The Office of the City Attorney provides cost effective legal representation, analysis and guidance to the City Council and City staff at the highest level of professionalism.
This department provides general legal advice and services to the City Council, RDA Successor Agency, Housing Authority, Finance Authority, City Commissions, City Manager, City departments and other entities as approved by City Council. The City Attorney's Office prepares or approves as to form all proposed ordinances, resolutions, agreements and amendments thereto. This department negotiates and drafts complex agreements, including at times development agreements with developers. This department represents the City in litigation and supervises litigation of PLAN JPA appointed counsel. This department also provides guidance in personnel matters.
The City Attorney's Office does not generally handle criminal matters and does not provide legal advice to private citizens. The public is referred to our Helpful Links page of resources for private legal assistance and information.