Bond lawsuit against City of Asheville dismissed

Two residents who had filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the City of Asheville bond referendum have now withdrawn their appeal. Here is a link to the court filing.


On Oct. 20, 2017, the Honorable Superior Court Judge William H. Coward ruled in favor of the City of Asheville in a lawsuit regarding the Nov. 8, 2016, voter-approved bond election. The plaintiffs, Sidney M Bach and Chris Peterson, had filed an appeal that has now been dismissed.


Judge Coward ruled that that the General Obligation Bonds at issue are valid and the City can legally proceed with issuing the bonds and the implementation of the bond projects.


“We are pleased with this victory which confirms that that language used on the bond ballot was lawful and in accordance with the North Carolina General Statues,” City Attorney Robin Currin said of the October 2017 ruling.


The win confirmed that the City acted lawfully in the bond election by which the voters approved the issuance of bonds for transportation, parks and housing.


Related documents:

Executed Settlement Agreement in City of Asheville bond case

Filed Joint Dismissal in City of Asheville bond case


For more, visit the Bond Project Information webpage.