City Attorney

The City Council appoints the City Attorney as its chief legal counsel.

The City Attorney’s Office provides legal advice to the City Council, City Boards and Commissions, and City officials and employees on contractual, legislative, regulatory and litigation matters. These matters typically include open meeting and public records laws; conflicts of interests; land use and environmental laws; claims and litigation; municipal elections; employment and labor relations; code enforcement; City contracting and bidding; and resolutions, ordinances, and other legal documents. The goal of the City Attorney’s Office is to minimize or prevent litigation against the City and enforce City rights and remedies when appropriate. 

The City Attorney's Office provides legal counsel to the:
To file a claim against the City, contact the City Clerk's office at (510) 215-3000.

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