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File #: RES 19-594    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Appointing Ballard Spahr LLP as special counsel, and approving the agreement for outside counsel services between the City Attorney's Office and Ballard Spahr LLP.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. St. Paul Master Legal Services Agreement 2019

Title

Appointing Ballard Spahr LLP as special counsel, and approving the agreement for outside counsel services between the City Attorney's Office and Ballard Spahr LLP.

 

Body

WHEREAS, Saint Paul City Charter § 5.02 permits the City, upon request of the City Attorney in the case of special or unusual circumstances, to appoint outside counsel to represent the City; and

 

WHEREAS, there being special circumstances requiring the services of outside counsel to provide legal services in the matter of bond counsel and related services, and

 

Whereas, pursuant to Saint Paul City Charter § 5.02 the City Attorney requests and recommends that Benjamin Johnson and the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP be appointed special counsel for said purposes; and

 

WHEREAS, the fee for said services is specified in the attached Master Legal Services Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and Ballard Spahr LLP; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, pursuant to Saint Paul City Charter § 5.02 and upon request of the City Attorney, the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby appoints Benjamin Johnson and the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP special counsel for the purpose of bond counsel and related purposes and authorizes the proper City officials to execute the Master Legal Services Agreement with Ballard Spahr LLP in substantially the form attached hereto.

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
4/6/2019 11:06 AMCandidateSharonAnderson Against City St.Paul is now a Cash Cow 4 Lawyers Eliminate the City Attorneys Office and Budget, just hire outside counsel on a Case by Case Basis http://sharons-quitam.blogspot.com