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 2018-2019 tax rates for Asheville citizens are:

City tax rate: 42.89 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
County tax rate: 52.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
City School tax rate: 12 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Not all City of Asheville residents pay the City School tax.

 


Adopted Budgets

 

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Adopted Budget (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

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

 

Copies of the City’s budget documents are provided to citizens upon request.

 


FY 2019 Financial Reports

 

Quarter 1

 


Other Reports

 

Asheville, NC 2013: A Community Crossroads

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

 


Contact Information

 

Tony McDowell, Assistant Director of Finance – Budget and Forecasting
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

Location: Asheville City Hall, 1st floor
Mailing: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

 

 

 

Budget News

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City of Asheville launches easy-to-use Utility Express Pay portal for your Combined Utility Statement

  Paying your City of Asheville Combined Utility Statement just got a whole lot easier. The City has launched a new online payment portal, Utility Express Pay. The enhanced portal now features: Fast and easy registration; A way to schedule recurring payments; Acceptance of debit, credit and eChecks; Paperless billing;  A place to review past bills and payments; and Ability to view and [...]

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Balanced budget, investments in transit and no tax increase highlight Asheville’s 2019-2020 budget

  Construction of a new Fire Station 13, and more than $1 million in funding towards the first-year recommendations of the Transit Master Plan are included in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Operating Budget adopted by Asheville City Council during their June 11 meeting.   By law, Council must pass a balanced budget in advance of the fiscal [...]

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City of Asheville’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Operating Budget posted online

    The City of Asheville’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Operating Budget is now posted online at this link. It’s available for everyone to review!   The budget was presented to City Council during their May 14 meeting, 5 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor of City Hall. Find the proposed budget presentation to Council [...]