link to story
City of Asheville seeks applicants for 2 new boards: Human Relations Commission and I-26 Project Committee

  Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape their government and their City. Among board openings this month are those for two newly formed groups.   NEW: Human Relations […]

Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

Though they roam the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China, their close ancestors used to call the Southern Appalachians home. And now they’re returning! Red pandas will come to the WNC Nature Center this fall. At their April 24 meeting, Asheville City Council approved a $184,820 appropriation for the construction of the Red Panda Exhibit and Breeding […]

One-stop portal: Press releases, graphics and documents related to APD excessive use of force investigation in one place

The City of Asheville has gathered all press releases, graphics and documents related to a former Asheville Police officer excessive use of force investigation into this portal on the City of Asheville website. The information relates to an use of excessive force against Johnnie Jermaine Rush by former Officer Christopher Hickman in August 2017. See […]

Start your engine, small businesses! Asheville Test Drive program launches

  Have an idea for a small business but not sure how buyers would embrace it? A new program in partnership with Mountain BizWorks and the City of Asheville gives people an opportunity to test their ideas in a low-risk environment. It’s called Test Drive and here’s how it works. This innovative partnership gives fledgling […]

City Council issues statement regarding ICE operations in Asheville area

  A joint statement by Asheville City Council In light of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations in Western North Carolina this week, we understand many members of our community, especially our Latinx community, may be afraid. As your elected leaders, we want everyone to feel that Asheville is a welcoming community and we care […]

Composting comes to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium!

  A triple-stream recycle/compost/landfill program has just launched at USCC’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Instead of two bins to dispose of your concession trash, there are now three. So what goes in what? Here’s a guide.   Recycle         Plastic bottles         Cans         Glass bottles   Compost         All cups         Cup carriers         Food waste         Plates         Bowls         Utensils   Landfill […]

Asheville Fire Truck Festival fun also to raise awareness of firefighter cancer risks

The Asheville Fire Department will participate in its first Asheville Fire Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the parking lot of the Family Justice Center, 35 Woodfin St.   This family event will include fire trucks from the Asheville Fire Department, along with at least a dozen other trucks from […]

City of Asheville, Green Opportunities to hold greenway temporary trail completion celebration

Asheville Public Works crew provided support to help the Green Opportunities landscaping students build the temporary trail.   Members of the Green Opportunities training program will join the City of Asheville for a 1 p.m. April 27 ribbon cutting and celebration of a recently constructed temporary trail on the future Town Branch Greenway, behind the […]

Asheville’s larger development fees to rise, tennis center passes lowered

    City Council passes fee adjustments for the 2018-2019 fiscal year     With spring comes birds singing, longer days and — the City of Asheville budget season. Prior to adopting the 2018-2019 budget in June for the fiscal year, each April Council passes its fee adjustments. On April 10, City Council adopted its Fees […]

Earth Day: Asheville GreenWorks teams with City for tree workshops, celebration

    For Earth Day, Earth Month or because it’s spring, now is a great time to take advantage of a series of workshops to help tree professionals and tree lovers hone their skills in tree care and maintenance.  These workshops are provided by Asheville GreenWorks with support from the City of Asheville.   Yarn-bombing tree celebration […]

Q&A: How Asheville’s Housing Code Coordinator can assist renters who encounter substandard conditions

Renting a home or apartment? The City of Asheville can be a resource if you encounter substandard housing. The City’s Housing Code Coordinator investigates complaints about violations of the Minimum Housing Code.   Recognizing that most landlords or property managers maintain rental units properly, the Housing Code Coordinator can help a renter who encounters a […]

Bond lawsuit against City of Asheville dismissed

Two residents who had filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the City of Asheville bond referendum have now withdrawn their appeal. Here is a link to the court filing.   On Oct. 20, 2017, the Honorable Superior Court Judge William H. Coward ruled in favor of the City of Asheville in a lawsuit regarding the […]