The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council as the chief legal advisor for the City government.
The primary responsibilities of the City Attorney’s Office include:
Providing legal advice to the City Council, the boards of all related city entities, appointed boards and commissions (such as the Planning Commission), and city staff related to the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of city laws, policies, and procedures.
Preparing legal documents to implement and enforce city laws and policies, including ordinances, resolutions, regulations, and contracts.
Representing and defending the city’s interests in civil litigation and administrative proceedings, including code enforcement, collections, tort claims, contract enforcement, and land use regulation.