City of Asheville February 5, 2018 (8 months ago)

Community Development Division

Hello,
I would like to make a request about the Community Development Division at the City of Asheville. I am grateful for the City's focus on development of affordable housing, and would like to know more about the internal operations of the office that supports this focus.

This request has multiple parts:
1. A list of current staff and salaries in this division.
2. Numbers of paid leave days used per employee (listed by name for each employee) for the months July-December 2017.
3. Amount budgeted and spent per staff member (listed by name for each employee) for work-related travel July-December 2017. Also, please specify if any employee is assigned a city-owned vehicle.
4. List of key strategies which have been implemented to use Housing Bond funds.

Please provide this information by March 15 if you can.
Thank you very much.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • March 14, 2018 2:01 pm

    7 months ago

    I’ve included the attachment here. The link should be working now. Sometimes Google has a slow day.

     

    Ben Fulmer

    **Editor’s note: See referenced file at top left in “documents”.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 14, 2018 1:04 pm

    7 months ago

    1:43pm

     

    Hi Ben,

     

    I am unable to access any files contained within the drive link you’ve shared. It doesn’t seem there are files contained therein.

     

    Sunshine Request

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 1:04 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Community Development Division

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    Here are the final pieces of this request.

     

    Number 3 can be found here.

     

    #4, Key strategies for using Bond funds for the development of affordable housing:
    1. Re-developing city-owned property in locationally efficient corridors and areas
    2. Increasing the existing Housing Trust Fund to support more development projects with both non-profit and private developers
    3. Supporting the development of a Community Land Trust to encourage permanently affordable homeownership opportunities
    4. Land-banking to secure suitable properties for future affordable housing development

     

    Thanks,

    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Follow up
  • February 7, 2018 1:17 pm

    8 months ago

    Thank you for the update Ben!

     

    I’ll indicate on our website that the Skateboard request is acknowledged as well.

     

    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 7, 2018 11:35 am

    8 months ago

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    There are a couple of things to address in this request so I’ll take it point by point.

     

    1. Current staff for this division are available at the bottom of this page: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/community/community_development/default.htm. Salaries for those employees can be found here: http://data.ashevillenc.gov/datasets/42bc533b43f94a65a04032fe84fa380b_10

     

    2. Paid Leave days are part of the employee’s personnel file and are not public record according to G.S. 160A-168(a)

     

    We will likely be able to provide 3 and 4 as long as they exist.

     

    Additionally we have also received the skateboarding enforcement request.

     

    Thanks,

    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 6, 2018 1:57 pm

    8 months ago

    Hi City of Asheville,

     

    We recently received another records request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office!

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Community Development Division

     

    Message: “Hello,
    I would like to make a request about the Community Development Division at the City of Asheville. I am grateful for the City’s focus on development of affordable housing, and would like to know more about the internal operations of the office that supports this focus.

     

    This request has multiple parts:
    1. A list of current staff and salaries in this division.
    2. Numbers of paid leave days used per employee (listed by name for each employee) for the months July-December 2017.
    3. Amount budgeted and spent per staff member (listed by name for each employee) for work-related travel July-December 2017. Also, please specify if any employee is assigned a city-owned vehicle.
    4. List of key strategies which have been implemented to use Housing Bond funds.

     

    Please provide this information by March 15 if you can.
    Thank you very much.”

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request.
    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government