City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney's Office provides legal representation for the City as a government entity. Staff conduct cases in court whenever the City is a party and prosecute violations of city ordinances. Staff also provide legal advice to the City Commission, the City Manager, the City's boards & commissions, and to all employees pertaining to city-related matters. Additionally, the City Attorney's Office administers claims for property damage or personal injury made against the City, and is appointed as the City's FOIA coordinator. The City Attorney is one of five positions appointed directly by the City Commission.  

The City Attorney's Office cannot give legal advice or represent private citizens or citizen groups. However, the City Attorney will answer questions regarding the City Code of Ordinances, their enforcement, and regarding other city matters.