After a 60-day safety and cleanliness initiative in the spring of 2023, City departments continued focused efforts to support a safe and welcoming downtown and are collaborating on new ways to deliver and track services with maximum impact. Are you interested in following our progress? Sign up for monthly updates here.
City of Asheville shares data from new solar installation at Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center
On July 28th, the City of Asheville “flipped the switch” on the photovoltaic array, commonly known as solar panels, at the Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center on Livingston Street. Sustainable Energy Goals: This is the sixth City facility to include renewable energy production, the first being the Transit Station on Coxe Avenue. Installation of the solar [...]
The City of Asheville introduces “chaptering” on their YouTube channel for ease of access to City Council meetings
The City of Asheville introduces “chaptering” on its video replays of City Council meetings available for viewing on its YouTube Channel. This new feature allows the community to quickly access video points of interest without having to scroll and scan through an entire Council meeting. How does it work: Agenda item bookmarks allow viewers to [...]
In 2022 the Office of Data & Performance will advance it’s mission of utilizing data for more equitable outcomes through participation in several projects aligned with key City Council priorities including Reparations Data Support, Houselessness Data Support, American Rescue Plan Funding, Fiscal Year 23 Budget Process, Employee Compensation, and regular Progress Reporting.
City of Asheville’s Office of Data and Performance updates community on its first 100 days of operation
The City of Asheville’s Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) was created to increase transparency in government and to empower the community and City staff to use data for equitable outcomes, accountability, and communication. ODAP has been fully staffed for 100 days and has already been involved in a number of external and internal activities [...]
Money reallocated in the budget as part of Reimagining Public Safety is being reinvested into a new initiative designed to increase transparency in government and provide data-driven accountability to our community. During their Jan. 26 meeting, staff provided an update to City Council on the City’s newly launched Office of Data and Performance. [...]
Over the last decade, the City of Asheville has worked to build a data culture to drive policy development and support decision making. Beginning in 2012 with the City’s first open data efforts, the City has steadily built data capacity. Over the past two years, these efforts have culminated in a multidisciplinary governance team with [...]
Asheville’s 30/60/90 Day Plan transitions to a sustained effort: Advancing Racial Equity in Asheville
From the start, City Manager Debra Campbell said Asheville’s 30/60/90 Day Plan was only the beginning and would serve as a foundation for a more holistic approach to incorporating racial equity into City operations. At the Dec. 8 City Council meeting, she unveiled the next step and it is intended to be a step that [...]
With 2018 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville projects and developments from the past year. Here are 10 topics that your City government advanced in 2018. We’ll have 2019 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1. Debra Campbell becomes Asheville City Manager The search for a new City Manager [...]
In a continuing effort to increase transparency and provide the community with access to data, the Asheville Police Department has worked in partnership with several community members to release use of force data online through the City of Asheville Open data Portal. The data will include all records on/after Jan. 1, 2018. The data [...]
In a continuing effort to increase transparency and provide the community with access to data, the Asheville Police Department has worked in partnership with several community members to release citizen complaint and 9-1-1 call data online through the City of Asheville Open Data Portal. APD Citizen Complaints: Data includes all complaints made on/after January [...]
Code for America, the State of Black Asheville and City of Asheville will collaborate in a Community Fellowship Program partnership designed to bring relevant criminal justice data to City residents, especially vulnerable populations. Asheville City Council approved funding for the partnership at its Aug. 28 meeting at a cost of $10,000, plus expenses [...]