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.
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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.
In the days leading up to Asheville City Council’s Aug. 23 vote, Xpressasked readers to weigh in on who they would appoint to the Planning & Zoning Commission, via an online poll. And readers’ picks for the powerful board were notably different from those of Council.
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.