City of Asheville Submitted: January 9, 2023 | Updated: January 18, 2023

(January 2023) Multi-part request for City of Asheville, NC Government: Communications between Consultants and City of AVL, regarding 2021 Asheville Water Rate model. 05/01/2020 – 08/31/2021.

Hello 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.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

I believe that in May 2021 Asheville City Council approved a new rate model for water for residential, commercial and industrial customers. With this in mind – I’d like to receive all documents produced during Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.'s work with the City of Asheville, as well as all communications between City of Asheville staff and Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. regarding the adjusted rate model that was defined in 2021.

Please provide all documents [unspecified] and all communications [emails, SMS texts, Google Chat messages, Facebook Messenger] between Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. and the City of Asheville. During the specific time period of 05/01/2020 through 08/31/2021. Specifically – I am requesting responsive records only in regard to the 2021 Asheville Water Rate model.

I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, 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 denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**
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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • January 18, 2023 11:29 am

    2 weeks ago

    **1/18/23 Editor’s Note: This request is now #18 on the City’s email queue spreadsheet. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 10, 2023 8:39 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    reply-to: [email protected]
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 10, 2023, 8:39 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-18

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-18:

     

    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.

     

    Requests for email are processed in the order they are received. Your request is number 19 in the email queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the emails are collected and reviewed, you will be sent any responsive records.

     

    Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

     

    View Request 23-18

    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-18


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 9, 2023 2:54 pm

    3 weeks 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!

     

    Hello City of Asheville (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: (January 2023) Multi-part request for City of Asheville, NC Government: Communications between Consultants and City of AVL, regarding 2021 Asheville Water Rate model. 05/01/2020 – 08/31/2021.

     

    Message: “Hello 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.

     

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    I believe that in May 2021 Asheville City Council approved a new rate model for water for residential, commercial and industrial customers. With this in mind – I’d like to receive all documents produced during Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.’s work with the City of Asheville, as well as all communications between City of Asheville staff and Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. regarding the adjusted rate model that was defined in 2021.

     

    Please provide all documents [unspecified] and all communications [emails, SMS texts, Google Chat messages, Facebook Messenger] between Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. and the City of Asheville. During the specific time period of 05/01/2020 through 08/31/2021. Specifically – I am requesting responsive records only in regard to the 2021 Asheville Water Rate model.

     

    I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, 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 denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

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    [Editor’s Note: 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 our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

     

    Please note that we cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let us know the itemized potential cost.]

     

    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
  • January 9, 2023 1:53 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending