Vijay Kapoor was elected to Asheville City Council in November 2017.  His goal is to ensure that all Asheville residents go to sleep each night feeling safe, fed, healthy and valued.  He is working to make sure that Asheville City Council focuses on the needs of its residents and neighborhoods, that it permits only rational and responsible development, and that the city and the region have a diverse economy with strong wages.

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Sep 04, 2018

Independent Report on Rush Incident

At last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, the consulting firm hired to independently analyze the Asheville Police Department’s (APD) and city official responses to the beating of Mr. Johnnie Rush by former APD officer Christopher Hickman presented its report. 

Aug 27, 2018

Asheville's Violent Crime Problem

Like other 12-year-olds, Derrick Lee, Jr.’s first day in 7th grade at Valley Springs Middle School would have been today.  Someone killed Derrick in a drive-by shooting at Lee Walker Heights on July 1st. 

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