For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings will remain virtual at this time. That includes the March 9 City Council meeting. In addition to the 5 p.m. meeting Council will hold a 1 p.m. budget work session.
March 9 will be the first budget work session for the 2021-2022 budget. The City of Asheville is taking an equity-focused approach to its budget this year. The goal is to recommend a budget that advances racial equity. Find out more about the budget process and the adoption schedule at this link. No public comment will be taken during the budget work session.
In accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) both meetings can be accessed through the City’s Virtual Engagement Hub.
The agenda is posted at this link.
For specific instructions on how to sign up for public comment for the regular meeting by phone, provide comment in advance or within 24 hours of the Council meeting visit this link. There you will also find City Council’s Rules of Decorum for public comment. The deadline to sign up for public comment is 9 a.m. March 9.
You can watch City Council meetings live by television on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99 or by live stream through the City’s Virtual Engagement Hub or via the City’s YouTube channel.
These remote format City Council meetings are a temporary measure for the health and safety of everyone, as we collectively work through social distancing techniques to prevent the spread of COVID-19, taking into consideration guidance from the CDC, N.C. Department of Health and Human Service and Buncombe County Health and Human Services.
The top priorities are the safety of our community and to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We continue to coordinate City response with Buncombe County and State officials. These actions are all designed with public health in mind, as we pull together to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.