Asheville City Attorneys Office faces scrutiny and criticism

"Asheville’s City Attorney has consistently taken stances against basic government transparency. It’s time for Council, and the people, to demand better of a major public servant" 
AshevilleBlade.com

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"In Currin’s case, she answers directly to Council, people we elect not just to work with city staff but also to monitor, question and, yes, overrule and censure them when it’s merited. Checks and balances, after all, only work if there are leaders willing to check and balance. The buck stops with them, and any local elected official anywhere should always remember that.
The city of Asheville is not simply another corporate client, it has power and funds on the condition that it uses them on behalf of the city’s populace and that obligation extends to everyone that works for it. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. Right now the people of Asheville are poorly served by one of their major public servants’ repeated dismissal of basic open government. It’s time for that to change."


Couldn't have said it better.

Let us remind you of the conflicts of interest at the City Attorney's Office from our previous article, New Belgium & City of Asheville: Conflicts of Interest Do Not Apply

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