Fairhope looking to legitimize attorney contracts in 2011

The Alabama statute that mandates city contracts be in writing seems clear enough, but for at least a decade, Fairhope has neither used written contracts for attorneys it hires nor involved the City Council in the hiring process.

That failure of the city to require council approval and written contracts with attorneys representing the city was disclosed in a September article by The Fairhope Courier, as one in a series of stories this year about lawsuit costs.

Fairhope looking to legitimize attorney contracts in 2011