Among the complaints Asheville residents have about their city, litter is one that most can agree on. A new pilot program initiated this spring by the city Public Works Department seeks to address an underserved population by the city’s Sanitation Division services: people who are unhoused.
Despite Occupy Asheville’s undeniable impact on the local protest scene, perhaps the movement’s biggest difficulties concerned just that: its attempts at an actual occupation.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Naomi Archer, one of the Occupy Asheville protesters, speaks at a press conference held in City-County Plaza. Occupy Asheville opposes three proposed city ordinances that would ban camping, storage and enclosed structures on city property. City Council will vote on the ordinances at tonight’s meeting, Dec. 13.
Occupy Asheville has announced its opposition to proposed city ordinances that would ban camping, storage and enclosed structures on city property. The ordinances, which Asheville City Council will vote on tomorrow, Dec. 13, were drafted in response to an encampment by the protesters in front of City Hall.
Photo by Bill Rhodes