Post Tagged with: "Asheville City Council"

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 ┬áCity 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