City Council and APD

City Council Meeting Agenda
Regular Meeting
May 22, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber – 2nd Floor – City Hall

Tribune report:

“Kapoor blew the whistle again. For the third time in two weeks, council members were being blindsided by a request for a vote on an item that was not on the formal agenda, thus keeping members of the public in the dark; had not been vetted by staff, thus providing council with only one side of the issue; and had not been run through the committee process, thus preventing resolution of conflicting datasets. Wisler concurred; due process required noticing the public of potential changes in policy and inviting them to speak on the topics.”


“When Manheimer asked if council wanted to table the matter until their June meeting, Young said, ‘I will not make a motion to lay on the table.’ He said if members of council did not like the measures he had proposed, they could vote against them. ‘Call the question!’ he ordered. ‘You-you don’t want public comment?’ asked the mayor. Young shook his head no. ‘Oh-ka-ay,’ said the mayor hesitantly. Council then rashly approved all three measures, with only Kapoor and Wisler voting in opposition.”


Young: (referring to his 3 motions) “This side is action”

City Council drives through policing changes

“Young cut debate and public comment on his proposals short by calling the question, a parliamentary motion that brings an issue up for immediate vote. While Robert’s Rules of Order, the procedural manual used by Council, requires such a move to be approved by a two-thirds majority vote or unanimous consent, no such vote took place.”

Police group threatens legal action against Asheville

Kapoor issues statement on policing changes

Pete’s Prep: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

“Indeed, the Council and the Mayor rushed to adopt the new rules without public input, as Councilman Keith Young ‘called the question’ – which is a parliamentary rule that shuts off debate and forces a vote.”

Radio: Asheville City Council Cuts Out The Public


City Council Meeting Agenda
Regular Meeting
June 19, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
Council Chamber – 2nd Floor – City Hall


B. Asheville Police Department Equity & Transparency

1. Resolution regarding written consent
2. Resolution regarding consent search criteria
3. Resolution regarding regulatory vehicle stops


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