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, […]

Asheville City Council

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 […]

Asheville City Council

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 […]

Asheville City Council

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 […]