This is an article by Priscilla Ndiaye, Chair of the Southside Advocacy Community Advisory Board, about the changes happening in Asheville's communities. It was published in Urban News on December 14, 2012. Her article is a call for community members to be involved in the changes happening in the Rivers Arts District in Asheville. Ms. Ndiaye says,
"For many, change is uncomfortable, unsettling, but necessary. However, where there is change, it could impact your family and your community. Therefore, it is important that YOU be a part of that changing process for several reasons. First, it will allow you to receive factual information on what is happening. Second, it will encourage you to become an active part of the change – allowing opportunity for you to input. Last, but not least, remember – you are a taxpaying citizen. Your voice in our government matters!"
The remainder of Ms. Ndiaye's thought provoking article is available here: http://theurbannews.com/communities/2012/community-corner-december-2012/