Asheville city staffers, downtown stakeholders and local buskers turned out in force for the city’s monthly Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss a city proposal for a pilot program regulating downtown public space. The meeting, which was preceded by a community forum with downtown stakeholders, came amid tensions over pilot program, which would add regulations to several […]
The U.S. Forest Service sought further information on Monday, Nov. 16 in the early stages of its forest plan, which aims to classify select rivers and lands in the Nantahala and Pisgah forests as further protected under stricter levels of conservation.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will be flooded with public hearings regarding the county’s fire and ambulance service districts at its Tuesday, Oct. 20 meeting.
Although Asheville City Council members and Buncombe County commissioners frequently attend the same meetings and community events, it’s been at least two years since the two bodies met in an official joint session. Finding a meeting time that works for all elected officials is challenging, explains City Clerk Maggie Burleson, but she believes that most officials will be present for the joint meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The Buncombe County Commissioners will hold a nonprofit budget workshop tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, at noon. The meeting, originally scheduled for Feb. 17, was postponed due to inclement weather. The fire chiefs’ budget requests will be held at 4:30 p.m.
An informational meeting regarding the U.S. Forest Service’s long term plans for the Big Ivy section of the Pisgah National Forest drew about 200 people in Barnardsville Feb. 5, with another 100 waiting outside to get in. The crowd voiced strong anti-logging opinions to forest rangers, who are in the process of drafting a new long-term plan for the forest.
Asheville City Council members unveiled their 2015 strategic operating plan Jan. 30, collecting data on three focus areas: economic growth and sustainability, affordability and economic mobility and high quality of life.
On Jan. 13 — hosting their first meeting of 2015 in the U.S. Cellular Center’s Banquet Hall because of water damage at City Hall — Asheville Council members adopted an anti-fracking resolution and denied a rezoning request for properties at E. Chestnut and Madison Avenue.
After spending nearly two hours in a closed session, the 13 members of UNC Asheville’s Board of Trustees announced on Monday, July 29, that Chancellor Anne Ponder passed her job performance review without a hitch. The review occurs every four years, as mandated by state law.
An online petition that opposes the creation of a North Asheville dog park triggered confusion from both developers and community members, while amassing more than 200 signatures within the last 24 hours. Tonight, a community meeting about the proposed North Asheville dog park intends to address overall questions the public may have. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Flores)
At their April 2 meeting, Buncombe Commissioners will consider adding language to the personnel ordinance that will protect County workers from discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity. This post features live updates from the meeting via Twitter.
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.)
A series of public ‘drop-in’ meetings is underway – today was West Asheville – and will continue over the next two weeks as Asheville rolls out the biggest change to its transit system in years.
Philippes Dargan speaks with Mariate Echeverry of Asheville Transit about changes to routes and schedules. Mr. Dargan has used transit in Asheville “for years.” (photo by Bill Rhodes)
During the April 19 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation about the impact of adult care homes in Buncombe County. Currently, Buncombe County has more adult care homes than any other county in the state. These are the highlights from that presentation and other business conducted tonight.
Live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting via Caitlin Byrd (@MaryCaitlinByrd). The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. To appear in our Twitter feed, use the hashtag #avlgov.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Tuesday, April 17, meeting will feature health-related presentations on recent county health rankings and the impact of adult care homes.