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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

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

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open


Asheville City Attorney accepts new post in Raleigh

Asheville City Attorney accepts new post in Raleigh

Robin Currin, Asheville City Attorney, has resigned, effective September 27, 2018. Ms Currin will be assuming the role of City Attorney for Raleigh, NC.   “While we are disappointed to be losing Robin, her role in Raleigh is a wonderful career opportunity. It will also allow her to return to her long-time home.  We will

City of Asheville Police Department body-worn camera viewing information guide

City of Asheville Police Department body-worn camera viewing information guide

These recordings depict an event which occurred August 24 and 25, 2017. What happened in these recordings is unacceptable and does not meet the standards of the Asheville Police Department, the values of the City of Asheville, or the expectations of Asheville residents. Christopher Hickman, who used dangerous and excessive force against Johnnie Rush, was


City of Asheville files petition to order release of additional APD body-cam footage

City of Asheville files petition to order release of additional APD body-cam footage

  The City of Asheville filed a petition today under N.C. General Statute § 132-1.4A, asking the Buncombe County Superior Court to order the release of additional body-worn camera recordings of Asheville Police Department officers relating to the August 2017 arrest of Johnnie Jermaine Rush. A copy of the petition can be found here: Petition of the City


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