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.
Scrutiny Hooligans blogger Gordon Smith will formally launch his campaign for Asheville City Council on Friday, with an online media event dubbed “First-Access.”
Developer Stewart Coleman is proceeding with a request for a construction easement for a road through Pack Square park land at tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting.
The Crowne Plaza Resort is looking to expand in a big way, adding 364,700 square feet, but the level III project will require a public hearing and consideration by Asheville City Council.
Council pitches compromise on water laws Parks plan needs more work Bele Chere ‘09 scaled back Asheville City Council’s Feb. 24 meeting—all seven hours of it—was book-ended by dollar signs and question marks. It started with a city budget update and ended with a report on the federal stimulus package, both of which presage more […]
Council approves veterans memorial Multilingual signs here to stay Asheville City Council members are still settling into 2009, tweaking the priorities laid down at their January retreat and adjusting to the ramifications of a slumping economy. Nonetheless, they took two votes during their Feb. 10 meeting that showed strong support for the city’s developing greenway […]
The draft Downtown Master Plan will not appear before Asheville City Council in March as planned, says the city’s project manager.
A potential street closure between Coxe and Ashland avenues has drawn the ire of bicyclers, pedestrians and other greenway proponents. And Mumpower doesn’t like Spanish on city signs.
Council jumps aboard economic-stimulus train Foreclosures spur grant application Development planned for Sulphur Springs property Pet crematory tabled Council member Kelly Miller caused a stir during the Asheville City Council’s Jan. 27 meeting when, backed up by the city attorney, Miller declined to recuse himself from a vote on asking state legislators for permission to […]
Amid questions and calls from audience members to come to an agreement, including one to end “this bulls**t,” Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Lutovsky squared off at an Leadership Asheville Forum debate over different plans for the controversial I-26 connector.
Backed up by the city’s attorney at Asheville City Council’s Jan. 27 meeting, Council member and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce VP Kelly Miller declined to recuse himself from a motion to include a hotel/motel tax request on Council’s legislative agenda.