Our community thrives on the ability to support a vibrant and welcoming downtown for residents, businesses, and visitors. Recent times have seen an increase in concerns related to safety and cleanliness conditions. The City of Asheville has embraced a proactive approach by exploring, testing, and refining strategies for on-going and improved service delivery. We are working across departments and the community to ensure that downtown Asheville reflects the very best of our city. Your input and involvement are critical to a safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable downtown. Join us in supporting community safety efforts and offering ideas on how we can make our downtown even better.
Be a part of the planning: Make your voice heard through the Budget Planning Survey
The City is kicking off the Fiscal Year 2024 – 2025 budget development process by seeking feedback from the community. Provide input in the following ways:
- Take the budget priorities survey here. This short survey asks respondents to rank City services and categories of capital investment to help guide Council and Staff on priorities for the budget. The budget will remain open through February 23, 2024. The feedback will be compiled, analyzed and presented to City Council during their budget work session on March 12, 2024.
Dashboards and sources of data
The Office of Data and Performance is continuing to work with staff across departments to improve the way services and data are tracked. These metrics are critical to informing decision-making and resource needs.
Check out some of the tools currently being utilized to track services and impacts:
- Community Responder Dashboard – Downtown area
- Streetlights Downtown Safety Initiative Dashboard – Downtown area
- Public Noise Complaint Dashboard – Citywide
- Crime Statistica and Mapping Apps – Citywide
Opportunities to Learn more
The Homeless Strategy Division continues to offer a monthly education series on homelessness in our community. View more information and register here.
Learn more about the Continuum of Care (CoC) and consider joining as a member. View more information here.
- Homelessness Data – Citywide
- Point-in-Time Counts
- Homeless System Performance Measures