Leslee Kulba


Posts by Leslee Kulba (page 9)

  • Inclusive to What End?

    The City of Asheville hosted an open-house to collect public input on downtown development, with special emphasis on hotels. The proliferation of construction has led the city to review its regulations. Attendees interviewed by the Mountain Xpress were not optimistic. Two folks interviewed indicated there was a low signal-to-noise…
    Leslee Kulba, March 26, 2016
  • Ensure Domestic Multipliers, Create Jobs, Provide for the Dirty Movies

    I protest the idea that government exists to create jobs and make us rich, or even to just promise it. I want my government to preserve the peace and ensure justice for all. But I’m outvoted. The State Department of Commerce is now bragging about spending $4 million to…
    Leslee Kulba, March 25, 2016
  • I Can’t Drive 55

    I drove from Asheville to Durham yesterday, and it was an ordeal. For most of the trip, I was behind people going 5mph below the speed limit. Traffic reports noted congestion all about. People were in fear because mass media had broadcast and social media had relayed word that the…
    Leslee Kulba, March 25, 2016
  • Safe Law-Breaking

    A warning has gone out about potentially lethal synthetic opioids. Healthcare professionals and loved-ones of users are encouraged to get potential victims into programs. Implicit are: Those doing drugs are helplessly dependent on outside sources for decision-making. Caregivers of those doing illegal substances need to make sure the…
    Leslee Kulba, March 24, 2016
  • Feeling the Need to Take a Shower

    Against my better judgment and preference not to get dragged into the mainstreaming of R-rated behavior, I now call attention to the latest on the Charlotte bathroom bill. The local daily prepared a thorough article with a local angle. Trying to keep this as clean as possible for any…
    Leslee Kulba, March 24, 2016
  • Planning Directorship Replaced by Senior Planner Post

    The City of Hendersonville is claiming to merge and streamline its Development Assistance Department, a name reeking of Orwellian doublespeak. In my experience, government service consists in hassles, paperwork, and fees. I digress. The streamline appears merely a renaming of a position. What think ye?…
    Leslee Kulba, March 23, 2016
  • Bad Decisions Create Jobs

    The Buncombe County Commissioners met simultaneously with Asheville City Council, but in different places last night. The commissioners discussed what to do with a piece of property that was purchased in a special meeting in order to woo Deschutes Brewery to locate in the county. The parcel was before…
    Leslee Kulba, March 23, 2016
  • In Exchange for the Service

    Asheville City Council approved a schedule of fees and charges for inclusion in the budget. Most notable was a tripling of the vehicle tax, raising it to the $30 maximum the state allows. It makes sense in light of council’s disdain for burning carbon fuels and the adage that…
    Leslee Kulba, March 23, 2016