Leni Sitnick was elected Asheville's first woman mayor in 1997.
Asheville City Council raised property taxes last year.
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.
Also, Pine Gate Renewables is opening on the South Slope, and more.
Also, WLOS has hired a new sports reporter to replace Luke Notestine, and more.
Also, a second line memorial parade honoring Asheville musician Jeff Knorr is set for Tuesday night, and more.
Also, who might be running for mayor?
More of what's going around in Asheville as the week winds down.
In one case, an Asheville woman says she was harassed at a local grocery store.
Planks on Wainscott's platform: AirBnB advocacy, revoking Asheville's hotel room tax and adopting "Stairway to Heaven" as the city's official song.
It's a piece of property near the St. Lawrence Basilica and U.S. Cellular Center that city officials have struggled with for more than a decade.
The changing role of cities, and shifting political tides, have Asheville poised for new success, says Esther Manheimer, Asheville's newly elected mayor.