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City Attorney

The responsibilities of the City Attorney include:

• Representing and caring for the interests of the City in all litigation and controversies to which the City may be party.

• Approving or rejecting the form of all proposed ordinances before they are adopted.

• Drafting all proposed ordinances granting franchises.

• Inspecting and reporting opinions upon all papers, instruments, documents and contracts in which the City may be interested.

• Giving legal advice and assistance to any and every officer of the City, when called upon to do so, with respect to any legal question involving any official duty or other matter of interest or moment to the City.

• Performing any and all other duties which may be assigned by the Board of Commissioners.

Assistant City Attorney

The Board of Commissioners has authority to appoint and remunerate assistants to the City Attorney as needed.

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