There is a need for sidewalks in Asheville and east Asheville, but not now. Priorities of having our roads fixed and our water systems repaired/fixed should come before sidewalks for a specific community. Just look at our streets in Asheville: horrible in all locations.
The “goat trails” are overblown — take a lawnmower and a weed eater and do maintenance where needed. Look at the new sidewalks in east Asheville now, [with the] weeds as high as your legs. Look at Trinity Chapel Road and New Haw Creek Rd. — just absolutely deplorable and ugly. Look at the street drains in east Asheville – [they’re] all clogged up.
In closing, put priorities where they need to be: roads and water.
— Olaf Funderud, Sr.