Asheville Mayoral Candidates Meet
Early voting is underway for the October 8th Asheville mayoral primary. Three names are on the ballot. Attorney and Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer, retired Asheville Risk Manager, John Miall, and waiter and community activist, Martin Ramsey. This week the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum at the Chamber of Commerce. More than 120 people came to hear the candidates declare their positions on issues ranging from taxes and services, economic development, and affordable housing. The Forum moderator was David Hurand. A slightly edited portion of the forum maybe heard below.