I am writing in support of [Asheville City Council member and write-in candidate] Robin Cape. As a resident of public housing, I am acutely aware of how deeply decisions made by the City Council can steamroll us. Cape was in Pisgah View Apartments talking to me about creating a business to give to this community. She even offered to make a no-interest loan of a substantial amount to help get us started (the plan fizzled because of internal politics that had nothing to do with Robin). This was in late 2007 and the early part of 2008. The only other politician of any note who has come to the "grass roots" is Mayor Bellamy. Both have supported my efforts to create an economic opportunity for this community through the garden I started in 2007.
I have found Cape to be a woman of great compassion, integrity and intelligence. She has that rare quality of being able to truly listen to a person. I thank Cape for her service to the city of Asheville, and I gladly endorse her with my vote.
— Robert White
Founder/manager, Pisgah View Community Peace Garden