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[[Image:CityofCharlottesvilleSeal2018.png|right|150px| Seal of the City of Charlottesville]]
 
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The '''Office of the Charlottesville City Attorney''' provides legal advice and representation to the [[Charlottesville City Council]], [[Charlottesville City Manager]], and all departments, boards, commissions, and agencies of the City on a broad range of issues. The [[Charlottesville City Attorney]] is appointed by and reports to the City Council.  
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The '''Office of the City Attorney''' provides legal advice and representation to the [[City Council]], [[City Manager]], [[Charlottesville City School Board]] and other city officials and employees. The [[City Attorney]] is appointed by the [[City Manager]], with the advice and consent of the City Council and reports to the [[City Council]] to be the chief legal advisor of the Council, City Manager and all departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the City in all matters affecting the interests of the City.<ref>https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=1407</ref>
  
 
[[John C. Blair, II]] is the {{as of|2018|08|15|alt=current}}<ref>http://www.nbc29.com/story/38787511/charlottesville-appoints-john-blair-city-attorney</ref> city attorney.
 
[[John C. Blair, II]] is the {{as of|2018|08|15|alt=current}}<ref>http://www.nbc29.com/story/38787511/charlottesville-appoints-john-blair-city-attorney</ref> city attorney.
  
==City attorney==
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==Function==
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The City Attorney's Office gives advice to and represents the City as a corporate entity, its [[City Council]], the [[City Manager]], the [[Airport Authority]], the [[Charlottesville Industrial Development Authority]], the [[Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority]], the [[Planning Commission]], the [[Retirement Commission]], and all City departments and employees.<ref>https://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-a-g/city-attorney-s-office</ref>
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===Management===
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The City Attorney's Office is currently managed and supervised by department head [[John C. Blair, II]], {{as of|2018|08|15|alt=current}}<ref>http://www.nbc29.com/story/38787511/charlottesville-appoints-john-blair-city-attorney</ref> city attorney.
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==City attorney's office personnel==
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The city manager, with the advice and consent of the city council, appoints the attorney for the city. The city attorney can be removable at any time by the city manager with the concurrence of the city council pursuant to section §6. of the [[City Code]] [https://library.municode.com/va/charlottesville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CO_CH2AD_ARTVCIAT_S2-212SAFUCOSENOENPRPRLA ARTICLE V. - CITY ATTORNEY, Sec. 2-211. - Appointment; qualifications; removal.]
 
As of December 1, 2018
 
As of December 1, 2018
 
* [[John C. Blair, II]], Charlottesville City Attorney
 
* [[John C. Blair, II]], Charlottesville City Attorney
==Staff members==
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===Staff members===
 
As of December 1, 2018
 
As of December 1, 2018
 
* [[Lisa Robertson]], Chief Deputy Charlottesville City Attorney
 
* [[Lisa Robertson]], Chief Deputy Charlottesville City Attorney
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* [[Barbara Ronan]], Paralegal
 
* [[Barbara Ronan]], Paralegal
 
* [[Lisa Miller]], Paralegal
 
* [[Lisa Miller]], Paralegal
 
==Legal advice==
 
The City Attorney's Office gives advice to and represents the City as a corporate entity, its [[Charlottesville City Council]], the [[Charlottesville City Manager]], the [[Airport Authority]], the [[Charlottesville Industrial Development Authority]], the [[Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority]], the [[Charlottesville Planning Commission]], the [[Charlottesville Retirement Commission]], and all Charlottesville City departments and employees.<ref> http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-a-g/city-attorney-s-office</ref>
 
  
 
==Responsibilities==
 
==Responsibilities==

Latest revision as of 23:10, 13 July 2019

Seal of the City of Charlottesville

The Office of the City Attorney provides legal advice and representation to the City Council, City Manager, Charlottesville City School Board and other city officials and employees. The City Attorney is appointed by the City Manager, with the advice and consent of the City Council and reports to the City Council to be the chief legal advisor of the Council, City Manager and all departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the City in all matters affecting the interests of the City.[1]

John C. Blair, II is the current[2] city attorney.

Function

The City Attorney's Office gives advice to and represents the City as a corporate entity, its City Council, the City Manager, the Airport Authority, the Charlottesville Industrial Development Authority, the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Planning Commission, the Retirement Commission, and all City departments and employees.[3]

Management

The City Attorney's Office is currently managed and supervised by department head John C. Blair, II, current[4] city attorney.

City attorney's office personnel

The city manager, with the advice and consent of the city council, appoints the attorney for the city. The city attorney can be removable at any time by the city manager with the concurrence of the city council pursuant to section §6. of the City Code ARTICLE V. - CITY ATTORNEY, Sec. 2-211. - Appointment; qualifications; removal. As of December 1, 2018

Staff members

As of December 1, 2018

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the City Attorney’s Office include:

  • Drafts resolutions and ordinances for City Council consideration.
  • Drafts and reviews contracts.
  • Issues opinions on zoning, procurement, and personnel matters.
  • Responds to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Handles certain types of litigation, risk management and real estate matters.

The Office of the City Attorney does not prosecute criminal offenses. Matters involving criminal prosecution for violations of state code, including most misdemeanors and all felony offenses, are handled through the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Citizen advice

The City Attorney's Office does not provide legal advice to private citizens. The City Attorney's Office only represents the City of Charlottesville, its boards, commissions, agencies, officials, and employees on matters of public business. The Office of the City Attorney can answer legal questions related to City activities, including interpretation of the City Code.[5]


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List of previous city attorneys

References

External Links

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