City News

Video: Tour the City of Asheville's sign shop

May 1, 2017 

The City of Asheville makes its own traffic signs.

The March 2017 episode of City Scoop features Jeff Moore, City Traffic Engineer, and team members from the Transportation Department, demonstrating the process of making and installing a City sign.

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City to hold Hiring Fair for Parks & Rec seasonal positions

March 29, 2017 

Looking for a fun summer job? The City of Asheville is holding a second Hiring Fair for positions within the Parks and Recreation Department on April 18th from 3-7 PM. Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave, to learn about these positions and how to apply.

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Improvements coming to Asheville's South Pack Square Plaza

March 7, 2017 

South Pack Square Plaza will see some enhancements soon.

The improvements to the plaza at the intersection of Biltmore and Patton Avenues are designed to improve the way people move through the area and enhance its suitability as a popular location for street performers. They are part of City of Asheville’s public space management initiatives focusing on safety and place-making downtown.

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Asheville residents invited to review draft Comprehensive Plan

February 28, 2017 

The City of Asheville continues the work of updating its comprehensive plan. The intent of this document is to capture the community vision — your vision — for our city, which will help guide policy decisions in the future. We are now a little more than half way through the Comprehensive Planning Process, and we’d like your input once again.

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Stormwater Services deploys new 'Pipe Ranger' for underground inspections

February 21, 2017 

What’s all-wheel drive with two-speed transmission for rugged off-road torque?

That would be Asheville Stormwater Service’s new Pipe Ranger, a camera on wheels now used to inspect underground storm pipes. The cam on wheels can pan, zoom and tilt, going where no Public Works crew member can go, down tiny holes to get the real picture of what’s going on down under.

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Asheville parking fees to increase

February 15, 2017 

Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1, you’ll need one more. No fooling. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25.

Asheville City Council voted to approve the increase during its Feb. 14 meeting.

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