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File #: 18-658    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 1/22/2019 Final action: 1/22/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to the Agreement for Legal Services With Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP for the Not to Exceed Amount of $85,000 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a first amendment to agreement for legal services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP for the not to exceed amount of $85,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the first amendment to the agreement for legal services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung, & Wong, LLP; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement and any necessary documents; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make any necessary budget adjustments.
Attachments: 1. First Amendment to Agreement for Legal Services

 

Report Prepared by: Phaedra A. Norton, City Attorney

 

Title

SUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to the Agreement for Legal Services With Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP for the Not to Exceed Amount of $85,000

 

REPORT IN BRIEF

Considers approving a first amendment to agreement for legal services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP for the not to exceed amount of $85,000.

 

RECOMMENDATION

City Council - Adopt a motion:

 

A.  Approving the first amendment to the agreement for legal services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung, & Wong, LLP; and,

 

B.  Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement and any necessary documents; and,

 

C.  Authorizing the Finance Officer to make any necessary budget adjustments.

 

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ALTERNATIVES

1.  Approve as recommended by staff; or,

2.  Approve, subject to modifications as conditioned by the City Council; or,

3.  Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items; or,

4.  Deny.

 

AUTHORITY

City of Merced Charter, section 200.

 

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES

Not applicable.

 

DISCUSSION

In October 2017, the City entered into a legal services agreement with the law firm Renne, Sloan, Holzman and Sakai, Public Law Group for employment related legal services in an amount not to exceed $30,000. The majority of the services performed were from approximately October 2017 through approximately July 2018. The costs incurred are approaching $85,000 and exceed the delegated authority of $30,000 from the City Council. In addition, in May 2017, the firm changed its name to Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP.

 

This amendment is necessary to update the firm name and to obtain authorization from the City Council to pay the invoices for services performed that exceeded $30,000. 

 

IMPACT ON CITY RESOURCES

This amendment will be funded by the City Attorney and Police Departments.  Funding is available within the fiscal year 2018-19 budget.

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.  First Amendment to Agreement for Legal Services