The City Attorney is the legal advisor to the City Council and City employees in matters relating to their official powers and duties. She is also responsible under the City Charter for representing the City in all legal proceedings, drawing all ordinances and preparing all other legal documents for the City, attending all Council meetings, and performing all services related to the position as may be required by the City Charter, the ordinances of the City or the Council.
The City Attorney's Office is comprised of the City Attorney, one Deputy City Attorney, ten Assistant City Attorneys, and one Municipal Court Prosecutor, together with three paralegals and four legal assistants. The City Attorney, Carrie M. Daggett, was appointed to her position by the City Council in March 2015.
The City Attorney’s Office does not give legal advice to private citizens. Any citizen seeking information about his or her individual rights and responsibilities should contact a private attorney, or seek other legal assistance available.