Local Matters: Asheville City Council and Occupy Asheville, Ponderwell and Montford-attachment0

Local Matters: Asheville City Council and Occupy Asheville, Ponderwell and Montford

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.

Truckin’ in: Food trucks at the recent LAAFF event. New rules passed by Council allow food trucks downtown. Photo by Jonathan Welch

What the truck?

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 […]

Local Matters: County Commission, CTS, Women In Business and more food trucks-attachment0

Local Matters: County Commission­, CTS, Women In Business and more food trucks

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.

Local Matters: Russell drops from City race, poverty legal aid and Asheville as a “cesspool of sin”

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.”

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Asheville City Council approves Linamar economic 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.

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Local Matters: Freedom of the press, council candidates and redistrict­ing

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.

Local Matters: Moffitt on Moffitt, West Asheville, yoga in a park and a doctor on a roof

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 […]