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Camp Sweeps and Press Freedom Violations; Merry Christmas from The City of Asheville.

The City of Asheville, despite its messaging, remains intensely hostile to independent journalism, requests for transparency, and our unhoused neighbors.

Housing Activists Protest at Downtown Hotels; Demand Council Deploy Relief Funds for Unhoused Community

At approximately 4:00 pm on November 26th, 2021, a group of housing activists protested at two downtown hotels to demand the City of Asheville deploy a portion of the funds they received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to provide immediate relief for the unhoused community. "Our

Protesters at Police Substation Groundbreaking Ceremony: “DEFUND AVLPD”

The City of Asheville held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 am on October 18th, 2021, for the new "Public Safety Station" that Gleeson Builders will construct at 316 Broadway Broadway Street. The new facility will contain a fire station, a relocated Emergency Operations Center, and - the subject of protesters'

City Considers Purchase of Emergency Shelter; APD talks “Enhanced Security”; Last Info Session Tomorrow.

The City of Asheville announced it is under contract to purchase the Ramada Inn at 148 River Ford Parkway to establish a more permanent "emergency shelter" for unhoused community members. According to their press release, if Council approves the purchase at their August 24th meeting, they will also budget for

Police Alternative in Asheville? Source Says Officials Dropped the Ball.

"They basically stopped even having conversations about CAHOOTS last fall. They just bring it up all the time as if it is something they are working on," the source said.

City of Asheville Returns to Virtual Meeting Format Amid Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases

The City of Asheville has made a press release stating that they will be returning to the virtual meeting format amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community. There is one exception stated in the release: The August meeting for Historic Resources Commission (HRC) (August 11) has been

Business owners host a private meeting with Mayor, want to close Pritchard park, others; “They’re just a cesspool.”

The private meeting ended with promises for city officials to look into the demands made by the group. These demands included more vocal support for police from City Council and closing public spaces where constant police presence is not possible.
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