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No action planned by Asheville City Council on existing nondiscrimination ordinance

No action planned by Asheville City Council on existing nondiscrimination ordinance

Mayor Esther Manheimer speaking at the March 8, 2016, City Council meeting.   On March 8, the City of Asheville received many calls related to misinformation that City Council was voting on measures to address bathroom use as it relates to gender identity. While there was discussion at Tuesday’s Governance Committee and an update from

Asheville City Council I-26 Connector resolution endorses specific alternatives, calls for collaboration

Asheville City Council I-26 Connector resolution endorses specific alternatives, calls for collaboration

At its Dec. 8 meeting, Asheville City Council passed a resolution calling for the NCDOT to minimize proposed I-26 Connector impacts on the Burton Street, Emma, West Asheville and Montford communities. And the City called on the NCDOT to “partner with the City in creating a collaborative working group of City appointees and NCDOT design


Column: Lack of affordable housing a crisis for Asheville

Column: Lack of affordable housing a crisis for Asheville

In a guest column in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith writes about how the City is working to address affordable housing: The lack of affordable housing in Asheville is truly a community crisis. While Asheville City Council is taking unprecedented steps to address it, we need more community partners to help provide

City Council to discuss short-term rentals

City Council to discuss short-term rentals

Asheville City Council will discuss short-term rentals during its upcoming meeting, 5 p.m. May 12 in the Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Tune in on Asheville City Government’s Livestream channel if you’d like to listen to the discussion live during the meeting. No action will be taken, there will just be discussion

Asheville City Council to host community conversation concerning short term rentals

There is a growing conversation in Asheville regarding short term rentals and Asheville City Council wants to hear what the community thinks. City Council will host a community conversation Wednesday, March 25 in the banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. The event begins at 5 p.m. with an informal opportunity to


City Council and WNC Delegates talk legislative priorities

City Council and WNC Delegates talk legislative priorities

Members of Asheville City Council and members of the Western North Carolina delegation met Monday December 1 to have breakfast and discuss Council’s legislative agenda for the 2014 long session. Council will approve this year’s legislative agenda at its Dec. 9 formal session. Photo from left to right: Senator Terry Van Duyn, Council Member Gwen

City of Asheville employees recognized for outstanding performance

From building code inspection to walkability. From to the RADTIP to emergency response, City of Asheville employees were recognized for excellence in service at Asheville City Council’s January 14 meeting. City Manger Gary Jackson did the honors, thanking those who have exemplified professionalism, innovation and public service. But he began by highlighting two events that

City of Asheville/NCDOT partnership to bring major sidewalk expansion to Hendersonville Road

At its October 22 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a partnership with the NCDOT that will result in a major sidewalk expansion in South Asheville. The project, slated to begin in 2014, will see sidewalks installed on both sides of Hendersonville Road from I-40 to Long Shoals Road – adding walkability to a stretch


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