Budget


Mission and Division Responsibilities

 

The function of the Budget Division is to plan, prepare, and monitor the City’s operating and capital budgets, review the efficiency of City activities, and provide assistance to the City Manager and other departments in performance management, planning, budget forecasting, and evaluation. The Budget Division also manages the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Program and updates the City’s fees and charges. The Budget Division serves as a public resource to provide information to citizens on budget issues and taxes.

 

FY 2020-2021 tax rates for Asheville citizens are:

City tax rate: 40.30 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
County tax rate: 48.8 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
City School tax rate: 10.62 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Not all City of Asheville residents pay the City School tax.

 


Adopted Budgets

Fiscal Year 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year 2020-21

Fiscal Year 2019-20

Fiscal Year 2018-19

Fiscal Year 2017-18

Fiscal Year 2016-17

Fiscal Year 2015-16

Fiscal Year 2014-15

Fiscal Year 2013-14

Fiscal Year 2012-13

Fiscal Year 2011-12

Fiscal Year 2010-11

Fiscal Year 2009-10

 


Other Reports

 

Asheville, NC 2013: A Community Crossroads

Asheville, NC 2010: A Financial Crossroads – Presented 1/20/2010

 


Contact Information

 

Tony McDowell, Director of Finance
Phone: 828-259-5635
E-mail: tmcdowell@ashevillenc.gov

Taylor Floyd, Budget Manager
Phone: 828-259-5592
E-mail: tfloyd@ashevillenc.gov

Lauren Brune, Budget Analyst
Phone: 828-259-5575
E-mail: lbrune@ashevillenc.gov

Ellenore Holbrook, Budget Analyst
Phone: 828-259-5572
E-mail: eholbrook@ashevillenc.gov

Location: Asheville City Hall, 4th floor
Mailing: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

 

 

 

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