A day of debates for Asheville mayor, Council candidates

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.

Real Time #avlelect Coverage on Twitter



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2 thoughts on “A day of debates for Asheville mayor, Council candidates

  1. D. Dial

    Link to video of todays Mayoral debate at Magnolia’s


    Opening statements
    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?
    11:41 Manheimer
    13:550 Miall

    16:00 As Mayor will you push for the I-26 Connector even if it is 8 lanes?
    16:11 Miall
    17:24 Manheimer

    18:54 Storm water efficacy Question
    18:59 Manheimer
    20:20 Mi

    Do you favor district elections for City Council seats?
    22:45 Miall
    24:00 Manheimer

    Favor continuation appointed elected / or appointed City School board?
    24:50 Manheimer
    25:50 Miall

    Questions from Audience

    27:00 Question regarding yet another traffic study for N. Charlotte St. (Five have been done…last one cost $50,000.)
    27:40 Manheimer
    29:00 Miall

    Fiscal/financial stability of City
    31:50 Manheimer
    33:50 Miall

    36:45 Question new study effective on traffic calming in N. Avl.
    37:20 Manheimer
    38:40 Miall

    40:00 City Employee have been given raises, lower end not given raises
    40:50 Manheimer
    41:32 Miall

    43:20 Question on consistancy of local Government / current actions, master plans, etc
    44:10 Manheimer
    45:50 Miall

    47:15 What can be done to clean up CBD or BID
    47:55 Manheimer
    49:30 Miall

    51:40 Question re: police Dept
    52:10 Miall (One of the new hired consulatants was responsible for bringing Chief Anderson here originally.)
    53:50 Manheimer

    55:30 crime rate rebuttal by Miall

    56:20 Finish

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