Big Idea: Managing downtown/defending Asheville’s water

There are several things bubbling around. I think this should be the year that we have a downtown management system in place. This was part of the Downtown Master Plan from 2009, and it was first considered for downtown back in 1993. I'm hopeful that we can get it accomplished without hitting the three-decade mark.

But I think there are bigger things to be mindful of, particularly the city's water system. I'm hopeful that Asheville will be more successful in defending our water system than they were with the Sullivan Acts , and I'm hopeful that we'll learn more about the discussions at the state level about our community-owned asset.

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