Post Tagged with: "Asheville City Council"

‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

The changes to the busy street will costs taxpayers about $2.4 million over the next few years.

by April 25, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

One new big ticket item of spending: some $780,000 for a second set of turnout gear for Asheville firefighters.

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council at an April 10, 2018, budget workshop. From left: Vijay Kapoor, Sheneika Smith, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, Mayor Esther Manheimer, Julie Mayfield.

Asheville City Councilman Kapoor: property tax increase could help fill budget gap

Asheville City Council raised property taxes last year.

by April 24, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

One resident bemoaned the inaction, calling the property “a scar on the city of Asheville that needs to heal.”

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Asheville City Council members Brian Haynes, Keith Young and Sheneika Smith said they want to take a closer look at Police Department funding.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

The WNC Nature Center hopes to have the new home for red pandas open by fall.

by April 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

Sean Devereux, a prominent Asheville defense attorney, is raising concerns about the integrity of Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Buncombe County sheriff.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Also, the 27 Club in downtown Asheville is open, and much more.

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

A $3.5 million operating budget deficit for the city of Asheville this coming fiscal year can be trimmed to $1.7 million, city staffers told Asheville City Council members Thursday.

by March 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

A host of actions are underway, from plans to increase the hiring of more minority police officers to the creation of a Human Rights Commission.

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

“You look like I kicked your puppy,” Barbara Whitehorn, the city’s chief financial officer, told Asheville City Council after she finished her budget presentation.

by March 21, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

Jackson’s firing is the latest fallout from the publication last month of police body cam video showing an Asheville police officer beating a man.

by March 21, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council shuffles management following Police Department scandal

Asheville City Council shuffles management following Police Department scandal

Asheville City Council will meet on Tuesday to consider taking more action.

by March 19, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
‘Angry’ Asheville City Council announces two Police Department audits

‘Angry’ Asheville City Council announces two Police Department audits

Asheville City Council wants to know how the Asheville Police Department and its officers are affected by structural racism and implicit and explicit bias.

by March 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville mayor, police chief express outrage over police beating incident

Asheville mayor, police chief express outrage over police beating incident

The actions of the Asheville Police Department officer are a step backward for the department, Mayor Esther Manheimer said.

by March 1, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Councilman Young files to run for Charlotte seat in U.S. House

Asheville City Councilman Young files to run for Charlotte seat in U.S. House

There’s no constitutional requirement that a member of the U.S. House of Representatives must live in the district they represent.

by March 1, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville CrossFit gyms raise cash for Our Voice

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville CrossFit gyms raise cash for Our Voice

Also, the New Mountain AVL music venue is available for lease, and more.

by February 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Poutine restaurant coming to north Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Poutine restaurant coming to north Asheville

Also, work has started on the new bar that’s going into the former Kim’s Wig Shop location, and more.

by February 14, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Status update: Construction of I-26 Connector in Asheville

Status update: Construction of I-26 Connector in Asheville

The road project, which will cost about of three quarters of a billion dollars, is set to start right-of-way acquisition in 2019.

by February 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville panelists examine history of Confederate monuments

Asheville panelists examine history of Confederate monuments

The discussion was wide-ranging, and there was no clear consensus among panelists about what to do with Asheville’s most prominent Confederate marker, the Vance Monument.

by January 31, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Action at proposed Embassy Suites hotel site in downtown Asheville: demolition permits pulled

Action at proposed Embassy Suites hotel site in downtown Asheville: demolition permits pulled

Asheville City Council voted in January 2017 to deny the developer permission to move forward. The developer appealed in Superior Court and won a decision in October.

by January 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New Year’s Eve ice creates havoc around Asheville

Asheville is one of the 15 coolest places on earth to visit in 2018, according to Forbes.com, and more.

by December 31, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council meets in closed session to discuss hotel lawsuit

Also, Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee announces that she’s accepted a new job that she’ll start in January, and more.

by December 21, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council ready to suppress whole-house short-term rentals citywide

Asheville City Council ready to suppress whole-house short-term rentals citywide

Asheville City Council could vote on a citywide crackdown as early as Jan. 9.

by December 20, 2017 8 comments Asheville News