The Sierra Club looks at a broad range of environmental issues. After reviewing questionnaires and interviewing candidates, the Sierra Club has endorsed Marc Hunt and Julie Mayfield for Asheville City Council. Both Marc and Julie have a long history of environmental accomplishments and leadership.
Both Mayfield and Hunt join the Sierra Club in their commitment to:
• Closing the local coal-powered electric plant and replacing it with a combination of renewable energy and energy conservation, and limiting the size of a gas-powered replacement plant.
• Implementation of the city’s plan to reduce its carbon usage by 80 percent by 2030.
• Building more greenways, bike lanes and sidewalks to make our city more livable.
• Reducing urban sprawl.
• A public space, either a park or a plaza, across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence downtown and opposing another hotel or high-rise building on that space.
— Ken Brame
WNC Sierra Club Political Chair