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City continues to use costly outside counsel despite staff attorneys

...continues to rely heavily on costly outside counsel, spending nearly $700,000...city law office, said bills for outside counsel are within his annual budget...smaller player in Augusta's outside counsel business ? Randy Frails of Frails...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-19/city-continues-use-costl
Ga. AG releases outside counsel expenses

ATLANTA - The state's top attorney has made public the fees and expenses paid to outside counsel hired by the Georgia Department of Law to perform legal work for the state.Attorney General Sam Olens said Thursday the special...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-04/ga-ag-releases-outside-couns
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Agreement nears on moving buses

...and the city is close to approval from EPD on the plan for its site, said attorney Jim Plunkett, the city's outside counsel on most development deals. Construction of the new depot is expected to take 12-16 months, Plunkett said.Medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-26/agreement-nears-moving-buses
Holiday Inn Express owners say 'sale' of hotel a 'mistake'

...city isn't finalized, but should go before the commission in the next month or so, according to Jim Plunkett, outside counsel on most city development deals.Under the proposed agreement, any new revenue up to approximately 10 percent of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-25/holiday-inn-express-owners-sa
Rob Manfred chosen to succeed Bud Selig as baseball commissioner

...voting separately but speaking, in the end, with one voice."Manfred started with baseball in the late 1980s as an outside counsel in labor negotiations and was hired by Selig as executive vice president for labor relations and human resources in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-14/rob-manfred-chosen-succe
Mayor-elect Hardie Davis raised over $144,000 for campaign

...Macon, Ga., contractors Prairie Mount Land Co. and Utili-Vision Inc., both of which gave $1,000. City outside counsel Jim Plunkett gave Mason $250, and demolition company Chaplin and Sons, which occasionally does work for the city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-12/mayor-elect-hardie-davis
City Ink: Augusta Commission members say 'slum' is not an indictment for downtown

...word "slum" by any other name is "an area needing re-development," according to Jim Plunkett, the city's outside counsel who helped prepare the documents that could create an Urban Redevelopment Area downtown. And with that, the city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-09-07/city-ink-august
Repayment issues remain for bond issue, URA board member says

...similar questions (and others) at last week's meeting, said he will likely approve the issue Friday if city staff, outside counsel and consultants can demonstrate the renovation project has reached payment deadlines and that no other source of funds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-13/repayment-issues-remain-
Augusta's Urban Redevelopment Agency panel again delays bond issue

...clearly from the commission."We started a project before the funding was in place," he said.Jim Plunkett, an outside counsel who works with the city on bonding and other development projects, reviewed a timeline of when commissioners had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/augustas-urban-redevelop
City positions conflict with consolidation blueprint

...suggested the commission take up the conflicting statuses at an upcoming committee meeting while a vote to have "outside counsel" review them failed."Just because it was done wrong in the past, doesn't mean this commission needs to do it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-06-24/city-positions-conflict-