Sunday, August 19, 2007

Referendum Finalized

A date for the Special Election for the referendum on partisan elections has been set in a 6-1 vote in favor of the date corresponding to the General Election on November 6, 2007. (Jones dissenting.)


Public comment at Asheville City Council on May 22, 2007:

"A committee opposing partisan elections in Asheville has been formed to carry out the task of securing a valid petition that will force the city to hold a public referendum on this matter. That vote of the public, and not city council’s adoption of this resolution, will determine whether or not this proposed change to the city’s charter will indeed take effect." -Tim Peck


Asheville City Council, August 14, 2007. Complete meeting. Discussion and vote on referendum begins at time marker: 03:59:40. (Requires Windows Media 7 or higher. A broadband connection is highly recommended.)

Asheville City Council (excerpt), August 14, 2007. Video clip: Mumpower speaks, Cape walks.