Asheville city staffers, downtown stakeholders and local buskers turned out in force for the city’s monthly Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss a city proposal for a pilot program regulating downtown public space. The meeting, which was preceded by a community forum with downtown stakeholders, came amid tensions over pilot program, which would add regulations to several […]
One commenter at the March 24 public forum on short-term rentals in Asheville likened outlawing the practice to the war on drugs, or teaching teenagers abstinence to prevent pregnancy.
Amid concerns about the fairness of the Asheville Police Department and no small amount of skepticism, about 40 community members shared their thoughts this evening on how to improve the city’s law enforcement.
In two weeks, Asheville’s three mayoral candidates will be fielding questions before members of the public for the second time since their campaigns began.
Conducted by the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County, the political discourse will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Board Room. All three candidates have confirmed their attendance. (Photos by Max Cooper)
Reporter David Forbes talks about the recent Asheville City Council candidate forum at the YWCA, sponsored by Stand Against Racism. Hosted by Margaret Williams.