City of Asheville Submitted: September 14, 2022 | Updated: September 22, 2022

(September 2022) Multi-part request for City of Asheville, NC Government: Info related to “Applications for Boards/Commissions/Committees” 01/01/22 – 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 “Applications for City Boards/Commissions/Committees”.

A. Please provide electronic copies of “all applications” submitted January 01, 2022 to present day by persons wishing to serve on City of Asheville Boards/Commissions/Committees.

B1. If possible, my preference is to receive the following “application data” in Excel format. [IF this info was part of their application, or is part of the public record during their application process] please include the following fields:

- Name prefix, formal first/middle/last names, name suffix
- Complete street address
- Complete mailing address
- County Commission district
- Email address
- Board/Commission/Committee to which applicant requested appointment
- Date application was submitted
- Date on which appointment was made
- Home/work/mobile telephone numbers
- Age
- Race
- Sex
- Ethnicity
- Voter registration party
- Any personal or professional recommendations supporting the applicant's selection.
- Any interview remarks related to the applicant's suitability for the position for which they are applying or a different position for which they should be considered (examples: qualifications, temperament, conduct during the interview, nonprofit organizational affiliations).

B2. In my opinion, it is probably easiest for you to satisfy this request by breaking it up into separate pieces. That would also be easiest for me to receive and review as well. Some examples I have considered include:

- Provide application data by board/committee/commission as it is collated over time (rather than waiting until all of the requested data has been collated).
- Providing immediately available information now and then providing the remainder of the information at a later date.
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[**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 09/14/22: The original submission above has been revised.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • September 22, 2022 7:18 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2022, 7:18 PM
    subject: Re: Your City of Asheville public records request #22-451 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.

     

    We appreciate your assistance.

     

    **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/22-451


    Status: Completed
  • September 22, 2022 9:13 am

    2 days ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 21, 2022, 9:13 AM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #22-451 has been closed.

     

    See attached records. Please note that any applications that may have been submitted by hand (not online) are not included in the attached records but are included in the Council Committee meeting documents on the Boards & Commissions Council Committee webpage; you can access the application folders by committee meeting date. All records responsive to your request have been released in accordance with the North Carolina Public Records Act. Your request has been fulfilled and is now closed. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “Board_Commission_Application_2022-09-20_194017_93c225bd.zip” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 14, 2022 4:01 pm

    1 week ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 14, 2022, 4:01 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-451

     

    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 14, 2022 3:58 pm

    1 week 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 Government (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: Info related to “Applications for Boards/Commissions/Committees” 01/01/22 – 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 “Applications for City Boards/Commissions/Committees”.

     

    A. Please provide electronic copies of “all applications” submitted January 01, 2022 to present day by persons wishing to serve on City of Asheville Boards/Commissions/Committees.

     

    B1. If possible, my preference is to receive the following “application data” in Excel format. [IF this info was part of their application, or is part of the public record during their application process] please include the following fields:

     

    – Name prefix, formal first/middle/last names, name suffix

    – Complete street address

    – Complete mailing address

    – County Commission district

    – Email address

    – Board/Commission/Committee to which applicant requested appointment

    – Date application was submitted

    – Date on which appointment was made

    – Home/work/mobile telephone numbers

    – Age

    – Race

    – Sex

    – Ethnicity

    – Voter registration party

    – Any personal or professional recommendations supporting the applicant’s selection.

    – Any interview remarks related to the applicant’s suitability for the position for which they are applying or a different position for which they should be considered (examples: qualifications, temperament, conduct during the interview, nonprofit organizational affiliations).

     

    B2. In my opinion, it is probably easiest for you to satisfy this request by breaking it up into separate pieces. That would also be easiest for me to receive and review as well. Some examples I have considered include:

     

    – Provide application data by board/committee/commission as it is collated over time (rather than waiting until all of the requested data has been collated).

     

    – Providing immediately available information now and then providing the remainder of the information at a later date.

    ———–

     

    [**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 14, 2022 12:44 pm

    1 week ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending