Repairing broken streets and sidewalks, our decrepit transit center, updating key maintenance equipment, keeping taxes down — these are all things taking a back seat to funding yet another parking garage in the proposed budget, which allocates $12 million in capital-improvement funds over the next two years to build the parking garage.
This action is in direct opposition to the needs of the citizens of Asheville. There's still time for Asheville City Council to come to its senses. On Tuesday, June 25, Council will hold its final public hearing about the upcoming budget. Please come to this meeting to let them know that if there's $12 million available to invest in our city, there are far better uses for that money than putting it all into one parking garage.
— Timothy Sadler