City of Asheville Submitted: November 3, 2020 | Updated: December 2, 2020

(November 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee Emails and Text Messages 10/17/20 – 11/01/20

Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

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

Please provide all Emails and Text messages to and from City Council members Deborah Campbell, David Zack, and any APD Command staff [unspecified] during the specific time period 10/17/20 - 11/01/20 concerning the following:

1. Any reduction in public services by APD from 10/17/20 - 11/01/20 due to a reduction in staffing.

2. Disenfranchisement of police officers as a method of defunding the police force. Specifically, any discussion about not replacing officers who are leaving the department.

3. A list of officers who have resigned, as well as their stated reason for exiting the City. [Editor's Note: Based on the request's introduction, we're going to interpret on the sender's behalf that #3 should actually say, "Any discussions related to officers who have resigned from 10/17/20, as well as their stated reason for exiting the City."]

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 11/03/20: The above submission has been revised. As originally written, the request goes against our Policies, and was not an actionable request for public records that Sunshine Request will fulfill.

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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • December 2, 2020 3:17 pm

    12 hours ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 2, 2020, 3:17 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: (November 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee Emails and Text Messages 10/17/20 – 11/01/20

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    This request remains in position 21. Our IT department is experiencing server issues that are preventing me from completing email searches but they anticipate having the issue fixed this week or next. At that time I will go to the building and work on these requests, as I am unable to do them from home due to network security protocols. Thank you for your patience.
    Best,

     

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 2, 2020 3:13 pm

    12 hours ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 2, 2020, 3:13 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: (November 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee Emails and Text Messages 10/17/20 – 11/01/20

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Checking in on this request. We’re aware that you said this request will “not be reached for a significant amount of time” and we wanted to let you know we will not be following up again on this request until mid-January.

     

    We appreciate your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 10, 2020 12:41 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 10, 2020, 12:41 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: (November 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee Emails and Text Messages 10/17/20 – 11/01/20

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    I have received your public records request for emails regard APD resignations. Email requests are processed in the order within which they are received. Your request is number 21 in the email queue and will not be reached for a significant period of 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.
    All best,

     

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 9, 2020 4:27 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>,
    Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 9, 2020, 4:27 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee Emails and Text Messages 10/17/20 – 11/01/20

     

    Hi Asheville City Government (and Liz),

     

    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. In any case, we’ll follow up again in about a week if we have not heard back.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2020) Request for City of Asheville, NC employee Emails and Text Messages 10/17/20 – 11/01/20

     

    Message: “Hi City of Asheville, NC Government,

     

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

     

    Please provide all Emails and Text messages to and from City Council members Deborah Campbell, David Zack, and any APD Command staff [unspecified] during the specific time period 10/17/20 – 11/01/20 concerning the following:

     

    1. Any reduction in public services by APD from 10/17/20 – 11/01/20 due to a reduction in staffing.

     

    2. Disenfranchisement of police officers as a method of defunding the police force. Specifically, any discussion about not replacing officers who are leaving the department.

     

    3. A list of officers who have resigned, as well as their stated reason for exiting the City. [Editor’s Note: Based on the request’s introduction, we’re going to interpret on the sender’s behalf that #3 should actually say, “Any discussions related to officers who have resigned from 10/17/20, as well as their stated reason for exiting the City.”]

     

    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 3, 2020 2:11 pm

    4 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending