March 8th has been officially recognized as International Women’s Day by the United Nations since 1977 and in 1980 the United States issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring Women’s History Week to be aligned with it. Around the world, this day has become a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in [...]
City Council meeting, March 8, 2022
Asheville City Council meeting resumes in-person at Harrah’s Cherokee Center and will be streamed live online Asheville City Council will resume meeting in person at 5 p.m. February 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville Banquet Hall, 87 Haywood Street. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North [...]
“Today we are raising awareness of the importance of reducing threats faced by migratory birds as they journey through our city. We thank the Coalition for a Bird-Friendly Asheville for their commitment to developing a ‘Lights Out’ initiative designed to help protect birds from building collisions,” said Mayor Manheimer.
City Council Meeting for February 8, 2022 remains virtual. Here's how to participate
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 7a.m. Saturday. Residents in Buncombe County can plan on slippery road conditions, possibly as early as this evening’s commute. The wind chill, which could drop to as low as 10 below zero, poses a real threat of hypothermia if precautions aren’t [...]
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.
Neighborhood Matching Grant recipients announced: click post for list
For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings remain in remote format and accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f). This includes the 5 p.m. January 25 City Council meeting. Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or to participate in this [...]
COVID continued to leave its mark on our society in 2021, including the workings of City government. But the year brought with it some wins too, including the completion of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project. The Reparations Initiative got its start. And a City employee earned a national hero award. It wasn’t all easy. Governing [...]
To provide better visibility into work the City of Asheville is doing in support of Council priorities, a new Projects landing page has been launched on the city’s website, ashevillenc.gov. The style of the page is similar to the existing News and Services landing pages providing consistency in navigation throughout the site.
Halloween is fast approaching, stay safe by following some simple tips. If you are trick or treating: Keep it outside. Trick or treat in small groups and avoid crowds particularly indoors Remember to wear a costume that allows you to wear a face covering Maintain six feet of distance between you and other trick or treating groups, especially [...]
As a part of this year’s budget process, City of Asheville staff heard from our community that new City investments in neighborhoods were very important. To respond to that need the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget includes $200,000 to launch a Neighborhood Grant Program. This program is designed specifically for neighborhood-based organizations: Neighborhood associations; Homeowners associations; Neighborhood coalitions; and Resident organizations [...]
There are many ways to connect virtually to City government (right now). And the City of Asheville is working on a sustainable model of even more remote access to City government. Connecting people to government and removing barriers to government has long been a core value of the City of Asheville’s Communication and Public Engagement Department [...]
On July 14, 2020, Asheville City Council passed a Resolution Supporting Community Reparations for Black Asheville. The resolution calls for the City Manager to, “establish a process within the next year to develop short, medium and long term recommendations to specifically address the creation of generational wealth and to boost economic mobility [...]
The City of Asheville has a new go-to person dedicated to two-way communication with our neighborhoods. Jeremy Lett has joined the City as Neighborhood Services Specialist, working alongside Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager Brenda Mills. This role is a part of the new initiatives set forth by the City from the Reimagining [...]
How are we doing, as your City government? The City of Asheville is working with the Polco/National Community Survey company to find out. The National Community Survey captures residents’ opinions on governance and participation, also drilling down to specific issues such as the built environment, community engagement, recreation and wellness, the economy, safety and mobility. Some residents [...]