(a) The City shall indemnify and hold harmless persons who have been and/or are employed as members of the City Council, Judges of the 68th Judicial District, appointees of the Judges of the 68th Judicial District, the City Administrator, appointees of the City Administrator, appointees of the City Council, Ombudsman, appointees of the Ombudsman, the Mayor, and appointees of the Mayor provided for in Sections 4-202 and 4-203 of the Charter of the City of Flint, and private citizens appointed to multiple member bodies, and other employees of the City of Flint whenever any claim is made or any civil action is instituted against the individual arising out of the good faith performance, purported performance or failure of performance of duties while in the course of his or her employment, and while acting within the scope of his or her authority.
(b) The City retains the right to compromise, settle and pay the claim(s) before or after the commencement of any civil action.
(c) Whenever any order, opinion or judgment for damages, excluding punitive damages, is awarded as against the individual being indemnified as the result of any civil action for personal injuries, property damage, or other damages allegedly caused by the individual while in the course of his or her service or employment, and while acting within the scope of his or her authority, the City shall indemnify the individual and/or shall pay, settle or compromise the order, opinion or judgment.
(d) The Chief Legal Officer, pursuant to the Officer’s duties as set forth in the Flint City Charter, shall retain the right to make the selection of the attorney or attorneys to represent the individual being indemnified in all cases.
(e) The City will notify the individual being indemnified prior to final settlement of litigation where the individual is a named party.
(f) The City shall hold the individual being indemnified harmless from any expenses connected with the defense, settlement or monetary judgments from the actions, claims or proceedings.
(g) This section shall cover all alleged acts for which the statute of limitations has yet to run.
(Ord. 3560, passed 6-9-2004)