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Legislation #: 080698 Introduction Date: 7/10/2008
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 7/20/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Waiving Section 2-83(a) of the Code of Ordinances to enable the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, to retain the legal services of Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC.

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7/10/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/10/2008 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 080698

 

Waiving Section 2-83(a) of the Code of Ordinances to enable the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, to retain the legal services of Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC.

 

WHEREAS, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, desires to have the ability to engage the law firm of Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC (Polsinelli) for certain legal matters from time to time; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 2-83(a), Code of Ordinances, prohibits a board or commission from entering into a legal services contract with an attorney or a law firm which represents any party in litigation against the City; and

 

WHEREAS, Polsinelli represents a party in litigation against the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council passed Ordinance No. 080157, waiving a requirement of Section 2-83(a), Code of Ordinances, applicable to the City entering into a contract with Polsinelli and waiving any conflicts of interest arising out of Polsinellis representation of the City as its federal lobbyist; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The prohibition of Section 2-83(a), Code of Ordinances, prohibiting a board or commission from entering into a legal services contract with an attorney or a law firm which represents any party in litigation against the City is hereby waived for the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, during the term of the Citys federal lobbying contract.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Heather A Brown

Assistant City Attorney