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From: Jason Kessler

Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM


To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police department exit interviews for 2018.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: FOIA
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:28 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Mr. Kessler, the Charlottesville Police Department has five written exit interview records completed during
December 2018 to today. As the entireties of these personnel records contain information concerning
identifiable individuals, the records are exempt from FOIA pursuant to 2.2-3705.1(1) and they will be withheld
in their entirety. There are no other responsive records for your request.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police department exit interviews
for 2018.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Ok. What are the names of the five officers who conducted exit interviews? There were no exit interviews
conducted during the rest of 2018?

> On Jan 7, 2019, at 4:28 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Mr. Kessler, the Charlottesville Police Department has five written exit interview records completed during
December 2018 to today. As the entireties of these personnel records contain information concerning
identifiable individuals, the records are exempt from FOIA pursuant to 2.2-3705.1(1) and they will be withheld
in their entirety. There are no other responsive records for your request.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police department exit
interviews for 2018.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:49 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

P.S. if names of the officers who completed exit interviews is a exempt, a list of officers who quit or were fired
in 2018 will suffice.

> On Jan 7, 2019, at 4:28 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Mr. Kessler, the Charlottesville Police Department has five written exit interview records completed during
December 2018 to today. As the entireties of these personnel records contain information concerning
identifiable individuals, the records are exempt from FOIA pursuant to 2.2-3705.1(1) and they will be withheld
in their entirety. There are no other responsive records for your request.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police department exit
interviews for 2018.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
From: FOIA
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:23 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

We will treat this as a separate FOIA request for Charlottesville Police Department employees who
left employment in calendar year 2018.

Brian

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:49 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

P.S. if names of the officers who completed exit interviews is a exempt, a list of officers who quit or were fired
in 2018 will suffice.

> On Jan 7, 2019, at 4:28 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Mr. Kessler, the Charlottesville Police Department has five written exit interview records completed during
December 2018 to today. As the entireties of these personnel records contain information concerning
identifiable individuals, the records are exempt from FOIA pursuant to 2.2-3705.1(1) and they will be withheld
in their entirety. There are no other responsive records for your request.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police department exit
interviews for 2018.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:17 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Hi,

This is the 5th business day. What is the status of this request?

On Jan 8, 2019, at 2:23 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

We will treat this as a separate FOIA request for Charlottesville Police Department
employees who left employment in calendar year 2018.
Brian
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:49 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: Re: FOIA Request
P.S. if names of the officers who completed exit interviews is a exempt, a list of officers who
quit or were fired in 2018 will suffice.

> On Jan 7, 2019, at 4:28 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Mr. Kessler, the Charlottesville Police Department has five written exit interview records
completed during December 2018 to today. As the entireties of these personnel records contain
information concerning identifiable individuals, the records are exempt from FOIA pursuant to
2.2-3705.1(1) and they will be withheld in their entirety. There are no other responsive records
for your request.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police
department exit interviews for 2018.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
From: FOIA
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:23 PM
To: FOIA; Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request
Attachments: FOIA Police Sworn Officers 12-31-18.xlsx; FOIA-Police sworn officers 01-01-18.xlsx

Mr. Kessler – The two attached records include the list of employees (CPD sworn officers) at both the
start and end of 2018. The difference between the two would be employees no longer with the
organization.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

From: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>


Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:23 PM
To: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

We will treat this as a separate FOIA request for Charlottesville Police Department employees who
left employment in calendar year 2018.

Brian

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Monday, January 7, 2019 4:49 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

P.S. if names of the officers who completed exit interviews is a exempt, a list of officers who quit or were fired
in 2018 will suffice.

> On Jan 7, 2019, at 4:28 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Mr. Kessler, the Charlottesville Police Department has five written exit interview records completed during
December 2018 to today. As the entireties of these personnel records contain information concerning
identifiable individuals, the records are exempt from FOIA pursuant to 2.2-3705.1(1) and they will be withheld
in their entirety. There are no other responsive records for your request.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:23 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I’d like to FOIA request any recordings, paperwork or other documentation of police department exit
interviews for 2018.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
Police Department
Sworn Officers
12/31/2018

Last Name First Name Middle Name Suffix Position Name


LEWIS WENDY M POLICE CAPTAIN
MITCHELL VICTOR G POLICE CAPTAIN
THOMAS ALFRED POLICE CHIEF
BRACKNEY RASHALL POLICE CHIEF
COSGRO BLAINE C POLICE CORPORAL
FRAZIER MARK R POLICE CORPORAL
GODFREY GREGORY S POLICE CORPORAL
MCNERNEY TODD R POLICE CORPORAL
BEST LISA T POLICE CORPORAL
SANDRIDGE JEFFREY L POLICE CORPORAL
SCLAFANI WILLIAM J POLICE CORPORAL
WOODZELL LOGAN R POLICE CORPORAL
KIRBY BRADEN POLICE CORPORAL
MARSHALL SHAWN POLICE CORPORAL
HUBER CHRISTOPHER POLICE CORPORAL
YOUNG STEVEN M POLICE CORPORAL
HARVEY BRADLEY NILES POLICE CORPORAL
HUDSON MICHAEL WAYNE POLICE CORPORAL
FINK JAMES E POLICE CORPORAL
BLANK ALEXANDER JERRELL POLICE CORPORAL
JONES MARK S POLICE DETECTIVE
LUCAS TODD A POLICE DETECTIVE
RUDMAN NICHOLAS III POLICE DETECTIVE
COLE RICHARD POLICE DETECTIVE
OBERHOLZER ROBBIE POLICE DETECTIVE
WRIGHT-SETTLE REGINE L'ANISE POLICE DETECTIVE
WU TSUN KIU POLICE DETECTIVE
HAMILL ANNMARIE S POLICE DETECTIVE
HINER KIM MICHAEL POLICE DETECTIVE
DURRETTE LATROY A POLICE LIEUTENANT
GORE MICHAEL E POLICE LIEUTENANT
JONES DWAYNE I POLICE LIEUTENANT
KNICK STEPHEN P POLICE LIEUTENANT
MCKEAN THOMAS V POLICE LIEUTENANT
MOONEY JAMES P JR POLICE LIEUTENANT
O'DONNELL BRIAN N POLICE LIEUTENANT
SANDRIDGE CHERYL S POLICE LIEUTENANT
HATTER JOSEPH L POLICE LIEUTENANT (DETECT
CARPER JEREMY W POLICE OFFICER
CHILDERS LYNN A POLICE OFFICER
COLLIER OTIS L III POLICE OFFICER
CULBREATH JONATHAN C POLICE OFFICER
JOHNSTON ERNEST W POLICE OFFICER
PENDLETON ERIC M POLICE OFFICER
PERKINS CEASER N POLICE OFFICER
SHIFLETT TAMMY M POLICE OFFICER
VIA RYAN POLICE OFFICER
PEDRO HAKEEM POLICE OFFICER
FREIVALD JON POLICE OFFICER
CHAN WILLIAM POLICE OFFICER
BLACKWELL KYLE POLICE OFFICER
BLACKWELL RYAN POLICE OFFICER
ROBERTS DAVID POLICE OFFICER
GOWER CHARLES JR POLICE OFFICER
HICKEY DECLAN HENRY JOSEPH POLICE OFFICER
TENNYSON JAMES HOOVER POLICE OFFICER
KETCHUM ERIC ALAN POLICE OFFICER
BELINSKI THOMAS J POLICE OFFICER
STUTZMAN DAVID R POLICE OFFICER
WAGNER CHRISTOPHER PAUL POLICE OFFICER
NEWTON ARLA BURNLEY POLICE OFFICER
THOMAS ERIC J POLICE OFFICER
TRAMMELL RYAN HUTTO POLICE OFFICER
SALYER JILL EASTON POLICE OFFICER
BURNETT JAMES ALLEN POLICE OFFICER
HOUCHENS LOGAN GRANT POLICE OFFICER
NASH DARIUS LAMAR POLICE OFFICER
BOWLIN JACOB POLICE OFFICER
MCKEOWN KAITLYN POLICE OFFICER
MARTIN THOMAS POLICE OFFICER
CUNDIFF ROSS W POLICE OFFICER
STEIN NATHAN POLICE OFFICER
SPROUSE DAVID III POLICE OFFICER
BURCHARDT RUDY POLICE OFFICER
CURTIS DAVID POLICE OFFICER
ARREGUIN ARRON POLICE OFFICER
BYRD TIMOTHY POLICE OFFICER
JAEGER JEFFREY POLICE OFFICER
MANEY EDWARD POLICE OFFICER
RAINES CHRISTOPHER POLICE OFFICER
WADDY TREMAYNE POLICE OFFICER
ADAMS JONATHAN POLICE OFFICER
THELEN REBECCA POLICE OFFICER
QUINLAN RICHARD POLICE OFFICER
PITTMAN TERRY POLICE OFFICER
HARRIS DAVID J POLICE OFFICER
BOWERS JUSTIN POLICE OFFICER
VENEY KAHWAN YE POLICE OFFICER
BISE COLLIN POLICE OFFICER
HOLLEY BARRETT POLICE OFFICER
LEE CHANDLER POLICE OFFICER
BARBOUR TREMAINE POLICE OFFICER
JOINER CHAKA POLICE OFFICER
MORRIS WILLIAM DAKOTA POLICE OFFICER
FLURY MICHAEL POLICE OFFICER
HARPINE MATTHEW POLICE OFFICER
TRAVERS JOSHUA POLICE OFFICER
KEPLINGER CHRISTOPHER POLICE OFFICER
BEST PAUL J POLICE SERGEANT
HANEY ROBERT W POLICE SERGEANT
HUBERT GLORIA J POLICE SERGEANT
HUNT TROY D POLICE SERGEANT
STAYMENTS RONALD E JR POLICE SERGEANT
VIA JACOB RA POLICE SERGEANT
WADE GREGORY POLICE SERGEANT
PLEASANTS BRADLEY M POLICE SERGEANT
JONES LARRY POLICE SERGEANT
NEWBERRY WILLIAM POLICE SERGEANT
HANDY RUSSELL I JR POLICE SERGEANT
LEWIS JOEY POLICE SERGEANT
BAYLES SHAWN R POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
BRAKE MARC A POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
GIBSON LEE C POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
MANZANO JOSHUA POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
UPMAN STEPHEN JAMES PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Police Department
Sworn Officers
1/1/2018

Last Name First Name Middle Name Suffix Position Name


BOWMAN CODY CRIME ANALYST
PLEASANTS GARY M DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
LEWIS WENDY M POLICE CAPTAIN
MITCHELL VICTOR G POLICE CAPTAIN
SHIFFLETT DAVID W JR POLICE CAPTAIN
THOMAS ALFRED POLICE CHIEF
COSGRO BLAINE C POLICE CORPORAL
FRAZIER MARK R POLICE CORPORAL
GODFREY GREGORY S POLICE CORPORAL
MCNERNEY TODD R POLICE CORPORAL
BEST LISA T POLICE CORPORAL
SANDRIDGE JEFFREY L POLICE CORPORAL
SCLAFANI WILLIAM J POLICE CORPORAL
WOODZELL LOGAN R POLICE CORPORAL
KIRBY BRADEN POLICE CORPORAL
MARSHALL SHAWN POLICE CORPORAL
HUBER CHRISTOPHER POLICE CORPORAL
YOUNG STEVEN M POLICE CORPORAL
HARVEY BRADLEY NILES POLICE CORPORAL
FINK JAMES E POLICE CORPORAL
FAERBER TIMOTHY ROBERT POLICE CORPORAL
BLANK ALEXANDER JERRELL POLICE CORPORAL
JONES MARK S POLICE DETECTIVE
LUCAS TODD A POLICE DETECTIVE
PENDLETON ERIC M POLICE DETECTIVE
RUDMAN NICHOLAS III POLICE DETECTIVE
COLE RICHARD POLICE DETECTIVE
OBERHOLZER ROBBIE POLICE DETECTIVE
HUDSON MICHAEL WAYNE POLICE DETECTIVE
WRIGHT-SETTLE REGINE L'ANISE POLICE DETECTIVE
HAMILL ANNMARIE S POLICE DETECTIVE
HINER KIM MICHAEL POLICE DETECTIVE
DURRETTE LATROY A POLICE LIEUTENANT
GORE MICHAEL E POLICE LIEUTENANT
JONES DWAYNE I POLICE LIEUTENANT
KNICK STEPHEN P POLICE LIEUTENANT
MCKEAN THOMAS V POLICE LIEUTENANT
MOONEY JAMES P JR POLICE LIEUTENANT
O'DONNELL BRIAN N POLICE LIEUTENANT
SANDRIDGE CHERYL S POLICE LIEUTENANT
UPMAN STEPHEN J POLICE LIEUTENANT
HATTER JOSEPH L POLICE LIEUTENANT (DETECT
BRUCE STUART R POLICE OFFICER
CARPER JEREMY W POLICE OFFICER
CHILDERS LYNN A POLICE OFFICER
COLLIER OTIS L III POLICE OFFICER
CULBREATH JONATHAN C POLICE OFFICER
DUNCAN TIMOTHY D POLICE OFFICER
JOHNSTON ERNEST W POLICE OFFICER
PERKINS CEASER N POLICE OFFICER
SHIFLETT TAMMY M POLICE OFFICER
PEDRO HAKEEM POLICE OFFICER
SOROKTI CRAIG POLICE OFFICER
FREIVALD JON POLICE OFFICER
CHAN WILLIAM POLICE OFFICER
HENRY MICHAEL POLICE OFFICER
BLACKWELL KYLE POLICE OFFICER
REES ELIZABETH POLICE OFFICER
BLACKWELL RYAN POLICE OFFICER
FITZGERALD THOMAS D IV POLICE OFFICER
ROBERTS DAVID POLICE OFFICER
GOWER CHARLES JR POLICE OFFICER
HICKEY DECLAN HENRY JOSEPH POLICE OFFICER
LOYA THOMAS MCCOY POLICE OFFICER
WU TSUN KIU POLICE OFFICER
KETCHUM ERIC ALAN POLICE OFFICER
BELINSKI THOMAS J POLICE OFFICER
HULME BRETT A POLICE OFFICER
STUTZMAN DAVID R POLICE OFFICER
WAGNER CHRISTOPHER PAUL POLICE OFFICER
NEWTON ARLA BURNLEY POLICE OFFICER
THOMAS ERIC J POLICE OFFICER
TRAMMELL RYAN HUTTO POLICE OFFICER
DAVIS CHARLES GRANT POLICE OFFICER
SALYER JILL EASTON POLICE OFFICER
BURNETT JAMES ALLEN POLICE OFFICER
HOUCHENS LOGAN GRANT POLICE OFFICER
REXRODE TREVOR PATRICK POLICE OFFICER
BARREDO MICHAEL MENDOZA POLICE OFFICER
NASH DARIUS LAMAR POLICE OFFICER
BOWLIN JACOB POLICE OFFICER
MCKEOWN KAITLYN POLICE OFFICER
MARTIN THOMAS POLICE OFFICER
CUNDIFF ROSS W POLICE OFFICER
BABIJ JOSHUA POLICE OFFICER
STEIN NATHAN POLICE OFFICER
SPROUSE DAVID III POLICE OFFICER
BURCHARDT RUDY POLICE OFFICER
CURTIS DAVID POLICE OFFICER
FORTUNE CLIFFORD III POLICE OFFICER
ARREGUIN ARRON POLICE OFFICER
BYRD TIMOTHY POLICE OFFICER
JAEGER JEFFREY POLICE OFFICER
MAISANO ANDREW POLICE OFFICER
MANEY EDWARD POLICE OFFICER
RAINES CHRISTOPHER POLICE OFFICER
WADDY TREMAYNE POLICE OFFICER
ADAMS JONATHAN POLICE OFFICER
COLON LUIS ANTONIO JR POLICE OFFICER
FREISHTAT JASON POLICE OFFICER
THELEN REBECCA POLICE OFFICER
SMITH AMANDA POLICE OFFICER
QUINLAN RICHARD POLICE OFFICER
PITTMAN TERRY POLICE OFFICER
HARRIS DAVID J POLICE OFFICER
THOMAS CHRISTOPHER POLICE OFFICER
BOWERS JUSTIN POLICE OFFICER
VENEY KAHWAN YE POLICE OFFICER
BISE COLLIN POLICE OFFICER
HOLLEY BARRETT POLICE OFFICER
LEE CHANDLER POLICE OFFICER
HALL THOMAS POLICE OFFICER
BEST PAUL J POLICE SERGEANT
HANEY ROBERT W POLICE SERGEANT
HUBERT GLORIA J POLICE SERGEANT
HUNT TROY D POLICE SERGEANT
STAYMENTS RONALD E JR POLICE SERGEANT
VIA JACOB RA POLICE SERGEANT
WADE GREGORY POLICE SERGEANT
PLEASANTS BRADLEY M POLICE SERGEANT
JONES LARRY POLICE SERGEANT
NEWBERRY WILLIAM POLICE SERGEANT
HANDY RUSSELL I JR POLICE SERGEANT
LEWIS JOEY POLICE SERGEANT
LOUDERMILK CHRISTOPHER POLICE SERGEANT
BAYLES SHAWN R POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
BRAKE MARC A POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
GIBSON LEE C POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
MANZANO JOSHUA POLICE SERGEANT (DETECTIV
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:44 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA request the names of police officers employed at the Charlottesville Police Department on
August 1st, 2017 and their contact information.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 12:01 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Al Thomas Employment Contract

Mr Wheeler,

I have a follow-up question about a FOIA request by Rob Schilling for the employment contract of former
Police Chief Al Thomas. You said at the time that the contract was being withheld subject to Virginia Code 2.2-
3705.

That code sections states, "No provision of this chapter or any provision of Chapter 38 (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.)
shall be construed as denying public access to (i) contracts between a public body and its officers or
employees, other than contracts settling public employee employment disputes held confidential as personnel
records under § 2.2-3705.1

So my question is whether the claimed exemption of Al Thomas' employment contract is:

a) invalid as a reason to deny access to the public


or
b) a contract settling an employment dispute

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 12:49 PM
To: Jason Kessler; FOIA
Subject: RE: Al Thomas Employment Contract

This is a confidential contract settling an employment dispute. It is not required to be released


pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3705.1. Chief Thomas did not have an employment contract with the
City of Charlottesville.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 12:01 AM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: Al Thomas Employment Contract

Mr Wheeler,

I have a follow-up question about a FOIA request by Rob Schilling for the employment contract of former
Police Chief Al Thomas. You said at the time that the contract was being withheld subject to Virginia Code 2.2-
3705.

That code sections states, "No provision of this chapter or any provision of Chapter 38 (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.)
shall be construed as denying public access to (i) contracts between a public body and its officers or
employees, other than contracts settling public employee employment disputes held confidential as personnel
records under § 2.2-3705.1

So my question is whether the claimed exemption of Al Thomas' employment contract is:

a) invalid as a reason to deny access to the public


or
b) a contract settling an employment dispute

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:50 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Just checking on the status of my request.

On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:44 PM Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi,

I would like to FOIA request the names of police officers employed at the Charlottesville Police Department
on August 1st, 2017 and their contact information.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us

--
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:00 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Fwd: FOIA Request

Checking again for an update on this FOIA. I guess I was mistaken about it being due yesterday because of the
Robert E Lee-MLK holiday.

But today should be the 5th business day for sure.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Date: January 15, 2019 at 9:44:22 PM EST
To: Foia <FOIA@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA request the names of police officers employed at the Charlottesville Police
Department on August 1st, 2017 and their contact information.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:04 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request
Attachments: 20170801-Sworn-Officers-Kessler-FOIA.xlsx

Mr. Kessler – Attached is the record responsive to your request. There is not a record that contains
business contact information for that point in time and the City is not required to create one from
archival information in response to a FOIA request pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704.

Brian

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:44 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA request the names of police officers employed at the Charlottesville Police Department on
August 1st, 2017 and their contact information.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
Last Name First Name Middle Name Suffix Position Name
BOWMAN CODY CRIME ANALYST
PLEASANTS GARY M DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
LEWIS WENDY M POLICE CAPTAIN
MITCHELL VICTOR G POLICE CAPTAIN
SHIFFLETT DAVID W JR POLICE CAPTAIN
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From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:39 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails and text messages from Wes Bellamy related to his coordination with and
participation in protest activities on August 11th and 12th, 2017.

The relevant dates would be July 12- August 12th, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:35 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Hi,

I'm writing to check on the status of this FOIA request which should be due today.

Jason

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:38 AM Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails and text messages from Wes Bellamy related to his coordination with and
participation in protest activities on August 11th and 12th, 2017.

The relevant dates would be July 12- August 12th, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us

--
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:06 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3704(B)(4), it is not practically possible for the City of Charlottesville
to provide the records you have requested due to the necessity of legal review and records
compilation. Therefore, the City of Charlottesville will provide the requested records within seven
working days of this response, or by February 22, 2019.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:39 AM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails and text messages from Wes Bellamy related to his coordination with and
participation in protest activities on August 11th and 12th, 2017.

The relevant dates would be July 12- August 12th, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:43 PM
To: Jason Kessler; FOIA
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Mr. Kessler – Councilor Bellamy’s response is that he has no public records responsive to this
request.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:39 AM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails and text messages from Wes Bellamy related to his coordination with and
participation in protest activities on August 11th and 12th, 2017.

The relevant dates would be July 12- August 12th, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:53 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

So essentially there are records related to this request but after legal review the city’s response is that his protest
activity on and around August 12th is unrelated to a “transaction of public business”

On Feb 14, 2019, at 3:42 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Mr. Kessler – Councilor Bellamy’s response is that he has no public records responsive
to this request.
Brian Wheeler
BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:39 AM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request
Hi,
I would like to FOIA emails and text messages from Wes Bellamy related to his coordination
with and participation in protest activities on August 11th and 12th, 2017.

The relevant dates would be July 12- August 12th, 2017.


Regards,
Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic communications
to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the Right rally.

Jason Kesser
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:41 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

The Charlottesville Independent Review by Hunton Williams identified that Charlottesville staff were using
private email addresses and deleting text messages to evade FOIA request about Unite the Right.

I would like to FOIA request a list of phone numbers, email address and other communications methods
(including but not limited to: smartphone apps, websites, computer apps, chat rooms, etc) used to discuss Unite
the Right prior to August 13, 2017 by the following individuals:

Maurice Jones
Al Thomas
Wendy Lewis
Victor Mitchell
Mike Murphy
Paige Rice
Wes Bellamy
Mike Signer
Leslie Beauregard

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:41 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

The Charlottesville Independent Review by Hunton Williams identified that Charlottesville staff were using
private email addresses and deleting text messages to evade FOIA request about Unite the Right.

I would like to FOIA request a list of phone numbers, email address and other communications methods
(including but not limited to: smartphone apps, websites, computer apps, chat rooms, etc) used to discuss Unite
the Right prior to August 13, 2017 by the following individuals:

Maurice Jones
Al Thomas
Wendy Lewis
Victor Mitchell
Mike Murphy
Paige Rice
Wes Bellamy
Mike Signer
Leslie Beauregard

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:14 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Text Messages

I would like to FOIA the deleted text messages of Chief Al Thomas and 'other command staff' identified by Tim
Heaphy in the Charlottesville Independent Review.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:52 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

I would like to FOIA request Emily Lantz's scribe notes from the August 12th, 2017 Unite the Right event as
well as any audio or video recordings from the "Unified Command Center" that might exist.

FYI, Emily Lantz was Police Chief Al Thomas' personal assistant.


From: FOIA
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:53 PM
To: Jason Kessler; FOIA
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City’s final cost
of supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of
the deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic communications
to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the Right rally.

Jason Kesser
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 5:05 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

It’s $200 the final cost? If not what is the final cost?

> On Mar 8, 2019, at 4:52 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City's final cost of
supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of the
deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic
communications to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the
Right rally.
>
> Jason Kesser
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 5:08 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Also, is there an online payment portal or other credit card payment option?

> On Mar 8, 2019, at 4:52 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City's final cost of
supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of the
deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic
communications to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the
Right rally.
>
> Jason Kesser
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 5:13 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

I will need a final cost estimate. Thank you.

> On Mar 8, 2019, at 4:52 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City's final cost of
supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of the
deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic
communications to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the
Right rally.
>
> Jason Kesser
>
From: FOIA
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 2:22 PM
To: FOIA; Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Jason - On Friday, March 8, 2019 you requested a cost estimate for the total cost of this FOIA request. We do
not have any text messages, chat room logs, or voicemail records responsive to this request.

With respect to email messages, Maurice Jones has approximately 2,000 emails sent or received between
August 1, 2017 and August 12, 2017. In order for staff to review all of these emails as to whether they are
responsive to your request and for possible exemptions, it is estimated it would require approximately 17 hours
of staff time. The cost for this review would be approximately $1,000. As I mentioned previously, pursuant to
Va. Code Section 2.2-3704(H), we ask that you provide a deposit of $200 for the city to continue processing
your request. You will then be billed for any costs which exceed the amount of the deposit, not to exceed
$1,000.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

-----Original Message-----
From: FOIA
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:53 PM
To: 'Jason Kessler' <themaddimension@gmail.com>; FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City’s final cost
of supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of
the deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic communications
to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the Right rally.

Jason Kesser
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 2:41 PM
To: FOIA-ARCHIVE
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Ok, what would the cost be to receive all of the emails rather than have someone sort through them?

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 2:22 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - On Friday, March 8, 2019 you requested a cost estimate for the total cost of this FOIA request. We do
not have any text messages, chat room logs, or voicemail records responsive to this request.
>
> With respect to email messages, Maurice Jones has approximately 2,000 emails sent or received between
August 1, 2017 and August 12, 2017. In order for staff to review all of these emails as to whether they are
responsive to your request and for possible exemptions, it is estimated it would require approximately 17 hours
of staff time. The cost for this review would be approximately $1,000. As I mentioned previously, pursuant to
Va. Code Section 2.2-3704(H), we ask that you provide a deposit of $200 for the city to continue processing
your request. You will then be billed for any costs which exceed the amount of the deposit, not to exceed
$1,000.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: FOIA
> Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:53 PM
> To: 'Jason Kessler' <themaddimension@gmail.com>; FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: RE: FOIA Request
>
> Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City's final cost of
supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of the
deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic
communications to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the
Right rally.
>
> Jason Kesser
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 2:41 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Ok, what would the cost be to receive all of the emails rather than have someone sort through them?

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 2:22 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - On Friday, March 8, 2019 you requested a cost estimate for the total cost of this FOIA request. We do
not have any text messages, chat room logs, or voicemail records responsive to this request.
>
> With respect to email messages, Maurice Jones has approximately 2,000 emails sent or received between
August 1, 2017 and August 12, 2017. In order for staff to review all of these emails as to whether they are
responsive to your request and for possible exemptions, it is estimated it would require approximately 17 hours
of staff time. The cost for this review would be approximately $1,000. As I mentioned previously, pursuant to
Va. Code Section 2.2-3704(H), we ask that you provide a deposit of $200 for the city to continue processing
your request. You will then be billed for any costs which exceed the amount of the deposit, not to exceed
$1,000.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: FOIA
> Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:53 PM
> To: 'Jason Kessler' <themaddimension@gmail.com>; FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: RE: FOIA Request
>
> Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require you
to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City's final cost of
supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount of the
deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of the
required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic
communications to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the
Right rally.
>
> Jason Kesser
>
From: FOIA
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 3:16 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: RE: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

Jason - With respect to this request, are you asking for audio and video recordings of activities within the
command center?

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
c 434-260-2433
o 434-970-3129
wheelerb@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:52 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Subject: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

I would like to FOIA request Emily Lantz's scribe notes from the August 12th, 2017 Unite the Right event as
well as any audio or video recordings from the "Unified Command Center" that might exist.

FYI, Emily Lantz was Police Chief Al Thomas' personal assistant.


From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 3:54 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

I am asking for:

1. Emily Lantz’s scribe notes (see image below) from August 12th
2. Any additional audio or video recordings that might exist from within the command center on August 12th

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 3:16 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - With respect to this request, are you asking for audio and video recordings of activities within the command
center?
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/6MD4CBB81OCN8rwizuTDD?domain=charlottesville.org
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:52 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes
>
> I would like to FOIA request Emily Lantz's scribe notes from the August 12th, 2017 Unite the Right event as well as
any audio or video recordings from the "Unified Command Center" that might exist.
>
> FYI, Emily Lantz was Police Chief Al Thomas' personal assistant.
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:37 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

In case that wasn’t clear, audio and/or video of activities inside the command center.

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 3:16 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - With respect to this request, are you asking for audio and video recordings of activities within the
command center?
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:52 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes
>
> I would like to FOIA request Emily Lantz's scribe notes from the August 12th, 2017 Unite the Right event as
well as any audio or video recordings from the "Unified Command Center" that might exist.
>
> FYI, Emily Lantz was Police Chief Al Thomas' personal assistant.
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:27 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Text Messages

Checking on the status of this FOIA which should be due today.

On Mar 7, 2019, at 3:14 PM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:

I would like to FOIA the deleted text messages of Chief Al Thomas and 'other command staff'
identified by Tim Heaphy in the Charlottesville Independent Review.

<image.png>
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:27 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

Checking on the status of this FOIA which should be due today.

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 3:16 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - With respect to this request, are you asking for audio and video recordings of activities within the
command center?
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:52 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes
>
> I would like to FOIA request Emily Lantz's scribe notes from the August 12th, 2017 Unite the Right event as
well as any audio or video recordings from the "Unified Command Center" that might exist.
>
> FYI, Emily Lantz was Police Chief Al Thomas' personal assistant.
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:28 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Checking on the status of this FOIA which should be due today.

On Mar 7, 2019, at 2:40 PM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

The Charlottesville Independent Review by Hunton Williams identified that Charlottesville staff
were using private email addresses and deleting text messages to evade FOIA request about
Unite the Right.

I would like to FOIA request a list of phone numbers, email address and other communications
methods (including but not limited to: smartphone apps, websites, computer apps, chat rooms,
etc) used to discuss Unite the Right prior to August 13, 2017 by the following individuals:

Maurice Jones
Al Thomas
Wendy Lewis
Victor Mitchell
Mike Murphy
Paige Rice
Wes Bellamy
Mike Signer
Leslie Beauregard

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:45 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Jason - The phone numbers for Charlottesville Police Department officials have been withheld pursuant to Virginia
Code Section 2.2-3706(B)(7).

The following email addresses and phone numbers are responsive to your request. There are no other responsive
records.

Maurice Jones = mjones@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3106


Al Thomas = thomasa@charlottesville.org
Wendy Lewis = lewis@charlottesville.org
Victor Mitchell = mitchell@charlottesville.org
Mike Murphy = murphym@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3116
Paige Rice = ricep@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3050
Wes Bellamy = wbellamy@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3113
Mike Signer = msigner@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3113
Leslie Beauregard = beauregard@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3105

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:40 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

The Charlottesville Independent Review by Hunton Williams identified that Charlottesville staff were using
private email addresses and deleting text messages to evade FOIA request about Unite the Right.

I would like to FOIA request a list of phone numbers, email address and other communications methods
(including but not limited to: smartphone apps, websites, computer apps, chat rooms, etc) used to discuss
Unite the Right prior to August 13, 2017 by the following individuals:
Maurice Jones
Al Thomas
Wendy Lewis
Victor Mitchell
Mike Murphy
Paige Rice
Wes Bellamy
Mike Signer
Leslie Beauregard

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:47 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Text Messages

Jason - The City has no records responsive to this request.

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:14 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Text Messages

I would like to FOIA the deleted text messages of Chief Al Thomas and 'other command staff' identified by Tim
Heaphy in the Charlottesville Independent Review.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:59 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Jason - The cost for this request would be the same as we still have to review the records due to the necessity
of legal review for possible redactions.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 2:41 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Ok, what would the cost be to receive all of the emails rather than have someone sort through them?

> On Mar 11, 2019, at 2:22 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


>
> Jason - On Friday, March 8, 2019 you requested a cost estimate for the total cost of this FOIA request. We do
not have any text messages, chat room logs, or voicemail records responsive to this request.
>
> With respect to email messages, Maurice Jones has approximately 2,000 emails sent or received between
August 1, 2017 and August 12, 2017. In order for staff to review all of these emails as to whether they are
responsive to your request and for possible exemptions, it is estimated it would require approximately 17
hours of staff time. The cost for this review would be approximately $1,000. As I mentioned previously,
pursuant to Va. Code Section 2.2-3704(H), we ask that you provide a deposit of $200 for the city to continue
processing your request. You will then be billed for any costs which exceed the amount of the deposit, not to
exceed $1,000.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: FOIA
> Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 4:53 PM
> To: 'Jason Kessler' <themaddimension@gmail.com>; FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: RE: FOIA Request
>
> Jason - We have determined that the City will incur costs that are likely to exceed $200, to search for, access,
assemble, duplicate and supply the requested records. Before we will process your request, we will require
you to provide a monetary deposit in the amount of $200. This deposit will be credited toward the City's final
cost of supplying the requested records, and then you will receive a bill for any costs which exceed the amount
of the deposit. Upon receipt of this deposit, we will begin processing your request. Please remit payment of
the required deposit to the Office of the City Attorney, Attention: Barbara Ronan, Paralegal. Checks must be
payable to the City of Charlottesville.
>
> Brian Wheeler
>
>
> BRIAN WHEELER
> Director of Communications
> City of Charlottesville
> 605 E. Main St.
> Charlottesville, VA 22902
> c 434-260-2433
> o 434-970-3129
> wheelerb@charlottesville.org
> www.charlottesville.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 9:10 PM
> To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
> Subject: FOIA Request
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA all emails, text messages, chat room logs, voicemails and other electronic
communications to and from Maurice Jones between August 1st-August 12, 2017 pertaining to the Unite the
Right rally.
>
> Jason Kesser
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:33 PM
To: FOIA
CC: jek318@gmail.com
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Text Messages

Why don’t you have the records? If its because they sere deleted that is not an acceptable reason. The text
messages were identified ad government business by your own Independent Review and need to be recovered
by the service provider or computer imaging software.

Please respond before end of business day today when this is due.

On Mar 14, 2019, at 12:46 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Jason - The City has no records responsive to this request.

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:14 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Text Messages

I would like to FOIA the deleted text messages of Chief Al Thomas and 'other command staff'
identified by Tim Heaphy in the Charlottesville Independent Review.

<image.png>
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:48 PM
To: FOIA
CC: James Kolenich
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Brian,

We are having a serious issue today with withholding documents information to me I am legally entitled to
under FOIA law. This is not acceptable. The Charlottesville Independent Review clearly indicated that Al
Thomas was using a private email address to conduct city business that he did not want to be discovered
through FOIA law. This email address is subjected to FOIA law and should be revealed by the end of the
business day.

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:45 PM FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Jason - The phone numbers for Charlottesville Police Department officials have been withheld pursuant to Virginia Code
Section 2.2-3706(B)(7).

The following email addresses and phone numbers are responsive to your request. There are no other responsive records.

Maurice Jones = mjones@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3106


Al Thomas = thomasa@charlottesville.org
Wendy Lewis = lewis@charlottesville.org
Victor Mitchell = mitchell@charlottesville.org
Mike Murphy = murphym@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3116
Paige Rice = ricep@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3050
Wes Bellamy = wbellamy@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3113
Mike Signer = msigner@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3113
Leslie Beauregard = beauregard@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3105

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia
From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:40 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

The Charlottesville Independent Review by Hunton Williams identified that Charlottesville staff were using
private email addresses and deleting text messages to evade FOIA request about Unite the Right.

I would like to FOIA request a list of phone numbers, email address and other communications methods
(including but not limited to: smartphone apps, websites, computer apps, chat rooms, etc) used to discuss
Unite the Right prior to August 13, 2017 by the following individuals:

Maurice Jones
Al Thomas
Wendy Lewis
Victor Mitchell
Mike Murphy
Paige Rice
Wes Bellamy
Mike Signer
Leslie Beauregard

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us

--
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:38 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes
Attachments: 20170812-Lantz-scribe-log.pdf

Jason - The scribe log compiled by Emily Lantz is attached. That is the only record responsive to this
request. There are no audio or video recordings from within the command center.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:51 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Lantz Scribe Notes

I would like to FOIA request Emily Lantz's scribe notes from the August 12th, 2017 Unite the Right event as well as any
audio or video recordings from the "Unified Command Center" that might exist.

FYI, Emily Lantz was Police Chief Al Thomas' personal assistant.


From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:05 PM
To: Jason Kessler
CC: James Kolenich
Subject: RE: FOIA Request

Jason – I rescanned our records and the only email address I can identify is one you were provided in
responses to previous FOIA requests (via Cheryl Sandridge on October 18, 2017). That email
address is ast34@msn.com.

Brian Wheeler

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:48 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Cc: James Kolenich <jek318@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Brian,

We are having a serious issue today with withholding documents information to me I am legally entitled to
under FOIA law. This is not acceptable. The Charlottesville Independent Review clearly indicated that Al
Thomas was using a private email address to conduct city business that he did not want to be discovered
through FOIA law. This email address is subjected to FOIA law and should be revealed by the end of the
business day.

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:45 PM FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Jason - The phone numbers for Charlottesville Police Department officials have been withheld pursuant to Virginia Code
Section 2.2-3706(B)(7).

The following email addresses and phone numbers are responsive to your request. There are no other responsive records.

Maurice Jones = mjones@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3106


Al Thomas = thomasa@charlottesville.org
Wendy Lewis = lewis@charlottesville.org
Victor Mitchell = mitchell@charlottesville.org
Mike Murphy = murphym@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3116
Paige Rice = ricep@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3050
Wes Bellamy = wbellamy@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3113
Mike Signer = msigner@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3113
Leslie Beauregard = beauregard@charlottesville.org, 434-970-3105
Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:40 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

The Charlottesville Independent Review by Hunton Williams identified that Charlottesville staff were using
private email addresses and deleting text messages to evade FOIA request about Unite the Right.

I would like to FOIA request a list of phone numbers, email address and other communications methods
(including but not limited to: smartphone apps, websites, computer apps, chat rooms, etc) used to discuss
Unite the Right prior to August 13, 2017 by the following individuals:

Maurice Jones
Al Thomas
Wendy Lewis
Victor Mitchell
Mike Murphy
Paige Rice
Wes Bellamy
Mike Signer
Leslie Beauregard

Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
--
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:08 PM
To: Jason Kessler
CC: jek318@gmail.com
Subject: RE: FOIA Request: Text Messages

Jason - To be clear, there are no records which were prepared by, owned by, or that are in the
possession of the City which are responsive to your request.

Brian Wheeler

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:33 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Cc: jek318@gmail.com
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Text Messages

Why don’t you have the records? If its because they sere deleted that is not an acceptable reason. The text
messages were identified ad government business by your own Independent Review and need to be recovered
by the service provider or computer imaging software.

Please respond before end of business day today when this is due.

On Mar 14, 2019, at 12:46 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Jason - The City has no records responsive to this request.

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:14 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Text Messages
I would like to FOIA the deleted text messages of Chief Al Thomas and 'other command staff'
identified by Tim Heaphy in the Charlottesville Independent Review.

<image.png>
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 10:26 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Text Messages

That's because they were destroyed in violation of Virginia Code § 42.1-86.1! Not acceptable. What is the point
of having FOIA if you guys are just going to destroy the actually incriminating records and then claim you don't
have any responsive documents? Yes, technically true but you violated the law to make it so!

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:08 PM FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Jason - To be clear, there are no records which were prepared by, owned by, or that are in the
possession of the City which are responsive to your request.

Brian Wheeler

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:33 PM
To: FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org>
Cc: jek318@gmail.com
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Text Messages

Why don’t you have the records? If its because they sere deleted that is not an acceptable reason. The text
messages were identified ad government business by your own Independent Review and need to be recovered
by the service provider or computer imaging software.

Please respond before end of business day today when this is due.

On Mar 14, 2019, at 12:46 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Jason - The City has no records responsive to this request.

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:14 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Text Messages

I would like to FOIA the deleted text messages of Chief Al Thomas and 'other command staff'
identified by Tim Heaphy in the Charlottesville Independent Review.

<image.png>

Regards,

Jason Kessler

www.jasonkessler.us

--
Regards,
Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:00 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council to Jalane
Schmidt, Don Gathers, Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017- August 14, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:33 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Hi,

Just checking on the status of this FOIA request. It should be due today.

JK

> On Apr 18, 2019, at 10:59 PM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council to Jalane Schmidt, Don Gathers,
Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017- August 14, 2017.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
>
>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:37 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA

I am requesting the City's policy as to retention of electronic communications.


From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:38 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3704(B)(4), it is not practically possible for the City of Charlottesville to provide
the records you have requested due to the necessity of legal review and records compilation. Therefore, the
City of Charlottesville will provide the requested records within seven working days of this response, or by
May 6, 2019.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council to Jalane
Schmidt, Don Gathers, Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017- August 14, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:56 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

Hi,

It's come to my attention that many of the August 12th planning communications were done through text
messages.

Therefore I would like to FOIA emails and text messages sent and received by Maurice Jones on August 11 and
12, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 8:19 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Bodycam footage

According to Maurice Jones, officers were instructed to continuously record bodycam footage on August 12, 2017. I am requesting
that bodycam footage under FOIA.
From: FOIA
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:04 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA

Mr. Kessler - The City uses the records retention guidelines of the Library of Virginia. More information can be
found at this link: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/agencies/records/sched_local/index.htm

General Schedules for Localities - Library of Virginia


www.lva.virginia.gov

General Schedules for Localities . Searchable database for local General Schedules. General Administration. GS-19,
Administrative Records (April 2017) *Series added for Program and Event Registrations*. GS-02, Fiscal Records (Feb
2015) . GS-16, General Services (Nov 2011) . GS-33, Information Technology (Mar 2009). GS-03, Personnel Records
(Feb 2015). Local Departments

This completes the City's response to this FOIA request.

Brian

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:37 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA

I am requesting the City's policy as to retention of electronic communications.


From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:08 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

Checking on the status of this request that should be due today.

> On Apr 25, 2019, at 11:55 PM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> It's come to my attention that many of the August 12th planning communications were done through text messages.
>
> Therefore I would like to FOIA emails and text messages sent and received by Maurice Jones on August 11 and 12, 2017.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jason Kessler
>
>
>
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:11 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

The City of Charlottesville has no records responsive to this request.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:55 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

Hi,

It's come to my attention that many of the August 12th planning communications were done through text
messages.

Therefore I would like to FOIA emails and text messages sent and received by Maurice Jones on August 11 and
12, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:36 PM
To: FOIA; jek318@gmail.com; foiacouncil@dls.virginia.gov
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

Is this because they’ve been deleted? These are responsive records and they definitely exist because they’re
mentioned in the Independent Review. This isn’t the first time the city has refused to turn over responsive
documents without any explanation or citation of exemptions.

On May 2, 2019, at 3:10 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

The City of Charlottesville has no records responsive to this request.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:55 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

Hi,

It's come to my attention that many of the August 12th planning communications were done
through text messages.

Therefore I would like to FOIA emails and text messages sent and received by Maurice Jones on
August 11 and 12, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: FOIA
Sent: Friday, May 3, 2019 10:50 AM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request: Bodycam footage

Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3706(B)(1) the Charlottesville Police Department is withholding bodycam
videos from August 12, 2017 as they are part of a criminal investigative file.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 8:19 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request: Bodycam footage

According to Maurice Jones, officers were instructed to continuously record bodycam footage on August 12, 2017. I am
requesting that bodycam footage under FOIA.
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 11:58 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Checking on the status of this request, which is due today.

On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 4:38 PM FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3704(B)(4), it is not practically possible for the City of Charlottesville to
provide the records you have requested due to the necessity of legal review and records
compilation. Therefore, the City of Charlottesville will provide the requested records within seven working
days of this response, or by May 6, 2019.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council to Jalane
Schmidt, Don Gathers, Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017- August 14, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
--
Regards,

Jason Kessler
www.jasonkessler.us
From: FOIA
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 4:37 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request
Attachments: 20190418-Kessler_Jason.pdf

Mr. Kessler - The records responsive to your request are attached. The City hereby makes a
reasonable charge of $83.97 for this response. Please remit payment in the amount of $83.97
(checks to be made payable to the City of Charlottesville, Virginia) in care of the City Attorney’s
Office, Attention: Barbara Ronan, P.O. Box 911, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:38 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3704(B)(4), it is not practically possible for the City of Charlottesville to provide
the records you have requested due to the necessity of legal review and records compilation. Therefore, the
City of Charlottesville will provide the requested records within seven working days of this response, or by
May 6, 2019.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council to Jalane
Schmidt, Don Gathers, Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017- August 14, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler
From: Szakos, Kristin
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:40 PM
To: Donald Gathers; Bellamy, Wes
Subject: My Daily Progress column
Attachments: Robert E. Lee DP Column.docx

Kristin Szakos
Charlottesville City Councilor
1132 Otter St, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-984-4022
434-987-1042
k.szakos@embarqmail.com
Why City Council Voted to Remove Robert E. Lee

On February 6, after a year and a half of deliberation and public engagement, the Charlottesville City
Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from our downtown park, as recommended by its
Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces. In April, we voted to accept bids from
museums and other institutions interested in moving the statue to a setting where General Lee actually
lived or fought, or where the statue could help illustrate the history of the Civil War. The successful
bidder will shoulder the cost of the move.
The decision has put Charlottesville into a growing group of cities around the nation that have decided
they no longer want to give pride of place to tributes to the Confederate Lost Cause erected in the early
part of the 20th Century. Louisville and New Orleans have completed the removals. Similar efforts are
underway in St. Louis and Baltimore. Many other cities across the South have taken up the issue.

What once seemed unspeakable now seems inevitable, and pundits and publications are joining the
chorus for their removal: the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun,
among others, have endorsed removal, as have a host of academic, religious and political leaders,
including all three Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor.

There are voices of dissent, of course: the state legislature of Alabama has forbidden any city to remove
tributes to the Confederacy, and a Mississippi lawmaker has called for the lynching of any leader who
advocates for their removal. But the time has clearly come for Charlottesville to be on the right side of
history.

History matters

Knowing why the statue was erected is critical to understanding why we believe it must be removed.
In 1861, Virginia joined other southern states in seceding from the Union, largely in defense of the
institution of slavery.1 Robert E. Lee refused a U.S. Army commission and chose instead to fight for
Virginia and the South in the ensuing Civil War. At that time, the majority of the population of Albemarle
County and Charlottesville were enslaved African Americans. They had no say in whether Virginia joined
the Confederacy. In addition, many white Charlottesville residents supported the Union, and some left
Virginia to join the Union Army. We can confidently conclude, therefore, that a majority of our
community’s residents in 1861 would not have supported the Confederacy.
After the war, the federal government enforced Reconstruction to protect the rights of former slaves and
rebuild the Southern economy. African American residents of Charlottesville erected schools, registered
to vote, and bought property throughout the city. But those rights were soon eroded by withdrawal of
federal protections in 1877. The African American population of Charlottesville dwindled, and few of
those who remained were able to vote or be heard by those in City Hall. Laws were enacted to limit
voting and property rights and enforce segregation, and a reign of terror swept the South, led by the Ku
Klux Klan and others who considered African American advancement a threat to white superiority. From
1890 to 1910, an average of 119 African Americans in the South were lynched every year.2 At its peak in
the 1920s, membership in the KKK was more than 4 million nationwide. In 1924, the Virginia legislature
enacted the Racial Integrity Act and the Sterilization Act.

1 “The people of Virginia, in their ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America… having
declared that the powers granted them under the said Constitution were derived from the people of the
United States, and might be resumed whensoever the same should be perverted to their injury and
oppression, and the Federal Government having perverted said powers, not only to the injury of the people of
Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern slaveholding States.” – Virginia Ordinance of Secession
2 Equal Justice Initiative – http://eji.org/racial-justice/legacy-lynching
This was the environment in which the statue of Robert E. Lee was erected in Charlottesville in 1924. Its
dedication was celebrated by the burning of an enormous cross on Browns Mountain and a march by
hundreds of Klan members down Market Street. Along with the statue of Stonewall Jackson erected __
years before, it set in stone the conviction that the “heroes” of the Confederacy were the true
representatives of our community. The statues were never intended as memorials to the war or war
dead, nor were they about local history; neither man had ever visited Charlottesville, and no Civil War
battle had been fought here. Rather, they were memorials to the ideals of the Confederacy and nostalgia
for a time when white dominance was unquestioned.

What the statue stands for

The statue of Robert E. Lee means different things to different people in our city. To some, it is simply a
beautiful statue of a man on a horse. To others, it is a tribute to the man who helped bind a wounded
nation together after the Civil War. To others, it is a reminder of a dark time in our history that should
never be forgotten.
But for a small, vocal group, it is an icon that represents their hate-filled bigotry, as Richard Spencer and
his minions demonstrated when they burned torches in the park to protest the statue’s removal.

Until the statue is removed, it will continue to attract unwanted interference from the Confederate
heritage groups and white supremacy activists around the country, many of whom have no stake in our
local decisions, but who see Confederate monuments as espousing the views they admire.

In its May 18 editorial, the Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote: “As last week’s demonstration showed, the
Confederacy acts like a magnet for racists, anti-Semites, and other swivel-eyed yahoos. It probably always
will. By now, little doubt remains that the ongoing effort to reclaim Confederate totems and rehabilitate
them as symbols of valor and nobility is just another lost cause.”
If my childhood in Tougaloo, Mississippi, taught me one thing, it is that this kind of hate-filled bigotry is
not meaningless, nor is it irrelevant. I believe it is espoused by a far smaller group of people than it once
was, but it’s not so long ago that my father, a Civil Rights activist and professor at a Black college, was
beaten senseless by a group of white men espousing those exact same views. Or that my mother was spit
on by society ladies for being involved with Tougaloo College. Or that our neighbor’s house was bombed
by the KKK.

The Tiki-torch mob hearkens back to a “Southern heritage” that has nothing to do with heritage and
everything to do with hate.

The South does indeed have a proud heritage: the heritage of people who farmed and loved this land
before the Europeans came; the countless enslaved parents who taught their children to believe in
themselves in a society that considered them property; the inventors who made possible the rise of
agriculture and industry across the South; those like my parents and others who fought for equal rights in
the 1960s and still do today; the 21st century entrepreneurs who are spurring a high-tech economic
renaissance in our region. I am proud of our Southern heritage – so proud that it saddens me to see it
reduced to two confederate generals and a myth of the superiority of a proud, noble, slaveholding South,
in which only a few held power.

I recently read a biography of Robert E. Lee, Jonathan Horn’s The Man Who Would Not Be Washington,
and I am convinced that, if he were alive, Mr. Lee would be among those calling for the removal of his
statue.

Mr. Horn writes: “So sensitive was Lee during his final years with extinguishing the fiery passions of the
Civil War, that he opposed erecting monuments on the battlefields where the Southern soldiers under his
command had fought against the Union.” He quotes Lee as saying “I think it wiser moreover not to keep
open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the
marks of civil strife and to commit to oblivion the feelings it engendered.’”

What we stand for


As a member of the Charlottesville City Council, I hear from many people who experience continued hurt
– and frustration – at the fact that our city has for more than 90 years venerated a larger-than-life statue
of the General of the Confederacy, a general whose army fought to keep enslaved the majority of the
residents of our community, and who fought against the United States government for the right to do so.
Granted, others don’t experience the statue in the same way, but that doesn’t de-legitimize the feelings of
those who do.
In all our discussion about this issue, Council has been clear that these statues of fallen rebel commanders
do not represent our interpretation of history or the way we should treat our neighbors.

Some believe that our decision has brought divisiveness to Charlottesville, but issues of race and distrust
have kept our city divided for generations. The statue of Robert E. Lee is at the high point of downtown,
on a rise within the park, and on a pedestal towering high above the cars and pedestrians below. It is
often the first thing people see when driving through downtown on Market Street, our main
thoroughfare. As long as we continue to display glorification of the Confederate cause in our most
prominent public square, we continue to transmit a message of disunity and separation.

Today’s Charlottesville strives to be a welcoming place committed to social and racial equity. Though we
know that we sometimes fall short of our ideals, we continue to work hard to achieve them. Removal of
this statue is an important part of that work.
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:27 AM
To: Schmidt, Jalane
Subject: Re: Parks' re-naming

Do you like emancipation park?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:25 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear City Council:

I urge Council to refrain from bestowing new names which include the words "Community" and
"Unity" to our parks. In the event that the monuments end up staying, it would be wholly
inappropriate for those of us who are offended by these monuments to, once again, grit our teeth
and attend events there, now under a false banner of "Unity" and "Community." We have already
been required to do this for years, under the pretense that being under the gaze of a 25-foot-tall
white supremacist is a completely innocuous condition for a "unifying" fun social event for the
"community." Do not compound this lie.

Also, I am disappointed that the Historic Resources Committee suggested bland, weightless
names like "Central Park" which avoided references to....history. The name "Monacan Park" was
suggested in many submissions. This name would recognize our areas' earliest residents, and "re-
write the narrative on race" that this entire process was intended to initiate. All our town's other
representations of natives are so degrading. Re-naming the park for the Monacan nation would
be a wonderful gesture, literally a new beginning in how "We" conceive of ourselves and our
beginnings. An elder from Monacan Nation was present at the HRC meeting, intending to speak,
in the name of Monacan Nation, in favor of this gesture, but the format of the HRC meeting did
not allow for public comment.

Sincerely,

Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:38 AM
To: Schmidt, Jalane
Subject: Re: Parks' re-naming

Got it. So Monacan Park for Lee, and Emancipation for Jackson? Correct?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:36 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Seems more appropriate for Jackson park, at the courthouse, since this is site of legal apparatus
that he sought to overthrow. But still discordant (to the point of self-deception?) if the statue
stays, unless it is significantly "transformed in place." And, after attending the HRC meeting, I
am skeptical that wheels of risk-averse bureaucracy will allow for significant transformation.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Do you like emancipation park?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:25 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear City Council:

I urge Council to refrain from bestowing new names which include the words
"Community" and "Unity" to our parks. In the event that the monuments end up
staying, it would be wholly inappropriate for those of us who are offended by
these monuments to, once again, grit our teeth and attend events there, now
under a false banner of "Unity" and "Community." We have already been
required to do this for years, under the pretense that being under the gaze of a 25-
foot-tall white supremacist is a completely innocuous condition for a "unifying"
fun social event for the "community." Do not compound this lie.

Also, I am disappointed that the Historic Resources Committee suggested bland,


weightless names like "Central Park" which avoided references to....history. The
name "Monacan Park" was suggested in many submissions. This name would
recognize our areas' earliest residents, and "re-write the narrative on race" that
this entire process was intended to initiate. All our town's other representations
of natives are so degrading. Re-naming the park for the Monacan nation would
be a wonderful gesture, literally a new beginning in how "We" conceive of
ourselves and our beginnings. An elder from Monacan Nation was present at the
HRC meeting, intending to speak, in the name of Monacan Nation, in favor of
this gesture, but the format of the HRC meeting did not allow for public
comment.
Sincerely,

Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:44 AM
To: Schmidt, Jalane
Subject: Re: Parks' re-naming

Ok.

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:41 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Yes. The original goal of this process was to "re-write the narrative on race." Bland park names
do not promote this goal. One park should be named after native folks, the other after significant
event for African Americans. We need to start remembering our history differently.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Got it. So Monacan Park for Lee, and Emancipation for Jackson? Correct?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:36 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Seems more appropriate for Jackson park, at the courthouse, since this is site of
legal apparatus that he sought to overthrow. But still discordant (to the point of
self-deception?) if the statue stays, unless it is significantly "transformed in
place." And, after attending the HRC meeting, I am skeptical that wheels of risk-
averse bureaucracy will allow for significant transformation.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org>


wrote:
Do you like emancipation park?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:25 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com>


wrote:

Dear City Council:

I urge Council to refrain from bestowing new names which


include the words "Community" and "Unity" to our parks. In the
event that the monuments end up staying, it would be wholly
inappropriate for those of us who are offended by these
monuments to, once again, grit our teeth and attend events there,
now under a false banner of "Unity" and "Community." We have
already been required to do this for years, under the pretense that
being under the gaze of a 25-foot-tall white supremacist is a
completely innocuous condition for a "unifying" fun social event
for the "community." Do not compound this lie.

Also, I am disappointed that the Historic Resources Committee


suggested bland, weightless names like "Central Park" which
avoided references to....history. The name "Monacan Park" was
suggested in many submissions. This name would recognize our
areas' earliest residents, and "re-write the narrative on race" that
this entire process was intended to initiate. All our town's other
representations of natives are so degrading. Re-naming the park
for the Monacan nation would be a wonderful gesture, literally a
new beginning in how "We" conceive of ourselves and our
beginnings. An elder from Monacan Nation was present at the
HRC meeting, intending to speak, in the name of Monacan
Nation, in favor of this gesture, but the format of the HRC
meeting did not allow for public comment.

Sincerely,

Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:46 AM
To: Schmidt, Jalane
Subject: Re: Parks' re-naming

Ok will do.

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:45 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Caveat: Consult with Monacan elders about how they feel about their people's name being
attached to the park if the statues stay (or even during an interim name while the statue is still
there). Contact Monacan elders: Karenne Wood, kgw5h@virginia.edu, or Teresa Pollak,
mnation538@aol.com

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:41 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:


Yes. The original goal of this process was to "re-write the narrative on race." Bland park names
do not promote this goal. One park should be named after native folks, the other after
significant event for African Americans. We need to start remembering our history differently.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Got it. So Monacan Park for Lee, and Emancipation for Jackson? Correct?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:36 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Seems more appropriate for Jackson park, at the courthouse, since this is site of
legal apparatus that he sought to overthrow. But still discordant (to the point of
self-deception?) if the statue stays, unless it is significantly "transformed in
place." And, after attending the HRC meeting, I am skeptical that wheels of
risk-averse bureaucracy will allow for significant transformation.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bellamy, Wes


<wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:
Do you like emancipation park?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:25 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com>


wrote:
Dear City Council:

I urge Council to refrain from bestowing new names which


include the words "Community" and "Unity" to our parks. In
the event that the monuments end up staying, it would be
wholly inappropriate for those of us who are offended by these
monuments to, once again, grit our teeth and attend events
there, now under a false banner of "Unity" and "Community."
We have already been required to do this for years, under the
pretense that being under the gaze of a 25-foot-tall white
supremacist is a completely innocuous condition for a
"unifying" fun social event for the "community." Do not
compound this lie.

Also, I am disappointed that the Historic Resources Committee


suggested bland, weightless names like "Central Park" which
avoided references to....history. The name "Monacan Park" was
suggested in many submissions. This name would recognize our
areas' earliest residents, and "re-write the narrative on race" that
this entire process was intended to initiate. All our town's other
representations of natives are so degrading. Re-naming the park
for the Monacan nation would be a wonderful gesture, literally a
new beginning in how "We" conceive of ourselves and our
beginnings. An elder from Monacan Nation was present at the
HRC meeting, intending to speak, in the name of Monacan
Nation, in favor of this gesture, but the format of the HRC
meeting did not allow for public comment.

Sincerely,

Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:48 AM
To: Schmidt, Jalane
Subject: Re: Parks' re-naming

Just sent them both an email.

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:45 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Caveat: Consult with Monacan elders about how they feel about their people's name being
attached to the park if the statues stay (or even during an interim name while the statue is still
there). Contact Monacan elders: Karenne Wood, kgw5h@virginia.edu, or Teresa Pollak,
mnation538@aol.com

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:41 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:


Yes. The original goal of this process was to "re-write the narrative on race." Bland park names
do not promote this goal. One park should be named after native folks, the other after
significant event for African Americans. We need to start remembering our history differently.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Got it. So Monacan Park for Lee, and Emancipation for Jackson? Correct?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:36 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Seems more appropriate for Jackson park, at the courthouse, since this is site of
legal apparatus that he sought to overthrow. But still discordant (to the point of
self-deception?) if the statue stays, unless it is significantly "transformed in
place." And, after attending the HRC meeting, I am skeptical that wheels of
risk-averse bureaucracy will allow for significant transformation.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bellamy, Wes


<wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:
Do you like emancipation park?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:25 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com>


wrote:
Dear City Council:

I urge Council to refrain from bestowing new names which


include the words "Community" and "Unity" to our parks. In
the event that the monuments end up staying, it would be
wholly inappropriate for those of us who are offended by these
monuments to, once again, grit our teeth and attend events
there, now under a false banner of "Unity" and "Community."
We have already been required to do this for years, under the
pretense that being under the gaze of a 25-foot-tall white
supremacist is a completely innocuous condition for a
"unifying" fun social event for the "community." Do not
compound this lie.

Also, I am disappointed that the Historic Resources Committee


suggested bland, weightless names like "Central Park" which
avoided references to....history. The name "Monacan Park" was
suggested in many submissions. This name would recognize our
areas' earliest residents, and "re-write the narrative on race" that
this entire process was intended to initiate. All our town's other
representations of natives are so degrading. Re-naming the park
for the Monacan nation would be a wonderful gesture, literally a
new beginning in how "We" conceive of ourselves and our
beginnings. An elder from Monacan Nation was present at the
HRC meeting, intending to speak, in the name of Monacan
Nation, in favor of this gesture, but the format of the HRC
meeting did not allow for public comment.

Sincerely,

Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:56 AM
To: Schmidt, Jalane
Subject: Re: Parks' re-naming

Ok thanks for the heads up.

Wes Bellamy
Vice Mayor, City of Charlottesville
President, 100 Black Men of Central VA
Sent from my iPhone (Please Excuse Typos)

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:51 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Monacans are just beginning to get their due locally: UVA 200th anniversary celebrations will
open with a blessing from Monacan elders, in recognition of the land on which UVA sits. The
City of Charlottesville needs to get out in front of this.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:


Just sent them both an email.

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:45 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Caveat: Consult with Monacan elders about how they feel about their people's
name being attached to the park if the statues stay (or even during an interim
name while the statue is still there). Contact Monacan elders: Karenne Wood,
kgw5h@virginia.edu, or Teresa Pollak, mnation538@aol.com

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:41 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com>


wrote:
Yes. The original goal of this process was to "re-write the narrative on race."
Bland park names do not promote this goal. One park should be named after
native folks, the other after significant event for African Americans. We need to
start remembering our history differently.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Bellamy, Wes


<wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:
Got it. So Monacan Park for Lee, and Emancipation for Jackson? Correct?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:36 AM, jalane schmidt <jalaneschmidt@gmail.com>


wrote:
Seems more appropriate for Jackson park, at the courthouse,
since this is site of legal apparatus that he sought to overthrow.
But still discordant (to the point of self-deception?) if the statue
stays, unless it is significantly "transformed in place." And,
after attending the HRC meeting, I am skeptical that wheels of
risk-averse bureaucracy will allow for significant
transformation.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bellamy, Wes


<wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:
Do you like emancipation park?

Wes Bellamy
Vice-Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Sent From My iPhone, Please Excuse Any Typos

On Jun 3, 2017, at 8:25 AM, jalane schmidt


<jalaneschmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear City Council:

I urge Council to refrain from bestowing new


names which include the words "Community"
and "Unity" to our parks. In the event that the
monuments end up staying, it would be wholly
inappropriate for those of us who are offended
by these monuments to, once again, grit our
teeth and attend events there, now under a false
banner of "Unity" and "Community." We have
already been required to do this for years, under
the pretense that being under the gaze of a 25-
foot-tall white supremacist is a completely
innocuous condition for a "unifying" fun social
event for the "community." Do not compound
this lie.

Also, I am disappointed that the Historic


Resources Committee suggested bland,
weightless names like "Central Park" which
avoided references to....history. The name
"Monacan Park" was suggested in many
submissions. This name would recognize our
areas' earliest residents, and "re-write the
narrative on race" that this entire process was
intended to initiate. All our town's other
representations of natives are so degrading. Re-
naming the park for the Monacan nation would
be a wonderful gesture, literally a new
beginning in how "We" conceive of ourselves
and our beginnings. An elder from Monacan
Nation was present at the HRC meeting,
intending to speak, in the name of Monacan
Nation, in favor of this gesture, but the format
of the HRC meeting did not allow for public
comment.

Sincerely,

Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Signer, Mike
Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:18 AM
To: jalane schmidt
CC: Council
Subject: RE: Nothing to see here, folks

Ms. Schmidt:

Thanks for your email. I met this morning with the Clergy Alliance of Charlottesville, organized by Pastor Alvin Edwards,
in a discussion about how this group of several dozen faith leaders could organize a community response aimed at what I
described in my statement: not taking the bait of an organization that really is beyond the fringe (even for the KKK), and
focusing on the story we have to tell here in Charlottesville. That is what I mean by "ignore this ridiculous side show."

Important to note: the faith effort, however it happens, will not be organized by government; it was just a conversation,
but does represent my hopes as a single member of Council for a prayerful, aspirational counter to this outside attempt to
create division and confrontation and therefore define Charlottesville.

I'm aware there will be many different responses to this event throughout the community. I'm sorry you found my
comments insensitive, but I have heard just the opposite from many folks as well, including within marginalized
communities. As always, it's difficult to please everyone. I will try and learn from your comment, however, as I go about
the coming weeks.

Thank you,

Mike

-----
Mayor Mike Signer
City of Charlottesville
(434) 970-3113
A World-Class City

From: jalane schmidt [jalaneschmidt@gmail.com]


Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 10:10 AM
To: Signer, Mike
Cc: Council
Subject: Nothing to see here, folks

Mayor Signer:

As you’re aware, different alt-right groups have planned summer events in our community. Many residents are
afraid. With respect to the KKK event, your advice that “everyone in C’ville ignore this ridiculous side show”
was very insensitive because it demeans the pain and fear (based in historical experience) that many people feel,
particularly in marginalized communities. This nonchalant, calloused response made it appear that you are more
concerned about Cville getting bad publicity than with assuaging residents’ fears.

You further advised citizens to instead “celebrate the values diversity and tolerance.” We’d already planned to
join together and do just that—precisely by *not* ignoring the Klan.
Question: Do you, Mayor Signer, plan to follow your own advice and “ignore” the Klan? You will not be doing
anything? Really? This is disappointing, and is not the leadership that I and many others expect of our elected
officials. I hope that this "ignore" advice does not represent any sort of official response from the City, because
it is being treated as such on social media. Just in case, I am CC-ing your Council colleagues here and will
await a response.

--
Jalane Schmidt
@Jalane_Schmidt
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Cachitas-Streets
From: Jones, Maurice
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 7:22 PM
To: Donald Gathers
Subject: RE: (No Subject)

Sure Don. I'll let you know if I see something.

Good luck.

All the Best,


Maurice

Sent with Good (www.good.com)

From: Donald Gathers


Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 6:34:46 PM
To: Jones, Maurice
Subject:

I am feeling the urgent necessity to switch jobs.


Please, let me know if you know of or hear of anything.

Thanks

Don Gathers
Front Desk Supervisor
804-972-3385
Graduate Charlottesville
1309 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434.295.4333
dgathers@graduatecharlottesville.com

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From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:34 PM
To: Walt Heinecke
Subject: Tonight

Great comments.

I thought you were going to speak about the issue with the Library?

Can you send some information about what you were talking about with the Arlington Housing authority?

Wes Bellamy
Vice- Mayor, Charlottesville City Council
President, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia
Sent from my iPad, please excuse typos.
From: Bellamy, Wes
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:40 PM
To: Walt Heinecke
Subject: Re: Tonight

Ok makes sense. Send it to me when you can. I would love to go up there and check it out...preferably sooner than later.

Wes Bellamy
Vice- Mayor, Charlottesville City Council
President, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia
Sent from my iPad, please excuse typos.

> On Jul 5, 2017, at 7:38 PM, Walt Heinecke <waltheinecke@hotmail.com> wrote:


>
> I was until the Washington post dug in and let folks in today. I moved to item 2 and 3 of 5:)
>
> More later. I have some stuff to send you on AH. We only have til January.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 5, 2017, at 7:34 PM, Bellamy, Wes <wbellamy@charlottesville.org> wrote:
>>
>> Great comments.
>>
>> I thought you were going to speak about the issue with the Library?
>>
>> Can you send some information about what you were talking about with the Arlington Housing authority?
>>
>> Wes Bellamy
>> Vice- Mayor, Charlottesville City Council
>> President, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia
>> Sent from my iPad, please excuse typos.
>>
>
From: Jones, Maurice
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8:15 PM
To: Walt Heinecke; Chief
Subject: RE: 8/12

Dear Mr. Heinecke,

Sorry for the delay in responding today. Do you have some time tomorrow to talk?

Maurice

Sent with Good (www.good.com)

From: Walt Heinecke


Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:03:02 AM
To: Jones, Maurice; Chief
Subject: 8/12

Could I have a minute of your time today to discuss logistics related to demonstration permits in McGuffey and Justice parks?

Thanks,

Walt Heinecke
434-8251-1896

Sent from my iPhone


From: Jones, Maurice
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:07 PM
To: Walt Heinecke
CC: Chief
Subject: RE: 8/12

How about 11:00 am?

Sent with Good (www.good.com)

From: Walt Heinecke


Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:04:42 PM
To: Jones, Maurice
Cc: Chief
Subject: Re: 8/12

Yes sir in the morning I do.

Walt

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 8, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Jones, Maurice <MJONES@CHARLOTTESVILLE.ORG> wrote:

Dear Mr. Heinecke,

Sorry for the delay in responding today. Do you have some time tomorrow to talk?

Maurice

Sent with Good (www.good.com)

From: Walt Heinecke


Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:03:02 AM
To: Jones, Maurice; Chief
Subject: 8/12

Could I have a minute of your time today to discuss logistics related to demonstration permits in McGuffey and
Justice parks?

Thanks,

Walt Heinecke
434-8251-1896

Sent from my iPhone


From: Jones, Maurice
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:44 PM
To: Walt Heinecke
CC: Chief
Subject: RE: 8/12

My office.

Sent with Good (www.good.com)

From: Walt Heinecke


Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:13:58 PM
To: Jones, Maurice
Cc: Chief
Subject: Re: 8/12

See you then. Your office or the Chief’s?

Walt

On Aug 8, 2017, at 9:07 PM, Jones, Maurice <MJONES@CHARLOTTESVILLE.ORG> wrote:

How about 11:00 am?

Sent with Good (www.good.com)

From: Walt Heinecke


Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:04:42 PM
To: Jones, Maurice
Cc: Chief
Subject: Re: 8/12

Yes sir in the morning I do.

Walt

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 8, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Jones, Maurice <MJONES@CHARLOTTESVILLE.ORG> wrote:

Dear Mr. Heinecke,

Sorry for the delay in responding today. Do you have some time tomorrow to talk?

Maurice

Sent with Good (www.good.com)


From: Walt Heinecke
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:03:02 AM
To: Jones, Maurice; Chief
Subject: 8/12

Could I have a minute of your time today to discuss logistics related to demonstration
permits in McGuffey and Justice parks?

Thanks,

Walt Heinecke
434-8251-1896

Sent from my iPhone


From: Thomas, Al
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:53 AM
To: Walt Heinecke
Subject: Re: Tomorrow

We are bringing in additional officers to monitor McGuffey and Justice.

Sent from CP1 iPhone

> On Aug 11, 2017, at 11:19 PM, Walt Heinecke <waltheinecke@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Police protection on Saturday
>
> Dear Chief Thomas
>
> You asked me to let you know if there was a credible threat.
>
> Tonight as students protesters from the University of Virginia were assaulted by the Right Jack boots my students and I were maced
by neo-Nazis at the foot of the Statue of Thomas Jefferson. They came about 10 pm 200 with torchlights to intimidate in the fashion
of the KKK. They chanted ugly slogans. The 30 students surrounded the base of the statue and yelled “black lives matter” in a
peaceful non-violent fashion. I was in the vicinity at St.Paul's Church and went to

> Make sure my students were ok when I heard they were over there. There were no police in sight to protect the students from the
mob of hateful white supremacists. Kessler stood on the sidelines grinning. I called 911 and no response though I had seen police in
the area. Then As I was in the mob trying to assure the safety of the students the white supremacists attacked the students throwing
their torches and macing the students. A part of a torch hit dean Groves. Still no police intervention. Dean of Students Allen Groves
and I entered the neo-Nazi mob in an attempt to see if any students wanted to leave for safety. Then the brawl started by the fascists
began with a throwing of torch and macing of the students which is assault. Still no police intervention.

>
> After dean Grives and I ushered the students out of the hateful
> Mob to the other side of the statue to rally and get medical attention and the alt right fascists had left the scene, the police moved in
declared unlawful assembly and the students left. The students were engaging in non violence surrounding the statue and were
viciously attacked by the neo Nazis and white supremacists.

>
> If this is a sign of things to come, the White supremacists will be violent tomorrow. I want police protection at Mcguffey and Justice
parks.

>
> Walt Heinecke
>
> Sent from my iPhone
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 5:01 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Were there any records withheld for legal reasons? If so I would like to be notified of those exemptions cited
and recieve copies of the emails with exempt information redacted.

On May 6, 2019, at 4:37 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Mr. Kessler - The records responsive to your request are attached. The City hereby
makes a reasonable charge of $83.97 for this response. Please remit payment in the
amount of $83.97 (checks to be made payable to the City of Charlottesville, Virginia) in
care of the City Attorney’s Office, Attention: Barbara Ronan, P.O. Box 911,
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:38 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3704(B)(4), it is not practically possible for the City of
Charlottesville to provide the records you have requested due to the necessity of legal review
and records compilation. Therefore, the City of Charlottesville will provide the requested
records within seven working days of this response, or by May 6, 2019.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council
to Jalane Schmidt, Don Gathers, Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017-
August 14, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler

<20190418-Kessler_Jason.pdf>
From: FOIA
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 5:27 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Nothing was withheld.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 5:01 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Were there any records withheld for legal reasons? If so I would like to be notified of those exemptions cited
and recieve copies of the emails with exempt information redacted.

On May 6, 2019, at 4:37 PM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Mr. Kessler - The records responsive to your request are attached. The City hereby
makes a reasonable charge of $83.97 for this response. Please remit payment in the
amount of $83.97 (checks to be made payable to the City of Charlottesville, Virginia) in
care of the City Attorney’s Office, Attention: Barbara Ronan, P.O. Box 911,
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia
From: FOIA
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:38 PM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA Request

Pursuant to Virginia Code §2.2-3704(B)(4), it is not practically possible for the City of
Charlottesville to provide the records you have requested due to the necessity of legal review
and records compilation. Therefore, the City of Charlottesville will provide the requested
records within seven working days of this response, or by May 6, 2019.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 PM
To: FOIA
Subject: FOIA Request

Hi,

I would like to FOIA emails from the City Manager, Chief of Police and members of City Council
to Jalane Schmidt, Don Gathers, Seth Wispelwey and Walter Heineke to between May 13, 2017-
August 14, 2017.

Regards,

Jason Kessler

<20190418-Kessler_Jason.pdf>
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 12:13 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

** WARNING: This email has originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you
recognize the sender and know the content is safe.**

Mr Wheeler,

I need to know why the City of Charlottesville does not have the Maurice Jones text messages from August 12,
2017 that I requested:

1) Were they deleted?


2) Has Jones refused to turn them over?
3) Are you denying that they exist in the first place? (in contradiction to the Independent Review?)
4) Or some other reason which I have not listed?
Please answer this question as soon as possible and consider it a FOIA request.

JK
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:12 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

** WARNING: This email has originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you
recognize the sender and know the content is safe.**

Checking on the status of this request which should be due today

> On Jul 22, 2019, at 12:13 AM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Mr Wheeler,
>
> I need to know why the City of Charlottesville does not have the Maurice Jones text messages from August 12, 2017 that I
requested:
>
> 1) Were they deleted?
> 2) Has Jones refused to turn them over?
> 3) Are you denying that they exist in the first place? (in contradiction to the Independent Review?)
> 4) Or some other reason which I have not listed?
> Please answer this question as soon as possible and consider it a FOIA request.
>
> JK
From: FOIA
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:18 AM
To: Jason Kessler
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

Dear Mr. Kessler:

Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704, before processing a request for records, a public body may require
the requester to pay any amounts owed to the public body for previous requests for records that remain
unpaid 30 days or more after billing.

On May 6, 2019, City of Charlottesville fulfilled a previous FOIA request filed by you. The City billed you for
$83.97, and it has not received payment for its processing of that request. Upon receipt of your payment, the
City will process new FOIA requests you may submit.
With respect to the inquiry below, FOIA does not provide a right to answers to questions, it provides a right to
public documents.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
www.charlottesville.org/foia

From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>


Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:11 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

** WARNING: This email has originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless
you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.**

Checking on the status of this request which should be due today

> On Jul 22, 2019, at 12:13 AM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Mr Wheeler,
>
> I need to know why the City of Charlottesville does not have the Maurice Jones text messages from August 12, 2017
that I requested:
>
> 1) Were they deleted?
> 2) Has Jones refused to turn them over?
> 3) Are you denying that they exist in the first place? (in contradiction to the Independent Review?)
> 4) Or some other reason which I have not listed?
> Please answer this question as soon as possible and consider it a FOIA request.
>
> JK
From: Jason Kessler
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:52 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

** WARNING: This email has originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you
recognize the sender and know the content is safe.**

It’s not even a document request where I would actually need to use FOIA.

I simply asked you why these text messages were not made available to me in a previous request.

Are you refusing to answer a simple question In the interest of transparency


?
On Jul 26, 2019, at 11:17 AM, FOIA <foia@charlottesville.org> wrote:

Dear Mr. Kessler:

Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704, before processing a request for records, a public
body may require the requester to pay any amounts owed to the public body for previous
requests for records that remain unpaid 30 days or more after billing.

On May 6, 2019, City of Charlottesville fulfilled a previous FOIA request filed by you. The City
billed you for $83.97, and it has not received payment for its processing of that request. Upon
receipt of your payment, the City will process new FOIA requests you may submit.

With respect to the inquiry below, FOIA does not provide a right to answers to questions, it
provides a right to public documents.

Brian Wheeler

BRIAN WHEELER
FOIA Officer & Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3129
foia@charlottesville.org
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From: Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 11:11 AM
To: FOIA
Subject: Re: FOIA: Jones Text Messages

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Checking on the status of this request which should be due today

> On Jul 22, 2019, at 12:13 AM, Jason Kessler <themaddimension@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Mr Wheeler,
>
> I need to know why the City of Charlottesville does not have the Maurice Jones text messages from
August 12, 2017 that I requested:
>
> 1) Were they deleted?
> 2) Has Jones refused to turn them over?
> 3) Are you denying that they exist in the first place? (in contradiction to the Independent Review?)
> 4) Or some other reason which I have not listed?
> Please answer this question as soon as possible and consider it a FOIA request.
>
> JK