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(A) The City Council shall appoint a competent and duly licensed attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Texas for at least five (5) years who shall be its City Attorney. The City Attorney shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the Council and shall hold office at the will of the City Council and until a successor is appointed.
(B) The City Attorney may represent the City in all litigation and shall be the legal advisor of and attorney and counsel for the City and all officers and departments thereof in matters relating to their official powers and duties. It shall be the duty of the City Attorney to perform all services incident to his position as may be required by statute, by this Charter, or by ordinance.
(C) The City Attorney shall have power to appoint an assistant if deemed necessary by him, subject to the approval of the City Council, at such compensation as may be fixed by the Council; and more than one assistant if deemed necessary by the Council, such assistant or assistants to hold office at the will of the City Attorney, so long as he remains City Attorney.
(Adopted by electorate, May 11, 2013)