Letter: Berthiaume will address citizens’ priorities

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Maggie Ullman Berthiaume is clearly the best candidate for City Council to address the highest priorities for Asheville citizens.

In the Mountain Xpress dated Aug. 31, there is a section titled “Uniquely Asheville,” and in that section, each neighborhood has a list of things that are needed in that area.

Every neighborhood ranked “Affordable Housing” as No. 1 or 2. This is clearly a high priority for every neighborhood in Asheville.

Maggie Ullman is the best candidate running for City Council to make this happen. Her priorities, listed on her website Maggie4Avl.com, are as follows:
1. Housing.
2. Climate.
3. Core city services.

Maggie has the experience to make these things happen, having worked for six years as the city’s first sustainability officer and having run her own climate-focused consulting service since then.

Clearly, all three of these things are of high importance to Asheville. Maggie has the experience, values and drive to make these things happen. Vote for her on Nov. 8!

— Dane Barrager

Editor’s note: Barrager reports serving as a campaign volunteer for the candidate.


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6 thoughts on “Letter: Berthiaume will address citizens’ priorities

  1. Grant Millin

    Okay! How exciting!

    In terms of core city services, what are the candidate(s) views on the Asheville Public Safety Strategy based on the Biden Administration Safer America Plan? Safer America came into being after the primary. So, the Asheville Public Safety Strategy based on the Biden Administration Safer America Plan is an example of fresh start for a council race currently suffering from many unmet needs.


      • Grant Millin

        Btw, I’d like to state that Anthropogenic Climate is very real. And POTUS 45 and MAGA has been destructive to cities like Asheville and the entire Union up to and including the January 6, 2021 Insurrection.

        The Biden Administration Safer America Plan is not about simplistic Ultra Conservative ‘law and order’ thinking. It’s also not about expanding the Ultra Progressive errors.

  2. Enlightened Enigma

    She needs to realize that NO one in general is at all worried about the CLIMATE !!! It’s a HOAX on us all ! Dismiss it . If she is not more concerned about city SAFETY and more important priorities, then she is just not qualified to serve. WHY do elected democrackkks DESTROY cities ?

  3. Mike Rains

    Why should we not always put core city services FIRST?? Isn’t that the stuff that everyone needs done well to keep the city operating efficiently and safely?

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