Woodfin is scheduled to receive COVID-19 relief funding from Washington.
Buncombe County Commissioners are considering an non-discrimination ordinance for the county.
The City of Asheville means well, attempting to overcome economic disparity through innovations of its Office of Equity and Inclusion. Some of the initiatives, however, retain a tinge of paternalism and repression.
The NC state senate has passed a new bill to affect the fate of undocumented immigrants.
Answering to public pressure, Asheville City Council is now lobbying the legislature to change the way school board members are seated. Instead of appointing members themselves, council is recommending converting to either a fully-elected board or a hybrid of the two systems.
The Buncombe County Commissioners were asked to set aside $283,000 a year to continue what appears now to be a successful intervention in the local opioid problem.
Many people identifying/expressing as one or the other binary gender feel violated sharing public showers with those who identify/express as the other gender. Those positioned somewhere along a broad spectrum of genders feel discriminated against if the former express their discomfort. The question is back on the table.
Asheville City Council approved this year’s legislative agenda. Priorities focused on increasing revenue.
A developer of a 100-room hotel would pay around $400,000 in reparations. Wisler asked if he would now be paying $600,000, and Okolochany said it could go up to $800,000.
The Weaverville Town Council passed home zoning ordinances and discussed bringing on more council members.