Leader Herald Staff
The city’s legal office requested a $250,000 appropriation from the Budgetary Fund Balance for the Solicitor’s Litigation/Professional Services account at Monday night’s council meeting.
The request was sent to the council’s Ways and Means Committee for discussion.
What exactly the money is for was not enumerated in the request for the appropriation. However, a message from the solicitor read to the council by the city clerk indicated that the city is up to date with its legal bills.
Several public speakers and Council President Mike Marchese indicated they believed this might be an appropriation needed to pay for further legal costs with regard to the ongoing Federal probe into racism and discrimination now being conducted by the US Attorney’s office.
That probe has already cost the city $500,000.Continue reading “$250,000 appropriation for the city’s litigation account sought by solicitor”