Asheville Downtown Association to meet with city officials over trash, policing, toplessness

The Asheville Downtown Association will meet with city of Asheville staff and elected officials Oct. 21 to discuss a number of issues that “can no longer be overlooked,” according to an email to its members. The issues include trash, recycling, street sweeping, panhandling, transients, drugs and topless women.

Asheville Downtown Association releases video presentation about water system


The Asheville Downtown Association has released a video of the presentation Joe Minicozzi gave at the Feb. 20 Mountain Voices Alliance water system forum. The presentation lasts 6 minutes and 19 seconds. Topics include differential water rates, local representation on the Metropolitan Sewerage/Water System Committee, and more.

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Local Matters: Downtown Heroes, more expense woes for County Commission and some very strange foods

In this week’s Local Matters podcast, freelancer Christopher George talks about the Downtown Heroes celebration, Xpress news editor Margaret Williams talks to reporter Jake Frankel about this week’s Buncombe County Commission meeting, and Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford talks about her new project to eat some fairly strange foods in local restaurants.