The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief legal advisor to the Mayor, Council, and all City Departments concerning official city business. The City Attorney attends all Council meetings for the purpose of advising the Council. He acts as Parliamentarian and approves all contracts prior to signature by any City representative.
The City Attorney's office provides civil litigation oversight for the City in state and federal courts, creates and reviews legal documents and forms, (bids, contracts, ordinances, etc.). The office drafts ordinances, resolutions, and contracts, and prepares written legal opinions and correspondence, and interprets and provides advice concerning the City Charter, City Code, and Texas and Federal Law.