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The City of American Canyon's Municipal Code established the Office of the City Attorney.  The functions of the City Attorney are as follows:

A. Advise the Council and all City Officers in all matters of laws pertaining to their offices;
B. Furnish legal service at all meetings of the Council, except when excused or disabled, and give advice or opinions on the legality of all matters under consideration by the Council or by any of the Boards and Commissions or Officers of the City;
C. Prepare and/or approve all ordinances, resolutions, agreements, contracts, and other legal instruments as shall be required for the proper conduct of the business of the City and approve the form of all contracts and agreements and bonds given to the City;
D. Prosecute on behalf of the people cases for violation of city ordinances when not otherwise prosecuted by the district attorney of Napa County; and
E. Perform such other legal duties as may be required by the Council or as may be necessary to complete the performance of the foregoing functions. 

In American Canyon the City Attorney is a contracted position.  To learn more about William D. Ross and his firm visit the firm's website at

Last updated: 6/24/2010 4:26:45 PM