Laporte  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Absurd to be privatizing a public resource. Talk about "Takings" !!!

#1350  jan brunk  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1349  Jason Baker  Jan 9, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

Though I no longer live there, I am a former Asheville resident. I am signing, primarily, because I reject the notion of the state stealing property which belongs to a municipal authority. If there is a health, safety, or welfare issue of concern to the state, a proper response by the state government would be to enact legislation requiring the municipality to meet necessary standards. I am, however, aware of no such issue in this case. It appears to be just an instance of the NCGA overstepping their authority.

#1348  Nina Howard  Jan 9, 2013  Waynesville,, NE

#1347  James E. Brazell  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

There is no logical reason for the Legislature to strip Asheville of its Water System. Please don'tdo it!!!

#1346  michael Hyatt  Jan 9, 2013  Candler, NC

#1346  michael Hyatt  Jan 9, 2013  Candler, NC

#1345  Judith Tyler Pigossi  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1344  Pamela T. Hurst  Jan 9, 2013  Mills River, NC

Leave us local, please. Only those in an area really know what is necessary. Our area is growing at a too rapid rate now and we need to stay on top of where the water is going and what needs to be done.

#1343  Beth  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1342  Cheryl Lincoln  Jan 9, 2013  Fairview, NC

City water belongs in control of the city not state!

#1341  Margaret M. Smith  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1340  Catherine Gibson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1339  Eleanor Johnson  Jan 9, 2013  Biltmore Forest, NC

The water system is the embodiment of Asheville's responsible management of a public resource. Let's keep it that way.

#1338  Barbara Earle  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

How can this even be considered? REALLY?!

#1337  Jill Sagarin  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1336  alan pandolfini  Jan 9, 2013  maggie Valley, NC

#1335  Cindy Dollar  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1334  Heath Moody  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1333  Rachel Larson  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

I am against big government coming in and taking over an efficiently run municipal water system against the wishes of the municipality, its citizens, and customers.

#1332  Courtney Miller  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1331  lida jones  Jan 9, 2013  Ocracoke, NC

#1330  Angel Gouge  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1329  Zoe Hoyle  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Watershed is largely on publicly owned lands and needs to be monitored and managed locally.

#1328  Marisa Morgan  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1327  john skogman  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1326  Matthew Kabat  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1325  Jamie Taylor  Jan 9, 2013  Springfield, MO

#1324  Molly Poore  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am opposed to any legislation that forces the transfer of any local government infrastructure systems or assets (in this case Asheville's 20,000 acre pristine watershed) to another city or entity, or to restrict or eliminate the ability of a locality to operate a municipal enterprise directed by elected officials for the benefit of city taxpayers and ratepayers.

#1323  Ellen Kittredge  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1322  Kay Galvin  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1321  Lori Greenberg  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1320  Resa Johnson  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1319  Cassandra Gavin  Jan 9, 2013  Wrightsville Beach, NC

#1318  Joy McConnell  Jan 9, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1317  Lin Brown  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1316  Josh LittleJohn  Jan 9, 2013  Old Fort, NC

This aggression will not stand!

#1315  Robert Weinberg  Jan 9, 2013  Ashevlle, NC

#1314  Kathleen Lyons  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1313  Kendra Sarvadi  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

I'm appalled that the forcible seizure of our water system is even being considered when Asheville residents so clearly oppose it. Please don't let this happen!

#1312  James Layman  Jan 9, 2013  Montreat, NC

#1311  Maroth de Marothy  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1310  Loretta Woolley  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1309  Kendra  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1308  eugene allison  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

i JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN LEGALLY DO THIS AND NOT HAVE A COURT INTERVEEN? IT'S JUST NOT FAIR

#1307  Carol Jordan  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1306  Richard & Mareena Wright  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

No confiscations of city owned assets.

#1305  W. Dennis Campbell III  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1304  Rebecca Gifford  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1303  Donald Harland  Jan 9, 2013  Candler, NC

#1302  Valerie Anderson  Jan 9, 2013  Candler, NC

#1301  Leslie Rojohn  Jan 9, 2013  Sylva, NC

#1300  Cathy Matlock  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1299  Betsy  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

I find this legislation alarming.

#1298  jane white  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1297  Janet Betke  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1296  Kathleen G. Johnson  Jan 9, 2013  Alexander, NC

#1295  Lynn Hicks  Jan 9, 2013  Siler City, NC

#1294  Jeffrey Lamm  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1293  Laura Mahan  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1292  Elizabeth Grovenstein  Jan 9, 2013  Leicester, NC

I have lived in five states, including NC, and have never known a state legislature to pass a law targeting only one piece of the state to take away local control of local issues. Municipalities and counties were allowed to govern as their constituents voted for them to do. The decision essentially to seize a local resource seems not only like a very bad idea, it seems patently illegal. Studies of the situation indicate that this particular decision is also not cost-effective. Your vote to seize control of local water will cost local taxpayers more money. So fiscal responsibility is also being ignored. Wake up and serve the people of NC.

#1291  diana richards  Jan 9, 2013  Lake Lure, NC

#1290  Sandy Irving  Jan 9, 2013  Raleigh, NC

#1289  kayah  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1288  jacqui natarajan  Jan 9, 2013  dacula, GA

No to this action!

#1287  tonya hughes  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1288  jacqui natarajan  Jan 9, 2013  dacula, GA

No to this action!

#1287  tonya hughes  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1286  carol pennell  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1285  Jan Zollars  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1284  Beth Henry  Jan 9, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#1283  Alan Burns 6914 Rocky Falls Rd  Jan 9, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#1282  Katherine Apt  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1281  Amy Giles  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1280  Leslee Thornton  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1279  Dororhy Ann Ford  Jan 9, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1278  Kathryn Green  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1277  Charles Wintrs  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Thanks, Kathie, for doing this for us.

#1276  Mona Gersky  Jan 9, 2013  Dillsboro, NC

This move would be as alarming as government charging landowners for the water that our own springs and wells provide us.

#1275  Brenda Crawford  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1274  John Brightman  Jan 9, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1273  Jessica Burton  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1272  Victoria Schomer  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

You are attempting to pull a very obvious political maneuver that will not work, and will undermine our economic well being.

#1271  Mike Figura  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1270  janeAnne  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1269  James Kumpe  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1268  LACKEY  Jan 9, 2013  BREVARD, NC

#1267  kurt  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1266  Margie Catalano  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1265  Bob Mellor  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a REAL example of government interference in the lives of its people!!

#1264  Jean Ann Wheelock  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1263  Bruce Criswell  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1262  Jon Michael Riley  Jan 9, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1261  Linda Heitel  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

When 86 % of the voters said NO,You can't override the decision of the people!!!

#1260  Jessica Ward  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1259  Jo Gaddy  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

RIDICULUS - Tim Moffitt needs to butt out and work on some real problems

#1258  donner lohnes  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1257  Kristin Carlson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1256  Linda C. Andrews  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville has made significant investments in the improvment of the water system. They have shown excellent stewardship.

#1255  Janet Hart  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1254  Ian Davis  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1253  Kermit Brown  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1252  kyle ross  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1251  Steven Liebenhaut  Jan 9, 2013  Arden, NC

It's not your water to have controll over and we the people will not tolerate this!

#1250  Lynn Eddy  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

The proposed transfer of Asheville's water system is an unjustified and disturbing power grab

#1249  Margaret M. Roberts  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1248  Msgt Michael Flynn, USA Ret.  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1247  Lois P. Hensley  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1246  Lee Kube  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

The majority of Asheville citizens voted against this action in November.

#1245  Loveeta Baker  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

Tell us why you want to do this! It sounds wrong on its face without that.

#1244  Kenny Howell  Jan 9, 2013  Ellenboro, NC

#1243  Melissa Norton  Jan 9, 2013  Durham, NC

#1242  Lindsay Ayliffe  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1241  Laurel York  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1240  Jonathan Hazinski  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

86% of the voters in the city of Asheville oppose this takeover of their water system. This is a clear message that should be followed by those elected to represent the will of the people.

#1239  KEN RHEW  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1240  Jonathan Hazinski  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

86% of the voters in the city of Asheville oppose this takeover of their water system. This is a clear message that should be followed by those elected to represent the will of the people.

#1239  KEN RHEW  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1238  Michael Robinson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1237  Wendy Harrell  Jan 9, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1236  Kevin Stock  Jan 9, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#1235  Aviva Kahn  Jan 9, 2013  Columbus, NC

#1234  kathy bross  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Our water equalls our lives. Only those that live in Asheville should have any control over our water.

#1233  Betsy Harlan  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1232  Elizabeth Neely  Jan 9, 2013  Waynesville, NC, NC

#1231  Pamela  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1230  peggy weil  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1229  Zac Robertson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1228  Michael Ward  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1227  Linda Marshall  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1226  sunny kruger  Jan 9, 2013  arden, NC

#1225  Barbara Brownsmith Campbell  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1224  Eileen McMinn  Jan 9, 2013  Arden, NC

#1223  Nancy Griffin  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1222  Kathy Jackson  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1221  thomas byrd  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1220  Kate Saxe  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1219  Valerie Barnes  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

The City of Asheville has made huge investments in our water system and we would like to see a return on those. We do not need State takeover of our natural resources.

#1218  Ann Clegg  Jan 9, 2013  Jamestown, NC

#1217  EA DeLap  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1216  Patricia Call  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1215  Linda Hamilton  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please !

#1214  Susan Penland  Jan 9, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1213  Heather Hietala  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1212  George Bilbrey  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1211  Karen Orenchuk  Jan 9, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1210  Kimberly Miller  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1209  vanessa  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1208  jesse spainhour  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1207  Jennie liu  Jan 9, 2013  asehiville, NC

#1206  Larry Landes  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1205  mark zeltner  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1204  lisa may  Jan 9, 2013  asheville, NC

#1203  Barry Tribble  Jan 9, 2013  Marion, NC

#1202  Geoffrey Ferland  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1201  Jeff Gertz  Jan 9, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1200  Donna Elaine Price  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#1199  DURNER  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1198  David Funsten  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1197  Lynn Capps  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1196  edwin castri  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1195  Jamee Warfle  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#1194  Sam Kaplan  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1193  Pam Hillestad  Jan 8, 2013  Gerton, NC

#1192  Rebecca Doyle  Jan 8, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

Avoid "big government" and let the people who care the most continue to manage this water system.

#1191  Patrick Sullivan  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1190  Carole Marrs  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1189  Meg Zabriskie  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Keep our water supply's administration local, where it belongs. This kind of thing failed in the Soviet Union, remember? History, anyone?

#1188  Cat Potts  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1187  Marcy Sirkin  Jan 8, 2013  Alexander, NC

#1186  Kenna Sommer  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1185  Maurice Legendre  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Generally when something is taken without compensation or permission it is known as theft. I oppose the decision to steal our water and give it to a state run sewerage co. Please let us decide how to use our water. Thanks

#1184  Russ Barnes  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1183  Brigett Bolding  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1182  Mike Butler  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1181  Allyson Stone  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1180  Cecile Callis  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1179  Garry J. Bleeker  Jan 8, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1178  Carol Boone  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1177  Jill Boniske  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1176  Julie Montanea  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1175  Elinor W. Cotts  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1174  Claudia Nix  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1173  Yvonne Cook-Riley  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

We oppose the states, handling of our water system.

#1172  Bob Ballard  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1171  Bill Howington  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!

#1170  Jaye White  Jan 8, 2013  Fayetteville, NC

#1169  Ruth A. Christie  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1168  Barbara Kruszewski  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please do not even think about transferring our water to a system who will sell the trees, and charge higher rates, and ruin the ecology of the watershed. Please stop stealing our water. We have been caring for it for 100 years.

#1167  Bonnie  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

I oppose the forced takeover on Asheville's municipal water system!!

#1166  WARREN THORNBURG  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1165  Jeanne Smolkin  Jan 8, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1164  Jason Weil  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1163  Craig Bartell  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1162  George W Freeman  Jan 8, 2013  Waynesville, NC

#1161  Julie M. Johnson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1160  Joan Babcock  Jan 8, 2013  Faison, NC

#1159  Jacob moran  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1158  Richard Bilger  Jan 8, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#1157  nancy  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#1156  Ellen Bailey  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Before delivering, please make sure that it is addressed to our new Governor McCrory, not Perdue.

#1155  Janet Ledder  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1154  JAMES MCDONOUGH  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1153  Sarah R. Skinner  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#1152  Jeffrey Rix  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1151  Lyn Bluford`  Jan 8, 2013  Spring Lake, NC

#1150  JohnMcCarthy  Jan 8, 2013  Mills River, NC

Regardless of the earlier behavior of the city, it has been doing much better in its relations with the counties for several years. Don't beat them up at a time when they are playing well with the other kids.

#1149  Deatra Bingham  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1148  George Bant  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1147  Virginia Anne Healy  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1147  Virginia Anne Healy  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1146  Benjamin Gillum  Jan 8, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1145  Philip Bentley  Jan 8, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#1144  Harry Pierson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

It is unconscionable to steal this asset from the City of Asheville.

#1143  Jen Chandlee  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1142  Mark Street  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

Why are we doing this? this makes no sense. this is a collective waste of our time/money/energy. Please impeach Sen. Moffit.

#1141  Amy Mendenhall  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1140  Jean Marie Luce  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1139  Susan Sihler  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

What you, the legislature is proposing to do is reminiscent of tactics in Germany in the pre-WWII era. The citizens of this community voted strongly AGAINST a take-over of our water district. Do you not respect the voted opinion of the citizenry? Evidently not. Thus my opinion of your tactics.

#1138  Alexis Gault  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1137  David Waller  Jan 8, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1136  Carmen Ramos-Kennedy  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1135  Richard Fireman  Jan 8, 2013  Mars Hill, NC

#1134  Arthur and Elly Levin  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1133  Rick Semmens  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1132  Brenda Williams  Jan 8, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1131  Alice hart  Jan 8, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#1130  Robert Johnson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1129  Anne Slatton  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1128  janet yurecka  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#1127  Kelly Rowe Rodriguez  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Like many residents of WNC, I am opposed to legislators and state managers taking over our local water system. Also, like many local residents of WNC, I am shocked that a politician would cook up such a scheme in such a back-handed manner and then try to back peddle and make this look like something he was doing in the people's interest. Keep politicians & gov't officials out of our local water system & operations!

#1126  Anastasia Brock  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1125  Kali  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1124  David Rittenberg  Jan 8, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1123  Theresa First  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1122  Margaret Morris  Jan 8, 2013  Rutherfordton, NC

#1121  Jason Daniello  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1120  Derek Weekley  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am opposed to any legislation that forces the transfer of any local government infrastructure systems or assets.

#1119  Gerry McNabb  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1118  Marilyn Pagett  Jan 8, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1117  Claudia Garren  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville's water belongs to Asheville!

#1116  Gordon K Rasmussen  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

We want our Water and Watershed Land to remain in control of OUR City and the Board We the Taxpayers Elect!

#1115  jean  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1114  Paula Bishop  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

We even VOTED on this, and voted against our water supply being sold to an outside company with an overwhelming majority--if our water supply is sold against our wishes (our sewerage already was 5 years ago) to this predatory company, there will be massive citizen uprising. Count on it.

#1113  Casey Merriman  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1112  Fran Burton  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1111  Tom Doeber  Jan 8, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1110  Amy Wolcott  Jan 8, 2013  Honolulu, HI

Former 18 yr (born and raised) resident of Asheville, NC.

#1109  Bruce Steinbicker  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

<span style="color: #990000;">#1108  P.T. Barnum  Jan 8, 2013  Clown College, NC</span>

<span style="color: #990000;">There's one born every minute. </span>

#1107  Francine Morison  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1106  Sonia M Pawluc  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1105  Elizabeth Simmonds  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1104  Linda Y. Smith  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1103  Leann Ticknor  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1102  Janet Weeks  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1101  Philip J. Hawkins  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1100  Gwen Landt  Jan 8, 2013  Canton, NC

#1099  Dr. Tina Barr  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

I am absolutely against transferring control of our local water supply to any other city or entity outside Asheville. This is a disgrace.

#1098  am dasilva  Jan 8, 2013  New Orleans, LA

#1097  Chris Johansen  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1096  Gordon DeMarco  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#1095  Fred Phony  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Hey, wait. I think I already signed this thing.

#1094  sandy Borrelli  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1093  Andrew Hartnagel  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC, NC

Keep government local!

#1092  Fania Franklin  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1091  Leigh Ann Condie  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1090  Marianna Bailey  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1089  Ben Shirley  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1088  Robert Mailett  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

I don't want our water system being taken over by the state government.

#1087  David Graham  Jan 8, 2013  Alexander, NC

#1086  Deborah Squier  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1085  Natasha Miles-Birdsey  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#1084  S. Kraeuter  Jan 8, 2013  Trenton, NJ

#1083  Holly Demuth  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1082  Cynthia Ackrill  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1081  Lauren Kriel  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1080  Hanna C.  Jan 8, 2013  Raleigh, NC

#1079  Helen Bodel  Jan 8, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1078  James K Slautich  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1077  elizabeth spragins  Jan 8, 2013  asheville nc, NC

#1076  Susan Abernethy  Jan 8, 2013  Burlington, NC

#1075  Adam C. Jackson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1074  Elizabeth E. Gage  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1073  Dorothy Lee  Jan 8, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1072  Barbara G. Pepper  Jan 8, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#1071  Jane Whitley  Jan 8, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#1070  Anne D Campbell  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1069  C. Kay Saenger  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1068  beth kissling  Jan 8, 2013  asheville,, NC

#1067  Diane Beck  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1066  Robert Fochler  Jan 8, 2013  Leicester, NC

#1065  Michael Havelin  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1064  H parkinson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1063  Elaine Bagley  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1062  Jan Paige  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1061  Alice Wyndham  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#1060  Melanie Leenhouts  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

keep Asheville water under Asheville ownership

#1059  Everette Carnes  Jan 8, 2013  Marion, NC

#1058  Ann McMartin  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1057  David bluth  Jan 8, 2013  Adjeville, NC

#1056  C. Lee  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

We, the people (citizens, voters, taxpayers) of Asheville, voted NO to giving away our water system in Nov. 2012. Please respect Democracy.

#1055  Ann Upton  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

One of the last things we should be thinking of is turning water service (which everyone needs) over to a private, for profit company. PLEASE, PLEASE don't let this happen!

#1054  Angela Whitney  Jan 8, 2013  Leicester, NC

I support local control of our local water system. I don't want NC state governance to be involved. I look forward to following the vote on this vital issue--and I always vote! Thank you. Angela Whitney FNP

#1053  Aile Shebar, RN, MS  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1052  Richard Preston  Jan 8, 2013  Charlotte, NC

Water you thinkin'?

#1051  Carol Lawrence  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

There is clear consensus that we do not want a forced takeover of our minicipal water system. Do not proceed with a forced takeover.

#1050  Scott  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a crime against the city of Asheville and county of Buncombe. This will not stand. We will fight this in every court in the land. Please join us in this fight. Scott Evans

#1049  Judith Young  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Judith Young

#1048  Ronald L. Kuykendall  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1047  Chris Iosbaker  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1046  Hoyt Purcell  Jan 8, 2013  marshall, NC

#1045  Mike Hayes  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1044  Casey First  Jan 8, 2013  Wilmington, NC

#1043  Paula Easton  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1042  Marnie Mikell  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am opposed to any mandated takeover, especially any legislation that forces the transfer of control of Asheville's watershed to another entity.

#1041  Adam Matar  Jan 8, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1040  Cheryl Hemmer  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1039  JOHN R STERLING  Jan 8, 2013  BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC

#1038  Blair Miller  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is an outrageous attempt at outright theft &amp; manipulation! PLEASE keep your hands off.

#1037  Heather Rayburn  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please do not take our water. It is an unethical and nasty thing to do to your neighbors.

#1036  Bill Rhodes  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#1035  Stacey Jaudon  Jan 8, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#1034  Timothy Surrency  Jan 8, 2013  Morrisville, NC

Don't let these cronies set a precedent for the rest of the state!!

#1033  james Davis  Jan 8, 2013  Barnardsville, NC

#1032  Thomas Trescone  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1031  BOB PRESLEY  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1030  Annette Hunner  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1029  Dr. David A. Johnson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

The Republican Party says it is for home rule. The taking of our water system is just the opposite. Stand up for the citizens of Asheville.

#1028  Barrie Barton  Jan 8, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#1027  John Steffa  Jan 8, 2013  Mars Hill, NC

#1026  B. Ohler  Jan 8, 2013  Blk Mt, NC

#1025  J. Bicking  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1024  Larry Setzler  Jan 8, 2013  Nebo, NC

#1023  Elizabeth Holden  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

I fervently hope that this will not happen. It sets a very bad precedent for cities that have worked out a successful system of their own.

#1022  Marcello Aurelio Lanfranchi  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is ridiculous, considering a large majority of Buncombe County residents made it very clear in last year's election that we won't stand for privatizing our most precious resource. Having said that, I'd be less opposed if it means the new owners would stop fluoridating--but I highly doubt that.

#1021  Leah Broker  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1020  Mary Skelton  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1019  Donna c billings  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1018  MARIO A. DICESARE  Jan 8, 2013  Fairview, NC

#1017  Christina E. Dickson  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1016  Bonita Osley  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please stop this NC state governemnt takeover of our city's functional government. The voters of Buncombe County &amp; Asheville have clearly stated their position on this. State governemnt cannot be allowed to replace the right of it's citizens with its nod to corporate greed &amp; its favoring of partisan politics.

#1015  Andrew E Copeland  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1014  Bob Boeberitz  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1013  Charlotte Moore  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a total abuse of power with absolutely no consideration for the "will of the people" as we expressed so totally our opposition to this ridiculous action!! It needs not to happen!!!

#1012  John Beirs  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1011  Bernard Harris  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1010  John Beirs  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1009  Chafin Rhyne  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Johnathan Rhyne's brother .

#1008  John Clement  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1007  Andrew Wayne  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#1006  David Goodrum  Jan 8, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#1005  Carole Shoaf  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1004  Mark Norwood  Jan 8, 2013  Mars Hill, NC

Keep it in local control.

#1003  Dayna J. Feist  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Pat, this would not be good for Charlotte and it is not good for Asheville. Do you have the courage to prevent this?

#1002  Dan Clere  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#1001  J. Hardy LeGwin  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Why isn't the General Assembly listening to the citizens of Asheville? 86 percent of us DO NOT want to sell the water system. Do you wonder why citizens don't have much confidence in our government? This is a good example of how a few legislators can override the will of the people. What will YOU do about it?

#1000  Kira Despins  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#999  Chuck Larrick  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#998  Greg Goodman  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#997  John Herrity  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#996  Gavin Dillard  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

NC politics have become evil evil evil. Keep our water—and keep our state frack free. Get the bloody Koch brothers out of our politics!

#995  Beverly Clark  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#994  Sherman Fearing  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#993  Adam J Eberhardt  Jan 8, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#992  John Muecke  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#991  Curry First  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#990  Celia Naranjo  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#989  Charles L. Van Buskirk  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#988  Annabeth Hardcastle  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#987  Sieglinde Anderson  Jan 8, 2013  Fairview, NC

I strongly oppose takeover of our locally cared for water supply for what appears to be strictly a political move.

#986  Marla Drucker  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, MP

#985  Dan Smullen  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#984  Bette Bates  Jan 8, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

Local makes more sense and is more sustainable – please do the right thing for the people of NC! Thank you

#983  David Hayes  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

The story behind the story is that this handover of the municipal water system to the MSD - which is already a quasi-public/private enterprise, is simply a first step toward turning Asheville's very valuable pristine water-shed over to private industry to bottle and sell our water for their profit. This is wrong, this is evil. Those responsible should be held accountable for their nefarious actions.

#982  Deborah Genz  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville NC, NC

#981  Jude Weinberg  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

The proposed seizing of Asheville's water system is criminal, unethical, and basically amounts to legalized thievery.

#980  Betsey Russell  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#979  Christine Wells  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#978  Cathy Nieman  Jan 8, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#977  George deWalder  Jan 8, 2013  Weaverville, NC

Even though I don't live in Asheville, I spend a lot of my time there and oppose this blatantly political maneuver by a State Senator and his cohorts.

#976  Dale Palmer  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#975  david baker  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#974  Alice Green  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#973  Daniel Barber  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#972  Ymerli Perez  Jan 8, 2013  Arden, NC

#971  Myrna Harris  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#970  Sallie T Broach  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#969  Stephen Harris  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville taxpayers have, for many years paid for the development and upkeep of this system. Tim Moffit is trying to help a few friends in Hendersonville at the expense of all the citizens of Asheville. Stop this nonsense!

#968  roberta carney  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

As a citizen of Asheville, I -- and 86% of other voters - am strongly opposed to a state takeover of our water system.

#967  Jim Rishebarger  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#966  Barbra Davis  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#965  Kathy Patrick  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#964  Bryan Gibson  Jan 8, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

#963  Myra Fuller  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#962  Sandi Tomlin Sutker  Jan 8, 2013  Marshall, NC

#961  Abigail Roan  Jan 8, 2013  Marshall, NC

#960  JoAnne Setzer  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#959  Susan Grant  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#958  John Ball  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#957  ramona c. rowe  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This issue need to be studied and discussed, thoughtfully. Speed is NOT essential to wise governance.

#956  Cynthia W. Carson  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

We know that this takeover will cost us. It is not for our benefit, but will certainly benefit those who are pushing for it.

#955  Martha Shepard  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Yes, I think it is important to band together to protest any "taking" that penalizes some constitutents who did not vote for you in favor of other constitutents who did vote for you. This type of action does not happen except in states which tolerate a legislature which has total control over every aspect of a city or county.

#954  Evelyn  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#953  amy campbell  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#952  Paul Moberg  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

Like many others in our community I am opposed to the seizing of our municipal water supply. The city of Asheville and the residents of the communities all around Asheville have paid for this water system and deserve to be respected in their right to manage it.

#951  Deborah Morgenthal  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a bad beginning to a New Year and is based on bad politics, not on what is best for the people.

#950  Frederick Carpenter  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

As an Asheville resident and an independent voter, I am concerned about: 1-We would be turning over decisions from a 'progressive' thinking community to political forces that do not think long term and are subject to 'non reality' based thinking. The needs of our community(with regards to maintenance and population growth) will be subject to thinking that does not understand our communities or share our values. 2-We will not have a say in our water rates(which also impact our sewage rates) nor will we be able to set the standards by which which our water is maintained and distributed.

#949  Diane K. McDonald  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#948  William Hutchings  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#947  John Laughlin  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#946  Christian Hickl  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#945  John Pickering  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#944  Norman McElvy  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#943  Anne Winner  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#942  Lee Sokol  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#941  P Clark  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#940  jeanne freeman  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#939  Eva Mckinsey  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#938  Aviva  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#937  Judith Beers  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#936  Rebekah Craig  Jan 8, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#935  Cindy Hady  Jan 8, 2013  Fairview, NC

Please stay strong and protect our water!

#934  Michael Justice  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#933  Barbara Boyd  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

There is no just cause for the City of Asheville to be stripped of its water system or control of the watershed. I am a city taxpayer and am satisfied with the way MY city government is managing the water system. The watershed is pristine acreage which has been well cared for over many years.

#932  madeline moseley  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#931  Paul Miller  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

end the greed!

#930  Susan Steffe  Jan 8, 2013  asheville, NC

#929  Kathryn Warner  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#928  Judith HoY  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#927  BETTY MODAFF  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a huge mistake......I cannot see any positive for Asheville muncipal-run water system being changed from a locally run system to "who know what". ...regardless of what is being said.

#926  Bob sondgerath  Jan 8, 2013  Asheville, NC

#925  Robin Austin  Jan 8, 2013  Boone, NC

#924  Will Wolcott  Jan 7, 2013  Red Bank, TN

#923  Jerald Ulrey  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#922  Mary Ames  Jan 7, 2013  Temecula, CA

I was a North Carolina resident for 25 years. As a CA resident, the issue is just as important to me since it would set a precedent for state legislatures across the country.

#921  Phillip  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

This proposal is nothing short of legislated thievery!

#920  Sam Leeper  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#919  Jeff Davis  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#918  Kevin Boyd  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#917  Mary Jo Brezny  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#916  Tracy Fairbrother  Jan 7, 2013  Weaverville, NC

The republican led effort to seize asheville's water system is disgusting and highlights just how repulsive republicans and their agenda is.

#915  Conner Fay  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#914  Bill Wolcott  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#913  Catherine Schaller  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#912  Jesah Segal  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#911  Michael Oppenheim  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#910  George Hunker  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please don't steal our water system and the 20,000 acre pure water shed.

#909  Julie Lesesne  Jan 7, 2013  Asheveille, NC

#908  laney wax  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#907  Tim Geib  Jan 7, 2013  Woodfin, NC

This information is not entirely correct, but I do oppose the forced merger of the water system and want Tim Moffit and his meddling big government friends to keep their hands off of Asheville's water system.

#906  Mark Yungbluth  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#905  Matt stivers  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville nc, NC

I've seen this outcome in Florida. It's not pretty.

#904  Leslie McCrory  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#903  Matthew Hutchins  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#902  Mark Steinke  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#901  Anne Lalley  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#900  Joe Zinich  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#901  Anne Lalley  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#900  Joe Zinich  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Keep gov't as local as possible. The City of asheville is doing a terrific job with our water system why do you want to take it away? Politics of course not what is correct not what is best politics

#899  elizabeth ryherd  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

The state should not be able to control local city infrastructure.

#898  Attelia S. Blackard  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#897  Sam Daniel  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#896  Richard Sunshine  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#895  Andrea McCarrick  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#894  Ann Von Brock  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#893  Judi Scharns  Jan 7, 2013  Hood River, OR

Local control of water by the people is essential to the well being of the community.

#892  Jeremy Knighton  Jan 7, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#892  Jeremy Knighton  Jan 7, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#891  Elizabeth C Boys  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#890  Emily S. Quinn and David H. Quinn  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#889  Laura T Quinn  Jan 7, 2013  Durham, NC

#888  Cindy Solesbee  Jan 7, 2013  Franklin, NC

#887  Samhita Brown  Jan 7, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#886  Kevin Young  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#885  Art kiser  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

A referendum on this matter received heavy opposition to this proposed legislation.this action is opposed by city officials. It seems unwArrented on part of legislature and a poor precedent.

#884  Richard &amp; Marjorie Haines  Jan 7, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#883  Dorothy E Ward  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

Good work, Kathie Kline!

#882  Belinda Kendall  Jan 7, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#881  Jeanne Cummings  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it -

#880  Candace Krebs  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#879  Howard Yarborough  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#878  Rob Myers  Jan 7, 2013  Raleigh, NC

#877  Jonathan Greene  Jan 7, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#876  Mark Hoch, MD  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#875  Deidra Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Boone, NC

#874  Rob Montague  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#873  Stephanie Biziewski  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#872  Linda Olin  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#871  bob harrison  Jan 7, 2013  franklin, NC

#870  Margaret Burke  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#869  Katherine Soderquist  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC, NC

Keep our water local!!

#868  Martha Camp  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#867  Elizabeth McKinsey  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

As representatives of the people, please vote according to the wishes of the large majority who are opposed to water system take over in Asheville. Thank you.

#866  Vivian Gaddy  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

It is wrong that this legislation is being forced on us - I am signing this petition

#865  Jacob Ezekial Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Boone, NC

#864  Liz Stroud  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#863  Laura Bower  Jan 7, 2013  West Jefferson, NC

#862  Patricia Johnson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#861  kate zuric  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#860  Robert McHugh  Jan 7, 2013  Black Mtn, NC

#859  Lauren Wise  Jan 7, 2013  Brevard, NC

#858  RIchard Weddle  Jan 7, 2013  weaverville, NC

#857  Theresa Dillingham  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

This forced move has been introduced by a western NC Republican representative that has his own agenda: Tim Moffitt. The cost of this change is prohibitive and unnecessary because the water system is working well and needs not change - Rep. Moffitt has an "ax to grind" to force Buncombe County to supply water to Henderson County. Why fix a system that is not broken and increase taxes for Buncombe County residents? No reason except Moffitt - this is the same Rep. Who introduced the bill to chop Asheville into different voting districts to jeep him in office and to get more of his cronies elected -- worst gerrymandering of redistricting North Carolina has ever seen...YES ... support this petition!

#856  Elana Froehlich  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#855  Bonnie Schell  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville has good clean water because it is a self managed system.

#854  Duncan McPherson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#853  Paul Shearer  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#852  Brad Brock  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#851  Kim Martin-Engel  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#850  margaret cogswell  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#849  Rob Burress  Jan 7, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#848  Darcy Wolfe  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#847  Jonathan  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#846  Noelle Austin  Jan 7, 2013  Boone, NC

#845  Ann Kieffer  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#844  mary winn  Jan 7, 2013  aheville, NC

#843  frances myers  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#842  Kieta Osteen-Cochrane  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#841  Martha McKinney  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please respect our November 2012 vote on this issue.

#840  Marcia Everett  Jan 7, 2013  Angier, NC

Remember BOLIVIA!!! you can't take our water!!!

#839  Phillip D Rice  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#838  karalyn warren  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#837  Cathy Holt  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#842  Kieta Osteen-Cochrane  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#841  Martha McKinney  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please respect our November 2012 vote on this issue.

#840  Marcia Everett  Jan 7, 2013  Angier, NC

Remember BOLIVIA!!! you can't take our water!!!

#839  Phillip D Rice  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#838  karalyn warren  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#837  Cathy Holt  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

It is unconscionable for the state to seize Asheville's most priceless asset: its pure mountain water!

#836  ron mccollum  Jan 7, 2013  Lawndale, NC

#835  Linda Alfredson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

States should not control local issues against the wishes of the majority of voters. This is one of the definitions of fascism.

#834  liz thompson  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#833  Margot Ammidown  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#832  Karise Germain  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#831  Sue Donato  Jan 7, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#830  Cody Hulme  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#829  Vivian Frederick  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#828  Ron Lambe  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

Ron Lambe

#827  Martha grist  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#826  John Swann  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#825  Cissie Stevens  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Just because the legislature has the power to do this doesn't make it right.

#824  Andrew Weatherly  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

It is fraud to claim that you believe in local government then ignore it and voters.

#823  John Brighton  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#822  Richard Jezek  Jan 7, 2013  Schaumburg, IL

This should not be allowed to happen in Asheville or anywhere else.

#821  Elizabeth Robrecth  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#820  Marjorie Lain Marsh  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#819  Lorrie Streifel  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#818  Nancy  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

86% NO what more do you need to know

#817  James Thompson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#816  Arida E. Emrys  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#815  mabel taylor  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#814  Jennifer Martin  Jan 7, 2013  Arden, NC

#813  William Stanhope  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#803  Susan Diamond  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#802  Shannon Simmons  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#801  Christine Chmielewski  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#800  tina fortuna  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#799  Cathy Moore  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#798  dorothy rogers  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#797  Jonathan Vess  Jan 7, 2013  Asshevville, NC

#796  Lynne Harty  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#795  Aiden Carson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#794  Nikki  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#793  Jasmin Gentling  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#792  Jade Kelley  Jan 7, 2013  Durham, NC

#791  James Delanoye  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#790  Timothy Abell  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#789  Marsha Collins  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#788  Robin Daugherty  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#787  Mary Mason  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

The action proposed is indeed unprecedented, and has, as you are undoubtedly aware, a political motivation.

#786  joey bedrosian  Jan 7, 2013  candler, NC

#785  larry lesser  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#784  Naomi Moore  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#783  Thomas T.  Jan 7, 2013  Gaffney, SC

Allowing Abduction there spreads that cancer everywhere.

#782  O'Neal Scott  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#781  Isabelle Lofquist  Jan 7, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#780  Lillah Schwartz  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

87% of our county oppose this water takeover....

#779  Debra L Copp  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

I feel like my voice isn't being heard if you go ahead with this forced take over of the water.

#778  guy cothran  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#777  Timothy Mesler  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

(the governor of NC is no longer Beverly Perdue; please correct)

#776  Patty Harte  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#775  Nancy Burns  Jan 7, 2013  Woodfin, NC

There has not been information released as to what the benefits may be for this take over. I'm thinking that it is a political ploy--doing it just because they can!

#774  Christopher Fielden  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#773  Jim Stern  Jan 7, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#772  Valerie Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#771  A. D. Reed  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#770  C. Jamey Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#769  tom stork  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#768  betsy reiser  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#767  Vera  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#766  Toynette Lewis  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

stop ruining our city and state. Republicans are greedy and discusting

#765  Duncan Work  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#764  robert uherka  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#763  Beth Stanberry  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#762  Carol Rovello  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#761  Allison Cole  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#760  Hunter Flournoy  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#759  Joseph L. Gunnels  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#758  Nancy Budzinski  Jan 7, 2013  Brevard, NC

#757  Edward Cortright  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#756  Joseph Ebel  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

I thought this was the US of A!! Not a communist block country. How can this happen?

#755  James Huff  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#754  James Biddle MD  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

I've paid taxes for 18 years in Asheville and helped pay for this water system.

#753  amy  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#752  Ryan  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#751  Tara Granke  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#750  Dawn Willard  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#749  sue and steve levenson  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#748  Georgena Millar  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#747  Craig Mailloux  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#746  Xam  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#745  jane r northway  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#744  Perry Dror  Jan 7, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#743  Michael Vitale  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#742  Sharon LeDuc  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#741  Robin Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#740  Sheila Seymour  Jan 7, 2013  Kinston, NC

#739  David Berkey  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#738  Mary Goodkind  Jan 7, 2013  Biltmore Forest, NC

#737  Kathryn Liss  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#736  Beth  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#735  Lois D Smith-Capasso  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Then what is to prevent them from taking our courthouses?

#734  Susan Abell  Jan 7, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#733  Ilona Sena  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#732  Stephen L. Blair  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#731  Don Pittman  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#730  Karen H. Loughmiller  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#729  andrea quillian  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#728  Jenny moore  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#727  Karen Dempster  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#726  Susan Irizarry  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#725  David Von Kohorn  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#724  jesse pitt  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#723  William Perkins  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#722  Andrea Musick  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#721  Tena Moore  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#720  Lesley Groetsch  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#719  John mole  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#718  Geary Yelton  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Republicans say they're opposed to big government takeover of local resources, yet that's exactly what NC's Republican-led administration has proposed, despite a referendum in which 86% of Asheville voters opposed such action. To make matters worse, Rep. Tim Moffit has threatened that the state has the power to dissolve Asheville's government if the city does not comply.

#717  Brian Peterson  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#716  gerald spencer  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

This is a thinly veiled move to dilute the county’s cost of expanding the water system into the less densely populated areas of the county. Anyone capable of performing simple arithmetic could figure out that city residents will pay a disproportionate share water system operations and improvements.

#715  Joshua Evan Knowles  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#714  Timothy Burgin  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#713  Mary locke  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

mary k locke

#712  walter irizarry  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

Losing control of something as important as a local water source is both frightening and wrong. Local resources should not be reallocated without consulting the constituents that would be directly affected.

#711  Terrence Call  Jan 7, 2013  Woodfin, NC

#710  Sarah Easterling  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#709  James A Howard  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#708  Jes  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#707  Jacqueline Flenner  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#706  Lisa Gaye Hall  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#705  James Ellis  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#704  Diana Lynn  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#703  Edward Dalton  Jan 7, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#702  Douglas Clark  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#701  James Schall  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#700  George Gibson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#699  Pamela Cauble  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#698  Forrest Merithew  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Forced taking of our most valuable resource isn't right. Especially when were taking what certainly can be projected as a future need to spread elsewhere now.

#697  Lynn Maust  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#696  Stephen Cohen  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

We voted overwhelmingly in opposition to this taking of our water system. Overwhelmingly. Please respect the will of the people.

#695  George Metrik  Jan 7, 2013  Fairview, NC

#694  Donald Christensen  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Why in the future would any city invest in their infrastructure if the state sets a president of seizing that infrastructure to the detriment of the city?

#693  Gary Schwartz  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#692  Bertrice A. Christenensen  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is unbelievable that the NC Legislators have voted to force the confiscation of a city's (Asheville) infrastructure which they developed and paid for and transfer it to another organization without sufficient compensation which results in increased costs to that city but is a benefit to another city (Hendersonville.) I suspect there is a hidden agenda and Moffitt who is behind it is promoting an advantage to Hendersonville and perhaps investors/his contributors at the expense of Asheville and Buncombe county residents.

#691  Allan goodstadt  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#690  thomas dolcet  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#689  Jake Quinn  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#688  kat hasty  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#687  Elly Wells  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#686  Wes Rogers  Jan 7, 2013  Mills River, NC

#685  Judi Ashe  Jan 7, 2013  black mountain, NC

#684  Jeffrey Secrest  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#683  Barbara Sloss  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#682  Grace Page  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#681  Cynthia Conner  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#680  Deborah Belcher  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#679  Christy Tate  Jan 7, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#678  Edie Kasper  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#677  Drew Reisinger  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#676  Carol Covington  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#675  William S Maloney  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

The majority of Asheville residents through a vote showed that they oppose the taking of Asheville's Water System. Asheville has continued to improve the lines and service, and the proposed move is costly, will not improve service, and seems nothing other than politically motivated to payback Asheville for things in the past. This sets a dangerous precedent for other municipalities. I would ask our elected officials to listen to what the majority of your constituents are telling you and leave the Asheville Water System alone.

#674  Angie Lavezzo  Jan 7, 2013  Candler, NC

The people have voted!

#673  Charles F. O'Cain  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#672  TJ Bobay  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#671  Jonathan Price  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#670  James Huff  Jan 7, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#669  Garnett Hutchinson  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#668  Craig Budzinski  Jan 7, 2013  Brevard NC, NC

#667  Renee Robb-Cohen  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#666  Julie Setzler  Jan 7, 2013  Nebo, NC

#665  bill whipple  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#664  Virginia Himmelheber  Jan 7, 2013  ASheville, NC

#663  art kuchuck  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#662  Chad Ekre  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#661  Robbie Sweetser  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

No mandated taking of municipal assets.

#660  Katie Reisinger  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#659  Robert Vose  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Leave Asheville's water alone !!!

#658  Barbara McCampbell  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

With populations increasing and water supplies getting scarcer, we can't allow this precedent of a hostile takeover of local resources. "Public-Private" arrangements are just another way for legislators to reward their big-monied backers with public assets.

#657  Deborah Swanson  Jan 7, 2013  Fairview, NC

#656  Lynda Wayne  Jan 7, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

No mandated take overs!

#655  Veronika Gunter  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please stop the forced taking of Asheville's water system.

#654  richard and Janet Graham  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#653  Lewis Patrie  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#652  Mary Weber  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#651  Harry Taylor  Jan 7, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#650  Betty Scotto  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#649  Laura Jensen  Jan 7, 2013  Brevard, NC

#648  Laura Sorensen  Jan 7, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#647  Asia Suler  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#646  Sydney Wilson  Jan 7, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#645  bonnie doerr  Jan 7, 2013  winstonsalem-, NC

Republicans are for small government, you say? How then does this action fit in that idea?

#644  Pat Cole  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#643  Anne Tansey  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#642  Edward Jack Pine  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#641  AnneMarieWilliams-Ransmeier  Jan 7, 2013  ASheville, NC

#640  David Sorensen  Jan 7, 2013  Davidson, NC

trust the people closest to the resevoir.

#639  Peter Gentling  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

These moves are preliminary to privatizing the water system and must be opposed at all costs.

#638  Jim White  Jan 7, 2013  Raleigh, NC

#637  Frank Griffin  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#636  Laura Cox  Jan 7, 2013  Marshall, NC

#635  Anne Connolly  Jan 7, 2013  Leicester, NC

#634  Billie Buie  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please do not set this dangerous precedent. Please note that the general vote taken in November resulted in overwhelming opposition to this takeover.

#633  Gary Hammer  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#632  TIM CALLAHAN  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

The seizure of the Asheville water supply is counter to all concepts of developing a long-term plan for regional sustainability. I ablsolutely oppose any legislation by the NCGA to transfer ownership or authority of the water supply to any other entity.

#631  Dan Ruccia  Jan 7, 2013  Durham, NC

#630  allen roth  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

#629  Pat  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#628  DeLaine Dills  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#627  Nicholas Moschovakis  Jan 7, 2013  Bethesda, MD

#626  Deborah Schillo  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#625  Anna Toth  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#624  Bernard Lite  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#623  M. T. Penland  Jan 7, 2013  Arden, NC

#622  Kenneth Edwards  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#621  Carol Tedesco  Jan 7, 2013  Key West, FL

#620  Vonciel Baudouin  Jan 7, 2013  Leicester, NC

#619  Edwin Sakaguchi  Jan 7, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

We moved to this location because of its pristine mountains, water,forests. We have lived here long enough now to feel protective over our resources, yet we are retired, therefore, cannot afford to have our water rates increased. Having moved ourselves to a place where we could enjoy nature in peace and quiet, we oppose this "run" on our water's safety.

#618  Pattie Frost Jones  Jan 7, 2013  Marshall, NC

#617  Breanne Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#616  Rebecca Hecht  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please don't allow our water to be taken from us!

#615  Gawain Mainwaring  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#614  Glenn Mayes  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#613  julie lehman  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Local control is better than big government takeover. A republican general assembly should certainly understand and honor that basic republican principal.

#612  Patsy Keever  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#611  Julia B. RankinT  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

The petition statement, for the most part "says it all". The watershed and water needs to be run by the local government accountable to the people. If those in the government screw up, we fire them....or shame on us.

#610  Nancy Chatham  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#609  Anna Sagel  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#608  Mary Fierle  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#607  Clark Chaplin  Jan 7, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#606  Barton Lloyd, Jr.  Jan 7, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

Water is not an appropriate commodity to be owned, distributed or otherwise controlled by private interests.

#605  Joy Smith  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

Keep water rights local.

#604  Loretta Freeman  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#603  David Lynch  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

This transfer of our water would be the first step towards private control of our water, and I oppose it vehemently!

#602  irene LEVINE  Jan 7, 2013  SWANNANOA, NC

#601  gayle miller  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#600  che cary  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

#599  Steven Howard  Jan 7, 2013  Asheville, NC

I have read this petition and followed the issue with great interest. I am in agreement and hereby sign this petition.

#598  Scott Stevens  Jan 7, 2013  Maggie Valley, NC

#597  Eric hawes  Jan 7, 2013  asheville, NC

These mountains belong to the earth, and to the people who love and protect earth. We will not have a takeover of our water. We will have pure clean streams rivers and watershed for the next ten thousand years and longer, however the angels of earth wind air and fire see it to be. Please understand that any force able coercion on your part will lead to the disintegration of the power base of your support. This issue is life itself. Asheville city has done a heavenly good job of protecting these forests for over 100 years, we are the ones I trust to continue, we are the ones here locally on the land who feel the effects of these twinkling streams, uncurling ferns, tall trees, and all the life it supports. We are a iodiversity hotspot on par with the amazon, a temperate rainforest of lush richness. This will remain. This will prevail. I declare and decree it so with my heart.

#596  Julie Metin  Jan 6, 2013  Biltmore Lake, NC

#595  Christina Economou  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#594  Scott Etkin  Jan 6, 2013  Athens, AL

#593  Gregory Lyon  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Hands off our water! Consolidation and regionalization leads to privatization. We need direct democratically elected oversight of our water utility!

#592  M. Barbara Sowers, M.D.  Jan 6, 2013  Key West, FL

#591  Bloom Post  Jan 6, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#590  FORREST GREEN  Jan 6, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

KEEP ASHHEVILLE WATER UNDER OUR CITIZENS RIGHTFUL CONTROL = THANKS - A CONCERNED &amp; VOTING RESIDENT

#589  Julia Pelly  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#587  heather munshaw  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#586  Andrea Comstock  Jan 6, 2013  Key West, FL

#585  Judith Hoffman  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#584  Melanie Brethauer  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#583  Daniel Rhinehardt  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#582  Gloria Gordon  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#581  Shirley Mohill  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#580  Sandra Holden  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#579  Caroline duble  Jan 6, 2013  Houston, TX

#578  Tim Rubald  Jan 6, 2013  WAILUKU, HI

#577  Rev. William R. Hoyt Ph.D.  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#576  George Tolleson  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#575  jennifer ewan  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#574  Emily Bangham  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#573  Charles Rawls  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Legislators in Raleigh are supposed to represent the best interests and views of the people of this state. About 85% of voters this past November oppose any transfer of the water system and resources.

#572  Richard Risbridger  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Having our water seized by the State against the clearly voted will of the local population is Big Government at its worst.

#570  Larry Weiss  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#569  Monte Northam  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#568  C. Warren Pope  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#567  Donald Marsh  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#566  John H Buchanan  Jan 6, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

This kind of state sponsored power grab will demonstrate to communities who consider taking on some responsibility or project will be wary that what they create locally can be quickly taken away by any vengefull politician.

#565  David Oppenheimer  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#564  B Smith  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Our water -- booger off

#563  DL Ellenburg  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#562  Peter Millis  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#561  Kani Nicolls  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#560  Vidya Kudva  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#559  Zachary Phillips  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#558  Bill Dorfman  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#557  Amanthus Lunn  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#556  ginny lentz  Jan 6, 2013  weaverville, NC

#555  jacqueline knable  Jan 6, 2013  Hendersonvlle, NC

#554  Patricia H. Deck  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#553  Daniel Ater  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

This Republican bullying at it's finest!

#552  Jeanine Maland  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#551  Frank McAllan  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I hold multiple degrees (Graduate) in Public Admin and Public Health. Our water resources can not, and should not be outsourced. After seeing what happens at the Federal Level (working on contracts), this is the absolute worst issue that could happen to Asheville Water and Sewer Systems. One issue is that water resources are very scarce in the SE below WNC, and could raise our rates through the roof if commercialized. Look at Japan and China 'buying up Japaneese' land for the water rights.

#550  Cynthia Pursifull Justice  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

The Republicans should be very aware that this is a big/small government issue. Taking away a public utility from a city that has planned, bought and paid for it over the years is authoritarian. Please help us! Dr and Mrs Michael Justice 21 Park Rd Asheville, NC 28803

#549  Alexandria Birk  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#548  Michele Miller  Jan 6, 2013  Monterey, MA

#547  Julia Ruff  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#546  Susan Wilson  Jan 6, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#545  Elizabeth rucker  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#544  Joshua Levy  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#543  Laurie Chess  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#542  P Diane Chambers  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#541  Melvin Page  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#540  Sheri and Jim Groce  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#539  Rob Joyner  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I believe the ultimate motive is for NC to seize control of municipal "utilities" and sell them to private contractors for a substantial amount of money, using the worn-out excuse "private sector can do it cheaper". Recently, the US Gov. is determining that the privatizing of many government functions is More Costly than previously thought, more costly than the government doing the chore itself.

#538  Katie Hill  Jan 6, 2013  Arden, NC

#537  Steve Ash  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#536  stephen o olin  Jan 6, 2013  Ashdville,, NC

#535  Kathleen Boyd  Jan 6, 2013  Steilacoom, WA

#534  N. Carey  Jan 6, 2013  Benicia, CA

#533  Katherine Armitage  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#532  william hunter pope  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#531  Trevor Nahh  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#530  Wayne Barnette  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#529  Maurie McClure  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Oppose unequivocally!!

#528  Deborah Wolcott  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#527  Randy Bernard  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#526  Ted Woizeski  Jan 6, 2013  Enka, NC

#525  Kathleen Hespelt  Jan 6, 2013  Flat Rock, NC

#524  Kimberly Hill  Jan 6, 2013  Arden, NC

#523  Max Lloyd-Eriksen  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#522  Frank Starling  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#521  sandy wagner  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#520  Brad Rogers  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#519  glenn ( Regi) blackburn  Jan 6, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#518  lDr Robert h Nicholson  Jan 6, 2013  Black Mt, NC

On behalf of my extended family, I plead you to do whatever it takes to halt the unscrupulous confiscation of the Buncombe County water

#517  William Gilbert  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#516  Adrienne Strickland  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#515  Anne Cassebaum  Jan 6, 2013  Elon, NC

#514  Sunny  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

86% of Asheville said NO! 86% equals DEMOCRACY!

#513  Kimberly Sluder  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#512  Leon Gouin  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#511  Alan Escovitz  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Governor, please allow municipalities such as Asheville to control their own resources.

#510  Sarah Mayes  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#509  tina puppe  Jan 6, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#508  Randee Goodstadt  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#507  Ed Fisher  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#506  Rachael Fisher  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#505  debbie emmons  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#504  Ann Anderson  Jan 6, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#503  Marci Handverger  Jan 6, 2013  Leicester, NC

#502  William Covington  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#501  Margo Ruschmann  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#500  Eve Burton  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#499  Deanna Chilian  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#498  Ryan-Ashley Anderson  Jan 6, 2013  Ashlevikke, NC

#497  Sandra Doyle  Jan 6, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#496  M Maracini  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#495  Thomas Atherton  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Local watersheds must stay under local control and ownership. No takeover!

#494  Keith A. Sexton-Patrick  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#493  Beverly Kimble  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#492  Joyce thornburg  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#491  laird milne  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#490  The Rev. S.F. James Abbott  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Thanks so much, Kathie, for spearheading this! Jim Abbott

#489  Thomas Coulson  Jan 6, 2013  Marshall, NC

#488  Charles Gershon  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#487  Russ Wheelock  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#486  Martha Marshall  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#485  Beth Trigg  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#484  Susan Hammer  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#483  Chris Pelly  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#482  Howard Lerner  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#481  Laurie Corral  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#480  Marey Coates  Jan 6, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

this should NOT be done!

#479  Donica McLean  Jan 6, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

#478  Betty Lawrence  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#477  Cheryl S. Postlewaite  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#476  Teresa Van Duyn  Jan 6, 2013  Biltmore Forest, NC

#475  Heloise Jones  Jan 6, 2013  Jacksonville, FL

#474  Janet Colosi  Jan 6, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#473  Marvin Schrock  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#472  Emily McIntosh  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#471  Harold Brokaw Dennis  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#470  lisa  Jan 6, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#469  Nancy Silver  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am an Asheville resident.

#468  boone guyton  Jan 6, 2013  Alexander, NC

#467  Paul Stroebel  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#466  Ernie Boyd  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#465  ann snell  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Taking over municipal assets is unfair and unAmerican. Do not set this terrible precedent with Asheville's water system.

#464  Nancy Acopine  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#463  Gwen Owen  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please don't let them take our water!!! Do not harm the people you represent. Be ethical, have exquisite printables. do not take water from the people. thank you

#462  John Mawhinney  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS. WE VOTED 82% TO RETAIN OUR OWN WATER SYSTEM. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE IT FOR YOUR CORPORATE BUDDIES.

#461  John Paul Clark  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#460  Ellen Ferriss  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I believe Ashevillians stated clearly during the election that we do not want our water changing hands.

#459  Jeff Byrum  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#458  Pat Hinkley  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#457  Helen McClintock  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Absolutely, MoveOn should support this petition.

#456  Barbara Coulson  Jan 6, 2013  Marshall, NC

Martin Luther King Jr. said it best: injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

#455  Terry Ward  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#454  Eva Brown  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#453  Lynn contant fass  Jan 6, 2013  Appex, NC

Our land, our water, our air, not to be taken for fracking!!!

#452  Michael R. Anderberg  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#451  Carmen Everton  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#450  Tina Schwartz  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#449  Deborah Tobias  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#448  J. Siglin  Jan 6, 2013  Grace Sta, NC

#447  Virginia Bower  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#446  Wendy Owen  Jan 6, 2013  Arden, NC

#445  Anthony Lange  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#444  alice wechgelaer  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#443  James Beggs  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#442  Barber Melton  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

This proposal is being done to make a select few have control of the citizens water system. We have the only available plentiful water in close proximity to Henderson Co. and upper SC. Think about it. Its a power trip !!!

#441  vinaya alahan  Jan 6, 2013  Guerneville, CA

#440  Billie Wolf  Jan 6, 2013  Skyland, NC

#439  Allen Singleton  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#438  maggie purnell  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#437  Adette Irish  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#436  Virginia Karolyn Wrightson  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

As a resident of Asheville, whose water system is about to be taken over despite a huge non-binding vote of residents opposed to it, I totally support it. But... as of yesterday we have a new governor, not Bev Perdue so it needs that fixed.

#435  Sandra Byrd  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I agree with all three points in this petition statement.

#434  Patricia  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville should own it's own water sysyem

#433  Susan Bird  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#432  Jon Williams  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#431  Trudi glenn  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#430  Sara M Evans  Jan 6, 2013  Waynesville, NC

#429  Wendy Cable  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I do not understand how a few "elected" officials can trample on the rights of their constituents. Who serves to profit from this deal? I also don't understand how Tim Moffitt was elected.

#428  Ruth Hill  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#427  Joseph Minicozzi  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Model better leadership, and stop the divisive behavior. If this is such a great idea, please explain how. I've yet to hear our Legislators explain. Additionally, they haven't allowed adequate local representation on their committee. Every city should be quivering because of this over-reach by our legislature.

#426  Jane Hite  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#425  Edith M. Conrad  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

You know I really like that empty lot you own next door to me. Think I will just take it. Don't you agree?

#424  Stack Kenny  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

immoral thieves!

#423  lisa irvine  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#422  andrew key  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#421  Kim Ray  Jan 6, 2013  weaverville, NC

DON'T MESS WITH OUR WATER

#420  Ron Franklin  Jan 6, 2013  Gainesville, FL

#419  Caroline Ribelin  Jan 6, 2013  Arden, NC

Furthermore, to take the water system from an elected governance to a board that has no citizen oversight, eg. to privatize it, is certainly a travesty. DO NOT force Asheville into this situation.

#418  Sherry Baldwin  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#417  Gabriel Dunsmith  Jan 6, 2013  Arden, NC

#416  Sue Barlow  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#415  Beth Schuurmans  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#414  Margaret Marchuk  Jan 6, 2013  Black Mountain, NC, NC

#413  Linda Taylor  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I moved here because fracking was ruining my health in southwestern Pennsylvania. For the small amount of natural gas that is here in this state it is not worth the devastation

#412  Peter DeLorenzo  Jan 6, 2013  Atlanta, GA

#411  Roxanne Marroni  Jan 6, 2013  Philadelphia, PA

#410  David Reid  Jan 6, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#409  Barbara McCutchen  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#408  Charles F. Moore  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#407  anna jane joyner  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#406  Tracey Schmidt  Jan 6, 2013  Weaverville, NC

This is a fundamental issue of water and money- and all of the surveys show that Asheville does not, not, not want this to be in the hands of people outside of our area. I am one more voice, weighing in...."We the people." Thank you !

#405  Tenille Fox  Jan 6, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

#404  Sharon Zellman  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#403  Maggie  Jan 6, 2013  Thomasville, NC

#402  Anne Doucette  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#401  Paul endry  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Don't our leaders support control of our local resource?

#400  Ann Lansing  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#399  John Moriarty  Jan 6, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#398  lynn contant Fass  Jan 6, 2013  apexplantations pec, NC

why? why are you forcing the dangers of fracking on US, OUR land, OUR air and OUR water. GREED!????

#397  Alex Batton  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#396  Barbara Hart  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#395  Richard Cary  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

We have already spoken. BACK OFF!!!!

#394  Jim Bartels  Jan 6, 2013  Fairview, NC

#393  Bonnie French  Jan 6, 2013  Palm Bay, FL

#392  Millie Buchanan  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#391  Bruce Cox  Jan 6, 2013  Brevard, NC

Asheville water is not for "sale" to "others"......... nor up for grabs by the NCGA.

#390  Suzannah Genz  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#389  Danielle Moser  Jan 6, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#388  Sara O'Neal  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am opposed to any state legislature mandated takeover of public resources.

#387  Zia Terhune  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please listen to the people!

#386  isaac coleman  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#385  Greg Yost  Jan 6, 2013  Mars Hill, NC

#384  Katie Hicks  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#383  Carson Dellinger  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#382  Alan barnwell  Jan 6, 2013  Arden, NC

This is unacceptable

#381  Amanda E Thomas  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

I Oppose the Forced Taking of Municipal Water Systems!

#380  spencer king  Jan 6, 2013  mars hill, NC

#379  Todd Lee  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#378  Jane and Michael Knisely  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

There is no compelling managerial or operational reason or justification for this proposed action by the Legislature. To arbitrarily seize an independent and fiscally responsible municipal asset is no more than political gamesmanship at best and outright theivery at worst.

#377  Scott McCrea  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I don't see a benefit to the take over.

#376  Ruth Ostrenga  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#375  Robin Davenport  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

#374  Melville G Lindsay  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

If Henderson County needs sewer upgrades, all citizens of the state should pay for the costs or force the HC to increase their sales tax so residents and visitors bare the burden.

#373  melody Kramer  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

Having our own water is more important than right to own guns..

#372  Grace Loftis  Jan 6, 2013  Mills River, NC

#371  raymond owen  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

#370  morgwen davies  Jan 6, 2013  asheville, NC

Save the watershed

#369  Ellen Rubenstein Chelmis  Jan 6, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am opposed to the confiscation by the state of NC of Asheville's water system. We voted to keep it under our jurisdiction and control, we protect it, and we pay for its maintenance and usage. Hands off, NCGA!

#368  Michael Morris  Jan 5, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

I live in Asheville so this affects me directly.

#367  Diane Hankes  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#366  Susan Fischer  Jan 5, 2013  Arden, NC

#365  Aaron Thomas  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#364  Ronnie Presley  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#363  Barbara Bell  Jan 5, 2013  Fletcher, NC

#362  Lori Jessee  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#361  Taylor Jessee  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#360  Bo Rose Deatherage  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#359  Sean Dennis  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#358  Stuart Zitin  Jan 5, 2013  Biltmore Frst, NC

#357  Jan Matlock  Jan 5, 2013  Marietta, GA

#356  Carolyn Luce  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#355  marjo nordhorn  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#354  Dorothy Schmid  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#353  Woolie Wisham  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is wrong!!

#352  cara ciliberto  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

#351  Lael Gray  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#350  Yvette Odell  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#349  jennifer kruzewski  Jan 5, 2013  mt holly, NC

#348  Ken Parker  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#347  Bonnie Snyder  Jan 5, 2013  candler, NC

#346  Lesley Cross  Jan 5, 2013  Lake Mary, FL

#345  Pat Puckridge  Jan 5, 2013  Fairview, NC

#344  Nancie Phillips  Jan 5, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#343  Jody Ochs  Jan 5, 2013  WEAVERVILLE, NC

This is the most absurd, evil, ridiculous grab of power and money I may have ever seen. To STEAL Asheville's water, in an area that is OBVIOUSLY concerned about EVERYTHING LOCAL, is a total crime. NO! NO! NO! WHAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE WAY THE ELECTION WENT? THE CITIZEN'S SAID NOOOOO!

#342  Libby Mijanovich  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#341  Charles Floyd  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

North Carolina, with the last election, became another stepping stone for the right wing, just as has happened in Wisconsin. I lived in Argentina for a short period and witnessed the end results of actions such as the taking of water systems, and the unbridled excess of corruption and inequality. Yes! We should support this petition. But it will be only the first of many in NC. Full disclosure: I live in Asheville.

#340  Christopher Brown  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NC

Leave it alone.

#339  Fred L. Beyer  Jan 5, 2013  Fayetteville, NC

The state has no business controlling what a municipal government can or cannot do!

#338  Eula M. Shaw  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#337  Michael Stevenson  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#336  Susan Wilson  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#335  Steven Norris  Jan 5, 2013  Fairview, NC

#334  Karen Tierney  Jan 5, 2013  Mars Hill, NC

#333  James Judd  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#332  Robert Bennett  Jan 5, 2013  Enka, NC

Raleigh needs to do something else with their time. Something useful.

#331  Diana and Tom Muller  Jan 5, 2013  WHITSETT, NC

WATER IS TOO IMPORTANT!!!!!...PRIVITIZE IT AND IT WILL BE NEGLECTED AND THERE WILL BE NOTHING WE CAN DO TO FIX IT..............IT NEEDS GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL....WE CAN PICK OUR REPRESENTATIVES...NOT THE CEO OF PRIVATE COMPANIES!!!!

#330  Liam Woodworth-Cook  Jan 5, 2013  Arlington, MA

#329  Bruce Daniel  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#328  Mark H. Bloom  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Our state legislature is supposed to solve problems, not create them. While it's clear that the city residents don't want the water system taken over by a regional entity, perhaps the state should put the matter to a vote of county residents. Why force a change to a system that has actually been working? Instead, focus your attention on a system that's broken: education.

#327  Christine Yablonski  Jan 5, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#326  Sharon Lewis  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#325  Mike Wren  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

This has all come about because representative Moffit has a personal vendetta against Asheville. It has nothing to do with resource management.

#324  Frances Nicholson  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#323  Nina  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#322  Lynne De Luca  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#321  Richard H. Darling  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#320  JEAN PENLAND  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

#319  Betsy &amp; Jimmy Savely  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

NO! City of Asheville does a fantastic job. It A'INT BROKE SO DON'T TRY TO FIX IT!

#318  Darryl Keith  Jan 5, 2013  Wakefield, RI

#317  Rev Michael Osterhout  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#316  Tim Warner  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is totally partisan, without the participation of the elected representatives of most of Asheville.

#315  Kyle  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#314  Helen Sutherland  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#313  Deborah Gurriere  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#312  Ron Johnson  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#311  Donna McKee  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#310  peter kenny  Jan 5, 2013  mendham, NJ

#309  Brad Earnhardt  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#308  Parker Sloan  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#307  Trevor Lohrbeer  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#306  Francis Connors  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#305  Audrey Reynolds  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville has been an excellent steward of this resource. Our citizens overwhelming signaled our feelings about this in the last election - we do not support this change. And not being compensated is offensive.

#304  John Fisher  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#303  William Volpe  Jan 5, 2013  Tryon, NC

#302  Holly  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#301  sara stewart  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

#300  Joyce Birkenholz  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#299  Cathy Scott  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#298  Rubin Feldstein  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#297  Barbara C. Buffington  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#296  philip bowditch  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

#296  philip bowditch  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

This will be a suicidal move for Asheville, the fascists in Raleigh will move to privatize sooner or later. World War III wil be about water, and in the face of the oncoming climate catastrophe Asheville will be at the mercy of these creatures.

#295  Brett Culhane  Jan 5, 2013  Little Switzerland, NC

#294  Diane Burris  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please do not allow the take-over of our municipally-run water system.

#293  Connie Loftin  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#292  Andrew T Stephens  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

My Great Grandfather, Charles E Waddell, built the Asheville water system, and I am certain he built it for Asheville - please do not change the authority over Asheville's water, something VERY unpopular in all polls and surveys of Asheville citizens...

#291  Richard Genz  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

We are managing our water quite well here in the City of Asheville. Big Government, stay out of our watershed. Local control whenever feasible is first choice in a democracy. Outrageous to grab control of our water in defiance of 86% vote of the people!

#290  Eliot Wadopian  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#289  Harry Strauss  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#288  eruch adams  Jan 5, 2013  West Ashville, NC

I am a resident of Asheville and I do not support a takeover of my water. Not just because it's "mine" but because it sets a bad preceedent. We need to support and improve regional water systems; how they are run and how they manage inflow water and outflow, with an eye on the long term health of the watershed and surrounding ecosystem.

#287  Neil Barrett  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

A forced takeover by our state government of our municipal run water system is tantamount to dictatorship! What are we coming to?

#286  Nathan Boniske  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#285  Peter Millis  Jan 5, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#284  Claudette wren  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#283  julie ford  Jan 5, 2013  Temple Terrace, FL

#282  Leanne Apfelbeck  Jan 5, 2013  Candler, NC

#281  Rachel Rasmussen  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#280  Drake Whitlock  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#279  Ann P. Jennings  Jan 5, 2013  Burlington, NC

The big question for me is "Why?".This takeover sets a bad precedent for NC. What right does the state have to do this? What else might they want to take over?

#278  Ron Ogle  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#277  saltschul@yahoo.com  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#276  Derek J Sanders  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#275  Dr. Schwartz  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#274  perry parks  Jan 5, 2013  Rockingham, NC

#273  Alice Coblentz  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#272  Madeleine Bains  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#271  George Wagner  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#270  Cindy Robinson  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#269  Gary Soldow  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#268  Linda Furr  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

We have been good stewards of our water system and want to keep it that way. Tim Moffitt is a power hungry man that has found a loophole he can crawl on his belly through. Asheville Tax payers should not be robbed of our water system.

#267  Dalton  Jan 5, 2013  West Ashville, NC

#266  Don Read  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#265  Adam Casto  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville,

#264  Errington Thompson  Jan 5, 2013  Arden, NC

We have a system that works. It is cost effective. Yet, for some reason, some politicians (not the people) what to change this system. Why?

#263  Lisa Vierra  Jan 5, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#262  Grant Millin  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Nyet, Mr. Moffitt. Nyet.

#261  E.M.T. O'Nan  Jan 5, 2013  Marion, NC

Stop the takeover of our water supplies.

#260  Beverly S Switzer  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Hands OFF Raleigh!!

#259  Catherine Ball  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#258  Gene Messick  Jan 5, 2013  Eden, NC

Usurpation and privatization is the primary goal of Rethugs controlling the Legislature for the next decade. Why? because Democrats let them do it. These scoundrels who will use laws passed to punish and reward will pay little attention to a petition, unfortunately.

#256  Cathy Casper  Jan 5, 2013  Sanford, NC

#255  Marianne veto  Jan 5, 2013  Greensboro, NC

#254  Mary Alm  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

The usurpation by the state of our local right to self-governance takes my breath away. Stop it. Simply stop it.

#253  isaac pereda  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

Opposed to the forced taking of Asheville City's municipal water &amp; watershed by corrupt NC legislators.

#252  Doug Abernethy  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#251  stephen Ferris Camp  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

Opposed to the forced taking of Asheville City's municipal water system. Stop this corrupt move by NC legislators.

#250  shelley pereda camp  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Opposed to the forced taking of Asheville City's municipal water. It sets the wrong precedent for other towns like ours accross America and endangers the health &amp; wellbeing of generations to come. Stop this blatant profiteering by corrupt NC officials.

#249  Dan Ceppa  Jan 5, 2013  Johnson City, NY

#248  Stephanie Hammond  Jan 5, 2013  Pfafftown, NC

#247  Margaret Nystrom  Jan 5, 2013  Winston-Salem, NC

#246  Ben Peeler  Jan 5, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#245  Natalie Johnson  Jan 5, 2013  Manitou Springs, CO

#244  Tim Peck  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

I thought we voted on this.

#243  Jackie Williams  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#242  Seth Woodall  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#241  Rebecca Smith  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#240  Patrick Covington  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#239  MICHAEL CUSHWA  Jan 5, 2013  HIGH POINT, NC

#238  OKsana Stark  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Leave the water supply and our water company alone...we do not need to be assessed new "fees" for new "improvements, which we will undoubtably be paying for, if a money making company takes over. The diversion of the Asheville water will be in the future, because that;s how well meaning takeovers make money!!!! Leave our water, alone.

#237  John J Sherman  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#236  Eric Taylor  Jan 5, 2013  Chattanooga, TN

Senator Sam Erwin would be vehemently opposed to this, and so am I. Truly a bad idea.

#235  Rachel Rosner  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#234  Elaine Parker  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#233  Kristi King  Jan 5, 2013  candler, NC

#232  Willie Fleming  Jan 5, 2013  charlotte, NC

#231  George M. Vavrek  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#230  Lori Theriault  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#229  Miguel A. Bordo  Jan 5, 2013  Raleigh, NC

#228  Kenneth Sutherland  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

HANDS OFF our water!

#227  Robert Sauer  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#226  Barbara Hein  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#225  Sharon Schuster  Jan 5, 2013  Arden, NC

This is totally politically motivated to benefit the primarily Republican Henderson County to Buncombe County's south

#224  Donna Bogren  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#223  Charles Rix  Jan 5, 2013  Swannanoa N.C., NC

#222  Kim Kaufman  Jan 5, 2013  Los Angeles, CA

coming soon to a municipality in your town!

#221  John Patton  Jan 5, 2013  Greenville, SC

#220  Martha Kennedy  Jan 5, 2013  Winston- Salem,, NC

#219  Susan Lovejoy  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#218  Marianne Cote  Jan 5, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#217  Talli Roberts  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#216  Sean McNeal  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#215  Linda Brown  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Do not transfer ownership. Clearly, this is an insider deal which will end in privatization. We are not Bolivia.

#214  Michele Alexander  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#213  Kelly Erin-Spinney  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#212  Sally Mitchell  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#211  James A Howard  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#210  Dee Austin  Jan 5, 2013  Omaha, NE

#209  Susan M. Reynolds  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#208  Elizabeth McKeown  Jan 5, 2013  Kernersville, NC

#207  Linda Smathers  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#206  Susanne Brunton  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#205  Dina Rose  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#204  Lisa Ferris  Jan 5, 2013  Tampa, FL

#203  Michelle Raiford  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is wrong, wrong, wrong!!!

#202  Spencer Andrews  Jan 5, 2013  Greensboro, NC

#201  Daniel Huger  Jan 5, 2013  Biltmore Forest, NC

#200  Herman Lankford  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville,, NC

#199  John Davis  Jan 5, 2013  Stem, NC

#198  Gail Jezek  Jan 5, 2013  Colorado Springs, CO

#197  James Cassara  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, ND

Mr. Moffitt, WE want to control our own water, not Raleigh. Whatever happened to the party of "limited government?"

#196  William Fore  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#195  Aleta Arthur  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please remember - this is a Democracy - the will of the people is against this take-over! Thank you.

#194  Samuel Speciale  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

There is no honest rationale for this infrastructure seizure with no local support, as evidenced by a recent referendum vote.

#193  Rob Newman  Jan 5, 2013  Highland Park, NJ

#192  Anna Hamel  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Keep it local

#191  Jim Roseman  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

No one has proven the case to me that the "takeover" is necessary.Why does the takeover need to be done? to privatize?

#190  Susan Oehler  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#189  Susan Madrak  Jan 5, 2013  Philadelphia, PA

#188  Bob Hanna  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#187  Amanda J Nolff  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#186  Debbie Wren Hill  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please leave our water and watershed alone!

#185  Laura Bowman  Jan 5, 2013  Johnson City, TN

#184  Sandy Wade  Jan 5, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#183  Catherine Casas  Jan 5, 2013  Tampa, FL

I'm a native of NC and this power grab is horrible. The water belongs to the people of Asheville. The State should have no say in this local matter.

#182  Mike Hopping  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#181  Rachael bliss  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#180  Randall Lanier  Jan 5, 2013  Cullowhee, NC

Who came up with this ridiculous law. Almost like the one that was presented to allow water meters on private wells and charge for water underground. Crazy!!

#179  Timothy Sadler  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#178  Susan Shannon  Jan 5, 2013  Tampa, FL

The assets of the people must remain with the people.

#177  Lee Pirtle  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#176  Genie Maples  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is a dangerous precedent, and wrong in this specific instance. 100 years. The city has owned and operated our water system and water shed for 100 years, and now it should simply be grabbed away? The citizenry of Asheville voted in a nonbinding referrendum overwhelmingly in favor of retaining the water system. There is not much we agree on across the board, but in this case, we are united. Please protect the rights and property of our locality. The system has been operated well and will continue to be if Asheville continues to operate it.

#175  Jeff Bryant  Jan 5, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

#174  Scott Pacheco  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#173  Meredith T. Freeman  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#172  Claudia Muse  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#171  sandy jones  Jan 5, 2013  asheville, NC

KEEP IT LOCAL!!!

#170  Tracy Grauel  Jan 5, 2013  Sarasota, FL

#169  Leni Sitnick  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

So this is the Republicans idea of opposing eminent domain and opposing big government. Really? Sounds like a vendetta to me.

#168  Leslie Casse  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#167  Deborah Acs  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

Do not privatize our water system! NO! NO! NO!

#166  Katharine Petrequin  Jan 5, 2013  Black mountain, NC

#165  Susan Smith  Jan 5, 2013  Odessa, FL

Do the citizens of Asheville know that corporate America, in the form of ALEC, is writing legislation that allows this type of takeover of public resources? I doubt it.

#164  Diane M. Hutchins  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#163  Miller Graves  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

The degree of hypocrisy by those crying "SMALL GOVERNMENT" is mind-boggling. Keep It Local!

#162  Mary McGlauflin  Jan 5, 2013  Maggie Valley, NC

#161  John David Rose  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#160  Michael Boustead  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#159  Randall Pegram  Jan 5, 2013  Kernersville, NC

#158  Robert Stackman  Jan 5, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

#157  Brad Rich  Jan 5, 2013  Morehead City, NC

#156  Robin Gleeson-Warren  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#155  Peggy Booraem  Jan 5, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#154  Mary Erwin  Jan 5, 2013  BURLINGTON, NC

#153  Sabine Marienthal  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#152  Carl Mumpower  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

One firm Republican principle centers on government constraint. A Raleigh confescation of Asheville's water system is big government politics at its worst and an insincere application of my party's stated principles. Shame on you ladies and gentlement...

#151  Ellen Winner  Jan 5, 2013  Mills River, NC

#150  Brenda M Ball  Jan 5, 2013  ASHEVILLE, NC

#149  john newman  Jan 5, 2013  winston-salem, NC

#148  Sheri Lalumondier  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#147  Gwen Wisler  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#146  Marion A. Bustamonte  Jan 5, 2013  Arden, NC

This very idea sets a dangerous precedent and will certainly not be good for Asheville and surrounding areas. I get my water from this system and am vehemently opposed.

#145  Jim McGlinn  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

The attempt to seize the city of Asheville's resources show the arrogance of our current legislators who do not represent the wishes nor needs of their constituents.

#144  Pamela Norris  Jan 5, 2013  Waynesville, NC

#143  Kate Barber  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#142  james F. Brown  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#141  Jane Knffin  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NC

I object to legislators not elected locally making local decisions. Local decisions should be made locally.

#140  Tom Craig  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Appropriation of water sources without representation; sounds like a revolutionary situation.

#139  Jane Edwards  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

The legislation that triggered this petition has no inherent merit. Not only does it have an adverse effect on the City of Asheville tax payers, It does not do anything "altruistic" for the county if the transfer is approved; it only helps the county's coffers.

#138  Bridget Mccurry  Jan 5, 2013  Hendersonville, NC

#137  Debbie Walker  Jan 5, 2013  Kernersville, NC

For a party that wants government out of our lives (except where women are concerned), this is ridiculous.

#136  Ymani Simmons  Jan 5, 2013  Leicester, NC

#135  Meryl Meyer  Jan 5, 2013  Weaverville, NY

#134  Mary Dickinson  Jan 5, 2013  Winston Salem, 27104, NC

How is this less government?????

#133  Martha Brock  Jan 5, 2013  Cary, NC

#132  Michael Morgan  Jan 5, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

The citizens of Buncombe County paid for that water system with their water bills for 100 years. That water system belongs to the residents and users in Buncombe County. The rest of you - Sit down and shut up! You have no interest in this matter except thievery. Back off!

#131  James Protzman  Jan 5, 2013  Chapel Hill, NC

#130  Karen Gookin  Jan 5, 2013  Fletcher, NC

I do not support privatizing them either!!

#129  Abert T. Porter Jr.  Jan 5, 2013  Winston Salem, NC

#128  David Patterson  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#127  Chuck C Campbell  Jan 5, 2013  Fairview, NC

#126  Joëlle Aubry  Jan 5, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

#125  Michelle Marshall  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#124  Roger Gauthier  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#123  Julie Andrews  Jan 5, 2013  Fairview, NC

#122  Julie Maccarin  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#121  Anne Craig  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

Why do votes to control the 'definition' of marriage become law, but the seizure of Asheville's water supply - a truly public resource owned and managed well by our elected representatives and overwhelmingly supported to continue that way in a referendum mean nothing to those in Raleigh?

#120  Bruce Mulkey  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#119  Carole Larivee  Jan 5, 2013  Waynesville, NC

#118  Roger N. Kirkman  Jan 5, 2013  Winston-Salem, NC

Property rights. I'm sure John Locke said something about this.

#117  Nelson Copp  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#116  Dennis scholar  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#115  Jean Larson  Jan 5, 2013  Leicester, NC

#114  Jim Meredith  Jan 5, 2013  Liberty, NC

#113  Karen  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#112  Brenda Blackwelder  Jan 5, 2013  Charlotte, NC

#111  Kathryn  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

How much more do you really think we are going to take? This is wrong, pure and simply wrong. Third World countries have had revolutions over this sort of thing. The people need to own their own water!!

#110  Nancy Hogan  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#109  Mala Lapp  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

I have been happy and pleased with the water service I've received in Asheville for the past 13 years and see no reason why the State has to step in and cease City rights and privileges. Leave our water rights alone!

#108  Matilda Phillips  Jan 5, 2013  Winston-Salem, NC

Residents should have a voice in this matter. Why would the GA want a water system that has been in place for 100 years? What is the purpose?

#107  Grace Clark  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#106  William A. Franklin  Jan 5, 2013  Burlington, NC

This theft has to be stopped as it is just another nose of the camel under the tent as the Republicans promote and dictate misappropriation of civic property in NC in the name of privatization.

#105  Michael Lewis  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

This is nothing but legislative piracy! Hope this reaches the new govenor.

#104  Terry Curtis Fox  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#103  Claire Brodhead  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#102  Kate Swafford  Jan 5, 2013  Fairview, NC

#101  Ann Marie Skinner  Jan 5, 2013  Asheville, NC

#100  Sharon Delgado  Jan 4, 2013  Nevada City, CA

#99  thomas Myers  Jan 4, 2013  Taos, NM

#98  Linda Pannullo  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#97  Robert Zieber  Jan 4, 2013  Skyland, NC

#96  Aile Shebar  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#95  Mary Hill  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

85% is a large number of voters to ignore. Municipal assets belong to the city.

#94  Priscilla Ellington  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#93  Eleanor jones  Jan 4, 2013  Ashevilke, NC

#92  Tracey Stebbing  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#91  Rebecca Rollinson  Jan 4, 2013  Buxton, NC

#90  Valerie Hoh  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Water is not a partisan issue! I don't care which party you're in, when there is a drought, you want to have control of your water system. The City should fight mightily for our water because we are behind you 100%!

#89  Barbara Norris  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#88  Jim Cavener  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Craziest legislation ever introduced!

#87  Sarah Sullivan  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

We know you are oh so concerned but we can manage our own water, thank you.

#86  Roberta Penn  Jan 4, 2013  Wrightsville beach, NC

#85  Benn Fass  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Buncombe County voted overwhelmingly and in a bipartisan way to oppose the sale of our Municipal Water System. Please honor our local wishes.

#84  Brenda Lilly  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please keep your greedy hands off of our water. You have NO right to transfer this commodity from our city to your cronies.

#83  Elaine M. Lite  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#82  Robert Kline  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#81  Steven Mitchell  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#80  Barry Summers  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

ashevillewater.blogspot.com

#79  Rosetta Buan  Jan 4, 2013  Fairview, NC

#78  j long  Jan 4, 2013  asheville, NC

#77  breazi breazeale  Jan 4, 2013  candler, NC

#76  Celia Wagner  Jan 4, 2013  Swannanoa, NC

Do not allow this theft of our water system. It will cost us millions in lost revenue, and may cause untold damage to our watershed and ecosystem.

#75  Georgia Pressman  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#74  Sharon Rose Connolly  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#73  jeff scoltock  Jan 4, 2013  asheville, NC

#72  Joyce Metayer  Jan 4, 2013  Arden, NC

#71  Andrew C. Preston  Jan 4, 2013  Leicester, NC

#70  TJ Amos  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

As a Buncombe Co. resident, I am opposed to any takeover. Clearly, the voice of the people have spoken, both at local public meetings, and, lastly, on a ballot vote (the non-binding referendum). I truly fear a government so willing to blatanty ignore, and resist, what the citizens have spoken about. To allow two government representatives to force a move onto a city and county, whom both feel they are forced to do something they did not wish for, is a sign that our government process is sicker than I had ever imagined. We are prompted to vote and speak up about issues concerning our lives, then, there is a clear choice to ignore us. Please tell me... is my voice important, or, are you in agreement that the government needs to do this, because they "know what is best" for me? Are you expecting me to be a responsible citizen, whose voice matters, or, are you patronizing me, and saying I can speak when asked to speak?? If you allow this to happen, I will do anything and everything to get involved and engage other folks to resist this move. If you choose to follow through with a takeover, let it be clear: WE DO (NOT) WANT THIS ACTION TAKEN!! You are forcing your will on the people of Asheville, and, of Buncombe County. I will be clear, as I was at the MSD meeting, that I, as a Buncombe Co. resident resent this effort to divide our area and demonstrating to citizens that the government lies when it says they care about what the people want. I will be happy to meet with anyone and discuss this, and, before this is done, I hope all of us involved in this matter, in any way, will have an opportunity to speak to any official who still cares about the people they are SUPPOSED to be SERVING. I hope the outcome will demonstrate to my children (15 yo, and 10 yo) that they will have a voice in their future involvement with the government which is supposed to serve ALL citizens, not, just the money involved. Are you serving man or money?

#69  Robin Dukes  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#68  Maggie Barry  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#67  Chris Wallace  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#66  Tom Buckner  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Smells corrupt. I suspect they eventually plan to privatize the system and gouge ratepayers for private gain.

#65  Joyce Lichtenfels  Jan 4, 2013  Arden, NC

#64  ZA Clayton  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Please DO NOT pass ANY legislation allowing/forcing takeover of local infrastructure systems or assets Thank you...

#63  Andrew Dahm  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

The City of Asheville purchased the watershed and constructed impoundments long before other local governments were building water infrastructure of any kind. Regardless of the provenance of the transmission system, the City holds legal title to watershed lands and dams.

#62  Anna Stearns  Jan 4, 2013  Black Mountain, NC

The state should not have the ability to rob the city and its citizens of an asset they have manage to preserve for 100 years.

#61  Kathleen Hemes  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#60  Linda Borton  Jan 4, 2013  Gerton, NC

#59  jill boniske  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#58  Carl H Nyberg  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#57  Katina Rodis  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#56  libby a cornett  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#55  Ann Batton  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#54  Kathryn Gunn  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#53  Kamala K. Parker  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

As a US Veteran I am appalled that the state would consider seizing the Watershed of Asheville City. This property is a longterm investment for the future generations of Asheville residents, our children, grandchildren, and their children. Please honor this city's right to protect and control the watershed for the health of its current and future citizens. As a 11 year veteran I plead with you to honor the city's right to these assets and to find other solutions to whatever situation or circumstance is motivating the state legislature to conduct a "hostile" takeover. Kam Parker, BA, USMC, USCG

#52  Susan Merrill  Jan 4, 2013  Leicester, NC

#51  Tom Sullivan  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#50  Gail P Rhodes  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#49  Norma Warren  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#48  LINDA MITCHELL  Jan 4, 2013  aSHEVILLE, NC

Do not dare!!

#47  R Briggs Sherwood  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Hear... hear...!

#46  joanna walsh  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#45  Debra Roberts  Jan 4, 2013  Weaverville, NC

#44  Arleen Frye  Jan 4, 2013  Julian, NC

#43  STEPHEN SCHULTE  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

When they came for the Catholics I said nothing for I was not Catholic.....You know the rest. They're coming for our water--son't sit back and figure they will leave you alone.

#42  mark n. cornett  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#41  libby cornett  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#40  Ellen Beegel  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#39  Jacquelyn Simms  Jan 4, 2013  Arden, NC

#38  linda wesley  Jan 4, 2013  Leicester, NC

#37  Christine Riley  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#36  Kate Lalor  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#35  Jeri  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#34  allen bergal  Jan 4, 2013  asheville, NC

#33  nikki a marmo  Jan 4, 2013  asheville, NC

#32  Nicole Johnson  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#31  Tara Adinolfi  Jan 4, 2013  Leicester, NC

Stay away from our water, this is none of your business, it is a local matter.

#30  Browne Hollowell  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

I am asking you to leave our water system to us, here in Asheville. Thank you.

#29  shiner  Jan 4, 2013  asheville, NC

#28  Brenda deLaet  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

I strongly oppose the transfer of our water system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#27  Jean Cassidy  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#26  Marlene J Perry  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#25  Va Boyle  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#24  Erin Dunnuck  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#23  Adrian Vassallo  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#22  Mary Evers  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#21  Jennifer Swartzendruber  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#20  Yoko Morris  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#19  Todd Dunnuck  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#18  Cliff Yudell  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#17  Heather Maloy  Jan 4, 2013  arden, NC

#16  Diana Gillispie  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#15  Cheryl Thomas Orengo  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

When there is no problem there is nothing to be fixed. In November 2012 86% of Asheville voters against the sale or lease of its water treatment and water distribution system. We do not want the NC General Assembly in Raleigh to STEAL our water!

#14  christopher d perryman  Jan 4, 2013  asheville, NC

#13  Ruth T. Summers  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#12  Diane Box  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#11  Catherine Alter  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#10  Angela Maddix  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#9  Susan Rhew  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

Asheville native appalled by this potential invasion.

#8  Matt chambers  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#7  Judy Morris  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#6  Scott Duncan  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC

#5  Beth Jezek  Jan 4, 2013  Asheville, NC