I forgot to talk about the bit establishing a Legal Opinion reserve, to the tune of $27,500. Councillors and the mayor would be able to access this funding in order to obtain a legal opinion on things such as conflicts of interest. This is when the matter is outside the purview of the City Solicitor’s office. No reason is given why conflict of interests are singled out here, and Councillors can only access the account once per case, at a maximum of $2,500 a pop. I also don’t know if this would be covered by FOI either.
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