According to the Charlotte Observer Doug Bean will retire next month rather than face the onslaught of complaints and lynch mob carrying torches and pitchforks.
The Observer reporting:
The director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities will retire next month, a change that comes after a number of complaints from residents about erroneously high water bills.
Doug Bean, 59, has headed CMUD since 1994. He said in a statement this morning that he will focus on the high-bill problem for the next month before leaving.
The utility has been criticized by customers for what they said were erroneously high bills. The customers have said that CMUD was often dismissive of their complaints, and that they struggled to get the utility to investigate.
I guess you could say his "Ship Has Come In."
The rest of the Observer's coverage is here.
WFAE also has coverage that offers a little more insight here.
Well I guess that's an easy way out.