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City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

Controlling costs is not only smart for your budget, it’s also a fiscally responsible practice when it comes to managing taxpayer dollars.   A new agreement between Asheville and Buncombe County authorized by Asheville City Council during its Jan. 8 meeting reorders a property tax collection agreement. This change will help the City better plan […]

Moody’s upgrades Asheville Water Resources debt rating — and it’s a big deal

  Once again, sound management of City assets has translated into a money-saving financial rating. That’s good news for the City and its residents.   The City of Asheville’s Water Resources Fund has received a debt rating upgrade! On September 4, the City learned that Moody’s Investor Services formally upgraded the debt rating for Water […]

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 […]

Asheville City Council to hold March 29 called meeting for closed session

  Asheville City Council will hold a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, to go into closed session. During this session, Council will consult with the City Attorney and consider personnel matters.  Please find the meeting notice below. Contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at MBurleson@ashevillenc.gov with questions.   The Asheville City Council […]

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City Finance Committee to hold special meeting, reschedules regular meeting

  The City of Asheville Finance Committee will hold a special meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 7 in the first floor conference room of City Hall to continue discussions regarding the Aston Park Tennis Center. Anyone unable to attend this special meeting will be able to make comments on Open City Hall Asheville, ashevillenc.gov/OpenCityHall from 8:30 a.m. […]

City of Asheville earns Moody’s Aaa bond rating

Recently, Moody’s Investor Services upgraded the City of Asheville’s general obligation bonded debt credit rating from Aa1 to Aaa [sic], the highest rating they award. Standard & Poor’s, upgraded the City’s general obligation bonds from AA+ to AAA in August 2015. This second upgrade places Asheville with some of the most financially well-managed cities in […]

Adopted City budget is now online

  Asheville residents see modest fee changes with new fiscal year, July 1   Fourteen cents per month. That’s how much most residents will pay in an increase for their stormwater services starting July 1.   The City of Asheville’s fiscal year began July 1 and with it come some modest fee increases. Residents can […]

Asheville City Council approves 2017-18 budget containing more community investment

City budgets provide a roadmap to the delivery of local public services. Each year, the City of Asheville evaluates its programs and looks for ways to improve core services and make new investments. The $121 million General Fund Budget approved by City Council June 13 delivers these investments in improved quality of life for our residents […]