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KITTITAS COUNTY <br />Board of County Commissioners <br /> <br />AGENDA STAFF REPORT <br /> <br />AGENDA DATE: December 15, 2020 <br /> <br />ACTION REQUESTED: Request to Set a Public Hearing to Consider Adopting a New Chapter of Kittitas County Code, Regarding the Defense and Indemnification of County Officers, Employees, <br />and Volunteers. <br /> <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: Pursuant to RCW 4.96.041, Kittitas County is authorized to implement a policy and procedure providing for the defense and indemnification of county officers, employees, and <br />volunteers who are subject to a claim or action for damages. <br /> <br /> Kittitas County previously adopted Resolution 87-20, concerning the defense and indemnification of county employees, but that policy is not current, nor is it part of county code. <br /> <br /> It would be beneficial for Kittitas County to adopt a current defense and indemnification policy, and for that policy to be codified. <br /> <br />INTERACTION: The proposed defense and indemnification policy was drafted by the Prosecutor’s Office. <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: Set a Public Hearing to Consider Adopting a New Chapter of Kittitas County Code, Regarding the Defense and Indemnification of County Officers, Employees, and Volunteers. <br /> <br />HANDLING: Original – Clerk of the Board <br /> Copy – Auditor <br /> Copy – Prosecutor <br /> <br />ATTACHMENTS: Draft public notice of hearing; Resolution 087-20; and proposed Kittitas County defense and indemnification policy. <br /> <br />LEAD STAFF: Christopher Horner, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney <br /> <br />