Legal Department

The City Attorney manages the legal affairs of the city and advises the Mayor, the Common Council, City departments, staff, and various boards and commissions. The City Attorney drafts and approves ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents, represents the City in various legal matters and prosecutes City Ordinance violations.

Officers, departments, boards, commissions, and other agencies of the city may not employ attorneys without the authorization of the head of the Legal Department. When a legal issue arises that is best handled by outside counsel, the City Attorney oversees and manages the matters assigned to outside counsel to ensure the City is receiving quality legal representation.

The Legal Department does not provide legal advice to members of the public.

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City Ordinances and Resolutions