General Counsel

The City Attorney's office provides legal counsel and representation to the mayor, city council, city staff and all of the city’s departments, boards and commissions. Legal advice and counsel is provided on a broad range of matters. These include matters relating to real estate, land use, urban renewal, housing, transportation, public finance, economic development, utilities, franchises, public records, public meetings, grants, contracts, procurements, intellectual property, bankruptcy, collections, ethics, civil rights, labor, employment, torts, risk management, workers' compensation, elections, legislation, the environment and any other area of law involved in the operations of the city and its related organizations. The office is responsible for drafting the city’s contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and real estate transaction documents as well as for managing, filing and/or defending civil law suits at trial and on appeal.