sudoroom needs to send their delegate (me) with a position on this asap.
i (as a member) am in favor, i think there's no reason to hesitate.
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Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 19:38:36 -0700
From: Yardena Cohen <yardenack(a)gmail.com>
To: consensus <consensus(a)lists.omnicommons.org>
Subject: [omni-consensus] Hiring Christina Oatfield to resolve property taxes
I would like us to hire a local lawyer named Christina Oatfield
) to represent Omni Commons as we
navigate our welfare exemption application with the county assessor's
office, to resolve the issue of our outstanding property taxes.
This is a huge existential problem. If we don't get it resolved, there
is no way we will ever get a loan, or keep the building.
She has extensive local experience in exactly this area, charges
$225/hour, and would ask us to sign the fee agreement at
Her work would focus just on the welfare exemption. She would not
replace Jesse Palmer as a general lawyer, or Sarah Lockhart as our
2021 tax preparer, or do any other legal or tax-related work.
How do folks feel about this? Do we need to wait another 3 (!) weeks
to approve this? Personally I feel like it has been brought up enough
times at delegates meetings that we shouldn't need to wait that long.
But I would like a couple other opinions on that.
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