City of Asheville Submitted: June 10, 2020 | Updated: June 16, 2020

(June 2020) Request for info related to police contracts and correspondence between police unions and the City of Asheville, NC

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (APD),

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

I’m interested in information about how police unions help local departments negotiate terms of their contract with the city, and I’d like to know what the contract between the Asheville Police Department and the City of Asheville looks like. Specifically, I’d like to know how the contract was formed, and what kinds of negotiations occurred between police unions and staff working on behalf of the City of Asheville to create the contracts.

Please provide a copy of all current contracts [as of 06/07/2020] between the City of Asheville and the Asheville Police Department.

Additionally, please provide any written correspondence [from 06/07/2015 - 06/07/2020] regarding how those contracts were formed.

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:

  • June 16, 2020 12:22 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 16, 2020, 12:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for info related to police contracts and correspondence between police unions and the City of Asheville, NC

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for your help with this public records request. We’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • June 15, 2020 11:51 am

    5 months ago

    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 15, 2020, 11:21 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for info related to police contracts and correspondence between police unions and the City of Asheville, NC

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    Pursuant to North Carolina Law, there are no police unions in North Carolina. Please see N.C.G.S. § 95-98. Contracts between units of government and labor unions, trade unions or labor organizations concerning public employees declared to be illegal.
    Any agreement, or contract, between the governing authority of any city, town, county, or other municipality, or between any agency, unit, or instrumentality thereof, or between any agency, instrumentality, or institution of the State of North Carolina, and any labor union, trade union, or labor organization, as bargaining agent for any public employees of such city, town, county or other municipality, or agency or instrumentality of government, is hereby declared to be against the public policy of the State, illegal, unlawful, void and of no effect. (1959, c. 742.)”

     

    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    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: Response Received from Government
  • June 11, 2020 3:30 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 11, 2020, 3:30 PM
    subject: Records Request: (June 2020) Request for info related to police contracts and correspondence between police unions and the City of Asheville, NC

     

    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: (June 2020) Request for info related to police contracts and correspondence between police unions and the City of Asheville, NC

     

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

     

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

     

    I’m interested in information about how police unions help local departments negotiate terms of their contract with the city, and I’d like to know what the contract between the Asheville Police Department and the City of Asheville looks like. Specifically, I’d like to know how the contract was formed, and what kinds of negotiations occurred between police unions and staff working on behalf of the City of Asheville to create the contracts.

     

    Please provide a copy of all current contracts [as of 06/07/2020] between the City of Asheville and the Asheville Police Department.

     

    Additionally, please provide any written correspondence [from 06/07/2015 – 06/07/2020] regarding how those contracts were formed.

     

    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 10, 2020 3:34 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending