Since June 6, 2020, City Council has voted to remove or repurpose the Vance Monument, passed a resolution supporting community reparations, and passed a budget that only funded departments for three months so that City staff could work with the community to reimagine public safety.

Read more about the community engagement and results of the survey on our Public Input page.




Related Services

Transit information including maps, schedules, fares, and service alerts

Business Inclusion (ABI)

The Business Inclusion Office for the City of Asheville actively seeks to identify minority and women-owned businesses for an opportunity to participate as providers of goods and services to the city.


Information on the forms of discrimination that are illegal in Asheville.

Related Departments

Equity and Inclusion

We’re Working for You! All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. In the Office of Equity and Inclusion, all staff is working remotely and engaged in applying an equity lens to City departments responding to COVID-19 pandemic response. Some staff is updating and formatting current equity learning opportunities and materials for a virtual platform. [...]