City of chehalis Washington

About: City Attorney

Mission Statement
The city attorney advises the city's elected officials, staff, and appointed boards and commissions in legal matters pertaining to the business of the city.

Services Provided
The city attorney furnishes representation to regularly scheduled city council meetings and municipal court sessions; advises the city council and staff on legal issues; reviews ordinances, contracts, and legal agreements; minimizes exposure of the city to liability and legal expense; and provides prosecutorial support for municipal court functions, including, but not limited to, authorizing, filing, preparing, and typing all misdemeanor offenses of the municipal code, traffic infractions, and violations of RCW Title 46 (the Washington Motor Vehicle Code). The city attorney's office has a full-time staff of four attorneys, one part-time legal clerk, and four full-time support staff to provide the services necessary to represent the city.


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