City of Asheville Submitted: September 19, 2023 | Updated: March 15, 2024

(September 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: All emails sent To, From, and Between the Department of Parks and Recreation. Regarding demolition of Jones Park Playground, and approval of a 3rd party agreement to rebuild. From 09/01/21 – 09/01/23.

Hello Allison (or City of Asheville Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to "inspect", nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or 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. **

Please provide all emails from 09/01/2021 through 09/01/2023 that were sent To, sent From, and sent Between any and all City of Asheville employees working for the “Department of Parks and Recreation”. Specifically – all emails regarding the demolition of and subsequent approval of a third-party agreement to rebuild Jones Park Playground (renamed Candace Pickens Memorial Park).
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Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

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:

  • March 15, 2024 3:18 pm

    2 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Mar 15, 2024, 3:18 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-516 has been closed.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-516 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

     

    The records responsive to your request are available here.

     

    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.

     

    View Request 23-516
    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-516

     

    **Editor’s Note: The files we received from the City were too large to upload directly to our website. Therefore, we’ve downloaded the Google folder from the City, and uploaded it to our own public Google Drive. You can view those records here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1Z2rstJaF-fyvACKtTZygPYoNRc_xdATX


     

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Mar 15, 2024, 3:18 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-516 has been published.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Record request #23-516 has been published and is now available for public view.

     

    View Request 23-516
    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-516


    Status: Completed
  • March 12, 2024 4:19 pm

    2 months ago

    **03/12/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #4 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 7, 2024 1:16 pm

    2 months ago

    **03/7/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #5 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 28, 2024 12:54 pm

    3 months ago

    **02/28/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #7 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 26, 2024 11:53 am

    3 months ago

    **02/26/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #8 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Follow up
  • February 16, 2024 3:29 pm

    3 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: Message sent on The City of Asheville’s NextRequest.

     

    Good afternoon Allison (or City Records Officer),

     

    I submitted Request # 23-516 to the City on September 20, 2023. It has remained at position #8 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue” spreadsheet for 5 weeks.

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date or timeline for the completion of my request, as well as an explanation for the delay in the queue?

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I haven’t heard anything else before then,

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    February 16, 2024, 3:29pm by the requester


    Status: Follow up
  • February 16, 2024 3:21 pm

    3 months ago

    **02/16/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #8 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 31, 2024 10:36 am

    3 months ago

    **1/31/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #8 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 12, 2024 9:24 am

    4 months ago

    **1/12/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #8 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 2, 2024 9:14 am

    4 months ago

    **1/2/24 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #9 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 27, 2023 11:01 am

    5 months ago

    **12/27/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #9 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 18, 2023 10:45 am

    5 months ago

    **12/18/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #11 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 11, 2023 9:47 am

    5 months ago

    **12/11/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #12 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 4, 2023 11:25 am

    5 months ago

    **12/04/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #13 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 27, 2023 1:08 pm

    6 months ago

    **11/27/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #13 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 20, 2023 12:35 pm

    6 months ago

    **11/20/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #13 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 14, 2023 10:31 am

    6 months ago

    **11/14/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #15 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 7, 2023 1:30 pm

    6 months ago

    **11/7/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #16 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 31, 2023 12:17 pm

    6 months ago

    **10/31/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #17 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 24, 2023 10:25 am

    7 months ago

    **10/24/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is still #22 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 11, 2023 2:31 pm

    7 months ago

    **10/11/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #22 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 4, 2023 12:52 pm

    7 months ago

    **10/4/23 Editor’s Note: This records request is now #24 on the City’s “Communications Search Queue”. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 20, 2023 2:29 pm

    8 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 20, 2023, 2:29 PM
    subject: [External Message Added] City of Asheville public records request #23-516

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    A message was sent to you regarding record request #23-516:

     

    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville. Requests for communication records are processed in the order received. Your request is number 28 in the search queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the communication records are collected and reviewed, you will receive any responsive records. Please reply to this message or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

     

    View Request 23-516

    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-516


     

    External Message
    Your public records request has been received by the City of Asheville. Requests for communication records are processed in the order received. Your request is number 28 in the search queue; you can view the queue document at any time to see the position of your request. Once the communication records are collected and reviewed, 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 20, 2023 2:16 pm

    8 months ago

    from: City of Asheville Public Records <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 20, 2023, 2:16 PM
    subject: Your City of Asheville public records request #23-516 has been opened.

     

    City of Asheville Public Records

     

    Your record request #23-516 has been submitted successfully.

     

    View Request 23-516

    https://cityofashevillenc.nextrequest.com/requests/23-516

     

    As the requester, you can always see the status of your request by signing into the City of Asheville portal.

    If you haven’t already signed in, you may need to activate or setup your account to get started. Once your account is activated, you can communicate directly with the City of Asheville through NextRequest.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 20, 2023 2:16 pm

    8 months ago

    **Editor’s Note: The following message was submitted to Asheville City Government’s public records request portal, Next Request. As we receive updates, we will post them here on our website. Thank you for using Sunshine Request!

     

    Hello City of Asheville Public Records,

     

    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 soon if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (September 2023) Request for City of Asheville, NC Government: All emails sent To, From, and Between the Department of Parks and Recreation. Regarding demolition of Jones Park Playground, and approval of a 3rd party agreement to rebuild. From 09/01/21 – 09/01/23.

     

    Message: “Hello Allison (or City of Asheville Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.

     

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or 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. **

     

    Please provide all emails from 09/01/2021 through 09/01/2023 that were sent To, sent From, and sent Between any and all City of Asheville employees working for the “Department of Parks and Recreation”. Specifically – all emails regarding the demolition of and subsequent approval of a third-party agreement to rebuild Jones Park Playground (renamed Candace Pickens Memorial Park).

    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request

    PO Box 17391

    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    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 19, 2023 6:51 pm

    8 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending