City of Chino

Staff Report

Approve a contract with Jimmy L. Gutierrez, A Law Corporation for legal services in the amount of $550,000


Department:Human Resources DepartmentSponsors:


  1. Printout
  2. Jimmy L Gutierrez agreement (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Budget String

Revenue: Expenditure: 6305010-43510 $450,000 & 5207300-43510 $100,000 Transfer In: Transfer Out:



Jimmy L. Gutierrez, a Law Corporation, is representing the City in concurrence with multiple legal consultants in the ongoing cases of Chino MHC, LP v. City of Chino (Lamplighter) and Chino Basin Municipal Water District v. City of Chino (Watermaster). These legal services are being provided from litigation that arose during Mr. Jimmy Gutierrez’s service as City Attorney. Jimmy L. Gutierrez will continue to provide these legal services as an independent consultant until said issues are resolved. For these reasons, the legal services from Jimmy L. Gutierrez is considered a sole source service and is not subject to competitive pricing per Chino Municipal Code Section 3.32.060.



This request will approve a contract for legal services with a not to exceed amount of $550,000. This contract will be retro-active to July 1, 2017. No appropriation is required as the expenditures are within the adopted Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budgeted Appropriations.  Expenditures are projected to total $550,000.




Attachment: Agreement for Professional Services

Meeting History

Oct 3, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Earl C. Elrod, Council Member
SECONDER:Gary George, Council Member
AYES:Gary George, Paul Rodriguez, Eunice M. Ulloa, Tom Haughey, Earl C. Elrod