I support Brian Haynes for Council member because he is the only candidate whose message is: “Slow down” and think.
Do we want a city that is of the rich, by the rich and for the rich? A study cited in the Mountain Xpress found Asheville is 50 percent of the way toward total gentrification.
Do want a city that is cluttered with boxlike hotels, boxlike office buildings and boxlike government buildings? Asheville developers seem to have trouble thinking outside the box.
Do we want to continue to have an economy that is heavily dependent on tourism? Tourism revived Asheville in the ’90s, but is the current economic mix the recipe for a healthy, sustainable future?
As George Harrison said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”
— Steve Rosenthal