Asheville City Council preview: Feb. 12 meetting

At its Feb. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council will hear an argument for citizen involvement in local election reform. The proposal, to be introduced by Council member Brownie Newman, imagines a Citizen’s Commission on Local Elections. That body would consider election issues like finance reform, districting, instant-runoff voting and filling seats left vacant when current Council members are elected to other offices.

Council will also hold several public hearings, including one on a possible change to the Unified Development Ordinance restricting the ability of large retailers to expand their floor plans by including another tenet in the building.

And there will be a discussion of Council’s priorities for federal funding in the 2008/2009 fiscal year.

For the complete agenda of the Feb. 12 meeting, go here. The meeting begins at 5 p.m., on the second floor of City Hall.

Brian Postelle, staff writer

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