Here is an update sent to me by email from Juli Williams, from Raleigh, who is helping organize the protests:
"I went to the Winston-Salem hearing last night and it was great. I handed out fliers I made up "RESIDENTS AGAINST AQUA" with Q: and A: and put the info. on the new website the Charlotte people have going
Anyway, it was GREAT! I almost blew away when the wind caught my picket sign! My main thing is it was very impressive that all neighborhoods presented their petitions to the commission when they got up to speak. In past they are mailed and I think the commission thought we didn't have any this time so when they just kept coming person after person it was shocking. You could see it on their faces.
Every single person was saying " I am so and so I am representing 200 or xxxx number in neighborhood and here are xxx signatures against this rate increase to be put on record".