It’s finally time to vote on the budget, the 51 Biltmore project may be delayed, and the Energy Loop is back.
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 […]
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 […]
The Council member talks to Xpress about her decision not to seek reelection (and no — she’s not running for mayor)
Downtown Master plan public hearing, tethered dogs, Overlook Park and the Sullivan Acts and a special work session for a budget review. What else do you need?
Council weighs in on CTS cleanup By the time the Downtown Master Plan came before the Asheville City Council May 12, they were just about the only group in town that hadn’t already commented on it. The two-year process of crafting the plan entailed some 5,000 hours of volunteer time, mostly by members of the […]
Master Plan, CTS and parking rates crowd Tuesday’s agenda.
Consultants will present the long-awaited Downtown Master Plan at Asheville City Council’s May 12 meeting.
In a Thursday column, Asheville Citizen-Times writer John Boyle examined a charge that Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower, in his crusade against illegal immigration, has been employing the same scare tactics as anti-communist Joe McCarthy in the 1950s. Mumpower had a simple response: “McCarthy was right.”
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, […]
The two-week window for filing as a candidate in the next Asheville City Council election is still two months away (July 3 through 17), but that hasn’t stopped some early birds from making their announcements or checked the buzz around the community. Two of three Council incumbents and Mayor Terry Bellamy have so far announced […]
Asheville City Council at its April 28 meeting approved new rules for keeping chickens but held off on a dog-tether ban.
Council OKs Pack Square Park changes, budget Zoning approved for affordable apartments in West Asheville A-B Tech students to build Oakley Resource Center Council member Carl Mumpower has never been one to hold back. As one of two Republicans on Council—and the self-proclaimed lone conservative at the table—Mumpower is often the most vocal City Council […]
A bill that would allow Asheville to spend 5 percent of water revenue on non-water infrastructure is currently in the N.C. General Assembly, according to a legislative update to be presented at tonight’s meeting.
Pack Square Park will be front and center at Asheville City Council’s formal session.
Predatory towing ordinance approved Crowne Plaza expansion a go Compromise gets pet crematorium OK’d Three subsidized housing developments are in dire need of refurbishing, according to a study funded jointly by the city and the Asheville Housing Authority. That was the word from David Nash, the Authority’s deputy director, at the Asheville City Council’s March […]
Last week, amid a full agenda, Asheville City Council passed an ordinance designed to combat predatory towing.
Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower announces he will try to keep his seat this fall
Council kicks of spring by addressing public housing, homelessness, GreenLife and predatory towing.
Crowne Plaza Resort to expand despite looming I-26 connector Cape and Newman suggest city loans for green upgrades It may turn out that the Asheville City Council can’t stop the Parkside condominium project, but that doesn’t mean they have to help it along. At their March 10 meeting, Council members decided to postpone a vote […]
Developer Stewart Coleman came to Council requesting a construction easement he needs for an access road running in front of his proposed Parkside development — a request Council voted unanimously to table.