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A City Attorney shall be appointed by the City Commission on a full-time or part-time basis and he may appoint such deputy City Attorneys on a full-time or part-time basis as may be authorized by the City Commission. The City Attorney shall act as legal advisor to and attorney and counsel for the City and all of its officers and department heads, including the City Commission and City Manager, in matters relating to their official duties. The City Attorney shall give written opinions to any official or department when requested in writing to do so or as may be directed by this Charter, by the City Commission, or by the City Manager. The City Attorney’s duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) The City Attorney shall conduct all cases in court whenever the City is a party thereto, or interested therein, except as special counsel may be engaged by the City Commission.
(B) The City Attorney shall prepare or pass upon all contracts, bonds, ordinances and other instruments of a legal nature in which the City is concerned.
(C) The City Attorney shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or by the City Commission.
The City Attorney may delegate their duties and powers to one or more deputies if they have been provided for, but the City Attorney shall remain responsible for their acts.
(Amended March 10, 2020)