CFPUA Board Voted on Funding for DEQ / DHHS

Four of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's Board Members are appointed members from the Wilmington City Council and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. 

CFPUA Board member and Wilmington City Councilman Kevin O'Grady tried to pass a resolution at last week's CFPUA board meeting requesting CFPUA support funding for the Departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Service -- THE regulatory bodies with statutory authority to protect your environmental and public health.   

His resolution made clear that he believed it was time CFPUA took a stand to protect the public, in absence of any such stand-taking from our General Assembly.

"The fact is that neither branch has acted like big boys...I think we need to call them both out,"  O'Grady said.  

The board meeting minutes were not yet published at the time of this writing, but Clean Cape Fear obtained a copy of his proposed resolution (copied below). In the resolution, Grady wrote: "CFPUA wants to protect and will take such actions as are necessary to protect its water users from any harm." 

It turns out, he was wrong.  The resolution failed. 

O'Grady's proposed resolution. 

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