City of Asheville Submitted: June 15, 2020 | Updated: July 8, 2020

(June 2020) Request for all electronic communications from City of Asheville, NC mayor as of 06/12/20

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

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

Please provide all electronic correspondence (to include Text Messages, iMessages, SMS/MMS, 3rd Party App Messages, Emails, and Voicemails) sent and received by Mayor Esther Manheimer between February 01, 2020 through June 12, 2020.

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: Clarification Requested

Activity:

  • July 8, 2020 1:27 pm

    3 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 8, 2020, 1:27 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for all electronic communications from City of Asheville, NC mayor as of 06/12/20

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for making us aware of the possible charges.

     

    It would be helpful if you could let us know any guidance on a timeframe or other aspect of the request that could be revised to help “narrow” the scope. We’ll note whatever information you send on our site, should the sender wish to resubmit the request in the future.

     

    Once we hear back, we will close out this request and mark as completed since we cannot commit to covering any fees/cost related to requests sent though our site. Thank you again for letting us know there could be a cost incurred, we will have all of this information on our site for the sender so that they can reach out to the city directly should they wish to pursue this information further.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • June 30, 2020 9:44 am

    1 week ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 30, 2020, 9:44 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for all electronic communications from City of Asheville, NC mayor as of 06/12/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    This is a very large request and will require the review of thousands of emails and text messages. It will save time and resources, and allow for quicker production, if the requester can narrow the scope of the search. I understand that your requesters are anonymous, but the city will wait to initiate this search until the requester determines if he or she wishes to narrow the search.
    Since this request will require extensive use of information technology resources, if the requester does not want to narrow the search then the city, pursuant to N.C.G.S. §132-6.2(b), will charge a special service charge based on the actual cost of the information technology and staff resource time actually incurred. The charge will have to be paid prior to the release of the records.
    Please let me know once you hear from the requester.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • June 29, 2020 2:36 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 29, 2020, 2:36 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for all electronic communications from City of Asheville, NC mayor as of 06/12/20

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I apologize for my delayed response to your request. It got lost in my email in box.
    I have received your request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing in complete, I will forward you any responsive records. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
    Please note that all email requests are handled in the order within which they are received. Your email request is number 16 in the queue and will not be reached for several weeks. After the emails are pulled and reviewed, I will forward you any responsive emails.
    All best,

    Teresa (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    828.259.5631
    Office Hours:
    M-W and F: 8am – 4:30 pm
    pronouns: she/her/hers


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • June 17, 2020 12:02 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 17, 2020, 12:02 PM
    subject: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for all electronic communications from City of Asheville, NC mayor as of 06/12/20

     

    Good morning 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: (June 2020) Request for all electronic communications from City of Asheville, NC mayor as of 06/12/20

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

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

     

    Please provide all electronic correspondence (to include Text Messages, iMessages, SMS/MMS, 3rd Party App Messages, Emails, and Voicemails) sent and received by Mayor Esther Manheimer between February 01, 2020 through June 12, 2020.

     

    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
  • June 15, 2020 6:07 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending