City of Asheville Submitted: April 8, 2021 | Updated: January 13, 2022

(April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

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

Please provide all emails from City of Asheville employees: Cathy Ball, Ken Merritt, Joel Tweed, and Jessica Morris -- regarding homeless camps and the enforcement (or lack thereof) of these camps.

The email search should also include any directives from City Staff to other City Staff, state agencies, or local non-profits regarding the enforcement (or lack thereof) of City ordinances regarding non-permitted campsites.

The time period for these emails is February 3, 2021 through March 28, 2021.

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

Documents:

Activity:

  • January 13, 2022 4:35 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 13, 2022, 4:35 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-4 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I have marked this request as completed on our site.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Completed
  • January 13, 2022 4:15 pm

    1 week ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 13, 2022, 3:15 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-4 has been closed.

     

    All records have been released in accordance with the North Carolina Public Records Act. Your request has been fulfilled and is now closed. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.

     

    **Editor’s Note: The files sent over to us from the City of Asheville were too large to upload directly to our site. Please refer to this Google Drive link: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1mzBZW54hhxicbN6_NU_cquNNl2heb-gf


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 10, 2022 4:48 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 10, 2022, 4:48 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-4

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am checking in on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I haven’t heard back by then.

     

    Thank you.


    Status: Follow up
  • November 4, 2021 7:47 am

    2 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 4, 2021, 7:47 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-4

     

    Hi, Sunshine Request,

     

    I just wanted to confirm that we do have this request and the emails are currently under review. I don’t have an estimated date of completion but we are working on getting you any responsive records. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.

     

    Thanks,
    Leslie


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 3, 2021 4:37 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 3, 2021, 4:37 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-4

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    In your last reply on this request from August 20th you said: “In response to your email from August 17, 2021 requesting an update, this request is currently in legal review.”

     

    However, upon reviewing our correspondence the email we had sent before your reply was sent in on August 19th, and not the 17th. We just wanted to make sure wires weren’t getting crossed and we’re talking about the right request.

     

    Links are below:
    Sunshine Request link
    Next Request link

     

    Thank you!

     


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • October 13, 2021 1:27 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Oct 13, 2021, 1:27 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-4

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am checking in again on this request. Is there any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again in early November.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 20, 2021 9:41 am

    5 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: We will follow up on this request at the end of September if we haven’t heard back by then. Thank you for using Sunshine Request! 

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 20, 2021, 9:41 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-4

     

    In response to your email from August 17, 2021 requesting an update, this request is currently in legal review. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 19, 2021 4:05 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 19, 2021, 4:05 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    I just wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update to report? Are you able to provide an anticipated timeline for completion? I will plan on following up one more time around the end of the month if I haven’t heard back by then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • July 14, 2021 1:57 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 14, 2021, 1:57 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Checking in on this request to see if there was any update to report? I’ll plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • April 23, 2021 3:13 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 23, 2021, 3:13 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Liz,

     

    Thank you for confirming! I’ll follow up again in mid-June if I don’t hear any update before then.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 22, 2021 1:14 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2021, 1:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Understood.
    Have a good day,

     

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 22, 2021 12:39 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 22, 2021, 12:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request! Also, I apologize for not catching this sooner, but I will need to ask to make an amendment to the request. I’d like to ask that you please include all attachments/files as well, and that the request should now read as follows:

     

    “Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

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

     

    Please provide all emails from City of Asheville employees: Cathy Ball, Ken Merritt, Joel Tweed, and Jessica Morris — regarding homeless camps and the enforcement (or lack thereof) of these camps.

     

    The email search should also include any directives from City Staff to other City Staff, state agencies, or local non-profits regarding the enforcement (or lack thereof) of City ordinances regarding non-permitted campsites.

     

    The time period for these emails is February 3, 2021 through March 28, 2021.

    ———–

     

    This search 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.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 13, 2021 3:53 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 13, 2021, 3:53 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    I have received your public records request for emails. Email requests are processed in the order within which they are received. Your request is number 13 in the email queue and will not be reached for a significant period of time. Once the emails are pulled and reviewed for confidential information, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 13, 2021 3:53 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 13, 2021, 3:53 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    I have received your public records request for emails. Email requests are processed in the order within which they are received. Your request is number 13 in the email queue and will not be reached for a significant period of time. Once the emails are pulled and reviewed for confidential information, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 13, 2021 12:49 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 13, 2021, 12:49 PM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    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 City of Asheville, NC employee emails Re: Homeless Camps/Enforcement 02/03/2021 – 03/28/2021

     

    Message: “Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

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

     

    Please provide all emails from City of Asheville employees: Cathy Ball, Ken Merritt, Joel Tweed, and Jessica Morris — regarding homeless camps and the enforcement (or lack thereof) of these camps.

     

    The email search should also include any directives from City Staff to other City Staff, state agencies, or local non-profits regarding the enforcement (or lack thereof) of City ordinances regarding non-permitted campsites.

     

    The time period for these emails is February 3, 2021 through March 28, 2021.

     

    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 8, 2021 7:33 pm

    9 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending