Our Downtown Is Not A Mall

A website for Ashevillans who believe that community is more powerful than privatization.

PARC: Only 19% of Voters Support BID

Today People Advocating Real Conservancy (PARC) released a poll showing that only 19% of Asheville voters favor the establishment of a Business Improvement District. This number is based on a random … Continue reading

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StopAVLBID to Hold Public Forum Series

July 20th, 2012 – The first of three public forums will be held at Cinjades on July 26th at 5:30pm by StopAVLBID, a community network opposed to the business improvement … Continue reading

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City Staff Announces Public Hearing

The following invitation has been circulated by members of city staff: Downtown Stakeholders: Please share this email with your networks. This meeting is a follow up to the June 12 … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Local Fire Chiefs Oppose BID

An article in today’s Citizen-Times reports that the proposed business improvement district has drawn public criticism from local fire chiefs, who object to the reallocation of funds previously available for … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

StopAVLBID to Hold Rally at City Council

June 12, 2012 Asheville, NC A rally and speak out on the proposed Business Improvement District will be held today at 4 pm and throughout the city council meeting. Food … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

PARC: Corporations Shouldn’t Decide How Tax Dollars Are Spent

The following statement on the proposed business improvement district was released today by People Advocating Real Conservancy (PARC): What’s wrong with the BID? The biggest problem with the proposed Business … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

StopAVLBID to Hold Public Forum

June 5, 2012 Asheville, NC A community forum will be held today, June 5th, at 5 pm downstairs at Pack Memorial Public Library regarding the proposed Business Improvement District. All … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Firestorm: Downtown Is Not a Mall

The following open letter was sent to Asheville City Council today by the worker-owners at Firestorm Cafe & Books, a business within the proposed business improvement district: We are writing … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Residents Release List of BID Concerns

Inge Durre, a downtown resident, released the following list of concerns on behalf of an ad hoc residents group: Your input is important: The Asheville City Council is said to … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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