Buncombe Beat — Comprehensive previews and recaps for city, county meetings

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Welcome to Buncombe Beat, Xpress‘ coverage for the City of Asheville and Buncombe County. Here you will find schedules, previews, agendas and recaps for various city and county government meetings. Once an agenda, preview or recap is live it will appear as a link. The “Latest news” section features the current week’s previews and recaps and below you will find City of Asheville and Buncombe County sections with meeting schedules and archives of past reports.

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City of Asheville

cityofashevilleFor agendas, meeting schedules, contact information and more click here.

Contact city reporter Virginia Daffron: 251-1333, ext. 114, vdaffron@mountainx.com

January, 2017

Jan. 10 — Asheville City Council: Preview, recap

Jan. 24 — Asheville City Council: Preview, recap

February, 2017

Feb. 7 — Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners joint meeting: Recap

Feb. 14 — Asheville City Council: Preview, recap

Feb. 28 — Asheville City Council: Preview, recap

December, 2016

Dec. 21 — N.C. Supreme Court rules taking of Asheville water system unconstitutional

Dec. 13 — Asheville City Council: Preview, recap

Dec. 13 — City of Asheville acknowledges lack of public notice for ADU task force meetings

Dec. 9 — ADU task force recommendations clouded by process concerns

Dec. 8 — City residents weigh in on comprehensive plan

Buncombe County

Buncombe County Commissioners will hear a report from the Mountain Valley Resource, Conservation and Development Council during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3.For agendas, meeting schedules, contact information and more click here.

Contact county reporter Dan Hesse: 242-0261, dhesse@mountainx.com

January, 2017

Jan. 3 — Buncombe County Commissioners: Preview, recap

Jan. 11 — Buncombe County Board of Adjustment: Agenda, recap

Jan. 17 — Buncombe County Commissioners: Preview, recap

February, 2017

Feb. 7 — Buncombe County Commissioners and Asheville City Council joint meeting: Recap

Feb. 7 — Buncombe County Commissioners: Preview, recap

Feb. 8 — Buncombe County Board of Adjustment: Agenda, recap

Feb. 21 — Buncombe County Commissioners: Preview, recap

Board of Adjustment

January, 2017 — Board of Adjustment gives nod to 232-unit apartment, Wicked Weed expansion

October, 2016 — County oversight erroneously puts contentious project before Board of Adjustment

August, 2016 — Board of Adjustment gives go-ahead to 224-unit apartment complex, Warren Wilson College expansion

July, 2016 — Board of Adjustment paves way for proposed South Asheville subdivision

June, 2016 — Board of Adjustment approves contentious residential development, new hotel

April, 2016 — Buncombe County Board of Adjustment punts variance request to next month, frustrating opponents

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About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter covering the City of Asheville and Buncombe County for about eight years. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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