With the general election less than a month away, Mountain Xpress has partnered with the nonprofit Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County to bring the community a voter guide about Asheville and Black Mountain candidates. The guide will be included in the upcoming Oct. 16 issue of the newspaper.
Though Political Committee Chair of the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina Group Ken Brame donated a combined $300 to three of the four local candidates that the environmental organization ultimately endorsed, he says his personal contribution did not influence the endorsement process. (Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user borman818)
City Council had nothing new to say after a two-hour closed session. The July 5 meeting was called to discuss updates on an investigation of complaints against a “public officer or employee.” (Photo by Brandy Carl)
Filing begins today, July 5, to run for Asheville City Council and other local positions this year.
It’s a busy evening in local government, with both the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and Asheville City Council meeting May 28 to discuss their budgets.
Why is it that some religious folks are bent on inserting themselves (and their particular beliefs) into the business of government or civil matters, such as equality for all taxpaying citizens and, in this specific case, Buncombe County workers? [“What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” March 27 Xpress.] While the county commissioners' vote approved benefits for both […]
Ukiah Morrison on life after his stint as one of Asheville’s most infamous residents. The former mostly-nude City Council candidate talks about cannabis activism, raising wolf-dogs, his military career and his hopes for the future.
Council votes to demolish the ice house at 91 Riverside Drive, approves food trucks in Biltmore village and more at the first meeting of 2013. (photo by Max Cooper)
Tonight’s packed Asheville City Council meeting agenda includes a decision about what happens to a dilapidated building in the River Arts District, the fate of food trucks in Biltmore village, the word on amending the outdoor speakers ban and much more. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Follow along with live Twitter coverage in this post.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, members of Asheville City Council will stop, collaborate and listen to decide the destiny of a dilapidated building in the River Arts District, the fate of food trucks in Biltmore Village and the word on amending the outdoor speakers ban at restaurants downtown and in the River Arts District. (Photo of the ice-house property by Bill Rhodes from 2012.)
Despite two objections from the public on two separate matters, members of Asheville City Council unanimously passed all resolutions and rezoning requests that were on the Oct. 23 meeting agenda. These are the highlights from the meeting.
The Oct. 23 Asheville City Council meeting agenda includes rezoning requests concerning a private school and a bicycle taxi service, as well as a range of other items. This post features live updates from the meeting via Twitter
At tonight’s Oct. 23 meeting, Asheville City Council will consider two rezoning requests about two very different things — a private school and a bicycle taxi service — and hear a request that $300,000 be released early for the Eagle Market Place project.
Fresh from City Hall, here’s some food-policy news you really ought to know.
In a meeting that lasted less than an hour and attracted less than 15 people after the recognition portion of the meeting ended, Asheville City Council breezed through its agenda items this evening. Here are a few of the highlights from tonight’s meeting. Look for a full report from Xpress in the April 18 issue. (Photo by Max Cooper)
For live dispatches via Twitter, follow Senior News Reporter @DavidForbes or #avlgov or click through for a live feed.
The upcoming budget year, a raise for city employees and sending a lobbyist to Raleigh were key topics in the wide-ranging discussion at Asheville City Council's annual retreat. Held Feb. 3 in UNCA's Sherrill Center, this year’s session gave Council members a chance to hear briefings by staff and ponder goals for 2012. The budget: […]
The water system wasn’t on the agenda, but east Asheville residents flooded City Council members with concerns and comments about it during a Jan. 31 community meeting. About 50 people showed up for the meeting, held in the theater at Haw Creek Elementary. All Council members were present except Gordon Smith, who was sick. It […]
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)
Sidewalks slated to be the major focus of tonight’s Jan. 31 East Asheville community meeting at Haw Creek Elementary.