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The upcoming budget year, a raise for city employees and sending a lobbyist to Raleigh were key topics in the wide-ranging discussion at Asheville City Council's annual retreat. Held Feb. 3 in UNCA's Sherrill Center, this year’s session gave Council members a chance to hear briefings by staff and ponder goals for 2012. The budget: […]
The water system wasn’t on the agenda, but east Asheville residents flooded City Council members with concerns and comments about it during a Jan. 31 community meeting. About 50 people showed up for the meeting, held in the theater at Haw Creek Elementary. All Council members were present except Gordon Smith, who was sick. It […]
At tonight’s East Asheville community meeting, members of the public flooded City Council members with their concerns about the fate of the Asheville water system, the need for more sidewalks and ideas for the Municipal Golf Course. About 50 people attended the meeting. These are the highlights.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Follow live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Asheville City Council community meeting in East Asheville here. Sidewalk initiatives and East Asheville project updates are on the agenda.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Sidewalks slated to be the major focus of tonight’s Jan. 31 East Asheville community meeting at Haw Creek Elementary.
Asheville City Council Jan. 10, 2012 meeting Charlotte Diocese offers $2 million for downtown property City considers permits for Occupy Asheville campers In a short but busy Jan. 10 session, Asheville City Council members approved a number of changes to the Unified Development Ordinance. One took center stage: allowing fresh-food markets in residential areas. The […]
Asheville City Council meeting Dec. 13, 2011 The Aventine apartments pass second reading First Transit contract renewed If new Asheville City Council members Marc Hunt and Chris Pelly expected their first regular meeting to be short and sweet, they were in for a surprise. Occupy Asheville protesters packed the Council chamber Dec. 13, opposing ordinances […]
Xpress news reporter Jake Frankel talks about the razor-thin win of Jan Davis over Lael Gray for Asheville City Council.
City council candidate Marc Hunt greets voter Cynthia Corley outside the Reid Center. Polls are open today until 7:30p.m.
City Council candidate Lael Gray greets a voter at T.C. Roberson High School. Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. today.
Incumbent Asheville City Council member Jan Davis campaigns for re-election at T.C. Roberson High School. Polls are open today until 7:30p.m.
Hank Dunn, President of A-B Tech and Chris Pelly, candidate for City Council, campaign outside the Montford Community Center. Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, reporter David Forbes talks about the performances of the six City Council candidate at the recent League of Women Voters forum.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, reporter David Forbes discusses the most recent Asheville City Council meeting, which covered the Occupy Asheville protest, a development in the Montford neighborhood and the rejection of bid by Ponderwell for the Community Media Development Initiative.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel discuss Buncombe County Commission meeting and next week’s City Council primary.
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.
Proposed rules allowing food trucks downtown once again dominated the agenda during Asheville City Council’s Sept. 13 meeting. After a lengthy public hearing and contentious debate, Council members had narrowly approved the move Aug. 23 on a 4-3 vote. Because of that slim margin, however, the city's development guidelines required a second reading. Proponents of […]
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast: Jake Frankel on the most recent Buncombe County Commission meeting; Susan Andrew with the latest on the CTS cleanup; Tracy Rose on the Women In Business supplement and David Forbes on the Asheville City Council meeting about downtown food trucks.
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — reporter David Forbes talks about City Council member Bill Russell dropping out of his bid for re-election, Pisgah Legal Services efforts to increase access to legal help for the poor, and the recent claim by NC State Sen. James Forrester that Asheville is a “cesspool of sin.”
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — reporter Jake Frankel talks about the recent appointees to the City of Asheville’s Planning & Zoning board, and reporters David Forbes and Mackensy Lunsford talk in depth about the ongoing downtown food truck controversy.