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File #: 21-1566    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Auditor-Controller recommending the Board approve and authorize chair to sign the attached agreement with Calfee & Konwinski, covering the period of October 18, 2021 through October 17, 2024 for a not to exceed amount of $90,000. This agreement will allow the consultant to continue to provide legal services related to the preparation of legal proceedings regarding the collections of delinquent special taxes for special assessment districts. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Calfee Konwinski Contract JHarn Ltr 9-28-21, 2. B - Calfee Konwinski Contract 2021, 3. C - Calfee Konwinski Blue Route 9-23-21

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Auditor-Controller recommending the Board approve and authorize chair to sign the attached  agreement  with Calfee & Konwinski, covering the period of October 18, 2021 through October 17, 2024 for a not to exceed amount of $90,000.  This agreement will allow the consultant to continue to provide legal services related to the preparation of legal proceedings regarding the collections of delinquent special taxes for special assessment districts.

 

FUNDING:  N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Calfee & Konwinski has been authorized by this Board to initiate foreclosure proceedings on parcels in the multiple special assessment districts since October 2006.  In accordance with various bond indentures and County practice, the Auditor-Controller’s Office has assumed the responsibility of pursuing judicial foreclosures on parcels that are delinquent in paying special taxes in the various special assessment districts.  Calfee & Konwinski has the unique ability to provide legal services relative to the preparation of legal proceedings regarding the collection of delinquent special taxes for special assessment and Mello Roos districts.  Calfee & Konwinski has in place programs, equipment, and personnel to deliver these legal services. 

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal impact to the County.  Costs are paid by the special assessment districts or the affected property owner.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk will obtain the Chair’s signature on one originals of the Agreement and forward to the Auditor-Controller’s office.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

N/A

 

CONTACT

Joe Harn