The City Council shall appoint a competent and duly licensed attorney who shall be its City Attorney. He/she shall receive for his/her services such compensation as may be fixed by the council and shall hold his/her office at the will of the City Council and until his/her successor is appointed.
   The City Attorney shall represent the City in all litigation. He/she shall be the legal advisor of and attorney and counsel for the City and all officers and departments thereof.