City of Asheville Submitted: April 8, 2021 | Updated: April 23, 2021

(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: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • April 23, 2021 3:13 pm

    2 weeks 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

    2 weeks ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]hevillenc.gov>
    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

    2 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    4 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending