Request #18-83

Please provide all financial and labor costs that the city of Oakland has spent related to the lawsuit against Exxon and other oil companies, namely this lawsuit:

and covered in this video release by the city attorney:

The costs should include for any activity related to the case:

 - labor costs and hours spent by Oakland city employees

- legal costs

- investigate costs

- PR costs include those related to press and video releases

- cost associated with the dismissal of the case

- any other expenditure by the city on this case.


March 21, 2018 via web


April 2, 2018


City Attorney





Point of Contact

Alex Katz

Request Closed Public

All responsive records released.

April 17, 2018, 11:22am
External Message Public

Total staff attorney and paralegal hours to date on this case: 292.

April 17, 2018, 11:22am by Alex Katz (Staff)
Document(s) Released Public
Climate Change PR expense 18-83.pdf
March 29, 2018, 5:08pm
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Dear requestor,

1. Labor costs and hours: will respond ASAP.

2/3. Legal and investigative costs: to date zero. Outside counsel is working on contingency.

4. PR costs: So far, about $100 for printing of an exhibit.

5. Costs associated with dismissal: case is ongoing, so zero.

6. Any other expenditure by the city: zero.

March 29, 2018, 12:49pm by Alex Katz (Staff)
Department Assignment Public
Added: City Attorney. Removed: City Auditor.
March 26, 2018, 4:37pm
Department Assignment Public
City Auditor
March 21, 2018, 9:14pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
March 21, 2018, 9:14pm