Mayor Terry Bellamy addresses council and attendees in council chambers about the BID before council voted 6-0 to delay action on the proposal until its Sept. 25 meeting. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

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Press release from the city of Asheville, shared July 6:

ASHEVILLE – A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17, to hear additional input on certain aspects of the proposed Downtown Business Improvement District. The meeting will be held at the US Cellular Center Banquet Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information gathered will be provided to the BID interim board and Asheville City Council.

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The meeting will provide opportunities for citizens to give input on concerns raised at the City Council public hearing on June 12. Input will be taken on all aspects of the proposal with a special interest in gathering input on the proposed Board of Directors structure and Ambassador program. The meeting will be a drop-in format at the end of the business day to be accessible to a variety of stakeholders.

For more information on the Business Improvement District, e-mail Sasha Vrtunski at svrtunski@ashevillenc.gov or call 828-230-1271.


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