Former city attorney may get contract for on-call legal work at city hall

Joe Lang

Joe Lang, a former assistant city attorney who left city hall more than a year ago, may land work as an on-call lawyer for the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The planning organization and city purchasing officials recommended Lang for the up to $30,000 one-year contract. The money comes from federal transportation funds.

Lang beat out two others who responded to the city’s request for proposals. Council members will vote on the contract Tuesday.

It’s fairly common for former city officials to find new jobs consulting, lobbying or partnering with city hall.