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City Council names Brad Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney

City Council names Brad Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney

    After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Brad R. Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney.   City Council voted unanimously to name Branham to the position during a special called meeting prior to Council’s regular meeting March 12. He will begin

Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

This rendering shows a view of the renovated ART Station.       ART bus riders can look forward to an improved transit station downtown in the next year.   At their Feb. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the first phase of the renovation — the


Asheville seeking candidates for City Board of Education

Asheville seeking candidates for City Board of Education

    The Asheville City Council is advertising for interested individuals to apply for the Board of Education. One seat will be vacated by Board member James Lee, effective March 31, 2019, leaving an unexpired term until April 1, 2021. In addition, there are two seats expiring on April 1, 2019; Shaunda Sandford and Martha

Asheville City Council rezones Patton Avenue property for new type of Duke Energy substation

Asheville City Council rezones Patton Avenue property for new type of Duke Energy substation

Duke substation design rendering   Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Ave. and 28 Knoxville Place, during Council’s Jan. 22 meeting.   Duke has proposed the construction of a gas-insulated, high-voltage switchgear (or GIS) substation on the parcel that formerly served as


City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

Controlling costs is not only smart for your budget, it’s also a fiscally responsible practice when it comes to managing taxpayer dollars.   A new agreement between Asheville and Buncombe County authorized by Asheville City Council during its Jan. 8 meeting reorders a property tax collection agreement. This change will help the City better plan

Information regarding Item D on City Council’s Jan. 8 Consent Agenda

Information regarding Item D on City Council’s Jan. 8 Consent Agenda

    On February 14, 2017, City Council voted not to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a proposed eight-story, 178,412-square-foot Embassy Suites at 192 Haywood Road, site of the former Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department. The developer, PHG Asheville LLC, sued the city, seeking to overturn the city’s denial of its CUP application. The

Asheville 2018 in review: New leadership, APD data releases, bond projects advance and more

Asheville 2018 in review: New leadership, APD data releases, bond projects advance and more

  With 2018 in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville projects and developments from the past year. Here are 10 topics that your City government advanced in 2018.   Debra Campbell becomes Asheville City Manager The search for a new City Manager began in April 2018 with the selection of


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