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The Mission-HCA Deal

With all that has been going on, it’s easy to forget that Buncombe County’s largest employer, Mission Health Systems (Mission), is in the process of being bought by the Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA). 

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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. 

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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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4th of July Message

My message this 4th of July.

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My Votes on the Police Resolutions

My rationale for my votes on the police resolutions.

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My Budget Vote

Last night, City Council passed our budget which will take effect July 1 and does not include a tax increase. I supported it and the following are the remarks that I made.

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We Can Do Better

Vijay's statement on the May 22nd Council meeting.

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Vijay's Budget Thoughts

Read Vijay's thoughts on the upcoming City of Asheville budget.

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Statement in Support of Chief Hooper

My statement in support of Chief Tammy Hooper.

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It's Finally Official!

On Tuesday December 5, 2017, joined by my family, I was officially sworn in to serve on Asheville City Council. Thank you all again for your help and support. Here are my remarks at the swearing in. 

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