City of Asheville Submitted: April 11, 2022 | Updated: April 20, 2022

(April 2022) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: City Council and Staff communications related to “Business Improvement District” 03/31/2020 – present day

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

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Related to Asheville City Council and Staff communications on a Business Improvement District.

Please provide all communications (emails, text messages, voicemails, calls logs) on city-owned or personal accounts and devices, sent to and sent from Asheville City Council Members, City Manager, City Staff, related to any discussion of, research of, or proposal for a Business Improvement District or similar entity.

Please provide all responsive records requested during the specific time period of March 31, 2020 through present day (date the query is performed).

Please include all .PDFs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, photos, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records.
For example: A .PDF that is an attachment within an email or text record, should also be provided as an accompanying file.

Things like emails and text messages already exist in a digital format (electronic medium). Therefore, you should be able to provide those records as requested under NC Public Records Law. You should also be able to provide these records in an electronic format such as Google Drive link, Dropbox folder, emailed response, .PDF, CD / Flash drive (if necessary), or other electronic format.

** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Thank you for your assistance!
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[Editor's Note to City of AVL: Please ensure that this request is made “public / published" on the City’s Next Request portal so that the public can view ALL associated communications / files / documents, in their entirety within Next Request.

Additionally – Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any of the requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will note that information on our site, and will mark the request as “Completed”. Thank you!]

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 20, 2022 2:58 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 20, 2022, 2:58 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-184

     

    Thank you for your response. Your request is currently number 32 in the email queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the emails are collected and reviewed for confidential information, you will be sent any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 15, 2022 4:41 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 15, 2022, 4:41 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-184

     

    Thanks for checking in.

     

    No – there is no further clarification we wish to provide related to which “members of City Staff”, “departments” etc. to query. Please proceed with the request as written.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 14, 2022 12:45 pm

    1 month ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 14, 2022, 12:45 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-184

     

    Are there specific departments or members of City staff whose communications you are interested in? Narrowing your request will enable us to process it more quickly. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] to specify departments/staff members or to confirm that you are wanting correspondence of all City staff.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 12, 2022 3:50 pm

    1 month ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Asheville City’s Government’s public records request portal. As we receive updates, we will post them here on our website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request !

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    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 again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (April 2022) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: City Council and Staff communications related to “Business Improvement District” 03/31/2020 – present day

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.

     

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Related to Asheville City Council and Staff communications on a Business Improvement District.

     

    Please provide all communications (emails, text messages, voicemails, calls logs) on city-owned or personal accounts and devices, sent to and sent from Asheville City Council Members, City Manager, City Staff, related to any discussion of, research of, or proposal for a Business Improvement District or similar entity.

     

    Please provide all responsive records requested during the specific time period of March 31, 2020 through present day (date the query is performed).

     

    Please include all .PDFs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, photos, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records.

     

    For example: A .PDF that is an attachment within an email or text record, should also be provided as an accompanying file.

     

    Things like emails and text messages already exist in a digital format (electronic medium). Therefore, you should be able to provide those records as requested under NC Public Records Law. You should also be able to provide these records in an electronic format such as Google Drive link, Dropbox folder, emailed response, .PDF, CD / Flash drive (if necessary), or other electronic format.

     

    ** If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

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    [Editor’s Note to City of AVL: Please ensure that this request is made “public / published” on the City’s Next Request portal so that the public can view ALL associated communications / files / documents, in their entirety within Next Request.

     

    Additionally – Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any of the requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will note that information on our site, and will mark the request as “Completed”. Thank you!]”

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) 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 11, 2022 6:17 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending