The Department of Law is engaged in a wide variety of legal issues and activities on behalf of the City. The department is routinely involved with widely divergent areas of the law including:
  • Advising the Fire and Police departments
  • City Charter issues
  • Claims and litigation
  • Economic development activities
  • Labor and employee relations
  • Leases and other contracts
  • Opinions to the City Council and city manager
  • Project improvements, incentives and relationships
  • Prosecution of violators
  • Public financing
  • Real estate
In addition to preparing or reviewing documents at the request of the City Council, city manager and city departments and divisions, the Law Department consults and counsels with those officials of the City.