In the days leading up to Asheville City Council’s Aug. 23 vote, Xpress asked readers to weigh in on who they would appoint to the Planning & Zoning Commission, via an online poll. Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, Xpress wasn’t able to tally some of the results. However, we did get an accurate read of the votes that were cast from 4 p.m. Aug. 23 through noon the next day — the period during the vote and after the vote, when the issue was getting the most online attention.
Here are readers’ picks for the powerful board, which are notably very different from those of Council.
Joe Minicozzi, interim executive director of the Asheville Downtown Association, topped our poll with 41 percent of the vote. Rounding out the other top spots were real estate broker Mark Mathews and community activist (and former Xpress reporter) Steve Rasmussen, none of whom were appointed by Council.
In contrast to our admittedly non-scientific poll, here are City Council’s picks: