Asheville is at a tipping point. Do we want to become Aspen of the East, a city whose main focus is to cater to the affluent, or are we more interested in preserving what put Asheville on the map to begin with?
And what put Asheville on the map to begin with?
I’d posit Asheville’s creative class and the natural environment have been the two main driving forces behind Asheville’s ascent. A creative class made up of people like Brian Haynes, a candidate passionate about bringing progressive principles to City Council. Progressive principles that will preserve the natural environment.
Additionally, working with Habitat for Humanity for the past decade-plus, Brian has directly contributed to bringing over 100 affordable housing opportunities to Asheville.
Given that affordable housing and environmental protection are two of the greatest challenges our city faces, Brian is more than deserving of one of my three votes for City Council. I sincerely hope you will feel similarly.
— Timothy Sadler
Editor’s note: Based on reader feedback, Xpress is asking letter writers whether they have formal roles in the campaigns they are writing about. Sadler reports that he is an advisor to Haynes’ campaign.