The city is pointing to this contracted service as an example of the kind of cost savings it hopes to secure from the recent proposal to outsource a majority of the city’s services.
By the end of the summer, the expected savings should be quantified as a series of Requests for Proposal are returned and evaluated.
From the Daily Pilot:
The city has saved millions of dollars since contracting out its city attorney duties to the Jones and Mayer law firm in the 2004-05 fiscal year, data released by city shows.
In the five years since Jones and Mayer was hired, Costa Mesa has paid about $4.7 million for legal representation. In the five years before, the city paid more than $7.5 million for its own in-house attorney, records show.
The annual savings averaged about $550,000 though costs fluctuated year to year by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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