Government Accountability Project Asheville

GAP Report for 1/3/22

Jan 3, 2022

URGENT

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PROBLEMATIC

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CONCERNS

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POSITIVE

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YELLOW:

Things of concern, more information needed

Buncombe County Commission Meeting, Tuesday, January 4th at 5 p.m.

Click here for the agenda.

Things to do

You can attend this meeting in person at 200 College Street, Room 326, or watch it live online (which we recommend as the safer choice) by clicking here.

This is the continuation of a federally funded program that provides emergency assistance to low-income households to prevent disconnection or assist in reconnection of drinking and wastewater services. This is a needed program, and we are glad the Commissioners are proposing to continue it.

We don’t see any demographic data in the ordinance or support documentation, and wonder whether this program is reaching Black and Brown families in an equitable manner.

Things to do

Contact the Buncombe County Commissioners

Ask them if they are tracking racial demographic data on this program in order to ensure that it is administered in a racially equitable manner.

The current local order requiring face coverings in most indoor settings expires on January 5th.

In light of the recent spike in cases, and recognizing that COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact people of color, we urge the County Commission to extend this order.

Things to do

Contact the Buncombe County Commissioners BY 5 PM TUESDAY.

ask them to extend the local order requiring face coverings in most indoor settings.