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Meeting Date: 01/17/2023  
From: Stacy Saltzburg, City Clerk

Ratification of a previous City Council's instruction to City Attorney to initiate litigation against the Arizona Department of Administration et. al.
Ratify a previous City Council's instruction to the City Attorney to initiate litigation against the Arizona Department of Administration et. al. based on information provided in executive session.
Executive Summary:
The Flagstaff City Council proposes to ratify a previous City Council's instruction/action given by a previous City Council to the City Attorney. The City Attorney was instructed in executive session held on May 25, 2021, to file a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction against the State Department of Administration (and others) seeking to declare the minimum wage assessment by the State of Arizona in the amount of $1,110,992 unconstitutional under the Voter Protection Act, among other claims. 

A detailed written description of the instruction/action to be ratified, and deliberations, consultations and decisions by the City Council that preceded and related to the instruction/action that was taken, is attached hereto and posted at City Hall. The complaint and motion are also attached.
Financial Impact:
Funds for litigation are budgeted annually by the City Council and were also budgeted in previous years. 
Policy Impact:
Protect the Flagstaff minimum wage ordinance.
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
Previous Council Decision on This:
See executive summary above.
Written Description of Instruction/Action to be Ratified
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Verified Complaint


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