Delaware County’s spending on outside attorneys has doubled since 2019, according to data obtained and analyzed by Broad + Liberty.
In 2019, the county spent $402,113 on legal costs from outside attorneys or law firms. Legal fees then exploded in 2020 to $1.14 million, an increase of about 180 percent.
While this increase in legal expenditures coincides with Democrats taking control of the council starting in January of 2020, county officials point to one-time expenses related to the pandemic and the election. Read More