Nationwide Metropolis council members final week accepted extending the contract for the interim metropolis lawyer.
Lawyer Barry Schultz began his function in July when town entered right into a two-month settlement for $50,000 with Devaney Pate Morris and Cameron, LLP, the agency wherein he’s a companion.
Schultz joined town lawyer’s workplace after Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed former metropolis lawyer Charles Bell Jr. a San Diego Superior Court docket decide in June.
Nationwide Metropolis and the agency proposed to increase the contract for six months by way of February and pay Schultz a further $162,000 for a complete of $212,000, in line with the settlement. Council members unanimously accepted the transfer.
“Given the quick time town had to reply to Mr. Bell’s appointment as a decide, the unique contract had a brief preliminary interval,” Schultz stated through e mail. “The modification will now present the council with enough time to think about appointing a everlasting metropolis lawyer.”
A everlasting rent ought to happen across the finish of the yr, he added.
If town finds an lawyer earlier than February, Schultz’s contract would terminate, in line with the phrases of the settlement.
Schultz, who has been training municipal legislation for greater than 10 years, additionally at the moment serves as assistant metropolis lawyer for Del Mar and has beforehand held the identical title for the cities of Encinitas and Murrieta in Riverside County. He has lectured on city design and economics on the College of California, San Diego and served on the San Diego Planning Fee from 2001 by way of 2009.
Earlier this yr, he sought to turn into chairperson of the Group Planners Committee, a board representing San Diego’s communities. He withdrew his consideration upon accepting the Nationwide Metropolis function.
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