Council approves Project Aspire despite concerns

Project Aspire, a vast mixed-use, mixed-income development set to reshape the city’s skyline, received the green light from the Asheville City Council at its Sept. 27 meeting. After nearly two hours of public comments featuring 37 speakers and discussions between council members and the developer, the council approved the rezoning for the project with a 5-2 vote, with council members Antanette Mosley and Kim Roney opposed.

Jan, Jan he’s our man

Allow me to add my endorsement and wholehearted support to re-elect Jan Davis to Asheville City Council. His deep roots in the community and his four decades of civic and governmental service uniquely equip him to be the ideal member of Council. During his two terms, he has demonstrated his leadership skills in facilitating, uniting […]

Annexation equals progress

On March 16, I had a letter published in favor of North Carolina’s annexation code and encouraging Asheville’s continuation in the battle to incorporate Biltmore Lake [“You May Need Annexation as Much as It Needs You,” Xpress]. My family has lived in North Carolina for several generations. In that time, it has evolved from the […]

We were robbed

Asheville City Council April 12, 2011, meeting Commercial water customers face major rate hike Council calls for URTV equipment audit The item wasn't on the printed agenda, but toward the end of the Asheville City Council's April 12 meeting, Council members approved paying Blueline Systems and Services $175,000 to oversee a full audit of the […]