As Mountain Bizworks continues to restructure its services, Buncombe commissioners are considering a plan to give the influential local business nonprofit $50,000 toward a new microloan program.
At a Finance Committee meeting today, city staff told Asheville City Council members that despite an increase in property values, the city still faces many of the recurring budget challenges. At its regular meeting, Council approved a controversial drive-thru development and larger signs for Biltmore Park Town Square.
At a relatively short meeting tonight, Asheville City Council heard a number of reports on matters ranging from finance to crime, after mulling legislative goals earlier in the afternoon. (photo by Max Cooper)
Follow live Twitter coverage of the special Asheville City Council budget work session, beginning at 3:30 p.m., as Council members try to reach agreement on a larger raise for city employees, among other issues.
The city of Asheville’s proposed budget for the upcoming year has money for holiday bus service, studying an overhaul of the city’s zoning, and a raise for city staff. But some other priorities didn’t make the cut. With a public hearing on the budget coming up next Tuesday, May 22, a look at what is (and isn’t) in this year’s budget.
Council member Cecil Bothwell tells Xpress that he’ll propose that the city of Asheville move its funds to local banks, and push to pass such a measure in the coming year.
Photo by Max Cooper