Put and take

APD lawsuit settled Council urges restraint in cutting state education budget Public on budget: No comment Raising Asheville’s residential recycling charge might help plug the city’s budgetary hole in the short term, but some Council members say it’s a step in the wrong direction if the goal is to reduce how much trash ends up […]

Asheville City Council

Council still not ready for tethering ban Mumpower pitches his own solution to water stalemate Going into the Asheville City Council’s May 26 meeting, the big question was what sort of reception Council would give the long-awaited Downtown Master Plan. The team from consulting firm Goody Clancy had presented its work to Council members on […]

Chicken coop for the soul

Airport Road zoning hits snag City Council amended Asheville’s animal ordinance to facilitate keeping chickens in the city but held off on a proposed ban on tethering dogs. Both issues have attracted public attention in the past year or so, as evidenced by the formation of two activist groups: Asheville City Chickens and ChainFree Asheville, […]