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City Attorney

The City Attorney is the legal advisor to the City Council, City boards and commissions, and the City Staff. The City Attorney is responsible for preparing or reviewing contracts, ordinances, resolutions, or other legal documents, and handling litigation to which the City is a party.

The City Attorney is under contract directly with the City Council. Legal services rendered to the City are billed monthly at a fixed hourly rate. The City Attorney provides his own support staff and general overhead facilities, including secretaries, office space, and equipment, supplies, and law library. Such overhead expenses are included in the City Attorney’s basic hourly rate charged to the City. The City Attorney’s budget also includes fees and costs paid to outside counsel retained for the handling of an individual lawsuit or specialized matter.