Asheville City Council member Robin Cape plans to run for another term, while fellow member Carl Mumpower says he’s not sure yet.
Any vacancy in the office of mayor or council shall be filled by the council for the remainder of the unexpired term from the qualified electors of the City of Asheville. — Sec. 7 of the Asheville City Charter, Ord. No. 1501-3 Reading the above ordinance during the Asheville City Council’s Dec. 9 meeting, Mayor […]
The Downtown Master Plan currently being drawn up by consulting firm Goody-Clancy with the help of a committee of Asheville residents may seek to shift the approval of development details away from City Council and to the Downtown Commission. In a Dec. 12 meeting, members of the Master Plan Advisory Committee said the change would […]
Asheville City Council’s interviews of potential colleagues on Tuesday may have an unintended offshoot — drug tests for Council members.
***UPDATE: At its Dec. 9 meeting, City Council voted to appoint Kelly Miller to the vacant Council seat. Click here for details.*** City may soon allow pet cemeteries Even though it was an unusually short meeting, it wound up being quite the cliffhanger. Just before the end of their Dec. 2 formal session, Asheville City […]
Pam Westphal came to Asheville in October, excited about taking in a mountain autumn and experiencing the city’s vibrant downtown scene. But like so many other tourists, she left upset about having her car towed from a private parking lot. Roll out: In this file photo, a car gets towed in Asheville. Mounting complaints about […]
For many of Sakshi Gantenbein‘s customers, the smell is what hooks them. The beguiling aroma—subtle yet savory, not to mention comforting—comes from roasted chestnuts, which Gantenbein cooks up in his portable roasting stand. In the winter months, he’s typically on hand at the entrance to Greenlife Grocery in Asheville, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to […]
Sylvia Farrington, one of five people that Asheville City Council planned to interview today to fill an open Council seat, withdrew from the process this morning.
Asheville City Council’s Dec. 2 formal session wound up being quite the cliffhanger.
The field has been narrowed, names have been named, and now it is time for the main event: the appointment of a new City Council member.
Bye-bye Holly Jones Council approves new lighting standards City to co-sponsor “anchor events” As Asheville City Council meetings go, the Nov. 25 formal session had a decidedly emotional start, with a sometimes-tearful farewell to outgoing Council member Holly Jones, who’s moving on to claim a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Stuck in […]
A flood of applicants are angling for the vacant Asheville City Council seat. Xpress presents both their full applications and summaries of what each candidate has in mind.
Asheville City Council says it will choose the next person to fill a vacant seat, but that doesn’t mean you don’t get a vote — at least unofficially. Show City Council who you would choose by voting in the Mountain Xpress online poll.
The deadline for applications to fill Holly Jones’ Asheville City Council seat has come and gone, and though the vast majority waited until the last 48 hours, a whopping 47 people submitted applications.
In the November 2008 elections, Asheville City Council member Holly Jones ran for, and won, a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The win created a vacancy on City Council. Council members decided to fill the position by accepting applications, then interviewing a select few and picking one person to fill Jones’ unexpired […]
Less than 24 hours remain before the city will stop taking applications to fill a vacant seat on Council
Summary of the Nov. 11 Asheville City Council meeting.
The nation at large is having to take a good hard look at its economic situation, so why should Asheville be any different? City Council will hear about the state of the city’s economy, along with reports on the city’s budget and strategic-operating plans, at its upcoming work session.
Here’s the Asheville City Council’s action agenda for its Nov. 11, 2008, meeting. Agenda items include a transit commission update, a fuel update, and consideration of a conditional use permit for the project identified as Haywood Park Mixed-use Redevelopment Project, with 130,000 square feet of retail, office and ballroom space, 200 hotel rooms and 100 […]
Three years into her second term on the Asheville City Council, Holly Jones has opted for a change of venue. Backed by voters who propelled her to victory on election night, Jones will now claim a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. But that means City Council must find someone to serve out […]
Homelessness and E-verify come back around, and Council will check in on its new selection process to fill Holly Jones’ seat.