City of Asheville Submitted: November 3, 2022 | Updated: November 17, 2022

(November 2022) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Documents or communications to Council Members. Related to School Board candidacy. 01/01/2019 – 10/31/2022.

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Please provide any public documents or communications [emails, SMS texts, Google Chat messages, Facebook Messenger] sent To any and all City Council Members regarding the Asheville School Board candidacy of Pepi Acebo. During the specific time period of January 01, 2019 through October 31, 2022.

I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.
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[**Editor’s Note to Allison: I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**]

This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

Please note that we cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let us know the itemized potential cost.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Editor’s Note 11/03/22: The original submission above has been revised for clarity.


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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • November 17, 2022 12:17 pm

    3 weeks ago

    **11/17/22 Editor’s Note: This request is now #24 on the City’s email queue spreadsheet. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 7, 2022 8:59 am

    1 month ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 7, 2022, 8:59 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-530

     

    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville. Email requests are processed in the order they are received. Your request is number 26 in the email queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the emails are collected and reviewed, you will be sent any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 4, 2022 3:26 pm

    1 month ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 4, 2022, 3:26 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #22-530 has been opened.

     

    The due date for your request may be later than usual because the office is closed on:

     

    November 11: Veterans Day


    Status:
  • November 4, 2022 6:27 pm

    1 month ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Asheville City Government’s public records request portal. As we receive updates, we will post them here on our website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Hello City of Asheville (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2022) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Documents or communications to Council Members. Related to School Board candidacy. 01/01/2019 – 10/31/2022.

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.

     

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Please provide any public documents or communications [emails, SMS texts, Google Chat messages, Facebook Messenger] sent To any and all City Council Members regarding the Asheville School Board candidacy of Pepi Acebo. During the specific time period of January 01, 2019 through October 31, 2022.

     

    I am not requesting to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain printed copies of, electronic records. In accordance with NC Public Records Law, I’m requesting explicitly that all responsive records be provided via an electronic medium / format (in which the records should already exist), such as an email, file share, google drive folder, mailed flash drive if necessary, etc.

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    [**Editor’s Note to Allison: I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide other than what you see in the message above. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**]

     

    This request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from our Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of our request – We intend to continue to pursue our request.

     

    Please note that we cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let us know the itemized potential cost.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • November 3, 2022 1:48 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending