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Legislation #: 080675 Introduction Date: 7/10/2008
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 7/17/2008
Sponsor: None
Title: Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $125,000.00 from the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund; increasing appropriations in the amount of $125,000.00 in the Outside Legal Services account of the General Fund; authorizing expenditure of $125,000.00 by the City Attorney; and recognizing an emergency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/8/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/10/2008 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
7/16/2008 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
7/17/2008 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 080675

 

Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $125,000.00 from the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund; increasing appropriations in the amount of $125,000.00 in the Outside Legal Services account of the General Fund; authorizing expenditure of $125,000.00 by the City Attorney; and recognizing an emergency.

 

WHEREAS, the City intends to retain 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, the Law Department may have a need for additional funds for outside legal services; and

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

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the appropriation in the following account of the General Fund is hereby reduced by the following amount:

 

09-1000-179990-B Contingent Appropriation $125,000.00

 

Section 2. That the appropriation in the following account of the General Fund is hereby increased by the following amount:

 

09-1000-131506-B Outside Legal Services $125,000.00

 

Section 3. That the City Attorney is authorized to expend $25,000.00 for legal services for the Bates case and $100,000.00 for other legal matters.

 

Section 4. That this ordinance is recognized as an emergency measure within the provisions of Section 503 of the City Charter in that it appropriates money, and shall take effect in accordance with that section.

 

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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