A heated argument between the city manager and airport director is threatening to derail negotiations over a new fire station under discussion for more than two years. ...
Airport Director Lew Bleiweis wrote in a memo to the airport board that he ended the mid-July meeting with City Manager Gary Jackson after Jackson became angry and shouted a profanity.
Jackson said Friday he doesn't recall that and called part of Bleiweis' account “a fairy tale.” ...
To read the story, click link below. The firefighters' and the union's perspective is laid out in a commentary by Mike Marshall, a retired former captain in the Asheville Fire Department, is president of the Asheville Firefighters Association, Local 865, which appears in the Aug. 3 Mountain Xpress.Read the full article