City of Asheville offers video coverage of City Council’s Aug. 31 neighborhood meeting on sidewalks

Staff with the city of Asheville have provided videos and downloadable PDF documents covering City Council’s Aug. 31 neighborhood meeting in East Asheville, which focused on the condition of the city’s sidewalks, the city’s sidewalk program, and the sort of sidewalks residents would like to have built.

Presentations from the event can be viewed by following these links:

a summary of the night’s events.

A video presentation by Sidewalks for Safety

A downloadable PDF of the presentation by City of Asheville Transporation Director Ken Putnam. And another PDF.

A downloadable PDF of the presentation by City of Asheville Administrative Services Director Lauren Bradley.

A downloadable PDF summarizing the questions that were posed by residents at the meeting.  Check back next week.  We expect to have the answers posted as early as next Friday, Sept. 10.

About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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One thought on “City of Asheville offers video coverage of City Council’s Aug. 31 neighborhood meeting on sidewalks

  1. bbbb

    Sidewalks are badly needed by the middle school in Swannanoa before a student gets hit by a car!!!

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