Lynnwood to retain current law firm

The City Council unanimously voted to retain Inslee Best as the city’s law firm at its March 25 business meeting.

Inslee Best has represented the city since the mid-2000s. In a March 12 memorandum, Mayor Don Gough had recommended a contract with Ogden, Murphy, Wallace “based upon the primary issue of cost reduction and the various factors considered during the selection process.”

Gough added “the council may wish to continue a contract with the higher cost of the current city attorney firm.”

City Council President Loren Simmonds offered the motion to retain Inslee Best.

“The best choice at this point of time is the company of Inslee Best,” he said. “It provides us with … continuity, which I think is important. It lets us continue working with people that I think we have confidence in.”

Simmonds said he would be open to exploring other options in the future, but recommended that the city retain Inslee Best.





  1. so the mayor is suddenly worrying about $$ — hmmm oxymoron here>>>> maybe since he is making mucho bucks as mayor he could return the almost 50K he spent trying to make his troubles with harassing his assistant go away – in the dark of the night – the city council got blind sided on that one — oh that is right it really is the taxpayers — i see canada and harper and donnie-boy cut from the same cloth

  2. I say anything Gough wants is bad. He is working on getting re-elected just wait and see this will be part of his Rag page he puts out condeming who ever is running against him. Just saying…

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