This week’s new additions to The Xpress Files, our online archive of government records on much-discussed and oft-debated local issues:
• A summary of a report on downtown-parking needs commissioned by Asheville City Council.
• The Mountain Area Information Network’s letter from the Asheville Tree Commission urging City Council to protect a downtown magnolia from potential problems with the proposed Parkside condos.
• Asheville City Attorney Bob Oast’s analysis of state law on development moratoriums, prepared in the wake of suggestions by local politicians that the city should consider one until a new downtown master plan is in place.
— Jon Elliston, managing editor