Statement

Working together, we can balance the budget without abandoning our priorities. I want to protect and fortify those things that will help us weather this recession and recessions to come.

We can create more affordable housing and a more sustainable economy.

We can live up to the environmental aspirations we have for our city while providing jobs and ending the constant battles over development.

Economic growth and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin. We can create job opportunities while achieving energy conservation and preserving the integrity of our neighborhoods.

We can increase the stock of affordable housing, so that people who work in Asheville can afford to live in Asheville.

We can end chronic homelessness.

We can ensure that our police, fire, and emergency services remain equipped to excel.

Thank you for visiting our website,

Gordon Smith