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File #: 21-1169    Version: 1 Name: 6/21/21 Resolution to Approve Amendment Number 3 to the Professional Services Agreement with Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. for Legal Services Relative to Sustainability Initiatives (additional $50,000 for a total contract value of $115,000)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2021 Final action: 6/21/2021
Enactment date: 6/21/2021 Enactment #: R-21-235
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. for Legal Services Relative to Sustainability Initiatives ($50,000 annually)
Attachments: 1. Rivenoak FY22 Agreement_5-21-21.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. for Legal Services Relative to Sustainability Initiatives ($50,000 annually)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. for legal services related to A2ZERO related initiatives through June 30, 2022. The Agreement replaces the current agreement in place with Rivenoak (as amended), and shall renew annually, subject to budget appropriation.

On June 1, 2020, City Council unanimously adopted the A2ZERO carbon neutrality plan (www.a2zero.org). Achieving a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality, as outlined in the plan, raises many unique legal issues and opportunities. Given this, the City Attorney selected Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. as the law firm to provide legal services because of the firm's familiarity with the specialized legal issues and the firm's experience and expertise.

The proposed agreement is to support A2ZERO related efforts in Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022), and thereafter subject to budget appropriation, to address additional specialized work on energy-choice regulations and opportunities, green rental housing, streetlighting reliability rules, building and home energy performance options, and other energy-related actions, and the corresponding compensation for this additional work in the amount of $50,000.00 per fiscal year.

The City Attorney requests approval of this Professional Services agreement with Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. in the amount of $50,000.00 per fiscal year for additional legal services to support the City's sustainability initiatives.

Rivenoak Law Group, P.C. complies with the City of Ann Arbor's Non-Discrimination and Living Wage Ordinances.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: $50,000.00 is available in the approved FY2022 Sustainability and Innovations budget, and plans to budget necessary amounts in future fiscal years....

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