If you’re not sure which voting district you belong to anymore, chances are you’re not alone. But a new online webpage (released by Buncombe County GIS and the Office of Election Services) hopes to help voters find the information they need to get to the polls.
At tonight’s East Asheville community meeting, members of the public flooded City Council members with their concerns about the fate of the Asheville water system, the need for more sidewalks and ideas for the Municipal Golf Course. About 50 people attended the meeting. These are the highlights.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Follow live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Asheville City Council community meeting in East Asheville here. Sidewalk initiatives and East Asheville project updates are on the agenda.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
At tonight’s meeting, Asheville City Council will discuss a permit process for Occupy Asheville and the possible sale of city property to the Basilica of St. Lawrence. Follow live Twitter coverage here.
The Diocese of Charlotte, which runs Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence, has offered the city of Asheville $2 million for Haywood Street property located across the street from the local landmark. Asheville City Council will receive a report on the deal tonight, Jan. 10.
At its meeting this evening, the city of Asheville’s Planning and Zoning Commission will consider possible changes to the city’s rules on digital billboards. Follow Live Twitter coverage of the meeting here.
Dec. 13 marked the first regular Asheville City Council meeting for newly elected Marc Hunt and Chris Pelly, as Council tackled an array of hot-button issues, including how to handle Occupy Asheville camping on public space.
Follow live Twitter coverage of the Nov. 22 Asheville City Council meeting, including a vote on the controversial proposal to rename the Asheville Civic Center the U.S. Cellular Center.
In the latest installment of our ongoing series of interviews with Asheville City Council candidates, Caitlin Byrd talks to TJ Thomasson about issues ranging from affordable housing to LGBT rights.
Caitlin Byrd interviews Asheville City Council candidate Marc Hunt on issues facing the city.
In this, the first of an ongoing series, Caitlin Byrd interviews Asheville City Council candidate Saul Chase on issues facing the city. Xpress will run an interview with a different candidate every day this week. UPDATED with audio.
As Congressman Heath Shuler stood behind the podium yesterday, Aug. 25, at a luncheon sponsored by the Council of Independent Business Owners, he used a story to explain the biggest challenge he sees in Washington: finding compromise for the federal budget regardless of politics.
At their Aug. 9 meeting, Asheville City Council members approved a $2 million economic-development incentive for Canadian manufacturer Linamar. If the company fulfills construction and job-creation targets, it will get a 90 percent waiver on city taxes for the next five years. Council voted 5-1 to approve the deal, with Council member Cecil Bothwell voting against it and Council member Esther Manheimer absent.
Follow our Xpress live coverge of the July 26 Asheville City Council meeting here beginning at 5 p.m. On Twitter, follow #avlgov or @ChrisDGeorge. To see the Asheville City Council preview and agenda, click here.
One might be forgiven for feeling like they’ve been here before when looking at the agenda for Asheville City Council’s Oct. 26 meeting. The major items — new rules for cellphone towers, an annexation, incentives for Montford Commons and incentives for sustainable and affordable housing — have all been before Council during the last few months.