Letter: How do I pay for remedies downtown?
Whatever is done it should not mean another tax burden for locals as we are already being slammed with rising property taxes and everything else that is getting so expensive.
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority sits with millions of dollars in its coffers and should be spending some of its money making downtown Asheville the tourism haven it promises in all its marketing efforts, but that promise is currently not being fulfilled.
I realize the North Carolina Legislature will decide what TDA can spend their money on, but North Carolina will start losing tourism revenue if they don’t act soon.
And while our lawmakers may frown at Asheville’s left-leaning policies, I have to agree with Rupert Murdoch when he conceded that the decisions made during Fox News’ coverage of the 2020 election were not about Red or Blue, but went to green. Asheville’s downtown issue isn’t just about safety, it’s also about green tourism for North Carolina.
– Lyn Benjamin
Editor’s note: Most of the letters about downtown Asheville in the March 15 issue came after a recent Xpress Newsletter that highlighted three articles addressing public safety and cleanliness concerns in the downtown area. These stories can be found at avl.mx/chu, avl.mx/chw, and avl.mx/cht. Sign in Xpress‘ For free newsletter go to avl.mx/8st.
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