Office of the City Attorney

The City Attorney’s Office provides legal opinions and assistance to the City Commission, City Manager, and staff. The City Attorney’s Office drafts and/or reviews all proposed ordinances and resolutions, prosecutes municipal ordinance violations, represents the Code Enforcement Board, the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and other boards in the City as required. The City Attorney’s Office supervises the work of outside counsel where needed. Outside counsel is also used for real estate transaction matters and title searches. The City Attorney’s Office also represents the City in much of the litigation in which it is involved. The City Attorney operates pursuant to a contract with the City; he retains the services of an Assistant City Attorney and paralegal and pays for their compensation packages. Funds for this contract are paid through the budget line items for contractual services as per the contract.