by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
My favorite scene from last night’s Asheville City Council meeting was the consideration of what became Item M on the consent agenda. Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer asked that something about the coal ash draft be added to the published agenda. Councilman Jan Davis said it was a matter of great gravity. Mayor Terry Bellamy said there had been problems with coal ash at the airport before. Manheimer added that Duke Energy was agreeable to partnering with the city, and Davis said there were no alternatives. With that, council unanimously approved Item M.