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File #: 2021-0352    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: Employment and Administration Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15946
Title: A MOTION approving renewal of contract for chief legal counsel to the King County council.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Contracts, Council, King County
Attachments: 1. Motion 15946, 2. A. Letter of Agreement Contract, 3. 2021-0352_ATTA_AMD1 bar.docx, 4. cohen cover ltr to judge 2021.doc, 5. EAC memo re legal contract extensions 2021-2023 Final.doc

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A MOTION approving renewal of contract for chief legal counsel to the King County council.

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                     WHEREAS, RCW 36.32.200 grants county councils the authority to hire their own legal counsel for up to a two-year term upon the approval of the presiding superior court judge of the county, and

                     WHEREAS, the King County council has used the authority provided in RCW 36.32.200 to hire legal counsel to provide the council with legal advice on legislative, contractual and other legal matters, and

                     WHEREAS, Monique Cohen was originally appointed to the position of the chief legal counsel to the King County council for a two-year term effective November 18, 2019, through November 19, 2021, and

                     WHEREAS, the council wishes to reappoint Monique Cohen to serve an additional two-year term in the position of chief legal counsel to the King County council;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

                     The chair of the employment and administration committee is authorized to sign a contract letter that is substantially similar to Attachment A to this motion appointing Monique Cohen to serve a two-year term in the position of chief legal counsel to the King

County council, effective November 18, 2021, and upon approval by the presiding judge of the King County superior court.