by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Just before the Asheville City Council meeting, Mayor Esther Manheimer received word that the federal government had given the city’s River Arts District $14.6 million from its magic money stash. Reasons to celebrate run counter to conventional wisdom in that recipients believe it is better to save the world in one swell foop than to incrementalate, and it is better to have everything than to prioritize. When parents treat children like that, the children are described as spoiled because their personalities are as fun to be around as spoiled milk.