City of Asheville Submitted: March 31, 2023 | Updated: July 31, 2023

(April 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: All text messages between Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Asheville City Council, Mayor, City Manager, Assistants to the Mayor and Manager. 12/01/2021 – 01/31/2022.

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 text messages between the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Asheville. This request is NOT subject or keyword specific.

Please provide ALL text messages exchanged between any or all Staff of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Members of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and any or all of the following parties at the City of Asheville: City Council Members (including the Mayor), the City Manager, any assistants to the Mayor, any assistants to the City Manager. During the time period of 12/01/2021 through 01/31/2022.

To clarify – I’m seeking text messages that include at least one member of Council or any of the City Staff members listed above, as either a sender or recipient of the text.

** 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: Completed

Activity:

  • July 31, 2023 12:20 pm

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 12:20 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-182

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-182:

     

    Sunshine Request,

    The first text message in the thread between Sage Turner and Kit Cramer took place on April 20, 2021, and the rest all took place on August 10, 2021, so none were responsive to the timeline you provided in your request. I apologize for including them initially; they have been removed from the Drive folder. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

     


    Status: Completed
  • July 31, 2023 12:15 pm

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 12:15 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-182 has been closed.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-182 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.

     

    View Request 23-182

    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-182

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 referenced file (“Downloaded-0731-2PM-23-182-20230731T150606Z-001.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section. We downloaded the contents of that file at 2:00PM EST.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 31, 2023 11:15 am

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 11:15 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-182 has been reopened.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-182 has been reopened. You can see it anytime at the link below.

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 31, 2023 11:02 am

    10 months ago

    from: [email protected]
    to: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 11:02 AM

     

    Hi Allison,

     

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

     

    This request called for:

     

    ALL text messages exchanged between any or all Staff of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Members of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and any or all of the following parties at the City of Asheville: City Council Members (including the Mayor), the City Manager, any assistants to the Mayor, any assistants to the City Manager. During the time period of 12/01/2021 through 01/31/2022.

     

    To clarify – I’m seeking text messages that include at least one member of Council or any of the City Staff members listed above, as either a sender or recipient of the text.

     

    The Google link you’ve sent shows there were “only 5 responsive files” in that two month time period (1 exchange with Debra and Kit, and 4 images of texts between Kit and Sage).

     

    Only 1 of the 4 files with Sage gives any indication of when that text was sent, and I can see that exchange as being August 10, 2021 — which is not responsive to the timeline of my request. I must also assume that the rest of those texts with Sage are from August 10 as well.

     

    Can you please send the correct, responsive records, and also indicate the dates of the files? I cannot look at those texts and tell when they’re sent, and if they’re even responsive to the request.

     

    Thank you.

     


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • July 31, 2023 9:22 am

    10 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 9:22 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-182 has been closed.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-182 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: The responsive documents contained within the City’s Google Drive folder Allison linked to (above) were later revised/updated by the City — after our follow up message sent on the same day.

     

    Therefore, in addition to the City’s Google Drive link (above) from Allison, you can also see the 1 file referenced originally (“Downloaded-0731-11AM-23-182-20230731T150606Z-001.zip.zip”) at top left in our Documents section. We downloaded the contents of that file at 11:00AM EST.


     

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 31, 2023, 9:22 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-182 has been published.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-182 has been published and is now available for public view.

     


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 28, 2023 1:13 pm

    10 months ago

    **07/28/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #3 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 25, 2023 10:50 am

    10 months ago

    **07/25/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #5 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 11, 2023 10:15 am

    11 months ago

    **07/11/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #8 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 27, 2023 10:47 am

    11 months ago

    **06/27/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #14 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 13, 2023 11:04 am

    1 year ago

    **06/13/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #16 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


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

    1 year ago

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


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

    1 year ago

    **05/15/23 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
  • April 28, 2023 12:50 pm

    1 year ago

    **04/28/23 Editor’s Note: This request is now #29 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 2:20 pm

    1 year ago

    **04/06/23 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 4, 2023 10:44 am

    1 year ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 4, 2023, 10:44 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-182

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-182:

     

    All requests for communications – including emails, text messages, Google Chat messages, voicemails, etc. – will be processed in the order received. Your request is currently number 31 in the search queue; you can check the position of your request at any time using the City of Asheville Communications Search Queue (formerly the City of Asheville Email Search Queue).

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 4, 2023 9:06 am

    1 year 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 #23-182

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-182:

     

    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 12:10 pm

    1 year 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/23-182

     

    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 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 text messages between Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Asheville City Council, Mayor, City Manager, Assistants to the Mayor and Manager. 12/01/2021 – 01/31/2022.

     

    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 text messages between the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Asheville. This request is NOT subject or keyword specific.

     

    Please provide ALL text messages exchanged between any or all Staff of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Members of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and any or all of the following parties at the City of Asheville: City Council Members (including the Mayor), the City Manager, any assistants to the Mayor, any assistants to the City Manager. During the time period of 12/01/2021 through 01/31/2022.

     

    To clarify – I’m seeking text messages that include at least one member of Council or any of the City Staff members listed above, as either a sender or recipient of the text.

     

    ** 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!”

     

    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 1:25 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending