Coming back from a month-long hiatus, a proposal to institute district elections (and possibly a larger board), tops the agenda for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Aug. 5 meeting.
If the board approves the resolution, Buncombe County voters will get a chance to vote on dividing the county into districts, each with a commissioner. The proposal, put on the agenda by Chair Nathan Ramsey, might also end up expanding the board to seven members, if approved by voters. Currently, the board is made up of four at-large commissioners and a separately elected chair.
Also on the agenda is the approval of terms for financing Woodfin’s new downtown and a grant application to the state for rural transportation funds for the elderly.
The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in room 204 of the Buncombe County Courthouse. A pre-meeting, including public comment, begins at 4 p.m.
— David Forbes, staff writer