At its Nov. 12 meeting, the last one with the current Asheville City Council, handguns on playgrounds and a changing design for a new A-B Tech facility are chief on the agenda.
The newly formed Buncombe County Culture and Recreation Authority met for the first time Oct. 29, drafting an ambitious list of goals for the months ahead. The board is charged with governing a powerful new agency that will manage the county’s libraries, parks and recreation facilities.
Following contentious Oct. 1 deliberations over who will head a powerful new government entity that will manage Buncombe County’s libraries, parks and recreation facilities, Commissioner Holly Jones expressed “deep concerns about the absence of a District 1 taxpayer voice at the table.”
Buncombe Commissioners appointed four community leaders to help head the powerful new Culture and Recreation Authority, charged with managing the county’s libraries, parks and recreation facilities.
Over the course of tense Oct. 1 deliberations, the board of commissioners named three of its own members and four additional community leaders to oversee a powerful new government entity that will manage the county’s libraries, parks and recreation facilities.
At their Tuesday Oct. 1, meeting, Buncombe Commissioners are set to appoint leaders to a powerful new Culture and Recreation Authority that will manage the county’s libraries, parks and recreation facilities.
A “parklet” including plants, benches and a bike rack may soon take over Lexington Avenue parking spots, as the Downtown Commission endorsed the project last week. The initiative is the first major effort from Open Asheville, a new nonprofit, to apply “tactical urbanism” to downtown.
The site of the St. Lawrence Basilica was significantly impaired with the building of I-240 behind it. A green space in front of it will rebalance it and help it regain its proper dignity, as befits an architectural treasure. — Lisa Ziemer Asheville
Can the public-private partnership that created Pack Square Park work in another town? Representatives from Harrisonburg, Va., think it might, and on Friday morning, Oct. 28, they toured the place to get some ideas.
photos and report by Bill Rhodes
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The Occupy Asheville demonstrators are requesting an exemption from city rules to allow them to camp in Pack Square. Meanwhile, Asheville City Council members and city staff are discussing possible ways forward, and the legal ramifications, via email.
Here’s a summary of this evening’s Jan. 4 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Asheville City Council agreed at its May 15 session to begin the process of annexing three areas abutting city limits. The law won: Asheville City Council may boost the police budget by $1 million, providing for more personnel and additional tools to combat drugs and other crimes. photo by Jonathan Welch Unlike recent Council meetings […]
A group of downtown residents is urging the city of Asheville to convert city property in front of the Civic Center into a new urban park.
The Asheville City Council made short work of its March 20 meeting agenda. In a scant two hours, Council members ran through a number of agenda items, a couple of which will have a long-term impact on the city. Besides kicking in money for a new city park, Council approved the voluntary annexation of a […]