Buncombe County Submitted: January 9, 2019 | Updated: May 21, 2019

Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

I would like a copy of every request sent through Buncombe County’s “Let’s Talk” portal (https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/communications/lets-talk.aspx?redirect=letstalk).

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.

**01/28/19 Editor’s Note: Per the email we received from Buncombe County Government on January 25th, 2019, we’re notifying the requester here that if they wish to clarify this request in any way, please do so by resubmitting a request through our website. Please indicate  “Clarification to Buncombe County Let’s Talk request” in the subject line.

Thank you!

Status: Government Denied Request

Activity:

  • May 21, 2019 11:57 am

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <rec[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: May 21, 2019, 11:57 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good Afternoon Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. We will mark it as denied on our site.

     

    Have a great day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • May 21, 2019 4:08 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: May 20, 2019, 4:08 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Hello Sunshine, Buncombe County will not be able to complete the request to supply copies of “Let’s Talk” requests/comments. There are almost 2,000 comments, questions, editorials, suggestions, grievances, and a variety of personal opinions and attacks. The information is not public record because it is restricted as confidential personnel-related information and also involves information impacting peripheral third parties. Therefore, the scope of the request is overly broad and unduly burdensome.

     

    Also, of note, is the timing of the request you forwarded through Sunshine Request. At that time, there were certain internal concerns regarding personnel and duties within Buncombe County Government. Let’s Talk comments in the days immediately preceding our receipt of your information request were directly related to that Personnel matter. Rather than serving as a platform to make it easier for the public to make public records requests it appears that Sunshine Request was being used as a vehicle to publicize anonymous attacks against a coworker. Personal comments and opinions are not a matter of public record in accordance with GS §153A-98.

     

    Thank you


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 16, 2019 4:17 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: May 16, 2019, 4:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi and Michael,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. Looking for an update here on this request. We appreciate all your help!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 7, 2019 4:19 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: May 7, 2019, 4:19 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. Looking for an update here on this request. Do you have one?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 10, 2019 5:03 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 10, 2019, 5:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good Afternoon Kassi,

     

    We just wanted to check in on this request and see if there was any update to report.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 22, 2019 4:11 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 22, 2019, 4:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We just wanted to follow up and check back in on this request!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 12, 2019 4:45 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 12, 2019, 4:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Just wanted to check back in on this request! Thank you.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 1, 2019 4:13 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 1, 2019, 4:13 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Just wanted to check back in on this request! Thank you.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 11, 2019 2:22 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 11, 2019, 2:22 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    We are working on this. Thank you


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 11, 2019 1:16 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 11, 2019, 1:16 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. We just wanted to follow up and check in on the status of this request. We appreciate your help!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • February 4, 2019 4:46 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 4, 2019, 4:46 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We just wanted to follow up and check in on the status of this request. We appreciate your help!

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • January 28, 2019 4:14 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 28, 2019, 4:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thanks for getting back with us on this, we acknowledge that it will take some time to complete.

     

    Due to the anonymous nature of our site, we don’t have any additional information other than what has been provided by the requestor. We will add a note on our site letting the requester know that if they want to add any clarification they should please let us know. Therefore, the request should be processed as is and stay true to what was originally intended by the requester.

     

    Subject: “I would like a copy of every request sent through Buncombe County’s “Let’s Talk” portal (https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/communications/lets-talk.aspx?redirect=letstalk).”

     

    We super appreciate all your help with requests!
    Thank you.

     

    Have a good evening,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • January 25, 2019 1:12 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 25, 2019, 1:12 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Hello Sunshine Request,

     

    There are 800 hits in the Let’s Talk portal for this request. It will take significant time to sort through all these requests submitted to Let’s Talk. Many are along the line of “there’s a pot hole on my street, what do I do to have it fixed” or “how do I get a copy of my criminal record.” Would the requestor care to narrow this request down? That would improve turn-around time.
    Thank you.

     

    Kassi Day
    Public Information/Communications Coordinator
    Buncombe County

    200 College St.

    Asheville, NC 28801

    Desk 828-250-4119/Mobile 828-767-3226

    [email protected]

    Email to and from this email address may be subject to NC Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • January 18, 2019 12:25 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 18, 2019, 12:25 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Gov,

     

    Hope you’ve been well. Just wanted to follow up on this request and confirm that you had received it and began processing?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • January 10, 2019 1:47 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>,
    “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 10, 2019, 1:47 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Gov,

     

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

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Buncombe County “Let’s Talk” Communication

     

    Message:

     

    “I would like a copy of every request sent through Buncombe County’s “Let’s Talk” portal (https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/communications/lets-talk.aspx?redirect=letstalk).”

     

    **Editor’s Note: The requester has specified a timeline for this request from July 1st, 2017 to January 9, 2019

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • January 9, 2019 8:46 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending