A look back at the week in Asheville — and a sneak peek of Xpress’ upcoming issue, coming to a newsstand near you by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Asheville voters will be asked to weigh in on a state plan to create election districts for seats on City Council via a ballot question in this year’s Nov. 7 general election.
City Council will shine a spotlight on the River Arts District at its Oct. 24 meeting, with agenda items including a proposed 70-room lodging reuse, parking problems and adoption of a zoning code intended to encourage vibrant mixed use in the area.
This month the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council seeks approval from the city for a revised version of its Food Action Plan.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting primary election results, the ballot for Asheville City Council and mayor for the Nov. 7 general election is set.
“Kim is all about making Asheville a thriving, family-centered, supportive and inclusive community for all.”
“Gwen has served as vice mayor for the last four years and has proven herself a sound mind and reasonable voice on our City Council.”
It’s primary Election Day in Asheville, where voters will winnow the field of candidates for mayor and City Council before the Nov. 7 general election. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today for all residents of the city of Asheville. On the ballot for City Council are: Pratik Bhakta, Cecil Bothwell, Andrew […]
“She is a born leader, and her whole life has been a preparation for this opportunity to represent all of the citizens of Asheville.”
“Personally I will be voting for Sheneika Smith, Dee Williams and Kim Roney. I really believe these three amazing, strong, outspoken, forthright, visionary women will make a huge difference that is needed on our City Council.”
“It is my suggestion that he admit he needs to grow and to begin to take the lead from the powerful voices that have been speaking to him for years from the African-American community.”
“In the past half decade, residents of Asheville have seen their little city transformed — and not in a good way — by seemingly unregulated development, which the present City Council says is beyond their ability to control.”
“In three years of watching Asheville politics — and Cecil — I’ve come to appreciate him as a smart, creative and sometimes cantankerous asset, deeply committed to our city.”
“Adrian will give you the straight talk, even at the risk of disappointing you. He does not have a partisan ax to grind; he seeks only feasible solutions.”
“It has been an honor serving with Cecil Bothwell on Asheville City Council. I know that he will always fight for fairness and equality for our citizens.”
“No other candidate combines Jeremy’s expertise in land use and urban planning; his experience in starting and growing a small business in Asheville; and his civic leadership experience.”
“As always, Cecil continues to fight consistently and powerfully to protect the very soul of our fair city against outside interests.”
“As a longtime environmental and social justice activist, it is my honor to endorse Dee Williams for Asheville City Council.”
“Vijay is running for City Council to ensure that Asheville neighborhoods have a greater voice in the preplanning of land development and redevelopment, transportation and roadway improvements, and other projects affecting our natural environment, property values and quality of life. “
Asheville City Council appears committed to holding the city’s line on any potential expansion of short-term rentals. Council members put the kibosh on a proposal to allow short-term rentals on a stretch of Haywood Road in West Asheville, while also instructing city staff to explore banning the practice in all areas of the city, including the River Arts District and downtown. Homestays, a type of accommodation where the primary resident is home during a guest’s short-term stay, would remain legal.
“His campaign platform, Back to Basics, will focus on smart growth and building practices, plus increased housing that will be both affordable and accessible to sustain our rapidly growing populace.”