City of Asheville Submitted: August 13, 2021 | Updated: September 1, 2021

(August 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Emails related to “Resolution supporting community reparations for Black Asheville” 07/01/20 – 05/05/21

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

I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

Please provide all emails received by, and sent from:

- Mayor Manheimer
- City Manager Campbell
- Kimberlee Archie

... during the specific time period of July 01, 2020 through May 05, 2021. Specifically -- I'm only requesting emails which are related to the Resolution supporting community reparations for Black Asheville that was passed unanimously on July 14, 2020.
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For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, emails, time keeping minutes, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

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.

Editor’s Note 08/13/21: We apologize for the delay in processing and publishing this request on our site. Sunshine Request is a project built and run by a small team at PRC Applications. We run the site in addition to our primary business. While we will always do our best to process and follow up on requests as quickly as possible, there may be occasional delays, depending on our availability in a given week or month.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • September 1, 2021 12:13 pm

    2 weeks ago

    **9/1 Editor’s Note: The request submitted through our site in August has now been “Completed” on our site. Though it is technically still being processed by the City, it is now being handled as part of a different request received by the City on their Next Request Public Records Portal. Therefore, any further follow ups or updates will not be handled by Sunshine Request, and the sender should please track track any future updates via the City’s Next request system here: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-11


    Status: Completed
  • August 27, 2021 3:33 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 27, 2021, 3:33 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-56 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your response!

     

    We don’t want to cause any confusion — But, we do want to clarify for users on our site that the Request # 21-11 you’ve referenced did not come from our Team ([email protected]).

     

    This appears to be a request sent in to you by someone else in the public on May 06, and “published” by the City in July:

    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-11

     

    Our request (# 21-56) was sent to the City on August 16:
    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-56

     

    In the future, before sending in New Requests we will try to check the Next Request site first to see if the City is already processing something similar. In that case, we will just point our site users to that particular Next Request instead — and this way we can avoid duplicating efforts.

     

    However, since this system is still new to our Team (and to the users on our site), we want to want to clarify the following about our request (#21-56) above:

     

    We understand you’re saying you “Closed” our request because it’s very similar to another request (#21 -11) you have open already. Although both requests are very similar, we would like to point out that ours is worded much differently, is longer, and specifically asks for attachments, files, documents, links, videos etc. to be included.

     

    If you are ever “merging” any of our requests with someone else’s to avoid duplication, we would ask that you please ensure that the info we’ve requested still gets fulfilled in its entirety, and that there is an estimated timeline for completion we can follow.

     

    It’s very likely from time-to-time you will receive similar requests from other people outside of our Team, which are not official “Sunshine Requests” we’ve sent in, and should not be treated as alterations to our requests. If you are trying to save duplicating efforts by combining similar requests, that is totally fine — Our main concern, however, is just to make sure our original request is fulfilled, since we will not receive updates on the request anymore, and won’t be able to follow up with you directly in Next Request as we would if it were sent in by our team.

     

    I’m happy to have a phone call about this if it would be easiest to discuss so we’re on the same page about the process moving forward.

     

    We appreciate your help.
    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • August 17, 2021 1:19 pm

    1 month ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 17, 2021, 1:19 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-56 has been closed.

     

    Record request #21-56 has been closed and published. The closure reason supplied was:
    This request is identical to request 21-11. Please refer to that request for status updates and for released documents.


    Status: Completed
  • August 17, 2021 1:18 pm

    1 month ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 17, 2021, 1:18 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-56

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request.

     

    This request is identical to request 21-11 including named persons, time period, and the scope of “related to the Resolution supporting community reparations for Black Asheville that was passed unanimously on July 14, 2020.” That request was received in May and the emails are second in the queue. I’m am going to assume this is a duplicate request and close it. Please direct the requester to link above to the identical request.

     

    Thank you.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • August 16, 2021 3:44 pm

    1 month ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via City of Asheville’s public records portal. We will post any updates we receive here. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

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

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

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

     

    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 later this month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Emails related to “Resolution supporting community reparations for Black Asheville” 07/01/20 – 05/05/21

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    Please provide all emails received by, and sent from:

     

    – Mayor Manheimer

    – City Manager Campbell

    – Kimberlee Archie

     

    … during the specific time period of July 01, 2020 through May 05, 2021. Specifically — I’m only requesting emails which are related to the Resolution supporting community reparations for Black Asheville that was passed unanimously on July 14, 2020.

    —-

     

    For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, emails, time keeping minutes, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!“

     

    ** 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.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 13, 2021 4:28 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending