Blue Ridge Public Radio and the Asheville Citizen-Times partnered on the first of two forums with candidates for Asheville City Council Monday. You can watch it on the BPR News Facebook page. It will be aired this Friday October 27th at noon in place of The State of Things. The second forum will be held Monday October 30th at noon and can be viewed live on the Citizen-Times website and Facebook page. Monday's forum focused on issues around discrimination, as the candidates discussed affordability problems, public transit, the city's working relationship with the General Assembly, police reform, and the future of the Vance Monument in Pack Square.
Early voting for the general election starts October 19th and runs most days until November 4th. Polls will be open on Election Day November 7th from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters in Asheville will be electing a mayor and three city council seats. Voters in municipalities across Western North Carolina will also be electing local officials.
ASHEVILLE CANDIDATES -
Sheneika E. Smith
* = incumbent