Looking for a great opportunity to put people power on the Buncombe County [Board of Commissioners]? Gordon Smith is the real deal.
When “affordable” housing is considered to be $816 a month for a one-bedroom apartment, and bankers have the audacity to appear at Kiwanis to preview an opening for a bank teller that pays $7 an hour, we need clear-minded leadership.
Do the numbers: That’s $1,142 a month salary for a position that requires a professional wardrobe and clerical skills well above high school level.
Are you kidding me? How disastrous. A single person can’t hold an entry-level job and live alone in an “affordable” apartment without a government subsidy!
Gordon Smith was once a lone voice on the City Council for planning for the increasing population pressure, which will impact housing costs as more people come to our area, until the recent election when others began to face up to reality. He led the way.
Now we have city leadership that is looking seriously at people problems and not just the grasping hand of the hotel/tourist industry. We have Gordon Smith to thank for kicking this off.
Now he’s standing for a District 1 seat on the Buncombe County [Board of Commissioners]. What can he do for us there? Standing for living wages, bus service on weekends, more flexible housing standards that can include small and “tiny” houses, he leads us toward decent living for all.
Vote for Gordon Smith. We’ll all win!
— Larry Vickers