The city attorney provides legal representation to the City of Burlington as it relates to the best interests of the city and its citizens. This includes representing the city in litigation and acting as legal advisor to the City Council, mayor, city administrator, city departments and appointed boards and commissions.
The city attorney handles a wide variety of legal issues including:
- Assisting the public with issues involving the City of Burlington
- Drafting resolutions, ordinances, legal opinions and agreements
- Working with departments to prepare agenda items
The city attorney is responsible for prosecuting all actions in Municipal Court and for representing the city in lawsuits and administrative matters.