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Legislation #: 941129 Introduction Date: 8/25/1994
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FINLEY
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, commonly referred to as "Administration", by enacting a new Section 2-83, Obtaining Professional Services, by prohibiting the hiring of any attorney, architect, engineer or other professional firm or person if that person represents or is serving as an expert witness for persons in litigation against the City.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/4/1996

Waive Charter Requirements City Council

8/25/1994

Prepare to Introduce

8/25/1994

Referred Rules And Audit Committee

8/31/1994

Hold On Agenda

9/7/1994

Hold Off Agenda

7/12/1995

Hold Off Agenda

1/24/1996

Hold On Agenda

1/31/1996

Hold On Agenda

2/14/1996

Hold On Agenda

2/28/1996

Hold On Agenda

3/13/1996

Hold On Agenda

3/20/1996

Hold On Agenda

3/27/1996

Do Pass as a Second Committee Substitute

3/28/1996

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

4/4/1996

Amended

4/4/1996

Held on Docket

4/11/1996

Amended

4/11/1996

Passed as Substituted and Amended


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SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 941129

 

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, commonly referred to as "Administration", by enacting a new Section 2-83, Obtaining Professional Services, by prohibiting the hiring of any attorney, architect, engineer or other professional firm or person if that person represents or is serving as an expert witness for persons in litigation against the City.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, commonly referred to as "Administration", is amended by enacting a new Section 2-83, entitled Obtaining Professional Services, to read as follows:

 

Section 2-83. Obtaining Professional Services

 

(a) Neither the City Manager, nor any department, board or commission of the City, shall contract for professional services with any attorney who, at the time of the issuance of the contract, either in an individual or firm capacity, represents any party in litigation against the City, exclusive of representation in Municipal Court and exclusive of those attorneys employed by a not-for-profit legal services corporation. Nothing set forth in this section shall be deemed to supersede the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys.

 

(b) Neither the City Manager, nor any department, board or commission of the City, shall contract for professional services with any architect, engineer, or other professional, exclusive of medical doctors, who, at the time of the issuance of the contract, serves as an expert witness for any party in litigation against the City.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

 

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City Attorney