Buncombe County, including the City of Asheville, continues to see a significant growth in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. Since Aug. 3, trends have not improved. At its Aug. 18 emergency meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency requiring residents and visitors in any indoor public [...]
For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings will remain virtual at this time. That includes the 5 p.m. Dec. 8 City Council meeting.
On Oct. 12, the City of Asheville will re-open its public-facing offices. This decision is the result of significant planning, consulting with public health officials, and implementing COVID-19 transmission mitigation efforts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, City staff has continued to provide a majority of services, although modified, such as drop boxes for transactions traditionally handled in-person [...]
Due to the State and locally declared States of Emergency, there will be no public attendance at City Council meetings. While we are Staying Safer at Home, City Council still wants you to have the opportunity to participate in the decisions of your government. On September 8, City Council will hold City [...]
Over the past few days, City officials and leadership have received thousands of emails, phone calls and voicemails from the community. In an effort to be responsive, the City of Asheville is moving the adoption of the budget to Sept. 8, and the public hearing will be held on Aug. 25. We appreciate everyone’s input [...]
Following the cooperative efforts of community and demonstration leaders, instances of property damage have diminished, allowing subsequent protests within the City to be conducted peacefully. Mayor Manheimer has ended the State of Emergency and lifts the curfew. Proclamation ending State of Emergency
The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County, continues to take proactive steps to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. To bring our community in closer alignment with Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 138, Buncombe County Public Health has issued a superseding Stay Home, Stay Safe [...]