Q May a municipality adopt an ordinance or resolution establishing a process for procuring professional services?

A Yes, provided the municipality does not encroach or interfere with the authority of the executive branch of the municipality. Whether the enactment of the proposed ordinance would result in an encroachment of or interference with the executive branch is a factual determination which must be made by the governing authorities subject to a review by a court of competent jurisdiction. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Anderson, March 18, 2016)