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City Council Memorandum <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCILDATE: June 14, 2011 <br /> <br />FROM: HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ITEM NO: <br /> WARD: ALL <br />SUBJECT: INCREASE TO AGREEMENT WITH THE LAW OFFICES OF <br />CIHIGOYENTCHE, GROSSBERG AND CLOUSE <br />ISSUE: <br />The Human Resources Department requests approval to increase the agreement with <br />Cihigoyentche, Grossberg and Clouse to an amount not to exceed $100,000. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the City Council approve an increase to the agreement with Cihigoyentche, Grossberg and <br />Clouse to an amount not to exceed $100,000. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The Human Resources Department recently executed an agreement with the law offices of <br />Cihigoyentche, Grossberg and Clouse to conduct personnel investigations and provide legal <br />support services to the Human Resources Department in an amount not to exceed $50,000 at a <br />maximum billable rate of $300 per hour. The Human Resources Department requests to <br />increase the limit of the agreement to an amount not to exceed $100,000. City Council approval <br />is required for agreements in excess of $50,000. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: <br />Sufficient funds are available from the City’s Litigation Trust Fund. <br />Prepared by: Rhonda Strout, Human Resources Director <br />Certified as to availability <br />of funds: Paul C. Sundeen, Assistant City Manager/CFO/Treasurer <br />Approved by: Belinda J. Graham, Assistant City Manager <br />for Bradley J. Hudson, City Manager <br />Approved as to form: Gregory P. Priamos, City Attorney <br />