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File #: 18-0758 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Board Action Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/15/2021 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 3/18/2021 Final action:
Title: CRA LEGAL SERVICES
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report
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TO:                                           CRA Board of Commissioners

FROM:                      Kim N. Phan, Legal Advisor

THROUGH:  Renée A. Jadusingh, Executive Director

DATE:                      March 18, 2021

 

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CRA LEGAL SERVICES

 

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Recommended Action:

1)                     Approval of authorization to hire outside counsel for litigation, as needed;

2)                     Approval of authorization CRA Board Chair to execute all documents for said purpose; and

3)                     Approval of authorization of the disbursement of funds for said purpose.

 

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Background:

The legal services are necessary to provide litigation defense to the CRA in a pending lawsuit against the CRA.  The CRA staff has made a very diligent effort to hire an experienced litigation law firm to provide specialized legal services in the pending lawsuit. 

 

Consistent with section 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes states that “[f]or such legal services as it requires, an agency may employ or retain its own counsel and legal staff.”

 

At this time, before the CRA Board is a motion approving hiring outside counsel for litigation, as needed; further authorizing the CRA Board Chair to execute all documents for said purpose; and authorizing the disbursement of funds for said purpose.