“I’ve also noticed the same complaints year in and year out — high cost of living, low-paying jobs, lack of good jobs, homelessness, etc. And yet, for some reason I can’t begin to fathom, the same people and the same party keep getting reelected.”
“But while the iconic building is an instantly recognizable symbol of Asheville, a look at the facts reveals it as a dinosaur when it comes to technology and use of space.”
“I would like to celebrate the 40 young members of Sunrise Movement Asheville who had the courage to exercise civil disobedience on Dec. 6 by occupying Asheville City Hall.”
“The downtown business district of Asheville is riveting with exciting things to see and do.”
In the mid-1920s, disputes between city and county officials, as well as the general public, haunted the project to construct a unified civic center.
“I did get to pass on my thoughts about this and lobby again for homeless vets getting some of the spaces, especially in the RAD, which could be a large amount of housing.”
Has Asheville recovered from the trauma of its municipal debt crisis, which spanned the years between 1930 and 1976? The debt had a profound impact on Asheville’s development, its cityscape and, lastingly, its appetite for municipal debt. This year’s $74 million bond referendum will put the city’s confidence to the test when it asks voters to choose whether it’s time for the city to borrow again to finance growth.
“I was especially grateful for yet another example of the capacity of our community’s progressive-liberal-socialists to convert chicken manure into chicken salad.”
“I raise the question ‘Where is Asheville?’ because this community will soon be asked to consider the question ‘Where is Asheville going?'”
“Perhaps what’s needed isn’t more planting of hard-to-maintain orchards, but more effort to tend what already grows.”
City Hall renovations! Budget deficits! Bus system reforms! Public art! Google! Planning commission controversies! All this and more, in the latest live Twitter coverage from Asheville City Council …