Other (indicate in message) Submitted: September 22, 2023 | Updated: February 27, 2024

(September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

Hello Jackson County (Records Officer and/or the Custodian of these Records), all others CCed,

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 am NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

I do not have any 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 the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Please provide all emails sent To and sent From any and all members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, during the time period of 12/05/2022 - 09/15/2023. Specifically – all emails pertaining to LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events. And, for the keywords “LGBTQ” , “Gay” , “Queer” , “Pride” , “Trans”, “signage” and “events”.

I will be happy to receive the responsive records via email in their native format … if that’s easiest. And, I am not asking for these records to be reviewed, converted, or organized, in any particular manner.
——————

** 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:

  • February 27, 2024 4:33 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 27, 2024, 4:33 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Hi Jackson County Records,

     

    Regarding the following records request:
    (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    I downloaded the files you sent me on Feb. 22nd, and I will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • February 22, 2024 5:53 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 22, 2024, 5:53 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Good evening Jackson County Records,

     

    RE:
    (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    I’ll review the documents you’ve just sent, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

     

    If I don’t have any questions, then I’ll mark the request as “Completed” at that point — and I’ll let you know once that’s done.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 22, 2024 5:48 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 22, 2024, 5:48 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Records responsive to this request may be found at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/kxaq8r8wd7hfixz238fgv/h?rlkey=d25w18ae6tgkgvvh1u0g4ru2u&dl=0

    Please download the documents upon receipt.  The link will no longer be active after 90 days.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request

    [email protected]

    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779

    Phone 828.631.2212 Fax 828.631.2266

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: We have downloaded our own copy of the same Dropbox file referenced above by Jackson County. Please see that file at top left in our Documents section (File name “JacksonCountyGov-PRR-20230925.zip”).

     

    Please note the following Instructions about opening .MBOX files:

     

    The files we received are in .MBOX format. These can be easily opened on Windows, using the program / documentation Jackson County provided within their responsive documents.

     

    However, if you’re using a Mac device you’ll need to open the “Mail App” on your computer. Click on File in the top left, and then select “Import Mailboxes”. You will be prompted to indicate where you’d like to import the data from. Simply select “Files in mbox format” , and then choose the MBOX file you wish to open. You will then be able to browse all the emails within the imported inbox in the Mail App. You can delete the inbox whenever you’re finished browsing.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 16, 2024 5:06 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2024, 5:06 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Good evening Jackson County Public Records,

     

    RE:
    (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    I understand. Thank you for your help!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 16, 2024 4:39 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2024, 4:39 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    We are continuing to process the responsive records to this request and plan to send them the later part of next week.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212  Fax 828.631.2266

    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 1, 2024 12:35 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 1, 2024, 12:35 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    The delay in responding to this request was not intentional. Please forgive the lack of promptness as required by law.
    We are diligently working to respond to this request. You will be provided an update by 5 pm, Friday, February 9, 2024 as to the progress on our response.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    [email protected]
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212 ▪ Fax 828.631.2266

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 29, 2024 6:33 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jan 29, 2024, 6:33 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Good evening Jackson County PIO (and all others CCed),

     

    I submitted the following public records request to your offices on September 25th:
    (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    The only update I’ve received to date was on September 26th: “This confirms receipt of this request.”

     

    I have not received a response to any of my follow-up emails on Oct. 31, Nov. 10, Dec. 05, or Dec. 14th.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the County is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. Essentially, this means that if you are intentionally delaying the fulfillment of a request by allowing it to “sit” until staff has availability to address it, or feels like answering my emails, then this could be considered a denial of a request. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up, and having received no reply — I’m going to now mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization. I would like to recommend that Jackson County revisits their current public records request fulfillment process to ensure that you’re in compliance with the Law, and that you fulfill and respond to all requests in a timely manner.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • December 14, 2023 12:25 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 12:25 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Hi Jackson County Public Records Officer (and all others CCed),

     

    Please provide me with an anticipated date for the completion of the following public records request. I submitted it to your offices on September 25th:

     

    Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    The only update I’ve received was on September 26: “This confirms receipt of this request.” I have not received a response to any of my follow-up emails on October 31, November 10, or December 05.

     

    This is my 4th and final attempt to follow up with you since October.

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the County is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. Essentially, this means that if you are intentionally delaying the fulfillment of a request by allowing it to “sit” until staff has availability to address it, or feels like answering my emails, then this could be considered a denial of a request. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week. At that point, if I still haven’t heard back, then I will mark this request as having been “Denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 5, 2023 6:38 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 5, 2023, 6:38 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Good evening Jackson County Public Records.

     

    This is my third attempt to follow up with you all since October 31st — in regard to my public records request in the email thread above.

     

    My request was first submitted to your offices on September 25:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 25, 2023, 5:31 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    The last response I received from anyone was on September 26th: “This confirms receipt of this request.”

     

    I have not received a response to any of my subsequent emails on October 31st, or November 10th.

     

    To reiterate —
    Can you please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request?

     

    I will make one more attempt to follow up in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • November 10, 2023 2:30 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 10, 2023, 2:30 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Hello Jackson County Public Records.

     

    Happy Friday!

     

    I’m following up again regarding my public records request in the email thread above. It was submitted to you all on September 25th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 25, 2023, 5:31 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for the completion of this request?

     

    I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • October 31, 2023 12:42 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Oct 31, 2023, 12:42 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Good afternoon Jackson County Public Records.

     

    I’m following up my public records request in the thread above. It was first submitted to you all on September 25th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 25, 2023, 5:31 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated timeline or date for the completion of the request?

     

    I’ll check in with you again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 26, 2023 12:34 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 26, 2023, 12:34 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Hi there,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    I’ll follow up with you again in a few weeks, if I haven’t heard anything else.

     

    Have a good afternoon!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 26, 2023 12:31 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 26, 2023, 12:31 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    This confirms receipt of this request.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    [email protected]
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212 ▪ Fax 828.631.2266

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 25, 2023 5:31 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 25, 2023, 5:31 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events.”

     

    Hello Jackson County (Records Officer and/or the Custodian of these Records), all others CCed,

     

    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 am NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

     

    I do not have any 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 the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Please provide all emails sent To and sent From any and all members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, during the time period of 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023. Specifically – all emails pertaining to LGBTQ/Gay/Queer/Pride/Trans signage, and events. And, for the keywords “LGBTQ” , “Gay” , “Queer” , “Pride” , “Trans”, “signage” and “events”.

     

    I will be happy to receive the responsive records via email in their native format … if that’s easiest. And, I am not asking for these records to be reviewed, converted, or organized, in any particular manner.
    ——————

     

    ** 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!

     

    ** 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 22, 2023 5:35 pm

    8 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending