**Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Asheville City Government’s public records request portal. As we receive updates, we will post them here on our website. This request can also be seen on NextRequest here: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-185
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Hello City of Asheville, NC (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 in mid-April if I have not heard back before then.
Here are the details of the request:
Subject: (April 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: All contracts / communications between Cole Pro Media and the City of Asheville. 01/13/2021 – 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.
A previous request for this info (but with a different timeline) was submitted via Sunshine Request to the City of Asheville / Terry White on June 17, 2020. That request was ultimately fulfilled by Liz Harper on January 14, 2021.
I’d now like to make that same request, but with the new timelines indicated below:
1. Please provide the copy of any contracts or other agreements between Cole Pro Media and the City of Asheville from 01/13/2021 to present day (date the query is run).
2. Please provide the copy of ALL emails, texts, or other communications between Cole Pro Media and any City of Asheville staff members from 01/13/2021 through the present day (date the query is run). This request is not subject or keyword specific.
3. Please provide the copy of ALL emails, texts, or other communications between Cole Pro Media and any members of Asheville City Council from 01/13/2021 through the present day (date the query is run). This request is not subject or keyword specific.
** Please note: I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, these electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.
I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**
** Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I can respond.
This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.
Thank you for your assistance!”
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