City Council Agenda


City Council wants our residents to still have the opportunity to participate in the decisions of your local government. There are three options for providing public comment and several ways to listen or view the meeting live online or via phone.


All voicemail public comments must be received by 5 p.m. July 13 by calling the City’s Toll-Free Public Input Line at 855-925-2801, meeting code: 9553. Before commenting, please state your name, City of residence and the item you are commenting on (Examples: Consent Agenda Item A, Public Hearing Item B, Open Public Comment).

Comments will be limited to three minutes per person per item. All comments must conform to City Council rules of decorum. Those comments that do not may be excluded. City Council will receive the transcribed voicemail comments and the comments will be posted, but they will not be heard during the Council meeting.

Live call-in

Public comment will also be taken from a live speaker queue. For this option, community members should listen to the meeting by phone by calling 855-925-2801, meeting code: 9553. Your phone will be muted and you will hear the meeting live. At this point callers will hear, “for more options please press *.” Pressing * will allow callers to continue to listen live and join a speaker queue. Callers should only join the speaker queue during the time the agenda item on which they would like to speak is being discussed.

Calls will be played during the Council meeting in the order received for up to an hour for each agenda
item. All comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person per item. Additionally, all comments must
conform to City Council rules of decorum. Those comments that do not may be muted.


Comments can also be submitted by emailing For the public hearing items, emails will be accepted for up to 24 hours after the close of each public hearing. City Council will receive the emailed comments electronically and the comments will be posted, but they will not be read during the Council meeting.

How to follow the live meeting:

Call toll-free to listen to the meeting on your phone: 855-925-2801, meeting code: 9553. Your phone will be muted but you will be able to hear what is happening in the meeting.

—  Watch the live stream through the City of Asheville Public Engagement Hub at

—  In addition to the stream on the Virtual Engagement Hub, a live stream of the meeting is also available on the City’s YouTube Channel at All who want to view the meeting without engaging are encouraged to view through this channel.

—  Watch on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

If you are watching the meeting through your television or the live stream while you are listening to the meeting by phone, please be sure to turn down the volume on your television or computer. Please also be aware there is a broadcast delay of 4-10 seconds. Television has the least delay at about 4 seconds.


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. 



Pledge of Allegiance

I. Proclamations

II. Consent Agenda

A.   Approval of the minutes of the formal meeting held on June 23, 2020.    Documents

B.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Patton Construction Group, Inc. for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Utility Cut Concrete Repair.   Documents

C.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Asheville Area Arts Council to create a Black Lives Matter mural around Pack Square Plaza.   Documents

III. Presentations and Reports

B.    Manager’s Report – 30/60/90 Day Plan

IV. Public Hearings 

A.   Public hearing to solicit comments for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment
Partnership Act funds Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2020-21. – This public hearing will be continued to
July 28, 2020.

B.   Public hearing to consider the rezoning of property located at 23 Courtland Avenue, 99999 Courtland Avenue, 99999 Woodside Place, and 99999 Gudger Street, from Urban Village to RS-8 Residential Single-Family High Density District.   Documents

C.   Public hearing to consider conditionally rezoning property located at 61 Innovation Drive from Commercial Industrial District to Institutional District/Conditional Zone, along with a change in the Future Land Use Map from Industrial/Manufacturing to Employment/Anchor Institution Center.  – This public hearing will be continued to July 28, 2020.

V.  Unfinished Business

A.   Vote to amend the 2019-20 Annual Action Plan to allocate funds to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to
COVID-19.   Documents

VI.  New Business

A.   Resolution delegating authority to the City Attorney to enter into a contract with Hillard Heintze to evaluate and
provide a report on the Asheville Police Department Response to the recent protests.   Documents

B.   Resolution supporting community reparations for Black Asheville.   Documents

VII. Informal Discussion and Public Comment

VIII. Adjournment

Contact Information

Maggie Burleson, City Clerk

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