“It’s a cynical and shameful ploy to deny you the ability to serve your constituents. It’s anti-democratic, and I look forward to working together with you to reject this encroachment on our rights to protect our health and the health of our mountains, rivers and streams,” Karim Olaechea, deputy director of strategy and communications for MountainTrue told commissioners during public comment.
Jane L. Laping is a member of Asheville GreenWorks’ Oakley TreeKeepers.
The first phase, which could be voted on as early as December, would prohibit the use of plastic bags for curbside leaf collection.
“Mountain Xpress readers: Please attend the Sept. 27 meeting and urge Asheville City Council to take immediate action to protect public health and the environment.”