“‘Progressive’ Asheville doesn’t have a nudist resort? Seriously? Teddy Roosevelt (a skinny-dipping Republican) would today be arrested skinny-dipping in waters he helped preserve!”
“While we acknowledge the goal to promote more representation in other areas of Asheville, seemingly arbitrary map designs that bisect and pose harm to our neighborhood’s cohesion that is not desired or needed.”
“As a resident, property owner and voter in Asheville, I vehemently oppose [state Sen.] Tom Apodaca’s plan to force district elections on our city.”
Sen. Tom Apodaca (R) has filed legislation in the North Carolina Senate to establish district elections for Asheville City Council. The bill creates six electoral districts and specifies that each district will elect one representative who lives in that area. The city’s mayor would continue to be elected by a city-wide vote.
Kirk Ross of Carolina Public Press spoke with Sen. Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville about the retiring seven-term lawmaker’s plans to propose legislation that would change the way Asheville city officials are elected.