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File #: 19-7223   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/17/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance amending the City’s Defined Self-Insurance and Risk Management Program to clarify and streamline staff roles and responsibilities for managing and resolving claims. [Andrew Segovia, City Attorney]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-10-17-0850

DEPARTMENT: City Attorney’s Office                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Andy Segovia, City Attorney

                     

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

City’s Defined Self-Insurance and Risk Management Program

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

This item will amend the City’s Defined Self-Insurance and Risk Management Program. 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The City established the Defined Self-Insurance and Risk Management Program in 1996 to establish policies and duties related to the administration of lawsuits, claims and the liability insurance funds.  The Program was last updated in 2013. 

 

The proposed amendments to the Program will

                     Streamline staff roles and responsibilities for managing and resolving claims

                     Clarify the types of claims being covered under the Program

                     Spell out the responsibilities of the City Attorney’s Office and the Office of Risk Management in the administration of claims

                     Update the composition of the Self-Insurance Claims Board

                     Remove obsolete language

 

 

ISSUE:

 

City Council approval is needed to amend the Program.

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

City Council could chose to continue the current Program.  However, staff recommends the Program be amended to clarify and streamline staff roles and responsibilities.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

There is no fiscal impact as a result of the recommended amendments. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends approval of the amendments to the Program.