City of Asheville Submitted: April 30, 2021 | Updated: April 1, 2022

[See Editor’s Note](May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

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

I'd like to make a multi-part, public records request for the following information:

1A) Please provide all messages from 04/12/21 - 04/18/21 on Asheville City Employee Jess Foster’s cellular phone. To include but not limited to: SMS, MMS, Google messenger, Facebook and Instagram Messenger.

1B) Please provide a list of all call logs and programs on Jess Foster’s cellular phone during the same time period.

2) Please provide all communications, to include but not limited to: Emails, text messages, and phone call records, between City of Asheville employees Jess Foster and Jessica Morris, regarding any response to unhoused individuals, Homeward Bound, or Asheville Survival project. During the specific time period of 02/06/21 - Present (date the query is performed).

3A) Please provide the public personnel records for Jessica Foster, Solid Waste Manager.
3B) Please provide the public personnel records for Jessica Morris, Assistant Transportation Director.

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** Please note for all items requested above - Sunshine Request will not publish records such as a list of all the contacts, names, numbers, and addresses, on a person’s phone. Please do not include any information like that.

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 04/30/21: We received several submissions related to similar subject matter as the request above. In order to avoid duplication of requests/staff time, those submissions have been “Closed” and are merged into one new request, above.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 1, 2022 4:42 pm

    6 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Apr 1, 2022, 4:42 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Hi Sunshine Request,

     

    The previously provided responsive records have now been set to public.

     

    **Editor’s Note: This request is now public on NextRequest and can be seen here: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-9


    Status: Completed
  • April 1, 2022 4:37 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 1, 2022, 4:37 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-9 has been closed

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am following up another time on this already completed request: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-9

     

    Upon further review I can see that all associated documents / files / communications we’ve received and sent have not been publicly published by default. We’re asking that you please make this request “public / published” on NextRequest in its entirety, so that the public can view the results and all documents there in addition to our site.

     

    I will plan on following up again later this month if I haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • March 17, 2022 12:34 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 17, 2022, 12:34 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-9 has been closed

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am following up again on this already completed request: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-9

     

    Upon further review I can see that all associated documents / files / communications we’ve received and sent have not been publicly published by default. We’re asking that you please make this request “public / published” on NextRequest in its entirety, so that the public can view the results and all documents there in addition to our site.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • February 25, 2022 4:31 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 25, 2022, 4:31 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-9 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    I am following up on this already completed request: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/21-9

     

    Upon further review I can see that all associated documents / files / communications we’ve received and sent have not been publicly published by default. We’re asking that you please make this request “public / published” on NextRequest in its entirety, so that the public can view the results and all documents there in addition to our site.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 9, 2021 3:45 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Dec 9, 2021, 3:45 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-9 has been closed.

     

    Good afternoon,

     

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

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Completed
  • December 9, 2021 9:20 am

    9 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Dec 9, 2021, 9:20 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #21-9 has been closed.

     

    Hi, Sunshine Request,

     

    The records you requested are now available. 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: Please see referenced file “Request 21-9 Documents.zip” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 6, 2021 4:40 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Dec 6, 2021, 4:40 PM
    subject: Re: [Document Released to Requester] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I’m following up again on this request that was sent in on May 3rd. The last update we received was on July 22, 2021 when Liz Harper indicated that “This request is currently under legal review and should be completed in the next few weeks.”

     

    Are you able to provide a projected timeline for completion? I will plan on following up one more time on this request in January.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 11, 2021 4:16 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Nov 11, 2021, 4:16 PM
    subject: Re: [Document Released to Requester] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I’m following up again on this request that was sent in on May 3rd. The last update we received was on July 22, 2021 when Liz Harper indicated that “This request is currently under legal review and should be completed in the next few weeks.”

     

    Are you able to provide a projected timeline for completion? I will plan on following up again on this request at the end of the month if I haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • October 7, 2021 4:51 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Oct 7, 2021, 4:51 PM
    subject: Re: [Document Released to Requester] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I am following up on this request that was sent in on May 3rd: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

    Are you able to provide a projected timeline for completion? I will plan on following up again on this request at the end of the month if I haven’t heard back before then.

     

    Thank you!

     


    Status: Follow up
  • September 10, 2021 3:22 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 10, 2021, 3:22 PM
    subject: Re: [Document Released to Requester] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I am checking in again on this request to see if there was any update to report? I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • August 24, 2021 1:06 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: cityofashevillenc_21-9-requester-n[email protected]
    date: Aug 24, 2021, 1:06 PM
    subject: Re: [Document Released to Requester] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

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

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • July 28, 2021 3:58 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Jul 28, 2021, 3:58 PM
    subject: Re: [Document Released to Requester] City of Asheville public records request #21-9

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    Thank you for the update. I will plan on following up on this request in late-August if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!

     

    **Editor’s Note: This request has recently been migrated to the City of AVL’s new NextRequest portal for public records requests. We will periodically monitor this request’s status within our account on the City’s records website, and will add any updates to timeline, etc on our site, as they are received. Here is a link to the City’s NextRequest FAQ. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 22, 2021 3:22 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 22, 2021, 3:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,
    This request is currently under legal review and should be completed in the next few weeks.

     

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

     


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 22, 2021 2:58 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 22, 2021, 2:58 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    I’m checking in on this request from May 3rd to see if there was any update to report on this request and if there was an anticipated timeline for completion? I’ll plan on checking in again in early August if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!

     


    Status: Follow up
  • May 17, 2021 4:12 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2021, 4:12 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for the update! I will plan on following up again in mid-June if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Appreciate your help.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 4, 2021 11:05 am

    1 year ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 4, 2021, 11:05 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    I have received your public records request and will forward it to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, I will forward you any responsive records. Email requests are processed in the order within which they are received. Your request is number 12 in the email queue and will not be reached for some 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 questions.
    All best,

     

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


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 3, 2021 3:22 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: May 3, 2021, 3:22 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

    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 later this month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (May 2021) Request for various City of Asheville, NC employee texts, call logs, emails, programs, personnel files

     

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

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part, public records request for the following information:

     

    1A) Please provide all messages from 04/12/21 – 04/18/21 on Asheville City Employee Jess Foster’s cellular phone. To include but not limited to: SMS, MMS, Google messenger, Facebook and Instagram Messenger.

     

    1B) Please provide a list of all call logs and programs on Jess Foster’s cellular phone during the same time period.

     

    2) Please provide all communications, to include but not limited to: Emails, text messages, and phone call records, between City of Asheville employees Jess Foster and Jessica Morris, regarding any response to unhoused individuals, Homeward Bound, or Asheville Survival project. During the specific time period of 02/06/21 – Present (date the query is performed).

     

    3A) Please provide the public personnel records for Jessica Foster, Solid Waste Manager.
    3B) Please provide the public personnel records for Jessica Morris, Assistant Transportation Director.

     

    —–

     

    ** Please note for all items requested above – Sunshine Request will not publish records such as a list of all the contacts, names, numbers, and addresses, on a person’s phone. Please do not include any information like that.

     

    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
  • April 30, 2021 5:40 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending