Where's the money going?

Explore Asheville's budget data from 2007 to 2012 and learn how the money is being spent. The 'spent' portion of the graph drops off for 2012 because that budget data has not yet been published. Read more

Click points to see annual budgets below

    Fund Budgeted Spent Budgeted vs. spent
    • * These budgets are controlled by the officers and offices listed even though not all expenses are incurred by the respective control officer.
    • At the end of the current fiscal year, an audit will be conducted and a report issued with the final expenditures for each department. Learn more

    Where's the money going?

    Every year Asheville City government budgets and spends more than $130 million. The City's budget impacts our lives every day. All of its funding comes from you—your sales and property taxes, and other goods. All of its spending exists to support you too. City funding drives the dozens of other civic institutions and services designed to make our region prosperous, efficient, and fair. Yet, too many residents don't understand what Asheville City government is or what it does. They keep asking, "Where exactly does our money go?"

    This budget transparency tool was created to answer that question, but it's only the first step. We need your help. What questions do you have about City spending? What do you want to know about the City budget that this visualization isn't explaining? What do you think of city spending? What can we do as citizens to make Asheville City government better? Check out the FAQ for more information.

    View & download data All the data for this project is freely available to download or explore on Google Fusion Tables.