In accordance with applicable state statutes, the city will defend, insure, and indemnify all employees, officers, commission members and City Council members of the city against losses sustained by liability claims for damages resulting from their torts, including those which the city claims immunity, which arise out of their conduct in the course of and scope of their employment or official actions.
The city will provide defense or reimburse legal fees of its appointed and elected officials in proceedings which may be related to their service as city officials, including any legal action taken to enforce this chapter, to the same extent and in accord with the state statutory provisions applicable to nonprofit corporations. Issues or disputes regarding eligibility, or the scope of coverage under this section shall be made by those members of the City Council disinterested in the proceeding, or upon the request of any council member by a special committee established by the City Council upon the recommendation of the city attorney. (Ord. 1269, 9-23-2002)