Leslee Kulba

Commissioners Honor Four

The Buncombe County Commissioners recognized the contributions of four outstanding community leaders in their retirement.

7th Iteration Fights Price Theory

The City of Asheville continues to make changes to its Land Use Incentive Grant (LUIG) policy. First adopted in 2010 in order to incentivize what members of city council used to term “the kind of development we want” with an emphasis on affordable housing, the program attracted the passing interest of only a few developers long enough to determine it was unworkable.

Three Councilors Bid Farewell

At the last meeting of Asheville City Council, Mayor Esther Manheimer read resolutions sending off Councilors Brian Haynes, Julie Mayfield, and Keith Young.

Big Incentives Offered In P&W Development

P&W intends to use the Asheville facility to manufacture its patented geared turbofan (GTF) engines.

Air Quality Briefing Shares Saver Tips

The Land of Sky Regional Council’s Annual State of Our Air Briefing and Press Conference, online this year, contained many affordable energy tips for consumers.

Council Accepts Plan for ‘Pit of Despair’

The Asheville City Council has excepted a plan for the downtown 'Pit of Despair' property.

Activists Fault City’s Approach to Equity

A second problem with today’s approach to equity and inclusion is that, instead of encouraging a search for common ground, a tried and true first-step in relationship-building, it seeks to put people in silos.

County: FY2019-2020 Budget Fared Well

Buncombe County fared well, at least through June 30, through the economic shutdown. Revenues were $379.6 million, or 0.24% more than was budgeted.

Commissioners Addressing Full Plate of Crises

At their last work session, the Buncombe County Commissioners heard several reports about the extraordinary actions the county is taking in response to these extraordinary times.

Support Needed for Low-Income Internet Schooling

The most substantial portion of Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell’s update on the 30-60-90 plan, soon to be renamed, pertained to the creation of PODS, which stands for Positive Opportunities to Develop Success.