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Legislation #: 081224 Introduction Date: 12/4/2008
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FUNKHOUSER
Title: Appropriating $40,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to the Outside Legal Services account of the General Fund and authorizing expenditure of $40,000.00 by the City Attorney. 

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/5/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/4/2008 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
12/4/2008 Councilmember Sharp Move to Advance
12/4/2008 Passed
12/4/2008 Failed

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ORDINANCE NO. 081224

 

Appropriating $40,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to the Outside Legal Services account of the General Fund and authorizing expenditure of $40,000.00 by the City Attorney. 

 

WHEREAS, the City has retained outside counsel to represent the Mayor in the lawsuit styled Ruth Bates v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, et al, before the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri (Case No. 0816-CV16066) (Bates case); and

WHEREAS, during the annual budget process, no funds were appropriated for outside legal services for this purpose; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the sum of $40,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance to the following account in the General Fund:

 

09-1000-131506-B Outside Legal Services $40,000.00

 

Section 2. That the City Attorney is authorized to expend an additional $50,000.00 for legal services for the Mayors defense in the Bates case.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

___________________________________

Wanda Gunter

Acting Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Galen Beaufort

City Attorney