I spoke with Rafael Goyeneche from the Metropolitan Crime Commission today. He brought resolution #08-36 (see below) from the August 1st City Council meeting to my attention. He explained that the way it is written, the City Council pretty much has handed Mayor Price a blank check for legal fees $$$$$$$$$$$$. Mr Goyeneche also explained to me that the initial hourly fee charged by Gray Sexton was $235 and, though unconfirmed at this time in writing, he believes it to have increased to $500 an hour as 2 additional lawyers from Sexton’s firm are on board now. As soon as I confirm this hourly fee I will let you know.
And how about if you say…are on a cruise and forget your credit card and reach for your city card? If you wait 2 months to pay the money you borrowed back – does that include interest? If that was me or you, we would have been charged a heavy interest fine by our credit cards. I guess the “Citizens of Mandeville Bank” has longer grace periods for late fees than Citibank!!! All the money Trilby Lenfant is asking to paid back – does that include interest too?
***this post can also be found at NOLA.com