Buncombe County Submitted: September 7, 2022 | Updated: September 19, 2022

(September 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Government: August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting, “speaking engagement expenses” 01/01/22 – 09/07/22 (or present day)

Hello Buncombe County, NC Government (Records Officer),

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

Related to Kamm Howard’s speaking engagement expenses for the following event: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/news/city-of-asheville-and-buncombe-county-community-reparations-commission-meeting-august-15-2022/

A. Please provide an itemized listing of any/all public funds used for covering expenses or other considerations associated with Kamm Howard's visit to Asheville to speak at the August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting.

For example: Speaking engagement fees, travel expenses for Mr. Howard and any persons traveling with him at local government expense, transportation, boarding and accommodations, meals and entertainment expenses. Entertainment expense details should include the names of all persons for whom expenses were covered with public funds, and notes as to why their expenses were covered.

B. Please also include information about where these expenses were budgeted and booked.

C. Please also include details of any funds that were distributed to non-government organizations to support or engage with Mr. Howard's visit.

D. Please include note of any expenses associated with this speaking engagement that have not yet been submitted for payment or booked.

For all items above – The responsive info requested should include the specific time period of 01/01/2022 through 09/07/2022 (or present day).

[**I do not have any additional or further clarifying information to provide. 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.** ]

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: Follow up

Activity:

  • September 19, 2022 6:09 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 19, 2022, 6:09 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Government: August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting, “speaking engagement expenses” 01/01/22 – 09/07/22 (or present day)

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    I’m following up on this public records request that was sent in on 9/9: (September 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Government: August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting, “speaking engagement expenses” 01/01/22 – 09/07/22 (or present day)

     

    Please confirm that the request has been received on your end, and if / when it will begin being processed. Please provide a timeline or rough estimate as to when the request will be completed, and I will follow up around the time you specify.

     

    In any case, I’ll plan to follow up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 9, 2022 3:59 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 9, 2022, 3:59 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Government: August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting, “speaking engagement expenses” 01/01/22 – 09/07/22 (or present day)

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

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

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (September 2022) Multi-part request for Buncombe County, NC Government: August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting, “speaking engagement expenses” 01/01/22 – 09/07/22 (or present day)

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

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

     

    Related to Kamm Howard’s speaking engagement expenses for the following event: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/news/city-of-asheville-and-buncombe-county-community-reparations-commission-meeting-august-15-2022/

     

    A. Please provide an itemized listing of any/all public funds used for covering expenses or other considerations associated with Kamm Howard’s visit to Asheville to speak at the August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting.

     

    For example: Speaking engagement fees, travel expenses for Mr. Howard and any persons traveling with him at local government expense, transportation, boarding and accommodations, meals and entertainment expenses. Entertainment expense details should include the names of all persons for whom expenses were covered with public funds, and notes as to why their expenses were covered.

     

    B. Please also include information about where these expenses were budgeted and booked.

     

    C. Please also include details of any funds that were distributed to non-government organizations to support or engage with Mr. Howard’s visit.

     

    D. Please include note of any expenses associated with this speaking engagement that have not yet been submitted for payment or booked.

     

    For all items above – The responsive info requested should include the specific time period of 01/01/2022 through 09/07/2022 (or present day).

     

    [**I do not have any additional or further clarifying information to provide. 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.** ]

     

    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
  • September 7, 2022 2:21 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending