Other (indicate in message) Submitted: February 15, 2024 | Updated: February 19, 2024

(February 2024) Request for City of New Bern, NC Government: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

Good afternoon Brenda, Colleen, Kim (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees and officials. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

Please provide a list of ALL current City of New Bern, NC Local Government Employees / Staff / Elected Officials and their salaries, as of the present day (on the date the query is performed). To clarify, “Elected Officials” should mean: the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and City Council Members or representatives. Please include the following:

1) First / Last name
2) Position / Title / Department
3) Date of Hire
4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity 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 the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If 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’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t 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 respond.

By Law I’m 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 by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. 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!

** 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.

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:

  • February 19, 2024 11:37 am

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Brenda Blanco <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 19, 2024, 11:37 AM
    subject: Re: FW: Public records request. (February 2024) Request for City of New Bern, NC Government: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Hi Brenda,

     

    I reviewed the emails you sent on 02/15 and 02/16, as well as the attached spreadsheet.

     

    I will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you very much for your prompt assistance with the request! 🙂

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • February 16, 2024 4:23 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Brenda Blanco <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2024, 4:23 PM
    subject: FW: Public records request. (February 2024) Request for City of New Bern, NC Government: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    In response to your request, please find attached an Excel spreadsheet with the desired data. This completes New Bern’s response to the request.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Brenda E. Blanco, MMC, CMC, NCCMC

    City Clerk

    City of New Bern

    300 Pollock Street

    PO Box 1129

    New Bern, NC 28563-1129

    Ph:    252-639-2701

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Employee-Compensation-Sunshine-Request-02162024.xlsx”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 15, 2024 2:58 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Brenda Blanco <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Colleen Roberts <[email protected]>, Kimberly Ostrom <[email protected]>, Foster Hughes <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 15, 2024, 2:58 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (February 2024) Request for City of New Bern, NC Government: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    This acknowledges receipt of your email. We are working on the request and will provide a response as timely as possible.

     

    Brenda E. Blanco, MMC, CMC, NCCMC

    City Clerk

    City of New Bern

    300 Pollock Street

    PO Box 1129

    New Bern, NC 28563-1129

    Ph: 252-639-2701


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 15, 2024 2:55 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Brenda Blanco <[email protected]>
    cc: Colleen Roberts <[email protected]>, Kimberly Ostrom <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Feb 15, 2024, 2:55 PM
    subject: Public records request. (February 2024) Request for City of New Bern, NC Government: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Brenda, Colleen, Kim (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees and officials. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current City of New Bern, NC Local Government Employees / Staff / Elected Officials and their salaries, as of the present day (on the date the query is performed). To clarify, “Elected Officials” should mean: the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and City Council Members or representatives. Please include the following:

     

    1) First / Last name
    2) Position / Title / Department
    3) Date of Hire
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity 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 the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If 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’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t 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 respond.

     

    By Law I’m 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 by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. 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!

     

    ** 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
  • February 15, 2024 2:53 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending