Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 22, 2019 | Updated: January 6, 2020

(November 2019) Request for UNC Charlotte license plate readers emails

Hello UNC Charlotte public records officer,

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

Please provide all emails sent or received by any of the following employees, containing any of the following search terms, from 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018.

Employees: Douglas Lape, Helena Connors, Nancy Smith, Leeisha Williams, Michael Christenbury

Search Terms: “plate reader”, “plate readers”, “plate recognition”, “LPR”, “LPRs”

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 6, 2020 3:58 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Tina Dadio <[email protected]>
    cc: “Simpson, Amanda” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 6, 2020, 3:58 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2019) Request for UNC Charlotte license plate readers emails

     

    Hi Tina,

     

    Apologies for the long delay!

     

    Thank you for your reply on 12/03/19 related to the request for “(November 2019) Request for UNC Charlotte license plate readers emails” found at

     

    https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/november-2019-request-for-unc-charlotte-license-plate-readers-emails/.

     

    While we acknowledge that government entities are allowed to charge fees for processing requests, we would just like to note that we feel the estimated costs you’ve described do seem a bit excessive.

     

    Sunshine Request is a free tool we built to help citizens learn about the request process and make records requests. We cannot commit to covering any associated fees related to requests made through our site. We appreciate your response, and at this time we have marked the request as “Completed” on our site.

     

    We have added all the information you’ve provided on our website, and have noted that if the sender would like to pursue the request, they should please reach out to UNC Charlotte directly for assistance.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • December 3, 2019 8:00 am

    4 months ago

    from: Tina Dadio <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Simpson, Amanda” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 3, 2019, 8:00 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2019) Request for UNC Charlotte license plate readers emails

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:

     

    The following is the estimated cost to fulfill your records request received on November 26, 2019. You requested any and all emails between January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018, sent or received by any of the following employees: Douglas Lape, Helena Connors, Nancy Smith, Leeisha Williams, and Michael Christenbury containing the following search terms: “plate reader”; “plate readers”; “plate recognition” “LPR; or LPRs”.

     

    Once we received your request, we ran the search with the above mentioned employees and search terms for the time period requested. The total emails for the search resulted in 7,859 emails.

     

    Consistent with University Policy 605.8 (available at http://legal.uncc.edu/policies/up-605.8) and North Carolina Gen. Stat. § 132-6.2, UNC Charlotte has determined that the portion of your requests which constitute a public records request (7,859 emails) requires extensive clerical and/or supervisory staff time estimated at around 65 hours. As such, your request is considered extraordinary and will incur a special charge at a presumptive rate of $18 per hour applied after the fourth hour of work (61 hours) on the request. The total charges for your public records request, not including copying costs (if applicable), is estimated at $1,098.

     

    If you would like us to continue with the review process, please let me know and remit 50% deposit of the estimated total in the amount of $549.00. Upon receipt of the deposit, UNC Charlotte will resume data extraction and compilation. The remaining costs will be billed once the review is complete. Any unused deposit will be refunded to you if the request is fulfilled in less time than is estimated. Please indicate whether you would like to refine or narrow your request for any remaining items in light of the potential cost, as this will certainly reduce the required labor deposit.

     

    I can be reached by return email or by phone at (704) 687-8592, if you have any questions or would like to discuss this request further. Should you contact me while I am out of the office, please feel free to contact our paralegal, Amanda Simpson, at 704-687-6119 or via email at [email protected]

     

    Thank you,

    Tina

    ————————————————————————–
    Tina Dadio

    University Public Records Officer/Legal Specialist

    UNC Charlotte | Office of Legal Affairs, Cato Hall-Rm.351

    9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223

    Phone: 704-687-8592 | Fax: 704-687-0454.

    [email protected] | http://legal.uncc.edu


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 26, 2019 4:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 26, 2019, 4:42 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2019) Request for UNC Charlotte license plate readers emails

     

    Good afternoon UNC Charlotte,

     

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

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    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.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2019) Request for UNC Charlotte license plate readers emails

     

    Message: “Hello UNC Charlotte public records officer,

     

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

     

    Please provide all emails sent or received by any of the following employees, containing any of the following search terms, from 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2018.

     

    Employees: Douglas Lape, Helena Connors, Nancy Smith, Leeisha Williams, Michael Christenbury

     

    Search Terms: “plate reader”, “plate readers”, “plate recognition”, “LPR”, “LPRs”

     

    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
  • November 22, 2019 12:07 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending