More blows to city governance: Asheville C-T

Asheville Citizen-Times supports home rule for North Carolina municipalities.

Mayor Terry Bellamy says she sometimes questions whether a few state legislators shouldn’t just go ahead and run for her job.

It’s safe to assume one of those would be Rep. Tim Moffitt.

"Of course, Moffitt can’t run for mayor. He doesn’t live in Asheville.

And that sums up Asheville’s dilemma. People who do not live in the city are usurping the power of the people elected by the residents of Asheville to govern them..."

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