City Attorney letter hiring Bickerstaff Heath for legal advice on CodeNEXT petition validity

This 12-page PDF is a copy of City Attorney Anne Morgan's letter of November 17, 2018, by which she hired the outside law firm of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP for an amount not to exceed $58,000. The firm’s scpe of work was to determine the “Legal Status of CodeNEXT Initiative Petition.” The letter authorized the firm to use the services of four attorneys whose hourly rates range from $195 to $465 per hour and two paralegals whose hourly rate is $180 per hour. The letter states that “The City expects that work on city matters will be done at hourly rates that are at a substantial discount from the firm’s general billing rates.”