The mission of the City Attorney's office is to provide effective legal counsel to the Governing Body, committees, officers, and City staff on all legal matters involving the City; to defend the City or monitor the defense of the City in all legal actions; to prosecute violators of the City Code in the Municipal Court; to limit liability and exposure of the City through advice, training and litigation; and to facilitate an orderly and informed process of decision-making by all agents of the City.
In accordance with the Santa Fe City Code
, the City Attorney is responsible for attending City Council meetings, drafting ordinances and contracts, determining the legality of proposed ordinances, and representing the City in legal matters.
In addition to being actively involved in determination and resolution of employment, water and land use, historic, and municipal issues, the City Attorney is responsible for reviewing City contracts.
Read a detailed description of the City Attorney's duties & responsibilities