City has spent nearly $1 million on legal fees this year alone
Finance director: 'Our legal fees are extremely high'
Last updated 7/24/2020 at 9:52am
The City of Mill Creek has spent nearly $1 million in legal expenses so far in 2020 and is expecting to spend more than $2 million in the current biennial budget.
The City has spent $851,394.77 as of July 20. The City spent $819,619.17 in the entire year of 2019.
"Our legal fees are extremely high," said Finance Director Jeff Balentine.
He sent the Beacon the cumulative legal expenses for both years. The City uses a cash basis of accounting as opposed to accrual-based accounting. Many cities in Washington use cash basis accounting because it is less complicated, and many local government...