After Hearing The News

My remarks on May 17, just after the unofficial Primary returns were announced, at the Buncombe Democratic Party’s watch party at Rabbit, Rabbit in downtown Asheville. Not my most fluent delivery ever, but I was stunned, elated, and exhausted. It was a good end to a long day.

Stephens-Lee Voter & Nina

Onward to November!

Finishing fifth gets us through the Primary and on to the General Election on November 8th! None of this would have been possible without the generous support of time and money by people who believe that Asheville deserves a government that is responsive, inclusive, transparent, and accountable! Poll-greeting and canvassing and just plain showing up…

Crunch Time! Will you help?

Wow, less than a week until May 17th, Primary Election Day! Yikes! It’s a flurry of activity and a to-do list the length of my arm. People are starting to really pay attention to this election, and I expect both the last five days of early voting and Primary Day to be quite busy. Here are…

Re: Boards & Commissions — City Council is not getting the message.

At the Restructuring Boards & Commissions meeting last Thursday, city staff told us that City Council wouldn’t be addressing the full restructuring during their work session, just the Council Committees. That turned out not to be the case. I rose at tonight’s City Council meeting to express my dismay at the dismissive remarks made by Councilmembers…