Jan 15 2015

Undergrounding Litigation and Appointment of City Attorney

The City Council meeting of Tuesday, January 20, 2015 starts at 5:15 p.m. with interviews of applicants for the new volunteer Information Technology (IT) Committee to advise the Council on technological directions. This segment of the Council meeting will likely not be televised, but will be open to the public in the Council Chambers at 120 Vista Avenue.

The Council will adjourn to the City Hall Conference Room for its closed session beginning at 7:00 p.m.

b. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation (Gov Code § 54956.9(a)

Case Name: City of Piedmont v. Harris & Associates, Robert Gray Associates

This case concerns Piedmont’s long time litigation against engineers in the undergrounding debacle that cost taxpayers over two million dollars when rock was discovered while digging trenches.

At 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, the Council will appoint Michelle Marchetta Kenyon as City Attorney of the City of Piedmont under a  contract with her and her law firm Burke, Williams, and Sorensen, LLP for City Attorney Services.

In a change from prior arrangements for legal services, City Administrator Paul Benoit is recommending a retainer contract rather than an hourly charge for services.  The cost is $240,000 per year for the retainer.

Read the entire City Attorney recommendation and contract terms by clicking below.


Click here to read the entire agenda.

The Regular agenda segment of the City Council meeting will be televised on Channel 27 KCOM, live streamed and archived on the City website.  Click the link below to view the Council meeting:  http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/video/

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