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Legislation #: 070465 Introduction Date: 4/12/2007
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Authorizing a $300,000.00 amendment to a contract with Kutak Rock LLP for legal services related to City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (No. 05-00368-CV-W-GAF); appropriating the sum of $300,000.00 to the Housing Litigation account of the General Fund; and recognizing an emergency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/13/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/12/2007 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
4/18/2007 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
4/19/2007 Councilmember Hermann Move To Hold On Docket
4/19/2007 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 070465

 

Authorizing a $300,000.00 amendment to a contract with Kutak Rock LLP for legal services related to City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (No. 05-00368-CV-W-GAF); appropriating the sum of $300,000.00 to the Housing Litigation account of the General Fund; and recognizing an emergency.

 

WHEREAS, the City filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri styled City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (Case No. 05-00368-CV-W-GAF) seeking the return from the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (HEDFC) of certain parcels of real property, promissory notes and program income derived from HEDFCs prior receipt of Community Development Block Grant and other federal funds from the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the City retained the law firm of Kutak Rock LLP to provide the City with litigation and other legal services related to the Citys filing of this federal lawsuit against HEDFC; and

 

WHEREAS, the City also needs the law firm of Kutak Rock LLP to assist it with its claim against HEDFCs errors and omissions insurance policy; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Attorney is hereby authorized, on behalf of the City, to execute a $300,000.00 amendment to its contract with Kutak Rock LLP for a total contract amount of $1,080,000.00, from funds appropriated in Account No. 07-1000-132155-B. A copy of the contract will be filed in the Office of the City Attorney.

 

Section 2. That $300,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the following account in the General Fund:

 

07-1000-132155-B Housing Litigation $300,000.00

 

Section 3. That this ordinance is recognized as an emergency within the provisions of Section 503 of the City Charter in that it appropriates money, 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.

 

 

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Debra R. Hinsvark

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Galen Beaufort

City Attorney