FOIA Request: Copy of a FOIA request submitted by Nolan Stout or any other representative of the Daily Progress, seeking city employee credit card data

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Charlottesville City Manager of Charlottesville, VA.


From: Shawn Breen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copy of a FOIA request submitted by Daily Progress reporter Nolan Stout or any other representative of the Daily Progress, seeking city employee credit card data and credit card usage policies or General Orders. Please provide the original request from the requester, all responses or correspondence in relation to the request between the city and requester, including any charge or fee requests to the requester from the city, any breakdown of the charges, any forwards of the request to other city employees and any correspondence between the FOIA Officer and any other city employee also searching for, accessing, duplicating or supplying the responsive documents related to the request. The request likely would have been made between December 1, 2019 and January 25, 2020 and likely would have been sent by email either to or

Please reference this article:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Breen

From: Charlottesville City Manager

To: Shawn Breen, via MuckRock (user: rblee22468)

We are unable to process your request because we have not been able to determine that you are an entity eligible to make a FOIA request to the City of Charlottesville. According to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3704, public records shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth, representatives of newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth, and representatives of radio and television stations broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth.

Brian Wheeler

FOIA Officer & Director of Communications

City of Charlottesville
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902


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