City of Asheville Submitted: September 7, 2022 | Updated: September 20, 2022

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

Hello City of Asheville, 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!
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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • September 20, 2022 3:26 pm

    4 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 20, 2022, 3:26 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #22-444 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.

     

    Have a good day!

     

    **Editor’s Note: This request can also be seen on the City’s public records portal, NextRequest, at the following link: https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/22-444


    Status: Completed
  • September 20, 2022 9:56 am

    4 days ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 20, 2022, 9:56 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #22-444 has been closed.

     

    The City is using TEQuity, LLC to work with the Reparations. TEQuity scheduled and made all arrangements for the speaker and their expenses; the City of Asheville has paid no costs for speakers to date. Therefore, the City does not have any records responsive to your request. Your request is now closed. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 8, 2022 4:22 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 8, 2022, 4:22 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-444

     

    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville and has been assigned to the appropriate person(s) for processing. Once processing is complete, you will receive any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 8, 2022 1:09 pm

    2 weeks ago

    **Editor’s Note: This request was sent in via Asheville City Government’s public records request portal. As we receive updates, we will post them here on our website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Hello City of Asheville (Records Officer),

     

    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 City of Asheville, NC Government: August 15 Community Reparations Commission meeting, “speaking engagement expenses” 01/01/22 – 09/07/22 (or present day)

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, 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!

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    [Editor’s Note to City of AVL: Please ensure that this request is 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.]”

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** 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 2:19 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending