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File #: 23-0395    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/10/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/21/2023 Final action: 2/21/2023
Title: Alternate Public Defender’s Office recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 037-2023 amending the Authorized Personnel Allocation to add one (1.0) Full Time Equivalent Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV to the Alternate Public Defender’s Office; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Amendment II to Agreement for Services 5951 with Lori G. London for the provision of defense counsel to indigent defendants whom the Public Defender and/or Alternate Public Defender may not represent due to conflict to increase the monthly billing rate by $7,000 for a total monthly rate of $14,000 and increase total compensation by $12,647 for a total not to exceed $222,647 for the two-year period of the agreement. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. Executed Resolution 037-2023
Related files: 20-1606, 21-0340, 21-1372, 22-0854
Title
Alternate Public Defender’s Office recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 037-2023 amending the Authorized Personnel Allocation to add one (1.0) Full Time Equivalent Deputy Public Defender I/II/III/IV to the Alternate Public Defender’s Office; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Amendment II to Agreement for Services 5951 with Lori G. London for the provision of defense counsel to indigent defendants whom the Public Defender and/or Alternate Public Defender may not represent due to conflict to increase the monthly billing rate by $7,000 for a total monthly rate of $14,000 and increase total compensation by $12,647 for a total not to exceed $222,647 for the two-year period of the agreement.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In March 2021, the Board approved the Final Passage of Ordinance 5141 establishing the Office of the Alternate Public Defender. The plan for service approved by the Board at that time was to establish the Office on the West Slope and contract for conflict defense services in the Tahoe Basin through the end of Fiscal Year 2022-23. The Alternate Public Defender would manage the contracted indigent defense services for the Tahoe Basin while analyzing and assessing the service needs in the Tahoe Basin to determine how to best meet those needs.

On September 28, 2021, the Board approved and authorized the Chair to execute agreements 5951 and 5953 with attorneys Lori G. London and Kimberly G. Hunt for the provision of conflict defense services for the East Slope of El Dorado County for the period from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 in the amount of $126,000 each, with the option to extend for the period from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. The Board approved one-year extensions to both agreements in September, 2022, to provide more time to complete the analysis of service provision in the basin.

On Wednesday, January 25, 20...

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