City of Asheville Submitted: April 22, 2020 | Updated: November 24, 2020

(April 2020) Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

Please provide the addresses of all eminent domain seizures by the City of Asheville when Mayor Esther Manheimer was in office as Mayor and as a City Commissioner and for 5 years prior to when Mayor Manheimer was elected to City Council in 2009. This timeline should include 01/01/2004 - 04/16/2020.

Please provide the name / names of any law firm that did any legal work on any City of Asheville eminent domain seizures while Mayor Manheimer was in office and 5 years prior to 2009.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 24, 2020 2:34 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 24, 2020, 2:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your reply. We have marked this request as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • November 16, 2020 10:29 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 16, 2020, 10:29 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    Thank you for your request regarding the number of eminent domain seizures involving Esther Manheimer and the City of Asheville from 01/01/2004 – 04/16/2020. The city does not maintain a list or database of these, therefore we have no relevant records to your request. (Pursuant to G.S. 132-6.2(e) “Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a public agency to respond to a request for a copy of a public record by creating or compiling a record that does not exist.”)

     

    However, we believe the requester may have some success finding this information by looking through city council minutes and agendas. On our website you can find City Council meeting materials dating back to 2012 and City Council minutes dating back to 1984 here. Additional physical meeting information can be found in our archives and we’re happy to set up an appointment for the requester to come review those in person.

     

    Lastly, in regards to law firms, the City worked with Brown & Bunch during that time.

     

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Best,
    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: The link the City provided in this email is here:: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/city-council-meeting-material-archives/


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 5, 2020 4:07 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 5, 2020, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government (and Liz),

     

    We’re following up on this request from April 22nd: (April 2020) Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Please let us know if there’s any update on the status and anticipated timeline, etc. We’ll plan to follow up around the end of this month in any case if we haven’t heard back by then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 15, 2020 10:39 am

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 15, 2020, 10:39 AM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good morning City of Asheville (and Sarah T),

     

    We’re following up on this public records request from April 22nd: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    We’ve forwarded all the previous email correspondences we had with Terry related to this request below. Can you please confirm that it’s still being processed, and if possible please provide an update as to where it is in your queue. We will follow up again later this month if we haven’t heard back.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     

    **Editor’s Note: We’ve cut the forwarded part of this request from this email on our site since the correspondence can be viewed directly on this request below. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 23, 2020 2:37 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 23, 2020, 2:37 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you!

     

    We’ll follow up again in early october if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 15, 2020 9:46 am

    2 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 15, 2020, 9:46 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,
    I do not have an update on your request at this time. I will forward you any responsive records when processing is complete.ease let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,
    Terry


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 11, 2020 4:22 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 11, 2020, 4:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Confirming receipt of your email!

     

    Thank you, we’ll follow up again at the end of September if we haven’t heard back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 1, 2020 11:56 am

    3 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2020, 11:56 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I do not have an update for you at this time. I will send you any responsive records when processing is complete. In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 1, 2020 11:26 am

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2020, 11:26 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good morning Terry,

     

    We’re following up again on this request that was sent in on April 22nd: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Is there any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 22, 2020 4:06 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 22, 2020, 4:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt. We will follow up again in early August.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 13, 2020 2:51 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 13, 2020, 2:51 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I do not have an update on this request. I will sent you any responsive records once I receive same.
    Please let me know if you have questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 9, 2020 12:29 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 9, 2020, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We just wanted to check in and see if there was any update to report on this request?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 1, 2020 3:28 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jun 1, 2020, 3:28 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Thank you for contacting the City of Asheville.
    I am temporarily working with the city’s Covid-19 response and will
    likely be slow in returning your message. I am checking email when
    able and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.
    Thank you for your patience.
    All best and be well,


    *Teresa L. (Terry) White *
    *City of Asheville*


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 1, 2020 3:28 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 1, 2020, 3:28 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We totally understand, we’ll check back in a few weeks if we don’t hear anything.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 29, 2020 4:04 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 29, 2020, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon, Sunshine Request,
    I do not have a time line yet for response to this request. Many of the records that must be reviewed are located in city hall and must be reviewed manually. That cannot happen currently because most employees are working remotely, including the person gathering this information. I will get the records to you as soon as I have them.
    Stay safe and well.
    All best,

    Teresa L. (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am — 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 27, 2020 2:01 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: May 27, 2020, 2:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We’re following up on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 23, 2020 8:46 am

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 23, 2020, 8:46 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    I have received your public records request. I will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa L. (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am — 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 22, 2020 11:46 am

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2020, 11:46 AM
    subject: Records Request: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Request related to Asheville, NC Mayor’s eminent domain seizures as of 04/16/20

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    Please provide the addresses of all eminent domain seizures by the City of Asheville when Mayor Esther Manheimer was in office as Mayor and as a City Commissioner and for 5 years prior to when Mayor Manheimer was elected to City Council in 2009. This timeline should include 01/01/2004 – 04/16/2020.

     

    Please provide the name / names of any law firm that did any legal work on any City of Asheville eminent domain seizures while Mayor Manheimer was in office and 5 years prior to 2009.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 22, 2020 11:32 am

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending