SBDPolitics: City Attorney Penman to Mayor and Common Council: the voters heard the arguments, the voters said no, “go ahead and defy them.”

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law.

Over on, there is a discussion of what transpired at yesterday’s Mayor and Common Council Meeting regarding the request for an additional appropriation on today’s San Bernardino City Council Meeting.  Click on the link in the previous sentence to go directly to the article.

The legal background is that the City of San Bernardino enters into professional services agreements with outside counsel.  For this fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2011, the City Attorney’s Office has already gone through the budgeted amount.   City Attorney James F. Penman says that if the City does not pay the bills, the outside counsel will withdraw, they may sue the City for the services incurred, and the City will have to pay whether they are budgeted in the City Attorney’s departmental budget or not.

To his challenge, the City Council voted on partisan lines to deny the additional appropriation to pay for the contracts approved by the Mayor and Common Council.  Read more by clicking on the link.

The information you obtain at this blog is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by reading or commenting on this blog. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law.

A: 300 E. State St. Suite 517
      Redlands, CA 92373-5235
T: (909) 296-6708

About Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
Michael Reiter is a Redlands, California-based lawyer, serving San Bernardino County and Riverside County in Southern California's Inland Empire. Michael Reiter is a lawyer practicing in the following fields of law: Municipal Law, Code Enforcement Law, Small Business Law and Real Estate Law. Michael Reiter practices in all the local courts, including San Bernardino Superior Court, Riverside Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael Reiter was admitted to the California State Bar in 1998. Michael Reiter was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands, a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino, and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino. Michael Reiter serves all of San Bernardino and Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. Michael Reiter can be reached at (909) 296-6708, or by electronic mail at 300 E. State St. #517 Redlands CA 92373-5235

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