Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Civic Center

Attended the Civic Center Task Force meeting at the Civic Center banquet hall.

The Asheville Citizen-Times has all of the Civic Center Task Force documents from the last meeting posted online. They include the list of potential funding sources which shows that six out of the seven potential sources are not under the control of the city. Five of those six must gain approval from the state legislature and one, the alcohol tax, is collected by the state and redistributed back to the city based on population--another reason for annexation.

This was meant to be the last meeting before sending a recommendation to city council; however, many questions were raised and the task force called for another meeting.