The city of Asheville approved a request for a community media proposal in June. The finalists, Ponderwell and Xpress, were selected in September. Ponderwell’s proposal received the highest score from an evaluation panel, and staff subsequently recommended to Council that they receive the contact. Council will vote on the matter tonight.
While not on the printed agenda, news emerged yesterday that representatives of the Occupy Asheville demonstrators will request an exemption from city curfew rules to camp in Pack Square Park as part of ongoing protests. City staff will make a presentation on the matter prior to the request, and have discussed the matter with Council via e-mail.
The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Council’s chambers on the second floor of City Hall.
— David Forbes, senior news reporter