Office of the City Attorney

About the Office of the City Attorney

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council. San Luis City Code Section 31.23 establishes the City Attorney as the legal counselor and advisor of the City Council and other city officials.

The Office of the City Attorney consists of the City Attorney and the City Prosecutor.

The City Attorney:

  • provides written legal opinions as needed by Council;
  • drafts deeds, contracts, conveyances, ordinances, resolutions and other legal instruments for the City;
  • approves as to form all drafts of contracts and all official or other bonds before final approval or acceptance by City Council;
  • prosecutes and defends all suits, actions or causes where the City is a party; and
  • reports to the City Council meetings.

The City Attorney does not represent or advise private individuals in legal matters.
 This website has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. The City of San Luis Attorney’s Office only represents the City of San Luis, its agencies, officials, and employees on matters of public business and cannot provide legal advice to residents nor can it refer residents to private attorneys.

“Recent city ordinances which do not appear in the San Luis City Code at San Luis City Code or on the city’s website document center at San Luis Document Center may be found by searching the City Council’s Agendas at  San Luis Agendas. Open Meeting Law resources may be found on the city’s home page at Open Meeting Law Resources.”

The City Attorney Opinions may be viewed or obtained from the City Clerk through a Public Records Request.

City Attorney Opinions