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.
The city of Asheville is now taking applications from people interested in replacing outgoing City Council member and Buncombe County commissioner-elect Holly Jones, who today submitted her letter of resignation.
City jumps on board 51 Biltmore project Fireworks planned to gin up restaurant patronage Living wage not ready for prime time Police chief debriefs after Palin rally It’s hard to find a conversation these days that doesn’t somehow reflect the current national economic climate. The trend held true for the Asheville City Council’s Oct. 28 […]
Summary of the Asheville City Council Oct. 21 work session.
Homelessness, a living wage, the Downtown Master Plan and more: An extensive agenda punctuated by some high-profile items will most likely make for a full evening.
Asheville’s downtown is more than a mere place — it’s a brand and an economic engine that needs protecting and constant fine-tuning. That was the gist of a presentation by Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director Kelly Miller to City Council at its Oct. 21 meeting.
Here’s the Asheville City Council’s action agenda for its Oct. 14, 2008, meeting. Items included a fuel update, a public hearing to consider conditional zoning for a proposed hotel and restaurant on Biltmore Avenue and a resolution of appreciation to the N.C. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for support in the evaluation of […]
Asheville City Council’s Oct. 14 formal session.
Tourism is vital to Asheville, which is why pressing issues such as graffiti, vandalism, filth, panhandling, predatory towing and other problems will be addressed in a report by local tourism officials and city staff when Council meets for its Oct. 21 work session.
Fallout from the spreading national economic debacle is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville, Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant told City Council. The red zone: Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant warns the Asheville City Council that the effects of a global economic meltdown are beginning to be […]
Summary of the Oct. 7 Asheville City Council meeting
A new hotel, fuel issues and a big thanks to the N.C. DOT.
Appointing the fourth-highest vote getter may be a thing of the past, as Asheville City Council prepares to discuss a new method of selecting replacements to fill vacant Council seats.
The national economy is taking a dump, and the detritus is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville.
Asheville City Council’s Sept. 23 meeting.
Free speech at the Transit Center $60 million in water improvements needed to keep pace with growth Parking on downtown Asheville’s south side could become much easier in the near future. While the Buncombe County commissioners were considering funding a large parking deck on Coxe Avenue at their Sept. 16 meeting (see county commissioners’ report […]