City of Asheville Submitted: February 16, 2021 | Updated: August 10, 2021

(February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

Hi City of Asheville, NC Government (APD),

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

Please provide all emails related to the Asheville Police Department which were sent to, and sent from, Asheville City Council members from 01/01/2020 - 02/01/2021.

Thank you for your assistance!
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[Editor's Note to AVL Gov: We acknowledge that the scope of this request is quite large, and could take a while to fulfill. If possible, please provide some indication of an approximate timeline for completion, and we will wait to follow up again until the time period you specify.

Additionally - we recently mentioned to Liz Harper that from now on when Sunshine Request receives "communications" (emails, texts, etc) type of requests, we will also ask that the City please provides all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, 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, we'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files. Thank you for your help!]

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 Processing Request

Activity:

  • August 10, 2021 1:00 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 10, 2021, 1:00 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you! I will plan on following up again on this request in October if I don’t hear anything before then.

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 9, 2021 8:12 am

    2 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 9, 2021, 8:12 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,

    This request is still in the queue and will take many months to process due to the voluminous nature of the request.

     

    Thank you,

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 7, 2021 4:31 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 7, 2021, 4:31 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Checking in on this request to see if there’s any update to report? I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • March 4, 2021 4:04 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 4, 2021, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your reply. We acknowledge that this request is quite voluminous, but we do not have any additional clarification to provide. If you are able to fulfill the request, we’d ask that you please proceed with the request as is. We will note for users on our site that the request is very large and will take many months to fulfill. From a scheduling perspective, we will plan to reach out to your office to follow up again in 3 months (early June 2021) for a status update if we have not heard back before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 17, 2021 3:16 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 17, 2021, 3:16 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    I did a preliminary search for the past 13 months of emails to and from city council related to the Asheville Police Department. Using the term “APD” resulted in 51,457 responsive emails and “Asheville Police” resulted in 43,293 emails. These results are first reviewed by myself to identify responsive emails, then are individually inspected during legal review, so I expect it would take many, many months to complete this request. Note that because it was not specified, these numbers include all emails from constituents and the public, not just those between city staff and council members. This request is number 13 on the queue. The requestor is welcome to revise and clarify this request to expedite the request process.
    Best,

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 17, 2021 12:51 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 17, 2021, 12:51 PM
    subject: Records Request: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

    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: (February 2021) Request for all emails to/from Asheville, NC City Council about Asheville Police Department from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information:

     

    Please provide all emails related to the Asheville Police Department which were sent to, and sent from, Asheville City Council members from 01/01/2020 – 02/01/2021.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
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    [Editor’s Note to AVL Gov: We acknowledge that the scope of this request is quite large, and could take a while to fulfill. If possible, please provide some indication of an approximate timeline for completion, and we will wait to follow up again until the time period you specify.

     

    Additionally – we recently mentioned to Liz Harper that from now on when Sunshine Request receives “communications” (emails, texts, etc) type of requests, we will also ask that the City please provides all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, 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, we’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files. Thank you for your help!]“

     

    ** 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
  • February 16, 2021 1:44 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending