As Asheville faces unprecedented growth, and neighborhoods are increasingly impacted, we need a City Council that will be responsive to neighborhood concerns on issues ranging from development and sidewalks to traffic calming. In Kenilworth, it took 3 1/2 years for residents to challenge an inappropriate 100-unit development on a steep 30-percent to 45-percent slope!
Rich Lee is the only candidate I have seen who has regularly attended Coalition of Asheville Neighborhood (CAN) meetings. Through those interactions, CAN members have gotten to know a caring individual who is intent on creating better solutions to addressing our neighborhood concerns, such as helping to negotiate a better route for a new brewery’s rumbling trucks to thinking of new ways to create affordable housing.
After reading Rich’s open letter on why he supports the green space in front of the Basilica [of St. Lawrence], I believe that he has the financial savvy to help our city go forward without sacrificing our quality of life.
I base my support for Rich Lee on the fact that he is doing the homework needed to better understand the issues Asheville will be facing in the next four years, and I urge my neighbors to vote for him in the upcoming primaries and elections!
— Valerie Hoh