Whether the City of Edmonds should stay with its current contracted City Attorney — Lighthouse Law Group — or look at other options such as hiring an in-house attorney will be a main topic for discussion during this Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
When the Lighthouse Law Group signed a four-year contract with the City of Edmonds in 2011, it agreed to provide City Attorney services for a flat rate of $32,000, with no adjustments. The Lighthouse contract will be up for renewal at the end of 2014, and the firm is now asking for a 28 percent fee increase — to $41,000 monthly starting in 2015, with a 7 percent increase each year after that.
You can read a summary of the issue in the June 3 council agenda packet here.
Also on the council agenda, which starts at 6 p.m. with an executive session to discuss collective bargaining, will be continued discussion about the hiring of a communications consultant. You can read that background here.
The regular meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds.