City of Asheville Submitted: September 13, 2019 | Updated: August 5, 2020

(September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

Hello City of Asheville and Buncombe County Governments,

Please provide all correspondence between writer David Forbes and the City of Asheville and Buncombe County going back 7 years (January 01, 2012 - September 07, 2019).

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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • August 5, 2020 1:12 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 5, 2020, 1:12 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We’ve marked this request as completed on our site. We appreciate your assistance!

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 31, 2020, 3:25 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hello Sunshine, we have completed this request. I will be sending over public records responsive to the request via secure file transfer as the file is too large for regular mail. Thank you,
    Kassi Day
    Communications & Public Engagement PIO
    p. (828) 250-4119 c. (828) 767-3226
    199 College St. – Asheville, NC 28801

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    **7/31/20 Editor’s Note: Today we received the files from Buncombe County Government that pertain to the above request. We will review them as soon as we’re able, before uploading and marking this request as completed. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 30, 2020, 3:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We hope you’ve been well. We just wanted to check in on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: May 29, 2020, 5:00 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    We are still working on this, thank you.

     

    Kassi Day
    PR & Communications, PIO
    p. (828) 250-4119 c. (828) 767-3226
    200 College St. Suite 343 – Asheville, NC 28801
    Respect. Honesty. Integrity. Collaboration. Equity.


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: May 15, 2020, 2:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We hope you’ve been well!

     

    We’ve had all follow ups for County requests on hold since you gave the update on the potential delays as a result of COVID-19 back in March.

     

    We’re now following up on this request to see if there is any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    Editor’s Note 03/26/20: Buncombe County, NC Government is experiencing delays in their processing of records requests due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We received this information in an email from Buncombe County PIO, Kassi Day on 3/20/20 related to follow up we sent on another request – the contents of that email are pasted below:

     

    “Hello Sunshine, at this time the Emergency Operation Center has been activated for Buncombe County and we are currently responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. If your request is related to something other than COVID-19, our response is likely to be delayed.”

     

    Keeping this update in mind, Sunshine Request will be putting all Buncombe County Gov related request follow ups on hold for a couple weeks. We will plan to check back in with Kassi again later in April. Additionally, if we receive any new requests for Buncombe County Gov, we will continue to send them in as usual, but will note that it could be some time before we receive a reply.

     

    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 24, 2020, 2:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We’re following up on our email from earlier this month to see if there was any update to report on this request or if there was an updated projected timeline for completion?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 5, 2020, 2:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We are following up on this request to see if there was any update to report?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 16, 2019, 2:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your continued assistance! We will follow up on this one sometime in the new year.

     

    Happy holidays,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 13, 2019, 5:07 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hello Sunshine, it sounds like I misinterpreted your previous email. We will continue to work on fulfilling this request as requested. I do not have a projected timeline for this.

     

    Thanks,
    Kassi Day

    Public Information/Communications Coordinator

    Buncombe County

    200 College St.

    Asheville, NC 28801

    Desk 828-250-4119/Mobile 828-767-3226

    [email protected]

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 10, 2019, 4:36 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    We understand that the volume of results you’ve located is large and would take some time to process.

     

    We’d like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information for users on our site now and for the future as we receive new requests – If there is some threshold for the scope of a request and limitations on the number results / time it could take for Buncombe Co. to process the request and it can be denied on that basis, please let us know and we’ll note this on the site.

     

    We would like to respectfully ask where in NC Public Records Law there is an allowance for refusal of records requests based on the volume of the responsive results or time it may take to fulfill the request. Can you please cite this, and also include a copy of any policies Buncombe County Government may have around this subject, if that’s applicable?

     

    It is clear that the sender would like to receive “every result that is available” for the past 7 years, and there will be no additional clarification that we will be able to provide on this request.

     

    In this specific case RE: writer emails, if Buncombe County is denying the request based on the number of results, please let us know, and we’ll mark the request as “Denied”, rather than “Completed.”

     

    However, if you are able to continue processing the request, please provide a rough estimate on how long it could take to process the request (whether that’s weeks, months etc.) and we’ll also note that on our site. We’ll wait to follow up again until the time you’ve specified.

     

    Thank you for your continued assistance.
    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 26, 2019, 3:09 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hello Sunshine, based on the amount of material to review, please consider this complete until additional clarification is received from the sender. Thank you

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 20, 2019, 4:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good Afternoon Kassi,

     

    Following up again on this public records request to see if there is any update to report.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 7, 2019, 1:28 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Gov,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this public records request.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 21, 2019, 4:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    Our site is an anonymous tool used to submit records requests. We do not collect any contact information from senders on our site. We cannot contact, or provide any additional clarification to the possible information the sender would like to receive in this particular case. We will add any updates you’ve sent on our site. If the sender would like to clarify the scope at any point, or resubmit the request, they should please feel free to do so via our homepage.

     

    In this instance, the only information we can provide is that the sender would like “…all correspondence between writer David Forbes and Buncombe County going back 7 years (January 01, 2012 – September 07, 2019).”

     

    Based on what was requested, it’s clear that the sender would like to receive “every result that is available” for the past 7 years. We understand that 500 results is quite large, and could take some time to process. That is fine with us! We will wait to follow up again until a later date that you specify.

     

    However, if it is not possible to finish processing the request without a more narrowed scope, please let us know and we will note this on our site, and can mark as “Complete” until additional we received additional clarification from the sender.

     

    Thank you for your continued assistance.

     

    Have a great evening!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 18, 2019, 4:54 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hello Sunshine, we have over 500 hits on this email search. It would be helpful for the requestor to narrow the scope of this request. Thanks

     

    Kassi Day

    Public Information/Communications Coordinator

    Buncombe County

    200 College St.

    Asheville, NC 28801

    Desk 828-250-4119/Mobile 828-767-3226

    [email protected]

    Emails to and from this email address are subject to NC Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 18, 2019, 11:54 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this public records request to see if there was any update to report.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 17, 2019, 12:26 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Hello Sunshine, we have received this request and will review and process. Thank you

     

    Kassi Day

    Public Information/Communications Coordinator

    Buncombe County

    200 College St.

    Asheville, NC 28801

    Desk 828-250-4119/Mobile 828-767-3226

    [email protected]

    Emails to and from this email address are subject to NC Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 16, 2019, 4:56 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We received a new request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you can also please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will follow up again at that time.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: (September 2019) Request related to Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County Government,

     

    Please provide all correspondence between writer David Forbes and Buncombe County going back 7 years (January 01, 2012 – September 07, 2019).

     

    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,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • December 30, 2019 11:22 am

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 30, 2019, 11:22 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We’ve marked your portion as completed.

     

    Happy New Year!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 20, 2019, 12:44 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    The records responsive to your request are here.
    Please let me know if you have other questions.
    All best,
    Terry

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced files at top left in documents

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 19, 2019, 2:38 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Terry,

     

    Thank you for checking in! We’ve added the information you’ve provided here to our site. We do not have additional information to provide, therefore, you should please proceed processing the request in the manner that you’ve described using the Asheville Blade as the email in the search.

     

    We appreciate your continued assistance,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 16, 2019, 12:57 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I have reached this request in the email queue. Unfortunately, without having more information, such as email addresses, a search for all communications with the writer David Forbes over a seven + period of time is nigh impossible. The only writer named David Forbes, of which I am aware, and for whom I have an email address, is the David Forbes with the Asheville Blade who has used the email address, [email protected], in emails to me. Therefore, I will conduct the search using this email address. If the requester sees this response and provides you more information please let me know and I will expand my search.
    All best,
    Teresa L. (Terry) White | Office Hours:
    City of Asheville | Monday – Wednesday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    City Clerk’s Office | Thursday: Off
    Public Records Officer | Friday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 22, 2019, 4:12 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon Terry,

     

    Thank you for confirming that this request has now been received. We will hold off on following up on this request for the next 3 months.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Terry White <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 18, 2019, 1:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Dear Sunshine Request:
    I did not get this request prior to today. Since this is a request that includes emails, it will be placed in the email queue. This request is number 20 in the email queue and will likely not be reached for two or three months. Once the search is complete I will send you any responsive records. In the meantime, please contact me if you have questions.
    All best,


    Teresa L. (Terry) White
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    Public Records Officer
    P.O Box 7148
    Asheville, NC 28802
    828.259.5631
    pronouns: she/her/hers

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    cc: Terry White <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 18, 2019, 12:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    Based on your previous email about not getting a couple of our requests, we’re going through checking on any others we think may not have been received as well, and this is one of them.

     

    Please let us know if you have any questions and if you have now received this request. Here’s the URL: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/september-2019-request-related-to-city-of-avl-bunc-co-correspondences-with-writer/

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 10, 2019, 1:23 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We just wanted to check in again on this request to confirm that it has been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 1, 2019, 4:36 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request to confirm that it has been received and was being processed.

    Thank you!

     


    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 16, 2019, 4:56 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL + Bunc. Co correspondences with writer

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville,

     

    We received a new request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you can also please provide a rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, we will follow up again at that time.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: (September 2019) Request related to City of AVL correspondences with writer

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville,

     

    Please provide all correspondence between writer David Forbes and City of Asheville going back 7 years (January 01, 2012 – September 07, 2019).

     

    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,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • September 13, 2019 3:21 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending