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Legislation #: 961128 Introduction Date: 8/22/1996
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Administration", by repealing Section 2-83 and enacting a new Section 2-83, entitled "Obtaining Professional Services".

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/22/1996

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

8/28/1996

Do Pass

8/29/1996

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

9/5/1996

Held on Docket

9/12/1996

Held on Docket

9/19/1996

Held off Docket

7/15/1998

Released


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ORDINANCE NO. 961128

 

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Administration", by repealing Section 2-83 and enacting a new Section 2-83, entitled "Obtaining Professional Services".

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Administration", is amended by repealing Section 2-83 and 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 nor any board, commission or authority receiving City funds, may 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, exclusive of those attorneys employed by a not-for-profit legal services corporation and exclusive of where the City is named as a nominal defendant. 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, may contract for professional services with any architect, engineer, or other professional, exclusive of medical doctors or appraisers, 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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Assistant City Attorney