Asheville City Council says it will choose the next person to fill a vacant seat, but that doesn’t mean you don’t get a vote — at least unofficially. Show City Council who you would choose by voting in the Mountain Xpress online poll.
The deadline for applications to fill Holly Jones’ Asheville City Council seat has come and gone, and though the vast majority waited until the last 48 hours, a whopping 47 people submitted applications.
In the November 2008 elections, Asheville City Council member Holly Jones ran for, and won, a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The win created a vacancy on City Council. Council members decided to fill the position by accepting applications, then interviewing a select few and picking one person to fill Jones’ unexpired […]
Less than 24 hours remain before the city will stop taking applications to fill a vacant seat on Council
Summary of the Nov. 11 Asheville City Council meeting.
The nation at large is having to take a good hard look at its economic situation, so why should Asheville be any different? City Council will hear about the state of the city’s economy, along with reports on the city’s budget and strategic-operating plans, at its upcoming work session.
Here’s the Asheville City Council’s action agenda for its Nov. 11, 2008, meeting. Agenda items include a transit commission update, a fuel update, and consideration of a conditional use permit for the project identified as Haywood Park Mixed-use Redevelopment Project, with 130,000 square feet of retail, office and ballroom space, 200 hotel rooms and 100 […]
Three years into her second term on the Asheville City Council, Holly Jones has opted for a change of venue. Backed by voters who propelled her to victory on election night, Jones will now claim a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. But that means City Council must find someone to serve out […]
Homelessness and E-verify come back around, and Council will check in on its new selection process to fill Holly Jones’ seat.
The city of Asheville is now taking applications from people interested in replacing outgoing City Council member and Buncombe County commissioner-elect Holly Jones, who today submitted her letter of resignation.
City jumps on board 51 Biltmore project Fireworks planned to gin up restaurant patronage Living wage not ready for prime time Police chief debriefs after Palin rally It’s hard to find a conversation these days that doesn’t somehow reflect the current national economic climate. The trend held true for the Asheville City Council’s Oct. 28 […]
Summary of the Asheville City Council Oct. 21 work session.
Homelessness, a living wage, the Downtown Master Plan and more: An extensive agenda punctuated by some high-profile items will most likely make for a full evening.
Asheville’s downtown is more than a mere place — it’s a brand and an economic engine that needs protecting and constant fine-tuning. That was the gist of a presentation by Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director Kelly Miller to City Council at its Oct. 21 meeting.
Here’s the Asheville City Council’s action agenda for its Oct. 14, 2008, meeting. Items included a fuel update, a public hearing to consider conditional zoning for a proposed hotel and restaurant on Biltmore Avenue and a resolution of appreciation to the N.C. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for support in the evaluation of […]
Asheville City Council’s Oct. 14 formal session.
Tourism is vital to Asheville, which is why pressing issues such as graffiti, vandalism, filth, panhandling, predatory towing and other problems will be addressed in a report by local tourism officials and city staff when Council meets for its Oct. 21 work session.
Fallout from the spreading national economic debacle is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville, Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant told City Council. The red zone: Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant warns the Asheville City Council that the effects of a global economic meltdown are beginning to be […]
Summary of the Oct. 7 Asheville City Council meeting
A new hotel, fuel issues and a big thanks to the N.C. DOT.