Friday, July 21, 2017

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, July 21, 2017

FRIDAY LETTER July 21, 2017
Exceptional Police at Work in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Let there be (some) Light
CBTS = Eco First
New Short-Term Rental Enforcement Tool
Friends of the Storm Drains (aka: our City Council)
Learn About Carmel History Online
Happening at Sunset Center
Many Thanks

SIXTEEN RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEGAL SERVICES TO THE CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

ABSTRACT: At the City Council Regular Meeting, July 11, 2017, the City Council unanimously adopted “a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract for legal services with Glen. R. Mozingo, Esq., APC (A Professional Corporation), as City Attorney for the initial term of July 15, 2017 to July 15, 2020.” PROCESS: “On Council direction and with staff assistance, the Ad hoc Committee developed a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and scope of legal services. The RFQ (Attachment 1: Request for Qualifications) was circulated on February 22, 2017 with a required response date of March 10, 2017 for submissions. The applicants were required to submit their qualifications such as overall capabilities, training, and areas of expertise; their experience; availability and accessibility; current practices; potential conflicts of interest; and fees and charges.”
“The City received 16 responses by the deadline. Independent of each other, the Committee members reviewed all of the applications based on the criteria in the RFQ and later met to discuss findings and conclusions. The Ad hoc Committee members coincidentally had taken the same approach of dividing the applications by region: long-distance, regional, and local applicants. Through separate reviews, the same conclusions were drawn as to the strongest top candidates to recommend to the City Council as finalists for interview. Additionally, major considerations in evaluating the candidates were the extent to which a candidate understood the Council’s objectives in terms of legal representation, accessibility, and whether there would be potential conflicts of interest in serving the City.”
“Through the Ad hoc Committee, the City Council extended an invitation to three candidates to interview before the entire Council and City Administrator. At the completion of those interviews, and after careful consideration and deliberation, Mr. Glen Mozingo, Esq. was identified as the preferred candidate that possessed the desired qualifications and experience, and has a track record of being an approachable problem-solver in a variety of environments.) The Council also determined that Mr. Mozingo had the interpersonal and solution-oriented skill set desired and extensive experience in the scope of services that will be required by the City.”

Sixteen response to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea were received by the City, including, as follows:
ALESIDRE & WYNDER, LLP (El Segundo, CA.), William W. Wynder
ATCHISON, BARISONE & CONDOTTI (Santa Cruz, CA.), Anthony P. Condotti, Managing Principal
BERLINER COHEN(San Jose, CA.), Jolie Houston
BEST BEST & KRIEGER, LLP (Walnut Creek, CA.), Janet E. Coleson, Partner
BURKE, WILLIAMS & SORENSEN, LLP (Oakland, CA.), Mr. Eric S. Vail, Partner
COTA COLE & HUBER (Monterey, CA.), David G. Ritchie
De LAY & LAREDO (Pacific Grove, CA), David C. Laredo, Managing Partner
Harry Finkle (Carmel, CA.),
HEISINGER, BUCK & MORRIS (Carmel, CA.), James G. Heisinger, Jr.
KENNEDY, ARCHER & GIFFEN(Monterey, CA.),  Jon R. Giffen
LOZANO SMITH (Monterey, CA.), Andy Garcia, Executive Director
Glen R. Mozingo (Carmel, CA.)
PRENTICE, LONG & EPPERSON, PC (Fresno, CA.), Jason S. Epperson
RENNE SLOAN HOLTZMAN SAKAI, LLP (Aptos, CA.), Allyson Hauck, Partner
William D. Ross (Palo Alto, CA.).
Christina M. Trujillo (Monterey, CA.)
The three finalists selected to be interviewed by the full City Council in a closed-session setting on May 16, 2017, were De Lay & Laredo, Kennedy, Archer & Giffen and G. R. Mozingo.
The CITY ATTORNEY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS and CITY ATTORNEY INTERVIEW SCHEDULE document copies are embedded; CITY ATTORNEY – CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEW and  CITY ATTORNEY – NOT CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEW document copies are embedded. 
The sixteen responses to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea document copies are embedded in subsequent posts, alphabetically, by Law Firm Name or Surname.

NOTE: Carolyn Hardy and Jan Reimers, Council Members
Ad hoc Committee - City Attorney selection
CITY ATTORNEY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
CITY ATTORNEY INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
CITY ATTORNEY – CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEW
Letters Dated April 25, 2017
De LAY & LAREDO (Pacific Grove, CA), David C. Laredo, Managing Partner
KENNEDY, ARCHER & GIFFEN(Monterey, CA.),  Jon R. Giffen
Glen R. Mozingo (Carmel, CA.)
CITY ATTORNEY – NOT CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEW
Letters Dated April 26, 2017
ALESIDRE & WYNDER, LLP (El Segundo, CA.), William W. Wynder
ATCHISON, BARISONE & CONDOTTI (Santa Cruz, CA.), Anthony P. Condotti, Managing Principal
BERLINER COHEN(San Jose, CA.), Jolie Houston
BEST BEST & KRIEGER, LLP (Walnut Creek, CA.), Janet E. Coleson, Partner
BURKE, WILLIAMS & SORENSEN, LLP (Oakland, CA.), Mr. Eric S. Vail, Partner
COTA COLE & HUBER (Monterey, CA.), David G. Ritchie
Harry Finkle (Carmel, CA.),
HEISINGER, BUCK & MORRIS (Carmel, CA.), James G. Heisinger, Jr.
LOZANO SMITH (Monterey, CA.), Andy Garcia, Executive Director
PRENTICE, LONG & EPPERSON, PC (Fresno, CA.), Jason S. Epperson
RENNE SLOAN HOLTZMAN SAKAI, LLP (Aptos, CA.), Allyson Hauck, Partner
William D. Ross (Palo Alto, CA.).
Christina M. Trujillo (Monterey, CA.)

ALESIDRE & WYNDER, LLP: Response to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

ALESIDRE & WYNDER, LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW
PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE CITY ATTORNEY LEGAL SERVICES
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Submitted March 10,2017
William W. Wynder, Esq. & Roy C. Santos, Esq .

ATCHISON, BARISONE & CONDOTTI Response to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

ATCHISON, BARISONE & CONDOTTI
CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES
BY ATCHISON, BARISONE & CONDOTTI, APC
ANTHONY P. CONDOTTI
WITH
RICHARDS, WATSON & GERSHON, APC
GINETTA L. GIOVINCO
March 9, 2017

BERLINER COHEN LLP Response to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

BERLINER COHEN LLP
PROPOSAL REGARDING
CITY ATTORNEY SERVICES
CREATED FOR THE CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
MARCH 2017

BEST BEST & KRIEGER, LLP Response to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Proposal to Provide
City Attorney Services RFQ 16-17-11
Presented to:
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
March 10, 2017
BB&K
BEST BEST & KRIEGER, LLP 
ATTORNEYS AT LAW

BURKE, WILLIAMS & SORENSEN, LLP Response to Request for Qualifications for Legal Services to City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Proposal to Provide City Attorney Services
to the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Proposed City Attorney Nira F. Doherty
Proposed Assistant City Attorney Samantha W. Zutler
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Submitted March 10, 2017