City Attorney

Department of Law

The City Attorney, as head of the Department of Law, is the chief legal advisor of the City Council, the City Manager, and all department directors, commissions, and agencies of the City in all matters that affect the interests of the City. The Department of Law institutes and defends all legal proceedings which it deems necessary and proper to protect the interests of the City, and performs other functions as required by Council and requested by the City Manager.

Legal Capacity

The City Attorney exclusively represents the City and cannot provide legal advice or opinions to citizens and cannot represent citizens in personal or private legal matters.