Post Tagged with: "Asheville City Council"

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Who’s running, not running, might be running for Asheville City Council

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Who’s running, not running, might be running for Asheville City Council

Also, buskers in Asheville seek harmony and much, much more.

by May 27, 2015 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council candidate gets party started with mock masturbation video

Asheville City Council candidate gets party started with mock masturbation video

In the video, a pants-less Wainscott wastes no time setting the tone for his candidacy.

by May 25, 2015 29 comments Asheville politics
Social justice advocate Lindsey Simerly announces run for Asheville City Council

Social justice advocate Lindsey Simerly announces run for Asheville City Council

Simerly, who ran an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2007, has developed close ties with a number of Democratic officeholders over the years.

Jonathan Wainscott announces plan to run for Asheville City Council

Jonathan Wainscott announces plan to run for Asheville City Council

This year’s race is opening up, with two of the three City Council incumbents not seeking re-election.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville City Council candidate announces bid

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville City Council candidate announces bid

Also, a $3 billion plan by Gov. Pat McCrory to use bonds to pay for road and infrastructure improvements could be on the ballot for referendum this fall.

by April 27, 2015 8 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New flea markets set to open in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New flea markets set to open in Asheville

Also, local defense attorney Corey Atkins joins the race for Asheville City Council, and more.

by April 10, 2015 1 comment Asheville News
In Asheville, a question revisited: Fix an aging auditorium or build a new performing arts center?

In Asheville, a question revisited: Fix an aging auditorium or build a new performing arts center?

At the heart of the matter is a divide between different points of view on how best to deal with facilities for arts and entertainment in Asheville.

Ashvegas Hit List: Asheville City Council establishes ‘no vaping’ zones

Ashvegas Hit List: Asheville City Council establishes ‘no vaping’ zones

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry makes the rounds and the Asheville Citizen-Times goes to Raleigh.

by March 13, 2015 4 comments Asheville politics
No circus for Asheville; new city policy forbids exotic, wild animals at US Cellular Center

No circus for Asheville; new city policy forbids exotic, wild animals at US Cellular Center

City officials quietly changed the US Cellular Center’s booking policy to forbid the acts. There’s a move on to ban shows that include wild/exotic animals from all city property.

by February 4, 2015 33 comments Asheville events, Asheville News
The ‘Rich Lee for Asheville City Council’ website

The ‘Rich Lee for Asheville City Council’ website

On the website, Lee says he’s running for City Council this year to protect economic diversity, create housing for the most vulnerable and make safe neighborhoods.

by February 2, 2015 22 comments Asheville politics
Asheville City Council Election 2015: Update on who might be running

Asheville City Council Election 2015: Update on who might be running

Will Jan Davis seek re-election?

by December 16, 2014 6 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Political Hit List: West Asheville apartment vote, Asheville City Council candidates, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: West Asheville apartment vote, Asheville City Council candidates, more

Also, another look at the impact of redistricting in North Carolina, immigration litigation, Gov. McCrory’s re-election bid and more.

Asheville City Council Election 2015: Who’s running?

Asheville City Council Election 2015: Who’s running?

West Asheville neighborhood activist Rich Lee has expressed an interest in running, and Julie Mayfield, co-executive director of an Asheville nonprofit, says she’s considering a run.

by December 4, 2014 26 comments West Asheville
Ashvegas Political Hit List: SECU Plaza debate, Buncombe DA digest, Tillis and the empty chair, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: SECU Plaza debate, Buncombe DA digest, Tillis and the empty chair, more

Also, Democratic challenger Brian Turner and N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt are going fighting it out with a week to go until Election Day.

Asheville Blade: New regulations for street musicians in downtown Asheville discussed

Asheville Blade: New regulations for street musicians in downtown Asheville discussed

At a Monday afternoon meeting, two Asheville City Council members said they would not pursue further regulations on downtown busking.

by September 22, 2014 18 comments Asheville News
Proposed Asheville City Council plan for River Arts District: Visitor’s center, parking garage, open space, more

Proposed Asheville City Council plan for River Arts District: Visitor’s center, parking garage, open space, more

A proposed City Council plan for guiding development along Riverside Drive in the RAD would go hand-in-hand with a major N.C. DOT road improvement project for Riverside.

by September 9, 2014 8 comments Asheville News
City of Asheville considers ‘alternatives to gentrification’ in River Arts District, nearby neighborhoods

City of Asheville considers ‘alternatives to gentrification’ in River Arts District, nearby neighborhoods

Asheville City Council is worried about low wages, rising housing prices and a steady decline in number of African-American residents in neighborhoods near the River Arts District. A new report offers solutions.

by July 21, 2014 71 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Political Hit List: N.C. lawmakers get back to business in Raleigh, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: N.C. lawmakers get back to business in Raleigh, more

Also, an ethics complaint filed N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt has been dismissed, and more.

