Chapter 2.66


2.66.010    Contract with city attorney.

2.66.020    Appointing authority – City council.

2.66.030    Term of city attorney contract.

2.66.040    Law firm as city attorney.

2.66.050    Criminal prosecution city attorney – Duties.

2.66.060    Civil city attorney – Duties.

2.66.010 Contract with city attorney.

Pursuant to RCW 35A.12.020, the city council shall appoint the city attorney through any reasonable contractual arrangement for the professional services of the city attorney approved by the city council. (Ord. 1024 § 2 (part), 1995).

2.66.020 Appointing authority – City council.

The city council shall have the authority to appoint the initial and any subsequent city attorney selected and under contract with the city pursuant Section 2.66.010. (Ord. 1024 § 2 (part), 1995).

2.66.030 Term of city attorney contract.

The term of the city attorney contract shall be one year, from January 1st through December 31st of each year. (Ord. 1024 § 2 (part), 1995).

2.66.040 Law firm as city attorney.

The city council may contract with one attorney or a law firm made up of two or more attorneys for the provision of legal services to the city as either the criminal prosecution city attorney or civil city attorney. (Ord. 1024 § 2 (part), 1995).

2.66.050 Criminal prosecution city attorney – Duties.

The criminal prosecution city attorney shall represent the city in all matters involving the prosecution of criminal defendants for violations of state law and/or the Chelan Municipal Code prosecuted in the city of Chelan municipal court and in any appeals therefrom and shall provide attendant and necessary legal services pertaining to the same. In addition, the criminal prosecution city attorney shall provide such other services as designated by the city council in the criminal prosecution city attorney contract. (Ord. 1024 § 2 (part), 1995).

2.66.060 Civil city attorney – Duties.

The civil city attorney shall be the legal advisor to the city council and of all officers of the city in relation to matters pertaining to their respective offices. The civil city attorney shall represent the city in all civil litigation in all courts in which the city is a party or directly interested and shall perform and act generally as attorney for the city and the several departments of the city government. The city attorney shall prepare and/or review the ordinances, resolutions and contracts of the city as requested by the city council. The civil city attorney shall perform such other duties as the city council shall direct pursuant to the civil city attorney contract. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the city attorney and city council from agreeing to retain and utilize the services of a special city attorney to assist the city attorney in cases of a specialized nature upon prior authorization by the city council. For purposes of state laws pertaining to city attorneys, the civil city attorney shall be the designated city attorney for the city of Chelan. (Ord. 1024 § 2 (part), 1995).