One of the biggest law firms in town

Let’s look at the position summary for the city attorney’s department according to the fiscal year 2020 budget.

They have:

  • a city attorney
  • a deputy city attorney
  • a legislative attorney
  • four senior assistant city attorneys
  • a trial section supervisor
  • fifteen assistant city attorneys

Compare that with EPISD that has a general counsel and an assistant general counsel.

We deserve better



14 Responses to One of the biggest law firms in town

  1. Chas Thomas says:

    Seems we might be a little over-medicated…


  2. BabyApe says:

    And they seem to always have to hire and “outside” attorney for court litigation – what good are they?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. JerryK says:

    Each city department is assigned an attorney who vets contracts. POs, etd. When I ran the broadband Program we purchased software licenses and executed contracts with vendors, all of which had to be approved in the attorney’s office. You don’t just do this stuff on your own.


  4. Rico suave says:

    And a partridge in a pear tree (popular Christmas tune).


  5. Anonymous says:

    If you check the Dec. 9 special agenda item #5 you will notice that the city is going to ask for $46,026,015.50 in another Certificate of Obligation. It says it is to match the Montana RTS project grant money. But that is not the case because if you look at the accompanying chart it doesn’t show that amount in there. And if you check out the Nov. 12 budget update you will see where the city is using debt to get around the 3.5% on the property tax. Because the cap is only on the O&M and not on the debt side. So by raising the debt level they can go beyond the 3.5% rate cap. Also you will see where they are also going to restructure the debt management policy.


    • elrichiboy says:

      That’s what the City Attorney told City Council, but she lied.

      From the Texas Tribune:

      But the measure includes one controversial provision that requires many cities, counties and other taxing units to hold an election if they wish to raise 3.5% more property tax revenue than the previous year. The growth rate excludes taxes levied on new construction and can be averaged over three years, allowing taxing units to exceed the 3.5% threshold in some of them.

      You know, her husband is the minister at Abundant Living. I think it says something in the bible about lying.


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