City of Asheville Submitted: April 20, 2021 | Updated: January 27, 2022

(April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

Hi City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

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

A) Please provide all communications records sent between the City Manager and any member of Asheville City Council on Friday, April 16th, 2021.

I specifically would like this request to include all forms of communication, including but not limited to: Emails, text messages, social media messages, call logs, or any other relevant public record.

This request should also include all attachments (pdfs, files, videos, hyperlinks, photos, etc), and forwards that are indicated within the responsive records. [For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails].

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

A1) I would like confirmation that searches have been performed for public records on City of Asheville emails as well as non-City of Asheville emails utilized by the City Manager or Council members.

A2) I would like confirmation that searches have been performed for public records that are call logs, voicemail messages, or SMS messages on the cell phones of the City Manager and each member of City Council.

A3) I would like confirmation that searches have been performed for public records that are social media messages or any other digital communications platform.

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:

  • January 27, 2022 4:36 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Leslie Coty <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 27, 2022, 4:36 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Leslie,

     

    Thank you for the heads up!

     

    I’ve marked this request as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Completed
  • January 24, 2022 8:56 am

    8 months ago

    from: Leslie Coty <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 24, 2022, 8:56 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Hi, Sunshine Request,

     

    I responded to you in November via NextRequest but I don’t know if the documents showed up in the portal? Apologies for any confusion. I went ahead and put them in a google drive and the link is below. Please let me know if you have any issues with accessing the documents:

     

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-62u9v0_T-9OUU34qjArz7fAem6T3l3N?usp=sharing

     

    Thanks,
    Leslie

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “2021-04-21-SR-April 16 2021-20220127T211714Z-001.zip” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 20, 2022 3:54 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Leslie Coty <[email protected]>,
    Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 20, 2022, 3:54 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am following up on this request that was sent in on 4/21 last year: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Is there any update to report? I will plan on following up again in February if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • December 9, 2021 4:42 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Leslie Coty <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 9, 2021, 4:42 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am following up on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again in January if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • October 22, 2021 4:05 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Leslie Coty <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 22, 2021, 4:05 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Leslie,

     

    Nice to virtually meet you!

     

    Related to this specific request––thank you for the update. We’ll wait to follow up again until December. Outside of that, if you have any general questions about our website and records request process we follow with the City, please email our team at [email protected], we will be happy to schedule a call to discuss.

     

    Have a good weekend!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 20, 2021 7:56 am

    11 months ago

    from: Leslie Coty <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 20, 2021, 7:56 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request,

     

    Thank you for your email. I wanted to briefly introduce myself as the new Public Records Officer for the City of Asheville. I look forward to assisting you with your public records requests.

     

    These records are under review by the Legal team. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.

     

    Regards,

    Leslie Coty
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 13, 2021 1:24 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 13, 2021, 1:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    I am following up again on this request that was sent in on 4/21: (April 2021Request for AshevilleNC City Council and City Manager Communications on FridayApril 162021

     

    The last update we received was on 7/21. I wanted to check and see if there was any update to report and if you could please confirm where it is in the request process? I will plan on following up again in early November if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 17, 2021 3:57 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 17, 2021, 3:57 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    I am following up again on this request that was sent in on 4/21: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    I wanted to check and see if there was any update to report? I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 1, 2021 1:31 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 1, 2021, 1:31 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

    We were notified yesterday that Liz is no longer with the City. We had been emailing with her about this request that was sent in on 4/21: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    I just wanted to check in and see if there was any update to report as to the status of this request?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 31, 2021 1:15 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 31, 2021, 1:15 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

    Hello and thank you for your email. I am no longer with the City of Asheville. To submit a public records request or check on the status of a request you have submitted, please visit our public records portal. For all other inquries, please email [email protected]


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 31, 2021 1:15 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 31, 2021, 1:15 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Checking in again on this request to see if there’s any update to report? I’ll plan on following up again in mid-September if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • July 28, 2021 3:43 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 28, 2021, 3:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for the update! I will plan on following up again in late-August if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 21, 2021 10:59 am

    1 year ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 21, 2021, 10:59 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    This request is now second in the queue.
    All best,

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 16, 2021 12:59 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 16, 2021, 12:59 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    I am checking in on this request to see if there was any update to report? Is there an estimated timeline for completion? I am aware that back in April you had said it was number 14 in the queue.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • April 27, 2021 12:19 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 27, 2021, 12:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request. I’ll plan on following up in mid-June if I haven’t heard anything by then.

     

    Appreciate your help!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 22, 2021 1:17 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2021, 1:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    I have received your public records request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. The email portion of this request is number 14 and I will ask Ms. Campbell and Council members to collect and provide the other records. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions.
    All best,

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 21, 2021 4:23 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 21, 2021, 4:23 PM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. If you are not the appropriate entity to handle this request, please let me know where to send instead.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up at the end of this month l if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (April 2021) Request for Asheville, NC City Council and City Manager Communications on Friday, April 16, 2021

     

    Message: “Hi City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

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

     

    A) Please provide all communications records sent between the City Manager and any member of Asheville City Council on Friday, April 16th, 2021.

     

    I specifically would like this request to include all forms of communication, including but not limited to: Emails, text messages, social media messages, call logs, or any other relevant public record.

     

    This request should also include all attachments (pdfs, files, videos, hyperlinks, photos, etc), and forwards that are indicated within the responsive records. [For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails].

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    A1) I would like confirmation that searches have been performed for public records on City of Asheville emails as well as non-City of Asheville emails utilized by the City Manager or Council members.

     

    A2) I would like confirmation that searches have been performed for public records that are call logs, voicemail messages, or SMS messages on the cell phones of the City Manager and each member of City Council.

     

    A3) I would like confirmation that searches have been performed for public records that are social media messages or any other digital communications platform.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    **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: Sent to Government
  • April 20, 2021 6:21 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending