Legal Department

The Legal Department provides services to the City Council, City Manager, Department Heads and Boards and Commissions.  

The Legal Department cannot provide advice to the public.

Types of Legal Services

Legal Services provided by the Legal Department include:

  • Advising about City employee matters
  • Advising about new cases and statutes and their application to City activities
  • Certifying bonds, capital outlay notes, and other financial and debt instruments
  • Collecting back taxes
  • Construction contracts
  • Contracts for goods and services
  • Deeds
  • Drafting ordinances and resolutions for the City Council
  • Employee Handbook and other legal documents
  • Inter-governmental agreements
  • Leases
  • Obtaining land easements or rights of way for City purposes
  • Preparing or reviewing bids
  • Representing the City and its employees in litigation as a plaintiff or a defendant