Municipal budgets can be tricky to follow. There are different types of costs — personnel, operations and capital. And there are many different types of revenues that help pay for those costs — property taxes, sales taxes, grants and fees to name a few.
The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development Department will present the third session of its public Permanently Affordable Homeownership Solutions series at 6 p.m. May 18 at the Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center, 285 Livingston St.
Ten years after the creation of the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, Asheville City Council will tonight recognize and congratulate this year’s outgoing class of CAYLA high school interns.
A new public artwork will come to downtown Asheville, thanks to a collaboration between the Asheville Downtown Association Foundation and the City’s Public Art & Cultural Commission.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Asheville Police Traffic Safety Unit reminds everyone that motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway.
The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department launches the 2017 season of Movies in the Park, a free monthly movie series in Pack Square Park beginning May 12.
Put on your walking (and biking!) shoes and get ready to experience Asheville’s Wall Street for a fun, pedestrian and bike friendly festivities.
Months of restoration on the Roger McGuire Green have paid off with lush sod ready for another season of park lovers and festival goers.
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.
The chipped bricks will be history soon on a portion of College Street sidewalk. An ADA-compliant concrete sidewalk will be installed instead, wider than the structure there for pedestrians now.
Asheville Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills to be honored during Stand Against Racism ProgramApril 27, 2017
Brenda Mills says her parents instilled in her a sense of community spirit and support. Whether it came to visiting the sick to feeding the poor, especially during holidays, she worked by their side in Waxhaw, N.C., as a girl, sometimes even taking down letters for elderly people.
The form-based code for the River Arts District has been an ongoing City project over the past two years. City staff has worked with property and business owners, neighbors and the community to develop this set of zoning districts that are tailored to the area.
The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development Department is presenting the second session of its public Permanently Affordable Homeownership Solutions series, focusing on housing cooperatives.
Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about broken appliances?These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibly dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard-2-Recycle event, coming up April 29 at the City of Asheville Public Works parking lot at 161 S. Charlotte St.
The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the Office of Sustainability has launched the Asheville Edibles Program. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for community members to grow food and pollinator plants on publicly-owned land
The Asheville Fire Department will hold its annual fire summer camp, Fire Escape, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19-22.
Asheville Parks & Recreation invites area seniors to participate in friendly competition at the 2017 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition.
The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities.
On Friday, April 7, Asheville’s WNC Nature Center will officially break ground on its new Front Entrance Project. Part of the WNC Nature Center’ 2020 Wild Vision Plan, the new entrance will include
Closing the achievement gap to help minority and economically disadvantaged high school students gain academic footing. Opening housing opportunities, especially with emergency funds for rehousing to prevent homelessness
Mark your calendars and don’t miss the Bojangles’ Easter Eggstravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. April 8 at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in West Asheville.
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.
During its Feb. 17 retreat, Asheville City Council revisited the Vision that it established in January 2016 and adopted on February 23, 2016, to ask, “What successes have we had in moving toward the Council’s Vision over the past year?”
We are all connected! The City of Asheville has joined forces with numerous community partners to bring you a weekend full of earth day events and family-friendly activities to celebrate this important holiday.
Want to find out how to do business with the City of Asheville and other local governments? Come network at Government-Business CONNECT from 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Neighborhoods are a vital part of every community. Every day people visit Asheville for the views, culture and atmosphere, but they relocate here because of our amazing and unique neighborhoods! The City of Asheville is excited to share a new neighborhood mapping tool.
The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with Asheville GreenWorks, has launched a new initiative to plant trees at all seventy-four city owned recreation facilities over the course of the next three years.
The City of Asheville is looking for a talented, experienced and innovative professional driven toward customer service excellence with the knowledge and ability to effectively lead the evolution of the department and its services.
Ashley Traynum-Carson, Interim Neighborhood Services Coordinator, has a passion for working with neighborhoods that stems back to her childhood. She vividly recalls walking around the neighborhood with her grandparents and feeling a sense of pride and a real connection to where she lived, a feeling that she believes every citizen should have.
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.
A new river access point is being built on the French Broad River in Asheville’s River Arts District — a boat ramp on Riverside Drive just south of the Smith (Craven Street) Bridge. The City of Asheville partnered with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to make this project happen.
Southside public engagement on the Walton Street Park/Pool and the Grant Southside Center Phase II continues with a series of meetings in March.
During its Feb. 28 meeting, Mayor Esther Manheimer awarded a plaque to Steve Mitchell of the Malvern Hills neighborhood as Asheville’s Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year.
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.
After extensive public input — including three public input sessions and feedback taken online through Open City Hall Asheville — the job description for the Equity and Inclusion Manager position at the City of Asheville has been finalized. The position is now open, and the deadline to apply is March 3, 2017.
Yesterday Representative Chuck McGrady, along with Representatives Marvin Lucas, Ken Goodman and Ted Davis, filed House Bill 186 titled Repeal HB2/State Nondiscrimination Policies. I appreciate Representative McGrady’s and his colleagues’ continued efforts...
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.
At its Feb. 14 meeting, Asheville City Council approved a budget amendment, in the amount of $232,349, to establish a capital budget for the Pritchard Park improvements. This project can now go forward. We will have details about the schedule soon
Mark Saturday, March 4, 2017, on your calendars! In line with the City’s Open Data Policy, passed by City Council in October 2015, the City of Asheville is partnering with Code for Asheville to host Open Data Day 2017 as an opportunity to continue our collaboration with the community on open data.
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.