“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.”
Prior to the Tuesday, Jan. 19 Buncombe County Commissioners’ retreat, staff in various departments sat down and took a good look at the county’s priorities, coming up with ideas and alternatives of how to accomplish these goals in 2016 (and beyond).
The agenda for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Tuesday, Jan. 19 retreat reads like a year in review: affordable housing, zoning actions, greenway projects, waste reduction and encouraging employers to pay a living wage.
“Justice is the theme that forms the backbone and soul of his life.”
At the Tuesday, Jan. 5 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board voted to fill county “doughnut holes,” fund the Asheville Museum of Science and allow the Department of Health and Human Services to reallocate its positions for increased efficiency.
“Gordon [Smith] understands public transit, housing, food security and how the issues are intertwined better than anyone I know.”
“If you know Gordon, you know that he’s a fighter for the underdog, for our children, for the poor and the disenfranchised.”