At its Oct. 18 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposal to lease soccer fields at the Buncombe County Sports Park in Enka-Candler to the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association.
With rumors flying about local governments’ closed sessions on economic development (a New Belgium brewery?), government incentives for private business are once again in the news. Whether they’re spat on as “corporate welfare” or lauded as “job creation,” they remain controversial as ever.
Here’s a list of actions taken at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Environmental initiatives top the agenda for Buncombe County Commissioners in today’s Sept. 13 meeting. Follow Xpress reporter on Twitter (@jakefrankel or #bcgov) for live dispatches.
During their Sept. 13 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will be presented with several reports on its environmental initiatives. The Commissioners will also hold a public hearing on a Rural Operating Assistance Program application.
Here’s a list of actions taken at the Aug. 16 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
At this afternoon’s Aug. 16 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider steps to support the construction of a new overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hold a referendum on a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase. The meeting (and our live Twitter coverage) begins around 4:30 p.m.
At its Aug. 16 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider steps to support the construction of a new overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hold a referendum on a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase.
Even though the election is more than 14 months away, the first Republican challenger officially started the race for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners this week. Candler resident David King filed with the Board of Elections Aug. 10 to open a campaign committee.
The Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved a $10 million economic-incentives package for Linamar Corp. July 26, as part of an agreement with the Canadian auto-parts manufacturer announced last month.
The first Republican-controlled General Assembly in 140 years ratified controversial voter districts July 28 that split Asheville and Buncombe County in ways that are likely to benefit GOP candidates.
Here’s a list of actions taken at the July 26 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Follow our Xpress live coverage of the July 26 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting here beginning around 5 p.m.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is expected July 26 to approve a large real-estate sale to Linamar Corp. as part of an economic incentives package aimed at ensuring the Canadian-based auto-parts manufacturer fulfills its plans to operate in Buncombe County.
Faced with recently passed state legislation mandating that the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners switch to district elections, the commissioners may counter by holding a referendum on the way the board is elected, Chair David Gantt tells Xpress.
Depending on whom you ask, a recent change to Buncombe County's election law is either a blatantly partisan Republican dictate from Raleigh or a much-needed adjustment to restore balance and fairness to local government after an unduly long period of Democratic rule. Ratified by the state Legislature May 19 after House and Senate votes that […]
As part of its ongoing efforts to cut costs, Buncombe County is considering privatizing its Mountain Mobility transportation system. County Manager Wanda Greene reports that the government plans to accept proposals from private entities interested in taking over operations beginning later this month.
During its first meeting of 2011, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners plans to consider a new work-force housing policy, a new park, a rezoning request and more.
Depending on who you talk to, URTV is either facing imminent shutdown or adequately funded through next June. In the space of a few weeks, representatives of the public-access channel have given widely conflicting accounts of its financial status. “We’ll be out of money as of August,” Executive Director Pat Garlinghouse stated early last month […]