City of Asheville Submitted: March 31, 2023 | Updated: January 9, 2024

(April 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: All emails, texts, and related documents 12/01/2021 – 02/28/2022 regarding 01/14/2022 meeting with Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, Asheville City Council Members, and Asheville City Staff.

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

This request is related to communication records and documentation regarding an 01/14/2022 meeting.

Please provide ALL emails, attachments, text messages and related documents, concerning a meeting that occurred on January 14th, 2022 around 1:00 p.m. Previously released public records have indicated that this meeting was attended by Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, and local government officials (including - but not limited to - Mayor Esther Manheimer and Council Member Antanette Mosley).

Since additional members of City Council or City Staff may have also attended, I respectfully request that the search include the emails and text documents for each Member of City Council and any City Staff who also attended that meeting.

To clarify – I am requesting all communication records and documents pertaining to this meeting that were created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022.

** 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.**
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** 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!

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 Denied Request

Documents:

Activity:

  • January 9, 2024 12:13 pm

    1 month ago

    External Message

     

    Good afternoon Allison or City Records Officer,

     

    This is my last attempt to follow up regarding my public records request # 23-183 in the thread above. I first submitted it to the City on April 03, 2023.

     

    The last time I received a reply, was from Allison on November 28. I have followed up with you 4 times since then to ask for clarification, and have received no response.

     

    As I mentioned previously, until the City replies about the responsive records Allison says exist to satisfy my request, then I do not consider my request to have been Fulfilled by the City.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the City is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. I am concerned that you may be intentionally delaying or ignoring the fulfillment of requests by allowing them to “sit” until staff has availability, or feels like addressing my messages. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up with you, and having received no reply — I’m going to now mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    I would like to encourage the City to review your current public records request fulfillment process to ensure that you’re addressing all requests in a timely manner, and in accordance with NC Public Records Law.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    January 9, 2024, 12:13pm by the requester


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • December 29, 2023 1:34 pm

    1 month ago

    External Message

     

    Good afternoon AVL City Records Custodian,

     

    I submitted public records request # 23-183 to the City on April 03, 2023.

     

    This is my 3rd and final attempt to follow up since my reply to Allison back on December 5, 2:25pm. I have not received any response.

     

    I understand Allison indicated that she conducted a complete search for any responsive records, and that she considers my request to be “Fulfilled”. However, I’d like to ask once again that she please provide me with the direct links (if the requests are public on NextRequest), or (if they’re not public) the requests’ numbers and their written content [Subject / Message], for each of the separate “requests / inquiries” that she’s saying allowed her to complete my request # 23-183 without creating any new communication records.

     

    Until I hear back from Allison about the responsive records that she says exist to satisfy my request, I do not consider my request to have been Fulfilled by the City.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the City is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. I’m concerned that you may be intentionally delaying or ignoring the fulfillment of this request by allowing it to “sit” until staff has availability, or feels like addressing my messages. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance:  “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up with you — if I do not hear back in 1 week, then I will mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team



    Status: Follow up
  • December 21, 2023 11:59 am

    2 months ago

    External Message

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    This is my 2nd attempt to follow up regarding my message to you on December 5th: December 5, 2023, 2:25pm by the requester . I have not heard back.

     

    To reiterate the message:

     

    We understand you’ve indicated that you conducted a complete search for any responsive records, and you consider our request to be “Fulfilled”.

     

    Can you please provide direct links (if the requests are public on NextRequest), or (if they’re not public) the requests’ numbers and written content [Subject / Message], for each of the separate “requests / inquiries” that you’re saying allowed you to complete my request # 23-183 without creating any new communication records?

    ———–

     

    I do not consider my request to be Completed or Fulfilled, until I hear back from you about the responsive records that you say exist.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    December 21, 2023, 11:59am by the requester


    Status: Follow up
  • December 14, 2023 11:48 am

    2 months ago

    External Message

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    I’m just following up on my previous message:

     

    December 5, 2023, 2:25pm by the requester

     

    I have not heard back.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    December 14, 2023, 11:48am by the requester


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 5, 2023 2:25 pm

    2 months ago

    External Message

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    Thank you for your message.

     

    We understand you’re indicating that you’ve conducted a complete search for any responsive records, and that our request is now considered to be “Fulfilled”.

     

    However, for our own benefit, as well as that of the users on our website –

     

    Can you please provide direct links (if the requests are public on NextRequest), or (if they’re not public) the requests’ numbers and written content [Subject / Message], for each of the separate “requests / inquiries” that you’re saying allowed you to complete my request # 23-183 without creating any new communication records?

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    December 5, 2023, 2:25pm by the requester


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 28, 2023 12:04 pm

    2 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 28, 2023, 12:04 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-183

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-183:

     

    Good afternoon, Sunshine Request,

     

    My previous messages stated: “Records that would include responsive text messages specific to this request had previously been collected by our office as part of separate requests/inquiries, therefore no new communication records were created in order to fulfill this request.” I did not specify which requests or inquiries. This request (23-183) has been fulfilled and all responsive records have been provided.

     

    View Request 23-183
    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-183


    November 28, 2023, 12:04pm by Allison Byers, Public Records Officer (Staff)


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 28, 2023 11:58 am

    2 months ago

    External Message

     

    Good afternoon Allison,

     

    I’m following on my last message, again. I still have not received any response.

     

    To reiterate:

    ———–

     

    I just want to further clarify our concerns about our request:

     

    You previously collected documents for someone’s request #22-42 which only asked for “… all text messages exchanged between city council members, the mayor, and city staff from the month of January, 2022.”

     

    Our concern with your response to our request #23-183 to this point has been that we asked you for records spanning a wider time frame: “…created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022”. Furthermore, our request asks for all emails, attachments, text messages, and related documents, concerning the meeting that occurred on January 14, 2022.

     

    This is clearly a much different request than #22-42.

     

    As a result, we do not feel that the documents you previously collected for #22-42 can represent an appropriate search for responsive records for the difference in time frames / communications that we’ve requested in #23-183.

     

    While we agree that #22-42 could provide some responsive “text messages” for January 2022, it would not produce responsive records created in December 2021 or February 2022 — nor would it include a search for emails, attachments, related documents, etc.

     

    It does not appear to us that you have performed the search we’ve requested. Can you please perform the search, as requested?

     

    If you’re refusing to conduct an appropriate query to find the responsive records for this request, then please specify where this is justified under NC Public Records Law.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    November 28, 2023, 11:58am by the requester


    Status: Follow up
  • November 14, 2023 1:03 pm

    3 months ago

    External Message

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    Following up again on my last message.

     

    I just want to further clarify our concerns about our request:

     

    You previously collected documents for someone’s request #22-42 which only asked for “… all text messages exchanged between city council members, the mayor, and city staff from the month of January, 2022.”

     

    Our concern with your response to our request #23-183 to this point has been that we asked you for records spanning a wider time frame: “…created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022”. Furthermore, our request asks for all emails, attachments, text messages, and related documents, concerning the meeting that occurred on January 14, 2022.

     

    This is clearly a much different request than #22-42.

     

    As a result, we do not feel that the documents you previously collected for #22-42 can represent an appropriate search for responsive records for the difference in time frames / communications that we’ve requested in #23-183.

     

    While we agree that #22-42 could provide some responsive “text messages” for January 2022, it would not produce responsive records created in December 2021 or February 2022 — nor would it include a search for emails, attachments, related documents, etc.

     

    It does not appear to us that you have performed the search we’ve requested. Can you please perform the search, as requested?

     

    If you’re refusing to conduct an appropriate query to find the responsive records for this request, then please specify where this is justified under NC Public Records Law.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    November 14, 2023, 1:03pm by the requester


    Status: Follow up
  • November 7, 2023 11:49 am

    3 months ago

    External Message

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    Respectfully, I do not think that my previous messages have really been clearly addressed.

     

    On July 26, you indicated you’d performed a search of some kind and were “… unable to locate anything relating to a meeting on January 14, 2022”.

     

    I’m unsure how you made that determination. However, I was able to clarify that there were text messages exchanged about an 01/14/2022 meeting, and they’re public somewhere on the City’s NR portal.

     

    On July 31 you said that, “The only record responsive to this request is the text message conversation previously produced and already publicly available in the public records portal under request 22-42.”

     

    The “previously produced” request you’ve referenced is # 22-42. As you know, this request is not mine, and it was submitted to you back in January of 2022. That sender asked you for “… all text messages exchanged between city council members, the mayor, and city staff from the month of January, 2022.”

     

    Not only is that request not mine, but the content of what was being requested of you by that sender does not match my April 2023 request above, and it should not be considered responsive to my request. Please reread my original request.

     

    I submitted my request to you more than a year after that sender, and I would expect that you would provide me with all the records which are responsive to MY request – so that it is stated explicitly and made clear what specific documents or files you’re saying are responsive. Those records have been requested of you as the disclosing agency, and as such you should provide them to me here.

     

    With this in mind —

     

    Can you please clarify whether at any point since July 2023 to the present you performed a new search for responsive Texts I asked for that were “… created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022” for each Member of City Council and any City Staff who also attended that 01/14/22 meeting? And that, you’re also saying that having performed that search, there are no responsive records for my request?

     

    Since we seem to disagree on whether you performed an appropriate search to determine whether there were additional records responsive to MY specific request … I’m asking again that you please provide me with the following:

     

    “Any texts or emails, where you (Allison or the City of AVL Public Records) asked for the relevant parties to provide their text messages, responsive to MY request. And, if possible, please provide all communications where you coordinated receiving access to their devices, and the search query that would be performed.”

     

    Thank you.


    November 7, 2023, 11:49am by the requester


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 7, 2023 8:24 am

    3 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 7, 2023, 8:24 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-183

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request,

     

    I responded to 2B in my August 9th message, which states: “Records that would include responsive text messages specific to this request had previously been collected by our office as part of separate requests/inquiries, therefore no new communication records were created in order to fulfill this request.”

     

    View Request 23-183
    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-183


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 6, 2023 2:55 pm

    3 months ago

    from: [email protected]
    to: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 6th, 2023, 2:55 PM

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    I’m following up with you again regarding the message I sent you about this request on “July 31, 2023, 6:46pm”.

     

    Rather than repeat the entire message again, I’d like to draw your attention to item #2B. in particular — which has not yet been addressed directly:

    ———

     

    2B. For my own benefit, as well as that of the person who submitted this request through our website, I need to ask you now to please expand the request now to also include:

     

    “Any texts or emails, where you (Allison or City of AVL Public Records) asked for the relevant parties to provide their text messages, responsive to my request. And, if possible, please provide all communications where you coordinated receiving access to their devices, and the search query that would be performed.”

    ———-

     

    Please confirm whether you performed a proper search for all records which were responsive to MY specific records request (as submitted to you on April 03, 2023), and please provide the items as requested in 2B above.

     

    I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!


    November 6, 2023, 2:55pm by the requester


    Status: Follow up
  • August 9, 2023 1:20 pm

    6 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 9, 2023, 1:20 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-183

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-183:

     

    Good afternoon, Sunshine Request,

    Thank you for your message. The responsive records have been reproduced in a Google Drive folder and publicly released under this request. The searches performed for this request resulted in no additional responsive records; all responsive records have been released. Records that would include responsive text messages specific to this request had previously been collected by our office as part of separate requests/inquiries, therefore no new communication records were created in order to fulfill this request.

     


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 9, 2023 1:13 pm

    6 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 9, 2023, 1:13 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-183 has been closed.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-183 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

     

    The records responsive to your request are available here.

     

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

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“23-183.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 9, 2023 1:11 pm

    6 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 9, 2023, 1:11 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-183 has been reopened.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-183 has been reopened. You can see it anytime at the link below.

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 8, 2023 5:45 pm

    6 months ago

    from: [email protected]
    to: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 8th, 2023, 5:45 PM

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    I’m just following up on my previous message (see below). “July 31, 2023, 6:46pm by the requester.”

     

    I have not received a response.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    August 8, 2023, 5:45pm by the requester


    Status: Follow up
  • July 31, 2023 6:46 pm

    6 months ago

    from: [email protected]
    to: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 6:46 PM

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    I’d like to ask you to please review and “reopen” this request.

     

    This request called for:

     

    ALL emails, attachments, text messages and related documents, concerning a meeting that occurred on January 14th, 2022 around 1:00 p.m. Previously released public records have indicated that this meeting was attended by Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, and local government officials (including – but not limited to – Mayor Esther Manheimer and Council Member Antanette Mosley).

     

    Since additional members of City Council or City Staff may have also attended, I respectfully request that the search include the emails and text documents for each Member of City Council and any City Staff who also attended that meeting.

     

    To clarify – I am requesting all communication records and documents pertaining to this meeting that were created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022.

     

    In your update on July 26, you indicated that you performed a search of some kind and were “… unable to locate anything relating to a meeting on January 14, 2022”. I’ve since clarified to you that there were text messages (which are currently public on the City’s NR Portal) exchanged about an 01/14/2022 meeting.

     

    Your update on July 31 says, “The only record responsive to this request is the text message conversation previously produced and already publicly available in the public records portal under request 22-42.” With this in mind – I need to ask for several additional items of clarification:

     

    1. I reviewed the referenced request # 22-42 on the City’s NR page (submitted in January of 2022). The sender asked for “… all text messages exchanged between city council members, the mayor, and city staff from the month of January, 2022.”

     

    The content of what was being requested by that sender does not match my April 2023 request above. As usual, please provide me with all the records which are responsive to MY request – so that it is stated explicitly and made clear what specific documents or files you’re saying are responsive to MY request. Those records have been requested of you as the disclosing agency, and as such you should provide them to me here.

     

    2A. Thank you for confirming there is a text conversation about a January 14, 2022 meeting. Now that this fact has been established, it also means there could be other texts that were exchanged about the meeting, and responsive to my request.

     

    With this in mind – I just want to check if you recently performed a new search for responsive Texts that were “… created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022”  for each Member of City Council and any City Staff who also attended that meeting — and that, you’re also saying there are no responsive records?

     

    2B. For my own benefit, as well as that of the person who submitted this request through our website, I need to ask you now to please expand the request now to also include:

     

    “Any texts or emails, where you (Allison or City of AVL Public Records) asked for the relevant parties to provide their text messages, responsive to my request. And, if possible, please provide all communications where you coordinated receiving access to their devices, and the search query that would be performed.”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

     

    July 31, 2023, 6:46pm by the requester


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 31, 2023 9:32 am

    6 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 9:32 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-183 has been closed.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-183 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

     

    The only record responsive to this request is the text message conversation previously produced and already publicly available in the public records portal under request 22-42. All records responsive to your request have been released in accordance with the North Carolina Public Records Act. Your request has been fulfilled and is now closed. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

     


     

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 9:32 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-183 has been published.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-183 has been published and is now available for public view.

     


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 27, 2023 1:14 pm

    6 months ago

    **07/27/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #4 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 26, 2023 4:49 pm

    6 months ago

    Sent by: Sunshine
    Sent in:
    City of AVL Next Request portal
    Date: July 26, 2023, 4:49pm by the requester
    External Message:

     

    Hi Allison,

     

    Thanks for checking.

     

    A text message conversation contained within a previously completed public records request — that you published on the City’s Next Request page — shows clearly that there were text messages exchanged between Council Members Mosley and Smith from January 06, 2022 through January 14, 2022 discussing coordination of a meeting with the Chamber for Friday, January 14, 2022 at either 1:00 or 1:30pm.

     

    And, Council Member Mosley and Smith discuss how one or both of them attended that meeting (whether it was remote or in person, is unclear) for at least some period of time that day. And that it was also attended by “Todd”, “the Chief” and “Vic”.

     

    REF:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-7lth7HJ_DeO6_zSRuMEYzpMUGIZAxH9

     

    It is also possible that others at the City and Chamber may have been in attendance as well — which is why, you see my original request above written as is.

     

    Please provide the responsive records as they were requested in my original message above on April 03, 2023.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • July 26, 2023 2:01 pm

    6 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    reply-to: [email protected]
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 26, 2023, 2:01 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-183

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-183:

     

    Good afternoon, Sunshine Request,

     

    I wanted to touch base about this request. In searching for responsive records, I’ve been unable to locate anything relating to a meeting on January 14, 2022. However, I have found some emails relating to a meeting that took place on January 11, 2022. Can you please verify the date of the meeting to which you are referring? You can either reply to this message or contact [email protected] to let me know. Thank you.

     


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 25, 2023 10:50 am

    6 months ago

    **07/25/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #6 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 11, 2023 10:16 am

    7 months ago

    **07/11/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #9 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 27, 2023 10:48 am

    7 months ago

    **06/27/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #15 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 13, 2023 11:05 am

    8 months ago

    **06/13/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #17 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 30, 2023 12:40 pm

    8 months ago

    **05/30/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #24 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 15, 2023 11:16 am

    9 months ago

    **05/15/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #25 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 28, 2023 12:50 pm

    9 months ago

    **04/28/23 Editor’s Note: This request is now #30 on the City’s Communications Search Queue (formerly known as the City of Asheville’s “Email Search Queue” spreadsheet). Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 6, 2023 2:21 pm

    10 months ago

    **04/06/23 Editor’s Note: This request is now #31 on the City’s Communications Search Queue (formerly known as the City of Asheville’s “Email Search Queue” spreadsheet). Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 4, 2023 10:42 am

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 4, 2023, 10:42 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-183

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-183:

     

    Communications requests are processed in the order they are received. Your request is number 32 in the search queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the emails are collected and reviewed, 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 4, 2023 9:06 am

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 4, 2023, 9:06 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-183

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-183:

     

    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville and has been assigned to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, you will receive any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 3, 2023 12:30 pm

    10 months ago

    **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. Thank you for using Sunshine Request! Here’s a link to the request on NextRequest: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-183

     

    Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (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 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 emails, texts, and related documents 12/01/2021 – 02/28/2022 regarding 01/14/2022 meeting with Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, Asheville City Council Members, and Asheville City Staff.

     

    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

     

    This request is related to communication records and documentation regarding an 01/14/2022 meeting.

     

    Please provide ALL emails, attachments, text messages and related documents, concerning a meeting that occurred on January 14th, 2022 around 1:00 p.m. Previously released public records have indicated that this meeting was attended by Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, and local government officials (including – but not limited to – Mayor Esther Manheimer and Council Member Antanette Mosley).

     

    Since additional members of City Council or City Staff may have also attended, I respectfully request that the search include the emails and text documents for each Member of City Council and any City Staff who also attended that meeting.

     

    To clarify – I am requesting all communication records and documents pertaining to this meeting that were created by or in the possession of any member of City Council or any member of City Staff. During the specific time period of 12/01/2021 through 02/28/2022.

     

    ** 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.**

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    ** 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!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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
  • March 31, 2023 4:55 pm

    10 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending