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The proposal includes an increase to the overall budget of approximately $16 million, a 7.5% increase from 2021-22.
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.
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 of the protest was to criticize the City government’s policy of evicting homeless encampments in violation of CDC guidelines
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.
The Council’s use of official committees complicates their justification for private ‘check-in’ sessions.
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.