City of Asheville Submitted: July 24, 2020 | Updated: January 29, 2021

(July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information regarding "Layoffs" at the City of Asheville (during the requested time period of May 01, 2020 - July 22, 2020):

Please provide all emails and text messages identifying groups, positions, and specific employees (members of City of Asheville Finance, Equity and Inclusion, City Manager’s Office, and City Council), who may be cut / protected OR systems that may be implemented to accomplish such a goal were it deemed necessary.

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:

  • January 29, 2021 3:44 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 29, 2021, 3:44 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your help! I’ll mark this request as completed.

     

    Have a good weekend!


    Status: Completed
  • January 29, 2021 2:20 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 29, 2021, 2:20 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    I have completed the search and there are no records responsive to this request.
    All best,

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 22, 2021 4:31 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 22, 2021, 4:31 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    I’m checking in on this request to see if there’s any update to report? I’ll follow up again in February if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • December 22, 2020 3:50 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 22, 2020, 3:50 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for the update! We’ll reach out again in late January if we haven’t heard back by then.

     

    Happy Holidays,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 1, 2020 12:58 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 1, 2020, 12:58 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Hello Sunshine Request,
    This request for emails is number 11 in the email queue and will not be reached for some time. Once the emails are pulled and reviewed for confidential information, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    Best,

     

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 1, 2020 11:51 am

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 1, 2020, 11:51 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    We’re checking in on this request from July 30th: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Is there any update to report? We’ll check back in again at the end of this month if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 12, 2020 9:57 am

    3 months ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 12, 2020, 9:57 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/2

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    Your request is still being processed but I do not have an update on your request at this time. I will forward you any responsive records when processing is complete. Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

     

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 11, 2020 12:03 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 11, 2020, 12:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Hi Asheville City Government (and Liz),

     

    We’re following up on this request from July 30th: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Please let us know if there’s any update on the status and anticipated timeline. We’ll plan to follow up later this month in any case if we haven’t heard back by then.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 15, 2020 11:54 am

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 15, 2020, 11:54 AM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good morning City of Asheville (and Sarah T),

     

    We’re following up on this public records request from July 30th: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    We’ve forwarded all the previous email correspondences we had with Terry related to this request below. Can you please confirm that it’s still being processed, and if possible please provide an update as to where it is in your queue. We will follow up again later this month if we haven’t heard back.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     

    **Editor’s Note: We’ve cut the forwarded part of this request from this email on our site since the correspondence can be viewed directly on this request below. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 18, 2020 4:39 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 18, 2020, 4:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for the update. We’ll follow up again in early October unless we hear from you before then.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 31, 2020 9:31 am

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2020, 9:31 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good morning, Sunshine Request:
    In my earlier email I failed to mention that the email portion of this request will be handled in the order within which it was received. This email request is number 21 in the email queue and will not be reached for several months.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 31, 2020 9:19 am

    6 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2020, 9:19 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I have received your public records request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 30, 2020 4:03 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 30, 2020, 4:03 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time. We will note on our site the statement you recently gave about how “If any of the records are located in city hall, rather than electronically, they will not be found until city employees return to city hall to work.”

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2020) Request for information related to City of Asheville, NC Government “layoffs” as of 07/22/20

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information regarding “Layoffs” at the City of Asheville (during the requested time period of May 01, 2020 – July 22, 2020):

     

    Please provide all emails and text messages identifying groups, positions, and specific employees (members of City of Asheville Finance, Equity and Inclusion, City Manager’s Office, and City Council), who may be cut / protected OR systems that may be implemented to accomplish such a goal were it deemed necessary.

     

    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!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 24, 2020 3:30 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending