City of Asheville April 10, 2018 (8 months ago)

Memos related to City budget

At the April 10th Budget Session, Asheville City Council members referred to a memo related to the budget process with a proposal for raises given to City employees making less than $50K, while freezing salaries above that level.

I would like to request a copy of that memo, as an example, but also any other memos sent to members of City Council regarding the City Budget.

I would request any memos sent from January 1st, 2018 until the date the query is run, or June 30th 2018, whichever occurs first.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 16, 2018 12:06 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:06 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Memos related to City budget

     

    Sarah,

     

    Thank you so much for your help!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • April 12, 2018 12:24 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 12:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Memos related to City budget

     

    Hello again,

     

    I followed-up with a budget staff representative. The referenced employee raises documentation is the last page of this memo, located in the April 10 materials on the webpage. Staff also confirmed the webpage is updated, and all memos regarding the 18-19 FY budget process are on the webpage.

    Thanks!

     

    Sarah

     

    Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file (04102018-Materials.pdf) at top left in “documents”.


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 12, 2018 12:11 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Memos related to City budget

     

    Thanks; I’ll follow-up with Budget staff to ensure that all documents are posted to the site. I will keep you posted.

     

    Thanks for bring to our attention,
    Sarah


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 12, 2018 12:03 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 12:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Memos related to City budget

     

    Hi Sarah,

     

    Thank you for providing the link to the budget process – it looks like some information has been added to that page recently, which is great!

     

    However, we do not believe the information on this page satisfies our request. We believe there may be additional memos or reports that have been exchanged internally between members of staff, or between staff and City Council which are not posted on the site.

     

    To cite one example – at the April 10th budget workshop, Councilmember Haynes referenced a memo or report that indicated the cost impact of providing raises only to employees making less than $50K. We have not been able to locate a memo or report with that information on the budget process page.

     

    To be clear, we’re not requesting just that memo – but that one and any others that have been exchanged during this year’s budget process.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 12, 2018 10:55 am

    8 months ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    cc: records@sunshinerequest.com
    date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:55 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Memos related to City budget

     

    Good morning Sunshine request,

     

    The requested budget related memos can be found on the City’s Budget Process webpage, located here.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Sarah


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 11, 2018 5:02 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: City of Asheville Public Records Request <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:02 PM
    subject: Records Request: Memos related to City budget

     

    Hi City of Asheville,

     

    We’ve just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: “Memos related to City budget”

     

    Message: “At the April 10th Budget Session, Asheville City Council members referred to a memo related to the budget process with a proposal for raises given to City employees making less than $50K, while freezing salaries above that level.

     

    I would like to request a copy of that memo, as an example, but also any other memos sent to members of City Council regarding the City Budget.

     

    I would request any memos sent from January 1st, 2018 until the date the query is run, or June 30th 2018, whichever occurs first.”

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government