City Attorney

Responsibilities


The City Attorney is the legal advisor to the City Manager, administrative staff, and City Council. Responsibilities include:
  • Preparing and reviewing of all contracts, ordinances and resolutions presented to City Council for consideration
  • Counseling staff about legal matters within their respective departmental operations
  • Representing the City in litigation

Assistant Attorneys' Responsibilities


The Assistant City Attorneys primarily prosecute misdemeanor cases for the City of Kennewick. Other responsibilities include:
  • Advise police officers and City departments
  • Review reports for charging decisions
  • Conduct case settlement negotiations
  • Prepare cases for trial and try cases in court
When necessary they fill in for the City Attorney.

Office Responsibilities


The City Attorney’s office is responsible for updating the Kennewick Municipal Code and the Kennewick Administrative Code.

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