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File #: 22-427    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/25/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Appointment of Heather Baker as City Attorney; and (2) Approval of an Executive Employment Agreement Confirming Such Appointment
Attachments: 1. 2021-10-25_ATT 1_Heather Baker_Employment Contract
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CC - (1) Appointment of Heather Baker as City Attorney; and (2) Approval of an Executive Employment Agreement Confirming Such Appointment



Meeting Date: October 25, 2021


Contact Person/Dept: Serena Wright-Black/Administrative Services


Phone Number:  310-253-5640


Fiscal Impact:  Yes [x]    No []                                                                General Fund:  Yes [x]     No []


Public Hearing:  []          Action Item:                     [x]          Attachments: [x]   


Commission Action Required:     Yes []     No [x]    Date:


Public Notification:   (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (10/20/2021);


Department Approval:  Serena Wright-Black, Assistant City Manager (10/18/2021)






Staff recommends the City Council (1) appoint Heather Baker as City Attorney; and (2) approve an executive employment agreement confirming such appointment.





At the October 11, 2021 meeting, City Council held a closed session regarding the appointment of City Attorney. The Mayor reported out that City Council made a decision to appoint Heather Baker as Acting City Attorney effective November 1, 2021 and that a conditional job offer was made to appoint her as City Attorney subject to the approval of an employment agreement effective December 22, 2021. 


As authorized by and in consultation with City Council, a proposed Executive Employment Agreement (“Agreement”) has been negotiated with Ms. Baker. A copy of the proposed Agreement is included as Attachment 1 to this report.





Fiscal impact is within the parameters established by City Council. There are adequate appropriations in the adopted budget to cover the costs of this Agreement.




1.                     Executive Employment Agreement





That the City Council:


1.                     Appoint Heather Baker as the City Attorney; and


2.                     Approve an Executive Employment Agreement confirming Ms. Baker’s appointment as City Attorney effective December 22, 2021; and


3.                     Authorize the City Attorney’s Office to review and prepare the necessary documents; and,


4.                     Authorize the Mayor to execute such documents on behalf of the City.