The race for Buncombe County Democratic Party Chair is shaping up, with Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell and Lindsey Simerly, director of field and outreach for Rep. Heath Shuler‘s campaign, both throwing their hats in the proverbial ring.
After two and a half hours of public debate and discussion on Jan. 25, Asheville City Council members gave the go-ahead for a parking-deck, hotel development at 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown. The project passed 5-2, with Council members Cecil Bothwell and Gordon Smith voting against it.
In its final meeting of the year tomorrow, Dec. 14, Asheville City Council will consider the 51 Biltmore project, including a hotel and parking deck. In addition to an update, Council will vote on leasing property for parking during the project’s construction and setting a public hearing on financing for early next year.
Back in October, Asheville City Council members voted to toughen ordinances that require property owners to keep sidewalks clean. Here’s a video — shared with city Council at the Nov. 9 meeting — of volunteer clean-up efforts, led by Z-Link and such government officials as Council member Cecil Bothwell, who narrates. (an Asheville PARC & Z-Links Presentation). Z-Links is planning a Nov. 20, city-wide clean-up.
City Council member Cecil Bothwell defended his “Sanctuary City” immigration proposal while city and county officials explained their respective budgets at a Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast this morning. A compilation of live tweets.
Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell, citing “failures in the process” of reviewing and appointing candidates to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, calls for it to be dissolved and reformed so that recent appointments can be reconsidered.
Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell proposes a sweeping civil-liberties resolution that would include clauses against racial profiling, surveillance of political advocacy groups and helping federal officials in immigration enforcement.
While Asheville City Council meets in retreat to discuss its procedures and goals for the coming year, new Council member Cecil Bothwell has announced 11 goals he’ll pursue in 2010, ranging from the sweeping (decriminalizing drugs, ceasing immigration enforcement) to the local (ceasing to build downtown parking spaces, simplifying the city’s development ordinance).
It seems the only place people aren’t shouting about this week’s swearing in of new Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell is Asheville. Blogs, including that of the Washington Post, have lit up about the “controversy” over Bothwell, a “post-theist” who earlier identified as an atheist, taking his seat.
In what may be a first for Asheville City Council campaigns, candidate Cecil Bothwell has deployed robo-calls. In an announcement this morning, he apologized to voters that may have gotten repeat calls, but touted the method as low on cost and environmental impact.
Cecil Bothwell, who recently announced his candidacy for Asheville City Council, is calling for a demonstration outside Wednesday’s I-26 debate at the Buncombe County Board of Education.
Local writer and activist Cecil Bothwell has announced that he will run for a seat on Asheville City Council in November.
Local writer Cecil Bothwell will be at Malaprop’s tonight at 7 p.m. to read from and answer questions about his new book, Pure Bunkum: Reporting on the Life and Crimes of Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Lee Medford.
It’s the day before the primary election: If you’re still wrestling with a decision about which candidate to vote for in the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners race, many of them have put up YouTube videos
Paying their respects: Billy Graham speaks at the opening of his library in Charlotte earlier this year. Three former presidents — George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — were there to speak of their admiration for him. Photo By Cecil Bothwell In the weeks after John F. Kennedy won one of the closest […]