Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 20, 2023 | Updated: June 6, 2023

(April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

Hello again Suzanne, Ash, Judy (or City of Gastonia, NC Government Records Officer),

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

If such a record exists – Please provide all emails, messages, notes, etc. Sent to and Sent from anyone involved in the changing of S. Hill St. (City of Gastonia Government Employees) to include [but not limited to] the restriping of the road, the removal of the "No Parking: Tow Away Zone" signage, and the extension of on-street parking. This should include any and all emails, messages, notes, etc. Sent to or Sent from Veronica Jeon, Brandon Bellamy, David Martin, Brian Fisher, or Brady Salisbury related to parking, towing, or changing S. Hill St.

The responses should also include [but not be limited to] searches of any of the following employees/elected officials: Mayor Walker Reid, City Council Members Charles Odom, Jim Gallagher, Donyell Barber, Jennifer Stepp, Robert Kellogg, Dave Kirlin, City Manager Michael Peoples, Quentin McPhatter, Adrian Miller, Melody Braddy, Suzanne Gibbs, Ashley Smith, Mary Elliott, Joseph Albright, Dale Denton, and Jason Thompson.

The searchable time period for these records should be January 01, 2022 through today, April 21, 2023.

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in a PDF format, if possible.

** I am simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide to narrow this request, other than what you see in the message above. If it is unclear, or 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.**
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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.

By Law I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The 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:

  • June 6, 2023 2:42 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Gibbs, Suzanne” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 6, 2023, 2:42 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Hi Suzanne,

     

    Thank you!

     

    Confirming receipt of both of your emails, and all 55 total files received, from June 05 at 11:47AM.

     

    I reviewed the files you sent, and have uploaded them to our website.

     

    I’ve marked this request as “Completed”.

     

    Have a great afternoon!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • June 5, 2023 11:47 am

    11 months ago

    from: Gibbs, Suzanne <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 5, 2023, 11:47 AM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Attached is additional information relevant to your request for information in connection with the above subject.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Suzanne Gibbs

    City of Gastonia

     

    OUR MISSION: To provide fair, competent, responsive, cost-effective services at the highest level.

    The City of Gastonia is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We value diversity and promise to honor your experiences, perspective and unique identity.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 9 file attachments referenced (“recordsrequestapril2023requestforcityofgastonia-1.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 5, 2023 11:47 am

    11 months ago

    from: Gibbs, Suzanne <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 5, 2023, 11:47 AM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023

     

    Attached is information compiled in connection with your request for information related to the above subject.

     

    I will be forwarding a separate email with additional information.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Suzanne Gibbs

    City of Gastonia

     

    OUR MISSION: To provide fair, competent, responsive, cost-effective services at the highest level.

    The City of Gastonia is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We value diversity and promise to honor your experiences, perspective and unique identity.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 46 file attachments referenced (“recordsrequestapril2023requestforcityofgastonia.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 24, 2023 3:21 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Gibbs, Suzanne” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>, “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>, “Alvey, Steven” <[email protected]>, “Peoples, Michael” <[email protected]>
    date: May 24, 2023, 3:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Hi Suzanne,

     

    Thanks for your reply!

     

    I will follow up again in a couple of weeks, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • May 24, 2023 3:02 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Gibbs, Suzanne <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>, “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>, “Alvey, Steven” <[email protected]>, “Peoples, Michael” <[email protected]>
    date: May 24, 2023, 3:02 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Your request has been received. Our IT Department is in the process of collecting information in order to respond.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Suzanne Gibbs

    City of Gastonia

     

    OUR MISSION: To provide fair, competent, responsive, cost-effective services at the highest level.

    The City of Gastonia is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We value diversity and promise to honor your experiences, perspective and unique identity.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 24, 2023 2:27 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>, “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: May 24, 2023, 2:27 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Hi Suzanne, Ash, Judy, City of Gastonia, NC Records Officer, (all others CCed),

     

    This is the 3rd time I ‘ve followed up on my public records request. It was first sent to your offices on Fri, Apr 21, 1:14 PM.
    (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    It has been over a month since I submitted the request. I haven’t received any response since submitting the request in April, or to any of my follow up emails on April 28 and May 16.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the City is required to “promptly” process all valid public records requests. 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

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request has begun processing, and please provide an anticipated date for its completion.

     

    Having made all reasonable efforts to follow up, if I do not hear back in the next week I will mark the request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 16, 2023 2:47 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>, “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>
    date: May 16, 2023, 2:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Good Afternoon Suzanne, Ash, Judy (or City of Gastonia, NC Government Records Officer),

     

    This is my second attempt to follow up on my public records request. First sent to your offices on Fri, Apr 21, 1:14 PM.

    (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    I have not received any response since sending in the request.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request has begun processing, and please provide an anticipated date or timeline for its completion.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I have not heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • April 28, 2023 12:26 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>, “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 28, 2023, 12:26 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Hi Suzanne, Ash, Judy (or City of Gastonia, NC Government Records Officer),

     

    Just following up on my public records request. First sent to your offices on April 21, 2023:
    (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    As of this writing I have not received any response.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt to let me know that the request will begin processing? And, please provide an anticipated date for its completion.

     

    I’ll follow up again in another week, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • April 21, 2023 1:14 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Gibbs, Suzanne <[email protected]> via email.cityofgastonia.com
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 21, 2023, 1:14 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – …

     

    I am currently out of the office and will return on Monday, April 24. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Candice Owenby at Extension 6720.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 21, 2023 1:14 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Smith, Ash” <[email protected]>, “Smith, Judy” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 21, 2023, 1:14 PM
    subject: Records Request: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Hello again Suzanne, Ash, Judy (or City of Gastonia, 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 the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (April 2023) Request for City of Gastonia, NC Government: Communications related to the changing of S. Hill St., restriping, removal of ‘No Parking: Tow Away Zone’ signage, extension of on-street parking. 01/01/2022 – 04/21/2023.

     

    Message: “Hello again Suzanne, Ash, Judy (or City of Gastonia, NC Government Records
    Officer),

     

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

     

    If such a record exists – Please provide all emails, messages, notes, etc. Sent to and Sent from anyone involved in the changing of S. Hill St. (City of Gastonia Government Employees) to include [but not limited to] the restriping of the road, the removal of the “No Parking: Tow Away Zone” signage, and the extension of on-street parking. This should include any and all emails, messages, notes, etc. Sent to or Sent from Veronica Jeon, Brandon Bellamy, David Martin, Brian Fisher, or Brady Salisbury related to parking, towing, or changing S. Hill St.

     

    The responses should also include [but not be limited to] searches of any of the following employees/elected officials: Mayor Walker Reid, City Council Members Charles Odom, Jim Gallagher, Donyell Barber, Jennifer Stepp, Robert Kellogg, Dave Kirlin, City Manager Michael Peoples, Quentin McPhatter, Adrian Miller, Melody Braddy, Suzanne Gibbs, Ashley Smith, Mary Elliott, Joseph Albright, Dale Denton, and Jason Thompson.

     

    The searchable time period for these records should be January 01, 2022 through today, April 21, 2023.

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in a PDF format, if possible.

     

    ** I am simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide to narrow this request, other than what you see in the message above. If it is unclear, or 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.**
    ——————

     

    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.

     

    By Law I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The 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
  • April 20, 2023 2:00 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending