Leslee Kulba

Posts by Leslee Kulba (page 2)

  • At Least Downtown Has Had a Sky Crane

    I’ve never been a fan of the Eagle Market Street redevelopment project that has been trying to get off the ground for about fifteen years. Beside the fact it had beginnings tainted with legal challenges, the developers proposed creating subsidized housing in a high-rent district. To belabor the obvious,…
    Leslee Kulba, April 21, 2016
  • ISO Signs of Freedom in the Market

    Do you know of a business in Western North Carolina that, with no government grants, loans, incentives, etc. is undertaking improvements valued at $1 million or more? Tell me about it.
    Leslee Kulba, April 20, 2016
  • Feeding is So Last-Year, Certify the Poor

    I’ve been reading propaganda from presidential candidates who say America is better than ever. In Watauga County, they have “neighborhoods heavily trafficked by panhandlers.” The coverage in the Watauga Democrat says nothing about people being shamed into feeling greedy when they don’t cancel their family vacations, postpone car repairs,…
    Leslee Kulba, April 20, 2016
  • Buncombe Banned the Box

    The Buncombe County Commissioners Banned the Box. It makes sense that a criminal record should not hover somebody if he serves his sentence, being off the streets until the criminal justice experts believe it safe for him to return to society. Somewhat ironically, the role of redemption in Judeo-Christian…
    Leslee Kulba, April 20, 2016
  • Affordable Housing?

    Leslee Kulba, April 19, 2016
  • Perfecting the Wrong Details

    Ain’t technology grand. The royal plural recently spoke here about how Asheville City government is so transparent. They let people weigh in on matters until they’re blue in the face – so city council can slip in some heavy new unpublished language at the meetings for the actual vote. Council…
    Leslee Kulba, April 19, 2016
  • The Circle of Life: A Story

    A former landlady told the story of when she was a little girl, she rescued a big bug from a spider’s web in her bedroom window. As the winter progressed, she realized she had deprived a nest of baby spiders their only food. So, earlier this spring, I noticed this…
    Leslee Kulba, April 19, 2016
  • Opening Windows & Closing Doors

    I have long praised the City of Asheville for its transparency. An exception was when I complained because staff reports numbered at least 300 pages for a long while. Avid reader and councilman Cecil Bothwell agreed the information was too much for due diligence and bordered on obfuscation. A second…
    Leslee Kulba, April 18, 2016