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RESOLUTION NO. 2007-14 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC <br />POWER AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE <br />DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO INDIVIDUAL UTILITY <br />ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE UTILIZATION OF THE <br />SERVICES OF ROBERT FERDON THROUGH THE <br />FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LEGAL SERVICES <br />AGREEMENT FOR SEPARATE MEMBER INDIVIDUAL <br />UTILITY PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES, AND <br />PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE <br />AUTHORITY'S REVOLVING GENERAL FUND, AND <br />PROVIDING FOR THE TAKING OF CERTAIN RELATED <br />ACTIONS (RESTRUCTURING) <br />WHEREAS, the Southern California Public Power Authority (referred to herein as <br />"SCPPA" or "the Authority") owns interests in various generation and transmission <br />projects, the output of which has been sold to Members of the Authority; and <br />WHEREAS, certain of the Authority Members have expressed a need to retain <br />professional resources through SCPPA for the purpose of providing expert professional <br />assistance in the legal affairs necessary to carry forth projects for the generation and <br />transmission of electric energy to carry out their electric service responsibilities to their <br />citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, For five decades Robert Ferdon has been engaged as a resource by <br />the electric utility industry and has provided the principal legal services eventuating in <br />the completion of several of the most significant publicly owned power projects in the <br />Western United States; and <br />WHEREAS, Robert Ferdon's legal accomplishments have been sufficiently <br />significant in facilitating the formation, development and completion of publicly owned <br />electric energy generation projects that a SCPPA member City Council had previously <br />denominated Robert Ferdon as a "sole source" legal services provider; and <br />WHEREAS, Robert Ferdon is a member of the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski which <br />firm is currently engaged by SCPPA through a formal legal services contract between <br />Fulbright & Jaworksi and SCPPA; and <br />WHEREAS, certain Members of the Authority anticipate a need to employ the <br />services of Robert Ferdon in the future to provide for the implementation and support of <br />legal service requirements associated with the planning, design, development and <br />management of systems for the generation and delivery of electric energy to these <br />SCPPA Members, and for expert legal assistance to address the future generation <br />needs of these Members; and