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.
Jane Mathews, Christie Carter, and Jeremy Goldstein are Asheville’s newest Planning and Zoning Commission members.
Before this evening’s regular City Council meeting, members interviewed nine candidates for three open seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Here’s a roundup of Twitter dispatches from the interviews.
Council approves $2.2 million in Linamar incentives
At their Aug. 9 meeting, Asheville City Council members approved a $2 million economic-development incentive for Canadian manufacturer Linamar. If the company fulfills construction and job-creation targets, it will get a 90 percent waiver on city taxes for the next five years. Council voted 5-1 to approve the deal, with Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it and Council member Esther Manheimer absent.
Follow our Xpress live coverge of the July 26 Asheville City Council meeting here beginning at 5 p.m. On Twitter, follow #avlgov or @ChrisDGeorge. To see the Asheville City Council preview and agenda, click here.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporter David Forbes talks about the recent removal of newspaper boxes by the County and the recent announcement of candidates for Asheville City Council, and reporters Christopher George and Jake Frankel talk about the heated meetings around the new congressional redistricting plan. Hosted by News Editor Margaret Williams.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporters David Forbes and Jake Frankel discuss the upcoming cover story examining the power struggle between state and local governments.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporter David Forbes talks about his recent interview with N.C. General Assembly representative Tim Moffitt and the recent Asheville City Council community meeting in West Asheville, and reporter Christopher George talks about a yoga-in-the-park program in Fletcher and a cancer fundraiser involving a doctor on a […]
Asheville City Council May10, 2011 meeting Living wage required on some city contracts Council bumps up recycling fee A Kenilworth rezoning proposed by city planning staff proved to be a microcosm of Asheville’s complex zoning issues. Frustration and contention were the order of the day when the proposed rezoning of the Kenilworth Inn and some […]
In this week’s Local Matters podcast, Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams talks to reporter Jake Frankel about the coming cover story on new perspectives on the “Marion Massacre” union strike, and with reporter David Forbes about Asheville City Council’s recent back-and-forth with the Ingles grocery chain, as well as their recent conversation with NC Treasurer Janet Cowell at a CIBO luncheon.
In 2004, Hurricane Frances hit Asheville and caused significant flooding and widespread damage. Frances caused nearly $200 million worth of destruction in Western North Carolina. In 2011 there is worse weather headed our way, and it isn’t driven by warm waters in the Atlantic, but [by] an unsustainable burden of debt created by the N.C. […]