Salida City Council to discuss City Attorney Protocol

At a Salida City Council Work Session scheduled for Monday, August 14, Council is expected to discuss two subjects regarding procedures for controlling and overseeing the work of the City Attorney: 1) Who directs the City Attorney and authorizes the work he does? Council, by a vote? The Mayor? The Mayor Pro-Tem? And if the Mayor or Mayor Pro-Tem, is Council entitled to be informed in advance and given an opportunity to weigh in?  And 2) How are the detailed bills of the City Attorney to be reviewed and approved for payment?  Again, by the City Council? By the Mayor? By the Mayor Pro-Tem? Or by Staff, or at least after a preliminary review and report by Staff?

This will be the fourth item on the Agenda of the meeting scheduled to start at 6 pm.  Be informed and let council members know you’re interested in how they address this issue.  Attend the meeting in Council Chambers at East 1st and C Streets in Salida.