Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

4 thoughts on “LIVE coverage of Feb. 22 City Council meeting

  1. Barry Summers

    Verrrry interesting. Esther M. was the swing vote on these changes to the UDO. She voted ‘yes’ at the last meeting, but then sometime between then & now, somebody connected to this issue hires an attorney from her law firm, thereby forcing her to recuse herself from the vote. Cecil was practically spitting, he was so mad.

    But then equally surprising, Jan Davis & Terry Bellamy switched their votes (without explaining why), so the amendments passed unanimously, even without Esther.

    Verrrrrry interesting.

  2. The Trolls Troll

    anyone know when the city council meeting will be rebroadcast on the city channel? I wasn’t able to watch it live.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.