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Richmond Hill Drive closed March 21 to April 8

The City of Asheville Public Works Department would like to alert you that we will be conducting work on Richmond Hill Drive.   Staff will be closing Richmond Hill Drive Monday,  March 21 through April 8 to carry out needed road repairs and concrete curb installation ahead of an upcoming resurfacing project.  During that time, a detour [...]

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Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) marks one year of operation

The Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) has been fully-staffed and operational for a full year. During its first year of operation, ODAP has participated in a number of City projects that advance the office’s mission “to empower the community and City staff to use data for equitable outcomes, accountability, and communication.”

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Asheville Parks & Recreation facilities remember local historic women

Women’s History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, schools in Sonoma, California celebrated Women’s History Week with events designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). Following a conference about women’s history in 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as [...]

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City of Asheville holds its annual Council Retreat March 17 and 18, 2022

The Asheville City Council will hold its annual retreat from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Friday, March 18, 2022, in the Banquet Hall at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, located at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, N.C.   Day One of the retreat will consist of opening discussions and [...]

City of Asheville open for public input about upcoming sidewalk improvements at New Haw Creek Road

  The City of Asheville would like to engage residents on a sidewalk improvement project in northeast Asheville.  The New Haw Creek Road Sidewalk Project is one of several transportation projects prioritized by City residents during public outreach for the 2016 capital improvements bond referendum.   The City proposes to construct nearly one mile of [...]

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The City of Asheville Water Department needs your participation creating a service line inventory

  The City of Asheville needs participation from all water customers. The Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) now requires drinking water utilities to have a service line inventory of both the customer and utility side of the water meter.  The City of Asheville is conducting a survey of all customer homes and businesses to meet this requirement. The [...]

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City of Asheville seeks input on proposed bike lanes for College Street and Patton Avenue

  The City of Asheville is working with local non-profit partners Asheville on Bikes and Connect Buncombe to finalize a design for buffered bike lanes on College Street and Patton Avenue in the core of Downtown. These new bike facilities will connect to other existing bike lanes on College Street and Lexington Avenue and future bike [...]

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City of Asheville issues Call for Artists for new Broadway Public Safety Station

The City of Asheville is building a new, environmentally conscious (LEED certified) Public Safety Station just north of downtown at 316 Broadway Street in the 5 Points neighborhood, near UNC-Asheville. A Call for Artists has been issued to find an artist or artist team for a public art project at the new building. Opportunities for [...]

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Wellness Wednesday – Take advantage of “falling back” by resetting your sleep schedule

To help understand the concept of daylight saving time, many of us were taught to “fall back, spring forward.” Although an hour is neither truly gained or lost during the year, the beginning of daylight saving time on March 13 can have an effect on your health. Good sleep habits are an element to success [...]

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Announcement of new City of Asheville Reparations Commission members

The Asheville City Council has approved five seat appointments for the Community Reparations Commission representing the five impact focus areas of criminal justice, economic development, education, health care and housing.     Those members appointed by Asheville City Council are:    Dewana Little – Criminal Justice Dr. Dwight B Mullen -Economic Development CiCi  Weston – Education Dr. Tamarie Macon – Healthcare Joyce Harrison – [...]

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City of Asheville Equity and Inclusion Department is now fully staffed

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that the Department of Equity and Inclusion is once again fully staffed. Led by veteran public servant Brenda Mills, the new team is already working in the community and internally with staff to make equity and inclusion a part of everything the City of Asheville does.   Brenda Mills, Director [...]

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