The City Attorney’s Office is committed to
represent, support and provide legal advice to the Mayor and City
Council, department heads and staff members of the various City
departments; to aggressively defend its client in litigation; to
initiate litigation at the direction of the City Council; to render
timely legal advice to City boards, commissions and committees;
to research and provide information on legal issues; to prepare
legal documents, including ordinances, resolutions and contracts;
and to review and prepare amendments to the City Charter and Bakersfield
Municipal Code to maintain consistency with current state and federal
the accomplishment of our mission,the City Attorney’s Office:
the City in legal proceedings, both as plaintiff and defendant.
Provides advice or written opinions to all City departments.
Makes recommendations to City Council for or against the settlement
or dismissal of legal proceedings.
Approves as to form all bonds, contracts and ordinances.
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Phone: (661) 326-3000 | Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Monday through
Friday except Holidays.