MEMORANDUM

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Metro Council Members William T. Warner F. Todd Lewis County Attorney Memorandum dated February 26, 2014 February 2 , 2014

!onorable members" T#e re$erenced memo ad%ised you not to &ermit Councilman 'a%id (ames to %ote on any matter at t#e Metro Council meetin) sc#eduled $or t#is e%enin). T#e County Attorney*s &ur&orted reason $or recommendin) t#at action is t#at Councilman (ames* concurrent &ositions as an elected Council Member and a cam&us security o$$icer $or t#e +ni%ersity o$ Louis%ille are incom&atible under t#e Constitution and laws o$ t#e Commonwealt# o$ ,entuc-y. Councilman (ames noti$ied t#e County Attorney on February 1. t#at #e, Councilman (ames, would not c#allen)e nor ma-e any issue o$ t#e County Attorney*s contention. Councilman (ames also ad%ised t#e County Attorney t#at #e was wor-in) to clear u& any issue or /uestion concernin) #is &osition wit# t#e +ni%ersity. Councilman (ames #as ne%er said #e a)rees wit# t#e County Attorney*s &osition. 0n $act, as t#e County Attorney*s letter to t#e Attorney 1eneral indicates, t#e aut#orities on t#e issue are $ar $rom conclusi%e. T#ere is no aut#ority eit#er in ,23 C#a&ter 6 C, nor in any ot#er statute, nor in Council 2ules, $or t#e Council to deny Councilman (ames #is ri)#t to %ote as a member o$ t#e Council $or t#e reasons ur)ed by t#e County Attorney. 3#ould, #owe%er, t#e Council do so, and &roceed wit# a meetin) wit#out recordin) #is %ote4s5, t#at meetin) will be ille)al, and any business conducted at t#e meetin) will be a nullity.

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