Asheville city officials to Pack Place board: We’re willing to negotiate a new lease or leases

Asheville city officials to Pack Place board: We’re willing to negotiate a new lease or leases

A group of about 20 elected officials and arts and cultural leaders met Wednesday morning to try and work out differences regarding the cultural center’s lease with the city.

by February 19, 2014 27 comments Asheville News
Industrial leak dumps thousands of gallons of oil into Hominy Creek; 4,000 gallons may have reached French Broad

Industrial leak dumps thousands of gallons of oil into Hominy Creek; 4,000 gallons may have reached French Broad

Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners visited the scene this afternoon.

by February 15, 2014 18 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas City Councilwoman: I’m voting against giving Moogfest taxpayer dollars

Ashvegas City Councilwoman: I’m voting against giving Moogfest taxpayer dollars

Gwen Wisler, Asheville’s newest City Council member, says it’s a matter of fairness. What do you think?

by February 10, 2014 50 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Political Hit List: 19 minutes of nothing at Asheville City Council, Turner set for run, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: 19 minutes of nothing at Asheville City Council, Turner set for run, more

Also, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper gears up for gubernatorial run and U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry champions crowdfunding.

by January 31, 2014 21 comments Asheville politics
Asheville mayor-elect Manheimer: It’s time for Asheville to lead, despite Raleigh’s rulers

Asheville mayor-elect Manheimer: It’s time for Asheville to lead, despite Raleigh’s rulers

The changing role of cities, and shifting political tides, have Asheville poised for new success, says Esther Manheimer, Asheville’s newly elected mayor.

by November 14, 2013 7 comments Asheville News, Asheville politics
Election Day 2013 in Asheville: A low-interest affair, punctuated by bulldinky

Election Day 2013 in Asheville: A low-interest affair, punctuated by bulldinky

With Raleigh lawmakers holding Asheville by the balls and running the city from the statehouse, the real election is next year.

by November 4, 2013 20 comments Asheville politics, Opinion
Cecil Bothwell/ photo by Jason Sandford

Police rouse a sleeping Asheville City Councilman in search for B&E suspect

An Asheville resident told police her home was invaded by a crazy, white-haired, pot-bellied old man. Turns out it wasn’t Councilman Cecil Bothwell, despite the similarities.

by August 9, 2013 7 comments Asheville News
Former Asheville police chief rips City Council for handling of Police Department scandal

Former Asheville police chief rips City Council for handling of Police Department scandal

Former police chief Will Annarino says he’s “appalled and saddened” by council’s lack of leadership, and by the deterioration of a once proud police agency.

by July 12, 2013 20 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Smith, Bothwell, newcomer Wisler line-up for Asheville City Council bids

Smith, Bothwell, newcomer Wisler line-up for Asheville City Council bids

Smith and Bothwell seek re-election. Wisler is a newcomer.

by April 17, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
Facing $5 million budget hole, Asheville City Council calls a town hall meeting

Facing $5 million budget hole, Asheville City Council calls a town hall meeting

You’ll have to get off work for the 2 p.m. meeting Wednesday. Or you could just tell City Council to stop whining and do what we elected them to do – make tough decisions.

by April 2, 2013 7 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Watch: Council hires former lieutenant governor as lobbyist

Asheville City Watch: Council hires former lieutenant governor as lobbyist

That’s $60,000 of taxpayers’ money lining the pocket of another politician-turned-lobbyist.

Asheville City Councilman wants ban on gun shows on city-owned property

Asheville City Councilman wants ban on gun shows on city-owned property

Councilman Cecil Bothwell’s call to action comes just days before a gun show this weekend at the WNC Ag Center.

by January 1, 2013 11 comments Asheville News

News obit: Barbara Keleher, first woman elected to Asheville City Council

Barbara Keleher, the first woman elected to Asheville  City Council, died Jan. 13. She was 93. Keleher was elected to City Council in 1969. She was known for her community involvement, especially with the Asheville Art Museum. From the Asheville Citizen-Times obituary: Barbara’s contributions to the arts community of Asheville are well-known. She was a strong supporter of the Asheville[Read More…]

by January 16, 2012 2 comments Asheville News