Today has no shortage of debates about local government and the future of our city. The three mayoral candidates meet at the Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon this afternoon, then have a rematch at tonight’s Get There Asheville forum, where they will be joined by the five Asheville City Council candidates. Follow live Twitter dispatches of today’s debates here.
See below for an aggregation of live tweets from Xpress reporters and others using the hashtag, #avlelect.
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Link to video of todays Mayoral debate at Magnolia’s
5:00 E, Manheimer
8:10 John Miall
11:36 What are the top three things you will change if you become Mayor, and why would you change them?
16:00 As Mayor will you push for the I-26 Connector even if it is 8 lanes?
18:54 Storm water efficacy Question
Do you favor district elections for City Council seats?
Favor continuation appointed elected / or appointed City School board?
Questions from Audience
27:00 Question regarding yet another traffic study for N. Charlotte St. (Five have been done…last one cost $50,000.)
Fiscal/financial stability of City
36:45 Question new study effective on traffic calming in N. Avl.
40:00 City Employee have been given raises, lower end not given raises
43:20 Question on consistancy of local Government / current actions, master plans, etc
47:15 What can be done to clean up CBD or BID
51:40 Question re: police Dept
52:10 Miall (One of the new hired consulatants was responsible for bringing Chief Anderson here originally.)
55:30 crime rate rebuttal by Miall
Thank you, as always.