At about $32.47 million, actual sales taxes through the end of the 2020 fiscal year were still down 3.2% from the budgeted target of more than $33.53 million. But during an April 7 budget work session, Budget Director Jennifer Barnette had projected sales tax revenue at just $30 million due to the impacts of the coronavirus, a decrease of more than 8.9%.
“We trade an isolated E. coli spike into a polluted, imperiled stream for the destruction of a watershed.”
“The way Asheville on Bikes and Blue Ridge Bicycle Club see it, the more people on the road, the more people need safety education.”
“We are in real trouble if this is the future of our interstate system.”
Yesterday, Feb. 14, thousands of gallons of oil spilled into Hominy Creek. Since then, local individuals and organizations have posted videos investigating the impact of the spill, including questioning if the measures erected to stop the spill from spreading are effective and showing oil entering the French Broad River.
Brotherhug Barlow, Robbie Sweetser and Jim Hornaday look up at vines in the trees along the Hominy Creek Greenway.
Marc Hunt is a community visionary with practical business and financial skills that are needed on our City Council. He has a deep love for our Asheville community and its natural resources. As chair of the Asheville Greenway Commission, Marc championed the acquisition of the Waller Tract along Hominy Creek. This new park land adds […]
RiverLink was recently the recipient of two grants for restoration and improvement of the water quality and habitat in several area streams.