City of Asheville March 19, 2018 (7 months ago)

Racial disparity study

I would like a copy of the Racial Disparity Study mentioned in the Citizen Times article in July 2017

"In June the city hired a Denver, Colorado firm to do a $320,000 racial disparity study."

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2017/07/21/asheville-hires-first-equity-manager-focus-racial-equality/498156001/

**Editor’s Note: Of note for the requester, there is a completed similar request you may be interested here at: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/racial-disparity-study-rfp-contract-scope-work/

Also, the City’s referenced project page tracking their progress on the Disparity Study is found at http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/comm_public/projects_n_initiatives/disparity_study.htm

Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • October 7, 2018 4:26 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Oct 7, 2018, 4:26 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    I have been informed that the requested study results will be presented to Council Planning & Economic Development (PED) meeting on November 12 and City Council on November 27 with a public meeting on results scheduled for November 28th.

     

    The project page will be updated to reflect this timeline on Monday, October 8.

     

    Thank you,
    Sarah


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 4, 2018 12:27 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Oct 4, 2018, 12:27 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Hi Sarah!

     

    We just wanted to follow up again since it has been a month since our last correspondence pertaining to this request.

     

    Thank you so much,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • September 4, 2018 4:38 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 4:38 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Sarah,

     

    Thank you for this info. We will plan to follow up again on this in a month.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 28, 2018 5:20 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Patrick Conant <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 5:20 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,

     

    Staff is unable to give a completion date at this time. Please see the below information from Project Manager, Brenda Mills:

     

    Currently, BBC is inputting the data from the contracts pulled, matching it with vendors utilized, vendors available, industries are correct for vendors, etc. They will next do simulations and analysis of the data. Finalizing the qualitative data which includes quotes, findings, interviews and interactions with the community. We are reaching drafts of sections of the full study now.

     

    As soon as the analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data and information is complete, we will have a better idea regarding the completion.

     

    Updated timeline was put on the project page.

     

    The review will follow this process:
    – Review by City contracting staff
    – Review by Management Team
    – Presented to City Council Planning and Economic Development Committee
    – Presentation on the results of the study to City Council
    – Public Meeting on the results of the study.

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    Sarah Terwilliger
    Deputy City Clerk
    City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5839


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 28, 2018 4:16 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:16 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Hi Sarah,

     

    We’ve referred to the link sent in your last email, which states that the study is in its final stages. This is great news, we were just wondering if you had any additional information as to when exactly it will be ready. Thank you so much for your help throughout this request!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 1, 2018 4:10 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: Public Records Request Inbox <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 4:10 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Good afternoon Sunshine Request,

     

    Thank you for following up on this request. The Disparity Study project page, found here has been updated to reflect the current status and documents to date.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 31, 2018 9:16 am

    2 months ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: records@sunshinerequest.com, opengov@ashevillenc.gov
    date: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:16 AM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,

     

    I have sent this follow-up request to the Disparity Study Manager for additional information. I will send you the requested information upon receipt.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Sarah Terwilliger
    Deputy City Clerk
    City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5839


    Status: Follow up
  • July 27, 2018 5:53 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 5:53 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Hi Sarah,

     

    I hope you’ve had a good week.

     

    In reviewing some of the requests on our site recently, we’ve also circled back on checking out the City’s link to the disparity study status at http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/comm_public/projects_n_initiatives/disparity_study.htm.

     

    I’d like to as whether there is any update you can provide as to the completion of the study, besides what is on the website.

     

    It is also unclear to us, looking at the site, whether the July community input dates listed on your site have already occurred in 2017, or if that’s slated to occur next week in July, 2018.

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a great weekend!

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 5, 2018 3:46 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:46 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    I have been informed that this project is not completed and that no information is available at this time. The project is due to be completed end of July; if the requester would like to submit a new request closer to the time the project is available, please feel free to do so.

     

    When the project is complete, it will need to have Council Planning & Economic Development review and approval to send to City Council for final approval.

     

    For updates and more information, please visit the Disparity Study Project page, located here.

     

    Thank you,
    Sarah

     

    **Editor’s Note: To visit the Disparity Study Project page click here: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/comm_public/projects_n_initiatives/disparity_study.htm


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 1, 2018 4:08 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Sarah Terwilliger <sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 4:08 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Sarah,

     

    Looping you in here on a request we sent on March 19th, 2018. You may find all the details and updates on that request here: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/racial-disparity-study/

     

    As always, we thank you so much for your time and assistance with these requests!

     

    Have a great afternoon!
    Thank you.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 4, 2018 1:45 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:45 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Ben,

     

    Just wanted to follow up on this request!

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 21, 2018 1:25 pm

    6 months ago

    Sunshine,

     

    I’ve discovered that the study is not complete. We are also still working on providing the drafts and updates requested.

     

    Thanks,

     


    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 21, 2018 11:57 am

    6 months ago

    Hi Ben,

     

    Thank you for the info.

     

    I don’t seem to be able to locate the actual study anywhere at the link you’ve sent. I looked through all documents and links provided therein.

     

    I’d like to further clarify the original request – Can you please provide the actual Disparity Study, as well as any “drafts” or updates that have been provided to the City related to the Disparity Study?

     

    Thank you for your help.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 21, 2018 10:54 am

    6 months ago

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    All documents and information related to the disparity study should be available here. http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/comm_public/projects_n_initiatives/disparity_study.htm

     

    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 19, 2018 4:27 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: City of Asheville Public Records Request <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 4:27 PM
    subject: Records Request: Racial disparity study

     

    Good Afternoon 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: “Racial disparity study”

     

    Message: “I would like a copy of the Racial Disparity Study mentioned in the Citizen Times article in July 2017

     

    “In June the city hired a Denver, Colorado firm to do a $320,000 racial disparity study.”

     

    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2017/07/21/asheville-hires-first-equity-manager-focus-racial-equality/498156001/

     

    Thank you for your help.

    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government