A compilation of live tweets from the June 1 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Before and after all the free music going down at the Mountain Sports Festival, check out some of these other free and cheap events, from art openings to country rock.
The Grove Arcade is struggling to make payments on renovation debts to city, despite nearly $1 million received per year in rents, the city of Asheville’s Planning and Economic Development Committee learned today at its May 18 meeting. City Council member Jan Davis said that the city would, in his opinion, have to help the Arcade with its debt. The committee passed the decision on to City Council.
Get your budget weekend entertainment here: A little art, a lot of music and a dance party thrown in for good measure. Oh yeah, and a comic books convention. And a bird house auction. Yeah, that’s right: All of that and money left over for an iced coffee.
Tomorrow may see that rarest of all creatures come to Asheville: a short City Council meeting, as it begins early (4 p.m.) and has a short agenda, so Council members can meet with Southern Conference Basketball Tournament decision-makers. Before that, Council has to vote on a series of annexations and unveil next year’s budget.
Another weekend is upon us. Lots to do, all at budget prices. Or even better, free!
If you’re heading out of town to French Broad River Festival, you’ll be up to your ears in live music. If not, here’s what’s going on in and around Asheville — budget priced so you can save up for your SmileFest/Bonaroo/Music on the Mountaintop ticket.
At its April 27 meeting, Asheville City Council:
• delayed a decision whether to cut its event-sponsorship support;
• transferred $2.4 million from health-insurance reserves to cover operating shortfalls;
• approved a plan to improve the city bus system, launch a new Transit logo and market the bus service
• waived fees for arts events in Pritchard Park, and
• passed a city-wide smoking ban on public property.
It’s that time again: low-cost entertainment options, and lots of ‘em (including a free Eliot Lipp show).
The city of Asheville has appointed John P. Smith, a former city manager of Fayetteville, N.C., and North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as interim finance director as the city faces the tricky task of closing its budget gap.
There’s kind of a theme to this weekend’s Shoestring feature: Free art openings on Friday, free festivals on Saturday. Plus, lots of live music both days.
At this evening’s meeting, Asheville City Council voted to raise various construction, planning and transit fees, as well as water fees; decided what to ask our local delegation what to push for in Raleigh; heard a Civic Center report; and held off deciding whether to support a League of Municipalities effort to release local governments from having to bargain collectively with unions.
Lots of music this weekend (and Greenfest at UNC-A). Not to be missed: the return of Jonathan Ammons & the Electric Ghost which is not just a comeback but a CD release. Because it’s just that sort of weekend.
This week’s roundup starts with Thursday, April 1, but it’s no joke. A down-right exhausting list of budget-priced shows awaits your perusal. Read on!
City Council passed unanimously the Larchmont project, approved a resolution in support of holding a “Google moment,” and heard comments from staff about strategies for dealing with the budget shortfall.
Asheville Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant is resigning to take a job at Elizabeth City State University, meaning the city must now conduct a nationwide search for a new budget point person while it faces a looming $3 to 5-million deficit in the next fiscal year.
The Asheville City Council has a full agenda tomorrow, both at the formal meeting and the worksession that precedes it, where Council will discuss the anticipated $5 million deficit the city faces next year and the implementation of domestic-partner benefits.
Asheville is facing a $1 million shortfall this year. Mostly due to sales-tax decline. Projections for next year’s city budget show a $5.1 million deficit. Mayor Bellamy says the city needs to plan how to replenish savings and asks, “We need to ask how low is too low.”
On the agenda for Asheville City Council’s Tuesday, Feb. 23, meeting are a financial report that brings grim tidings and the beginning steps to a series of annexations near Airport Road.
A music-filled (hopefully not snow-filled) weekend is on the horizon with an eclectic range of offerings. A DJ-infused art opening, a free show at the UNCA Grotto, piano players, Gypsy jazz, AC/DC covers, one man bands and a group of teen rockers who have already held their own with Johnny Winter. And it’s all $5 or less.
This is not just any weekend; this weekend brings both Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day, so pace yourselves, people. Lots of budget-friendly shows here to help you do just that.