Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 28, 2023 | Updated: April 28, 2023

[See Editor’s Note] Applies to All City of Northwest, NC requests. And (April 2023) Submission related to “pay or benefits for city council members and mayor” in City of Northwest, NC.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 04/24/23

Original Subject:
pay or benefits for city council members and mayor

Original Message:
I'd like to know how much city council members and the mayor are paid for the City of Northwest,NC

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
N/A to N/A. Blank

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.

Editor’s Note to Sender 04/28/2023: The submission above has been marked as “Completed.”

Since May of 2022 our Team has continued to experience long delays and issues with the fulfillment of requests sent to the City of Northwest, NC. On several occasions we haven’t received any response, and have followed up numerous times, called their office, emailed other government entities (like Connie Marlowe with Brunswick County, NC) in order to get a reply — and/or have had to mark our requests as “Denied” when we do not hear back.

Besides a general phone number, and an email address for Donna and the Mayor, there is no other contact info available on the City’s website: https://cityofnorthwest.com/ . We’ve repeatedly expressed our concerns to Donna and the Mayor regarding the City’s records fulfillment process / responsiveness. We have asked that their legal staff take immediate action to resolve this issue, and ensure they comply with NC Public Records Law.

Currently, we have two records requests “open” with the City. We are actively working to get a response. If we do not hear back in a week, we will mark the requests as having been “Denied” by the City, and we will consider next steps to contact their Council or Manager to raise our concerns about their records process. You can track the status of those requests at the following URLs:

(November 2022) Request for City of Northwest, NC Government: All emails Sent by any interim, appointed, acting, or hired Police Chief. 01/01/2022 – present day.

(March 2023) Request for City of Northwest, NC Government: Money spent on Computers, Laptops, Tractor(s), Vehicle(s). 01/01/2022 – 03/10/2023.

Until we receive a response from the City regarding our requests, as well as an acknowledgment / resolution of the ongoing fulfillment issues… unfortunately, it will not be possible for our small Team to spend additional time to send any new records requests to the City of Northwest, NC. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime — if any new info you’d like to request is urgent or is needed in a timely manner, then we ask that you please consider reaching out to the City directly for assistance with any new requests.

Additionally, please note:

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In the interest of preserving our team’s time to focus on the high volume of requests on our site, as well to respect the staff time of government entities fulfilling records requests, Sunshine Request will no longer fulfill “requests” that are just informational type questions for government entities to answer.

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Status: Completed


  • April 28, 2023 1:13 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending