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Asheville's 2022 Municipal Budget Proposal Includes More Than $1.6 Million Increase for APD.

The proposal includes an increase to the overall budget of approximately $16 million, a 7.5% increase from 2021-22.

The City of Asheville Denies All Park Ban Appeals for Aston Park Defendants

All appeals have been denied for the Aston Park Defendants banned from all Parks and Recreation Facilities after a protest which occurred in December 2021.

Aston Park Defendants Face Extrajudicial Punishment, Expert Sees Potential for First Amendment Challenge

Activists facing felony charges and extrajudicial punishment may be able to mount a First Amendment challenge, according to an expert.

Aston Park Defendants: “We Will Not Be Silent in the Face of Repression.”

As of March 15, 2022, fifteen individuals have been charged with “felony littering over 500 lbs” in connection to a demonstration that occurred the week of Christmas, 2021. The goal
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