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Friday, January 15, 2010

Cecil Bothwell's Eleven Goals for Asheville

Asheville Master Plan 1 Pictures, Images and PhotosThe Lioness of Asheville, Leslee Kulba has posted Cecil Bothwell's Eleven Goals for Asheville in easy to understand English. They are:

  1. Publicly-financed elections, in which a candidate’s ability to raise money will be matched by taxpayer contributions to his opponent(s).
  2. Differential water rates, which would rid Asheville of unfair legislation preventing it from doing what all other cities with water systems can.
  3. A “robust regional transportation plan” to demonstrate enough cars will be removed from the roads to cancel the DOT’s plans, for years postponed by environmentalists, to widen I-26.
  4. No more downtown parking spaces.
  5. Shrunken fuel budgets for city departments.
  6. A simplified the UDO in presentation with no call for relief from unreasonable demands.
  7. A revolving loan system for retrofits.
  8. Asheville to become a sanctuary city for persons from other countries lacking legal paperwork.
  9. Legal prostitution.
  10. Decriminalized drugs.
  11. Empowered public housing residents, through other means than drug legalization.

Source: Wild West (I suggest you add that blog to your reading schedule)

Note: I swiped the Soviet-style poster from a blog post I wrote in 2008 about the Asheville Master Plan. Communism Marches on in Asheville...