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File #: 19-0891    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2019 In control: Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee
On agenda: 10/28/2019 Final action: 10/28/2019
Title: A bill for an ordinance amending Section 18-95 to increase the number of positions the district attorney is authorized to appoint. Amends Section 18-95 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) to amend the number of positions the District Attorney is authorized to appoint in the combined classification of chief deputy and senior chief deputy district attorney from twenty-three attorneys to twenty-eight attorneys. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-10-19.
Indexes: Emily Lapel
Attachments: 1. BR19 0891 DDA Postions Authorized Amendment Draft Bill, 2. BR19 0891 DDA Postions Authorized Amendment Request, 3. 19-0891 Filed Bill_DA Postions Authorized Amendment Section 18-95 DRMC, 4. 19-0891 Filed Bill_DA Postions Authorized Amendment Section 18-95 DRMC, 5. 19-0891 - signed, 6. 19-0891 Filed a bill for an ordinance amending Section 18-95 to increase the number of positions the district attorney is authorized to appoint.

Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

 

Date Submitted: 8-23-19

 

Requesting Agency: District Attorney

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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name:       Beth McCann                                                               

Email:       Beth.McCann@denverda.org                                                              

 

Item Title & Description:

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These appear on the Council meeting agenda. Initially, the requesting agency will enter a 2-3 sentence description. Upon bill filling, the City Attorney’s Office should enter the title above the description (the title should be in bold font).

 

Both the title and description must be entered between the red “title” and “body” below.  Do not at any time delete the red “title” or “body” markers from this template.

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A bill for an ordinance amending Section 18-95 to increase the number of positions the district attorney is authorized to appoint.

Amends Section 18-95 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) to amend the number of positions the District Attorney is authorized to appoint in the combined classification of chief deputy and senior chief deputy district attorney from twenty-three attorneys to twenty-eight attorneys. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-10-19.

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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

 

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:

Detailed description of the item and why we are doing it. This can be a separate attachment.

The current ordinance restricts the District Attorney to appointing no more than 23 attorneys in the combined classifications of chief deputy district attorney and senior chief deputy district attorney.  The classifications are leadership and supervisory positions, which include the supervision of courtroom teams and units. The District Attorney has appointed the maximum number of chief deputy district attorneys allowed, however additional chief deputy positions are necessary due to the District Court’s expansion of courtrooms and normal office growth.  The District Attorney is requesting the authority to appoint 28 attorneys in the combined classification, increasing the current number by five.  This is not a request for additional FTEs.

Address/Location (if applicable):

 

Legal Description (if applicable):

 

Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.) Citation (if applicable):

 

Draft Bill Attached?