The City Attorney is the primary legal counsel for the City Council, Boards and Commissions, the City Supervisor, City Departments, officers and employees. The City Attorney provides legal representation and advises City officials on all legal matters involving the City, including land use, personnel, contracts, real property transactions, elections, and re-development. The City Attorney represents the City in state and federal court, oversees outside counsel handling other litigation, and completes other tasks as assigned.
To provide highest quality legal services and advice to the Mayor, Council and City Departments with minimal use of outside assistance of counsel so that the interests of justice and fairness are served and the values of the community are upheld.
To conduct fair and even-handed prosecution services which focus on our responsibility to do justice tempered with mercy.