Now that it is focusing more attention on gangs in Asheville, City Council will consider a gun buy-back program at its Nov. 13 meeting.
According to the meeting agenda, the city could set aside $25,000 for the program, which would be implemented by the Police Department at Asheville’s four community centers during the month of December. Staff documents suggest a going price of $50 for handguns and rifles and $100 for assault weapons.
Also on the agenda: RiverLink wants to take the next step for a new park at the former Edaco salvage yard on Amboy Road. The group has offered to donate an easement, allowing the city to move forward with a sidewalk there that would join the two parks on either side of the site.
And the city may contract with Pisgah Legal Services to develop a “Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan” — an project that carries a $50,000 price tag.
For the entire agenda of Asheville’s Nov. 13 City Council meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. in Council chambers — on the second floor of City Hall — go here.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer