Asheville City Council: Jan. 15 meeting preview

Police Chief William Hogan will present his recommendations concerning a proposed citizen’s police-oversight board, and Council members will receive an update on an outside consultant’s evaluation of the Asheville Design Center’s proposed alignment of the Interstate 26 connector at their Tuesday, Jan. 15, meeting.

Some early predictions based on staff memos in the Council’s agenda packet: Hogan will bear witness that a citizen-oversight board is not really needed. Further, proponents of the ADC’s design vision will hear a lot that they like — except for a proposed double-decker bridge that likely won’t pass muster with state transportation officials.

Those two issues, plus a slew of public hearings, will dominate the meeting. Those hearings will consider:

• A conditional-use permit for Governor’s View Cottages, located at 190 and 180 Governor’s View Road, for the development of 14 single-family residences.

• A rezoning of an area including properties located on or near Merrimon Avenue from Community Business I and II, Community Business I and II Conditional Use Zoning, Neighborhood Corridor District Conditional Zoning, and Highway Business Districts to Mixed Use District. 

• An amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance relating to the Creation of a Mixed Use District. 

• An amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance to Provide for Development Standards for Parking Garages. 

For fuller details on those matters and others on the Council’s agenda, click here.

The Council meeting will take place at 5 p.m. in Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall. You can also catch the action live on the city government TV channel (Charter cable 11).

— Hal L. Millard, staff writer

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2 thoughts on “Asheville City Council: Jan. 15 meeting preview

  1. Rob Close

    “please, we really don’t need a group of concerned citizens watching us do our job – I mean, just imagine what would have happened if the last guy had to deal with that?”

    we have a history of corruption by officials here. if a police officer says there’s no need to examine them, odds are he’s corrupt as well. sorry.

  2. SquWorley government

    “Police Chief William Hogan will present his recommendations concerning a proposed citizen’s police-oversight board”
    “Hogan will bear witness that a citizen-oversight board is not really needed.”

    Here’s an example of the Chief of police writing his own law. I guess some businesses are above the law. How does that happen?

    CAN Letter to City Manager

    http://www.ourasheville.org/greenlife/images-data/mailbag-greenlife/Police_Chief_letter-CityMgrRequest.pdf

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