The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods (CAN) has an interest in the proposed Open Space Amendment (OSA) and its potential impact on the resilience and environmental health of the city's established neighborhoods.

After due diligence and intense discussion, the CAN Board of Directors, representing some 15 city neighborhoods, voted to oppose the OSA as it is currently proposed. Please see the CAN Position Letter.

Thanks to your support Mayor Manheimer, City Manager Campbell, Todd Okolichany and Vaidila Satvika engaged with CAN and agreed to have urgent additional discussions to review the issues identified in the CAN position letter.  As we make progress we will provide details here. For more information or suggestions please contact:

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