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Keeping Asheville’s water supply safe: Testing, constant monitoring are key

Keeping Asheville’s water supply safe: Testing, constant monitoring are key

  It takes more than a pristine water source to deliver safe drinking water to Asheville customers. “City of Asheville water comes from pristine and protected sources: particularly the Bee Tree and North Fork Reservoirs, situated in a 22,000-acre watershed,” said Jade Dundas, Water Resources Director. “But pure water is not enough. You need to

East of the Riverway projects: Equitable Development and Alternatives to Gentrification

East of the Riverway projects: Equitable Development and Alternatives to Gentrification

In this video presentation, Sasha Vrtunski, Urban Planner II with the City of Asheville’s Planning & Urban Design Department, discusses two reports: the Alternatives to Gentrification Report and the Equitable Development Report.     Find more information Full report: Alternatives to Gentrification in the East of the Riverway   Read this Equitable Development Report presented to Asheville City


Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

The City of Asheville invites all small, minority and woman-owned businesses to join us for monthly presentations on resources to support, enhance and grow your business.  Check out these upcoming events. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brenda Mills at bmills@ashevillenc.gov or by calling 828-259-8050.  

  Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

 Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites Buncombe County residents to apply for the spring semester of the Citizen’s Police Academy. Classes will begin on March 3 and will be held  from 5:30-9 p.m. every Thursday for 14 consecutive weeks.   The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that provides citizens with insight into the philosophies, policies

Asheville Police Department update on body worn camera implementation

Asheville Police Department update on body worn camera implementation

The Asheville Police Department is continuing with plans to implement a body worn camera program. The most recent step is the posting of a Law Enforcement Technology Specialist position which will be responsible for administering the program to the highest standards.  The community will see officers with body cameras as soon as early summer of


Winter Storm Information

Winter Storm Information

Sunday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. update ART bus service and trash collection updates for Monday, Jan. 25 If road conditions warrant, ART bus service may have a delayed start time of 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25. Information about route service will be posted no later than 6 a.m., Monday morning on the ART Service Alerts

City invites public to meeting on Asheville’s stormwater management

City invites public to meeting on Asheville’s stormwater management

ASHEVILLE — The City of Asheville is performing a stormwater drainage assessment city-wide in order to identify capital projects that might be needed within the next decade. A public information meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) in the Grove Arcade on Page Avenue.

City of Asheville names new Development Services Department Director

City of Asheville names new Development Services Department Director

Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson is pleased to announce that Assistant Development Services Department Director Jason Nortz will become DSD director, effective Jan. 22. Recently appointed Development Services Director Wayne Clark has decided to return Port Orange, Fla., where he served as community development director. Port Orange leaders launched a vigorous campaign for his return,


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