City of Asheville Submitted: September 1, 2022 | Updated: September 21, 2022

(September 2022) Multi-part request for City of Asheville, NC Government: Mayor’s and “All Council’s” correspondence about ACS Superintendent 06/30/2019 – 08/01/2022

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

A. Please provide all electronic correspondences (emails, text messages) sent to and sent from Mayor Esther Manheimer, containing any reference to Dr. Gene Freeman, Asheville City Schools Superintendent. During the specific time period of 06/30/2019 - 08/01/2022.

Specific search terms should include, but are not limited to: Gene Freeman, Dr. Freeman, Dr. Gene, ACS superintendent, etc.

B. Please provide all emails sent to and sent from the email address [email protected] , containing any reference to Dr. Gene Freeman, Asheville City Schools Superintendent. During the specific time period of 06/30/2019 - 08/01/2022.

Specific search terms should include, but are not limited to: Gene Freeman, Dr. Freeman, Dr. Gene, ACS superintendent, etc.
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Things like emails and text messages already exist in a digital format (electronic medium). Therefore, you should be able to provide those records as requested under NC Public Records Law. You should also be able to provide these records in an electronic format such as Google Drive link, Dropbox folder, emailed response, .PDF, CD / Flash drive (if necessary), or other electronic format.

** 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.

Additionally – Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any of the requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will note that information on our site, and will mark the request as “Completed”. Thank you!]

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Editor’s Note 09/01/22: The original submission above has been revised for clarity.


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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • September 21, 2022 7:12 pm

    3 days ago

    **Editor’s Note 9/21/22: This request is now number 7 on the City of Asheville’s email queue spreadsheet. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 7, 2022 9:04 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 7, 2022, 9:04 AM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #22-442

     

    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville. Email requests are processed in the order they are received. Your request is number 17 in the email queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the emails are collected and reviewed, you will be sent any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 6, 2022 6:25 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: Mayor’s and “All Council’s” correspondence about ACS Superintendent 06/30/2019 – 08/01/2022

     

    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

     

    A. Please provide all electronic correspondences (emails, text messages) sent to and sent from Mayor Esther Manheimer, containing any reference to Dr. Gene Freeman, Asheville City Schools Superintendent. During the specific time period of 06/30/2019 – 08/01/2022.

     

    Specific search terms should include, but are not limited to: Gene Freeman, Dr. Freeman, Dr. Gene, ACS superintendent, etc.

     

    B. Please provide all emails sent to and sent from the email address [email protected] , containing any reference to Dr. Gene Freeman, Asheville City Schools Superintendent. During the specific time period of 06/30/2019 – 08/01/2022.

     

    Specific search terms should include, but are not limited to: Gene Freeman, Dr. Freeman, Dr. Gene, ACS superintendent, etc.

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    Things like emails and text messages already exist in a digital format (electronic medium). Therefore, you should be able to provide those records as requested under NC Public Records Law. You should also be able to provide these records in an electronic format such as Google Drive link, Dropbox folder, emailed response, .PDF, CD / Flash drive (if necessary), or other electronic format.

     

    ** 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.

     

    Additionally – Please note that we cannot commit to pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any of the requests on our site. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost, and I will ask that you cease processing the request at that time. I will note that information on our site, and will mark the request as “Completed”. Thank you!]”

     

    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 1, 2022 7:04 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending