It’s the last meeting of the year, but the first for three new Council members.
It seems the only place people aren’t shouting about this week’s swearing in of new Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell is Asheville. Blogs, including that of the Washington Post, have lit up about the “controversy” over Bothwell, a “post-theist” who earlier identified as an atheist, taking his seat.
Here’s a Twitter-based summary of today’s City Council meeting.
In last week’s election, Asheville City Council member Robin Cape received 4,478 write-in votes, according to figures from the Board of Elections. While Cape’s bid for a second term was serious, many of the other write-in votes were not (Squirt the Wonder Clam, really?).
Transit Master Plan in city’s hands, and CTS neighbors hint at voluntary annexation
Two years in the making, the Transit Master Plan will make its big appearance Tuesday evening.
Goal is to recommend policies for fostering growth along river
URTV gets 90-day extension, Reid Center inches forward and the Montford Commons developer asks city for $9 million partnership.
Montford Commons developers ask for city partnership, Council discusses URTV “action plan” and Reid Center funding.
Asheville City Council member Kelly Miller announced today that he’s withdrawing from the November election, saying that he’s doing so to care for his wife, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
Council bans all unattended tethering of dogs within the city, approves buffer between family-care homes, while GPI donates funds for fireworks again.
A dog tether ban reappears and the city considers regulating signs on vehicles.
Council confirms its direction for the W.C. Reid Center
Can Asheville give preference on stimulus projects to local contractors?
Just in time for the upcoming municipal elections, Council approves four new early-voting sites.
Early voting and hazardous waste transportation stand out in this week’s agenda.
Less than three months after announcing she would not run for reelection, incumbent Robin Cape announced today that she will make a bid as a write-in candidate for Asheville City Council.
In a 4-3 vote, Council declined to pass a proposed 100-foot zone around Pack Square Park that would force Council approval of new construction there.
If you are a smoker, a vandal or just a nuisance, you will be a topic of Tuesday’s Council meeting.
A letter from the Van Winkle law firm asks the Boards and Commissions Committee for facts to back up allegations by critics.