Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene presented an updated budget proposal to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 22. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17 is still in the process of being crafted, but there is potential for expenditures to outpace revenues.
“With early voting now here in Asheville, I wish you would print your election endorsements issue a week earlier.”
“Jasmine is kind, compassionate and thoughtful. She values collaboration and works hard to engage all sides of a discussion to find common ground.”
“She truly wants all residents to have easy access to county services, a good education and good jobs.”
“I believe that anyone who works in Buncombe County, regardless of job title, should be able to afford to live here. That is why I will vote for Gordon Smith, whose vision for our county includes affordable housing and living wages. “
“She will push for affordable housing, strengthen funding for public schools and stand firm at each turn for full LGBT equality.”
“Vote for Gordon if you think a commissioner should believe transparency and fiscal responsibility are necessities, if you think that land conservation and farmland preservation are important, and if business tax incentives should be focused on local businesses, not just large corporations.”
“Jasmine’s visionary leadership and ability to organize and deliver social change is why she has my vote.”
“Gordon wants to preserve, diversify and grow opportunities for our small, local, family- and minority-owned businesses.”
“Jasmine has my support because she is dedicated to working at the intersections of justice needed within our community.”
With a mostly empty agenda, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners should be in for a short meeting on the evening of Tuesday, March 1.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard funding requests from 48 local nonprofits at its Tuesday, Feb. 16 budget workshop — a part of the county’s community funding program.
“She has a strong background in working with underserved communities, and we believe this needs to be strengthened with the commissioners.”
One of the biggest decisions the Buncombe County Commissioners face this time of year is how to distribute funding to area nonprofits — and this year, 48 organizations are asking for $7.2 million.
“Jasmine has incredible vision — she sees possibility and solutions where others see intractable problems.”
“Isaac was one of the founders of Just Economics, has been a long-time board member of Clean Water Action for North Carolina and was instrumental in starting Read to Succeed.”
“Most important, Jasmine has a greatness of vision and an ability to bring people together to get things done.”
At the Tuesday, Feb. 2 Buncombe County Commissioners meeting — a meeting that lasted just under an hour, the Board heard from both Buncombe County and Asheville City schools on the needs of their facilities.
At the Tuesday, Feb. 2 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board will consider an economic development incentive for Hi-Wire Brewing — an item that was dropped from the January agenda, facility needs surveys for both Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and a zoning request east of Black Mountain.
“I don’t know anyone who cares more about the future of our beautiful corner of the world and the people who live here and make it what it is. “
“Standing for living wages, bus service on weekends, more flexible housing standards that can include small and “tiny” houses, he leads us toward decent living for all.”