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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.

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.

Activists Disrupt City Council Retreat; Demand Sanctuary Camping and Climate Justice

On March 17th, 2022, a protest organized by the Sunrise Movement's Asheville Hub stopped Asheville City Council's annual "retreat" in its tracks moments after it began.

Are City Council 'Check-Ins' Legal? Some Experts Say "No"

The Council’s use of official committees complicates their justification for private ‘check-in’ sessions.

Asheville Police Release New Policy on Encounters With Unhoused Residents

On February 15, 2022, Asheville Police Department (APD) finalized and released its new policy on encounters with the unhoused community. The document was released to us via email by APD spokesperson Samantha Booth.

Asheville Officials Removed More Than 20 Homeless Camps in 2021

There were dozens more instances where City officials forced sleeping people to relocate, according to public documents.

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'
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