Policy Report

Solving Asheville’s Civic Center Dilemma: Making Lemonade Out of a Lemon

posted on in City & County Government, Spending & Taxes

The Asheville Civic Center is deteriorating and has lost nearly $1 million a year since 2000. The Asheville City Council convened a task force to find a solution. This report offers a solution not currently in the public discussion: sell the Civic Center to a private company.

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