City of Asheville Submitted: July 6, 2021 | Updated: March 24, 2022

[See Editor’s Note](July 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Vice Mayor emails 06/01/21 – 06/17/21

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:

Please provide all emails sent from, and sent to, the email account of City of Asheville Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith from June 01, 2021 through June 17, 2021.
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For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I'd ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

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.

Editor’s Note 07/06/21: We apologize for the delay in processing and publishing this request on our site. Sunshine Request is a project built and run by a small team at PRC Applications. We run the site in addition to our primary business. While we will always do our best to process and follow up on requests as quickly as possible, there may be occasional delays, depending on our availability in a given week or month.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

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  • March 24, 2022 3:00 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Brad Branham <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected],
    Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 24, 2022, 3:00 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon Brad,

     

    Thank you so much for your reply. I’ve marked this request as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day!


    Status: Completed
  • March 23, 2022 2:31 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Brad Branham <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected],
    Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 23, 2022, 2:31 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed.

     

    I have reviewed this request with the Vice Mayor personally who confirmed that the production was correct. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

     

    Brad R. Branham
    City Attorney
    City of Asheville
    P.O. Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802
    828-259-5614


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 23, 2022 12:42 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>,
    Debra Campbell <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Mar 23, 2022, 12:42 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records (Debra and Brad CC’d),

     

    Following up a third time on my email from 2/21.

     

    I’ve reviewed the documents that were provided further, and it appears there are only two emails that were sent from Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith in the time period requested. The majority of documents provided contain emails sent to Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith, and not any emails that she sent out. This request specifically asked for:

     

    “Please provide all emails sent from, and sent to, the email account of City of Asheville Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith from June 01, 2021 through June 17, 2021.”

     

    I just wanted to clarify that this was correct, and Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith only sent two emails in the requested time period?

     

    Thank you!

     

    [Additionally – Please ensure that this request, and all our exchanged communications about the request, are made “public / published” on the City’s Next Request portal so that the public can view ALL associated communications / files / documents, in their entirety within Next Request: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-22 ]


    Status: Follow up
  • March 9, 2022 11:49 am

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 9, 2022, 11:49 AM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    Following up on my email from 2/21.

     

    I’ve reviewed the documents that were provided further, and it appears there are only two emails that were sent from Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith in the time period requested. The majority of documents provided contain emails sent to Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith, and not any emails that she sent out. This request specifically asked for:

     

    “Please provide all emails sent from, and sent to, the email account of City of Asheville Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith from June 01, 2021 through June 17, 2021.”

     

    I just wanted to clarify that this was correct, and Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith only sent two emails in the requested time period?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • February 21, 2022 4:47 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 21, 2022, 4:47 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I’ve reviewed the documents that were provided further, and it appears there are only two emails that were sent from Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith in the time period requested. The majority of documents provided contain emails sent to Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith, and not any emails that she sent out. This request specifically asked for:

     

    “Please provide all emails sent from, and sent to, the email account of City of Asheville Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith from June 01, 2021 through June 17, 2021.”

     

    I just wanted to clarify that this was correct, and Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith only sent two emails in the requested time period?

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • February 17, 2022 4:45 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Feb 17, 2022, 4:45 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance.

     

    **Editor’s Note:  The file that the City sent was too large to directly upload to our site. We’ve downloaded the file they sent and have uploaded to Google Drive here:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1dYUnjlGCjqRDei_Wv8TnGqlOXMiRWNHN

    This completed request can also be seen on the City’s NextRequest portal here: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-22


    Status: Completed
  • February 17, 2022 2:05 pm

    7 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Feb 11, 2022, 2:05 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-22 has been closed.

     

    All records have been released in accordance with the North Carolina Public Records Act. Your request has been fulfilled and is now closed. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.

     

    **Editor’s Note: The file that the City sent was too large to directly upload to our site. We’ve downloaded the file they sent and have uploaded to Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1dYUnjlGCjqRDei_Wv8TnGqlOXMiRWNHN


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 18, 2022 7:41 am

    8 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 18, 2022, 7:41 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-22

     

    Hello, Sunshine Request

     

    Your email request is now number 6 in the email queue. Once the emails are collected and reviewed for confidential information, you will be sent any responsive records. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 17, 2022 4:25 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jan 17, 2022, 4:25 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-22

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am following up on this records request to see if there is any update to report?

     

    I will plan on following up again in February if I haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • October 26, 2021 1:11 pm

    11 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: We will plan on following up on this request in January 2022. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 26, 2021, 1:11 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-22

     

    Hello,

     

    Your email request is now number 13 in the email queue. Once the emails are collected and reviewed for confidential information, you will be sent any responsive records. Reply to this message or contact [email protected] with questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 18, 2021 4:13 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Oct 18, 2021, 4:13 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-22

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am checking in on this request to see if there’s any update to report. I will plan on following up again in early November if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!

     


    Status: Follow up
  • August 10, 2021 2:03 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <r[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Aug 10, 2021, 2:03 PM
    subject: Re: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-22

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    Thank you for the update on this request. We have noted that it’s #19 in your queue and will plan on following up again in October if we don’t hear back before then.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 21, 2021 9:59 am

    1 year ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 21, 2021, 9:59 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Vice Mayor emails 06/01/21 – 06/17/21

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    I have received your public records request for emails. Email requests are processed in the order within which they are received. Your request is number 19 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
  • July 15, 2021 4:38 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 15, 2021, 4:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Vice Mayor emails 06/01/21 – 06/17/21

     

    Good afternoon Asheville City Government,

     

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

     

    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 around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2021) Request for City of Asheville, NC: Vice Mayor emails 06/01/21 – 06/17/21

     

    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:

     

    Please provide all emails sent from, and sent to, the email account of City of Asheville Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith from June 01, 2021 through June 17, 2021.
    —–

     

    For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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: Sent to Government
  • July 6, 2021 6:09 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending