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File #: 16-0589    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/20/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/7/2016 Final action: 6/7/2016
Title: County Counsel recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Legal Services Between El Dorado County and Downey Brand LLP Agreement 471-S1611. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: CSA 3 (Ambulance Services).
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route 6-7-16, 2. B - Downey Brand Agreement 471-S1611 6-7-16, 3. Executed Agreement 471-S1611

Title

County Counsel recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Legal Services Between El Dorado County and Downey Brand LLP Agreement 471-S1611. (4/5 vote required)

 

FUNDING:  CSA 3 (Ambulance Services).

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

County Counsel recommending the Board Authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Legal Services Between El Dorado County and Downey Brand LLP Agreement Number 471-S1611.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The Board of Supervisors authorized the retention of outside counsel and the initiation of litigation against Cal Tahoe JPA and/or the City of South Lake Tahoe, if necessary, at its meeting on April 5, 2016.  County Counsel selected Downey Brand LLP to represent the County in this matter.  The agreement contains a non-standard indemnification provision.

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Chief Administrative Officer

Health and Human Services Agency

El Dorado County Emergency Medical Services Agency

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Chief Administrative Office concurs with the recommendation.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

Attorney fees and costs will be paid out of the CSA 3 Ambulance Services budget.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk shall obtain the parties signatures on the agreement

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

N/A

 

CONTACT

Kathleen Ann Markham, Deputy County Counsel.