Ms. Christina Bartee serves as the City Attorney. The City Attorney is appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and serves at the will of the governing body. The compensation of the City Attorney is set by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Powers and Duties
The City Attorney directs the management of all litigation in which the City is a party, including the function of prosecuting attorney in the City Court; represents the City in all legal matters and proceedings in which the City is a party or interested, or in which any of its officers is officially interested; attends all meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen; advises the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and committees or members thereof, the City Manager, and the heads of all departments and divisions as to all legal questions affecting the City's interests; and approves as to form all contracts, deeds, bonds, ordinances, resolutions and other documents to be signed in the name of or made by or with the City.