Law Department

Our Purpose
Contribute to the quality of life through providing information and legal services to the City Council, City Departments and its employees.

What We Do
The Office supports the City by rendering legal advice and opinions, drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other documents needed to accomplish the City’s policies and goals. The Office also represents the City’s legal interests before judicial and administrative agencies, and prosecutes violations of the City Charter and City Code. The Office is staffed by the City Counselor, Associate City Counselor, a Paralegal and a shared Administrative Assistant with the Municipal Court and City Clerk.

The City Counselor reports directly to the Mayor and City Council as a whole. The Office provides legal advice, information and counsel to the Mayor, City Council, appointed officials, and Staff on a full range of legal issues which confront the municipal government.

Contact Information
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (573) 634-6570
Fax: (573) 634-6504