The San Diego City Council passed legislation Monday evening that bars City Attorney Mike Aguirre from spending city money on lawsuit his office files without the council’s consent.

The motion passed 6-2. Council President Scott Peters and Council members Toni Atkins, Tony Young, Brian Maienschein, Jim Madaffer and Ben Hueso voted for it, while Council members Kevin Faulconer and Donna Frye voted against it.

The vote comes days after Aguirre announced he was proceeding to the state Supreme Court with the lawsuit attacking pension deals that he claims are illegal. The council did not consider appealing the pension case before he filed it Friday.

Stay tuned for a full story.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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