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File #: RES 20-233    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/12/2020
Title: Authorizing a Professional Services Contract with Messerli Kramer, P.A.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Online Comment re RES 20-233, 2. City_of_Saint_Paul_and_Messerli_Kramer_Contract_Feb_2020


Authorizing a Professional Services Contract with Messerli Kramer, P.A.



WHEREAS, Saint Paul Administrative Code §45.03 requires that all contracts for lobbying activities be first authorized by resolution of the City Council; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Office wishes to contract with Messerli Kramer to represent the City of Saint Paul before the Minnesota Legislature and state administrative agencies for non-tax related lobbying services, including presence at committee hearings, floor sessions of the Senate and the House of Representatives, conference committee hearings and meetings with individual policy makers; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the scope of services indicated above is consistent with the City’s state legislative agenda; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the appropriate City officials to enter into a professional services agreement with Messerli Kramer, P.A.



Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
2/12/2020 6:27 PMSharon4USA Against Clean house of 42 Lawyers in City Attorneys Office
2/11/2020 5:21 AMMs B Against Why do we need a lobbyist to do this? Isn't this information available from the department of revenue? What is the cost for this contract? Why isn't the cost included in the last meeting minutes or the agenda for the next meeting.
2/9/2020 9:46 AMSharon4USA Against We do not need MORE LAWYERS to lobby or Contract Please provide the Residences of ALL 42 City Attorneys, Decend to Particulars via Canons of Construction and latest