City of Asheville October 5, 2017 (1 year ago)

Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest

I am requesting all communication, especially emails, from City Council and City staff from 2012 to 2017 referring to keywords "PARC", "St.Lawrence Green", "People's Park Foundation", "Haywood St Advisory Team", "Coalition of Greater Asheville STR Businesses", "ASTRA, Asheville Short Term Rental Advocates".

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 18, 2017 6:46 pm

    11 months ago

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you once again for your outstanding assistance with these requests we receive.

    Have a great evening!

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • December 11, 2017 11:18 pm

    1 year ago

    Benjamin Fulmer to Sunshine

    Sunshine,

    I have completed this request. The link should be fully updated at this point.

    Here it is again for your convenience. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1teIrYWKL6kxX90mMAd_FcD5KcPWN4ST3?usp=sharing

    **Editor’s note: The documents reference can also be found at top left of this request page. File is ST.Lawrence…-20171213T002144Z-001


    Status: Completed
  • November 30, 2017 7:47 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your continued assistance with the request!
    Any correspondence or files we receive related to requests sent via www.sunshinerequest.com, are regularly kept up to date on our website. The requester will be made aware of the status by viewing our site.
    If you’re interested you can also keep track of posts made about this particular request at https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/political-action-campaigns-conflicts-interest/
    Thank you again.
    Have a good evening!

    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 29, 2017 3:09 pm

    1 year ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:09 PM
    subject: Re: Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest

    Hello again Sunshine,

    I have updated the link with 2 more keywords from the search. Please pass this information along to the requester.

    Thanks,

    **Editor’s Note: The link referenced can be found at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1teIrYWKL6kxX90mMAd_FcD5KcPWN4ST3. All accompanying documents have been downloaded and can also be found at top left of this request’s page.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 29, 2017 10:17 am

    1 year ago

    Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:17 AM
    subject: Re: Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest

    Hello Sunshine,

    What I have provided so far are the staff side of the email request and a small part of the council emails, so there is still more to come. I would urge you to share what I have provided already and inform your requester that the link will be continually updated.

    This has been a large and extensive email search. I appreciate the requester’s continued patience in the matter and hope to have this complete soon.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 28, 2017 7:06 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi Ben,

    Very sorry for the overdue reply! I must have missed your email in my inbox.

    Please consider this email my acknowledgement of your reply back on Nov. 8 related to my follow up emails sent on Oct. 19, and 25. I was reminded of this request today when I received a new inquiry via www.sunshinerequest.com asking that I follow up with you on the status. The details of the new request are:

    Subject: Follow – up
    Message: “Strange- It has been nearly 2 months since the political action committee -conflicts of interest request with no answer other than the email mix up. What is happening here. Follow up?”

    Ben – On my end, I will “close” this new request on our website, and merge it in with the original request for “all communication, especially emails, from City Council and City staff from 2012 to 2017 referring to keywords “PARC”, “St.Lawrence Green”, “People’s Park Foundation”, “Haywood St Advisory Team”, “Coalition of Greater Asheville STR Businesses”, “ASTRA, Asheville Short Term Rental Advocates.”

    I have reviewed the Council zip file (added Nov. 21), and other two documents at the link you provided. I presume that this completes the request, and that no more documents need to be added? If so, please let me know and I’ll mark the request as complete.

    Thank you again for your help!

    Sunshine Request

    ** Editor’s Note: The new request referenced can temporarily be found at https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/follow-up/.  This will be marked as “closed” and merged with the original request Subject: “Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest”.


    Status: Follow up
  • November 8, 2017 4:27 pm

    1 year ago

    Hello Sunshine,
    I’m giving you early access to the email search with keywords PARC, St.Lawrence Green, People’s Park Foundation, Haywood St Advisory Team, Coalition of Greater Asheville STR Businesses, ASTRA, and Asheville Short Term Rental Advocates. The emails currently in the folder are for staff. The council emails will come later.
    I will be out until Monday and will resume work on the rest of the search then.
    Have a good week.

    Ben Fulmer

    **Editor’s Note: The referenced files can be found at top left:

    1. Council_ Keyword PARC-20171128T234903Z-001
      Staff PARC 1
      Staff PARC 2

    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 25, 2017 3:55 pm

    1 year ago

    5:37 pm

    Hi Ben,

    No problem. Thank you for letting me know!
    Thank you for your help 🙂
    Sunshine Request.

    3:55pm

    Hello Sunshine,

    I’m emailing to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances all of the requests you have submitted in October will be delayed. The city recently made the move to gmail. The opengov email address transferred but I was only able to get access to it today. This is why you did not receive a confirmation letter or update when requested. I apologize for the inconvenience and assure you that we are working on your requests now.

    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 19, 2017 4:17 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi City of Asheville,
    Just want to check in with you again about this specific request sent on Oct. 5, and check what the status may be.
    I will also follow up (in separate email threads) on the 5 other requests sent in to Asheville City Gov.
    Please confirm receipt of this request, Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest, and let me know if you have any questions.
    Have a great evening!
    Sunshine Request

    Status: Follow up
  • October 10, 2017 3:53 pm

    1 year ago

    Good Afternoon City of Asheville, 

    I want to follow up with you about the status of 6 requests submitted to our website www.sunshinerequest.com and sent to City of Asheville. All of these were sent in last week and the previous week. Can you please confirm receipt of these requests?

    Email Subjects:

    Records Request: US Cellular Center change in concession worker ‘tip pool’ policy

    Records Request: Asheville Police Department Operating Cost Budget 2017-2018 Adopted

    Records Request: City of Asheville salaries on 10/1/2017

    Records Request: List of all the times Mayor Esther Manheimer has had to recuse herself from development votes

    Records Request: Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest

    Records Request: Anti-retaliation policy

    As always, thank you for your help!

    Have a sunny day!

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 5, 2017 5:25 pm

    1 year ago

    Whoops!

    I also wanted to note that the requestor filled out the timeline field on our website which indicates that this request should include the date range of Jan. 1, 2012 – Oct. 5, 2017.

    Have a good evening! 🙂

    Status: Sent to Government
  • October 5, 2017 5:22 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi City of Asheville,
    We just received another records request via www.sunshinerequest.com! Here are the details:
    Subject: Political Action Campaigns & Conflicts of Interest
    Message: ” I am requesting all communication, especially emails, from City Council and City staff from 2012 to 2017 referring to keywords “PARC”, “St.Lawrence Green”, “People’s Park Foundation”, “Haywood St Advisory Team”, “Coalition of Greater Asheville STR Businesses”, “ASTRA, Asheville Short Term Rental Advocates”. “
    Thank you for your help with this request!
    – Sunshine

    Status: Sent to Government