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Functions & Responsibilities of the City Attorney
The City Attorney's Office, on any day, will be involved in a wide variety of legal functions on behalf of the city. These legal functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing and coordinating all legal representation of the city
  • Reviewing and processing claims against the city
  • Liability defense and other litigation
  • Ordinance and licensing prosecution in Municipal Court
  • Providing advice and counsel to the Common Council, various city boards, commissions, and committees as well as all city departments
  • Advising and training officials in the areas of ethics, public records, and open meetings
  • Drafting ordinances and resolutions to be considered by the Common Council
  • Contracting preparation and approval of all contracts entered into by the City of Wauwatosa
  • Collecting and representing the city's interest in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Coordinating land acquisitions, easements, and other property transactions
  • Managing zoning and economic development projects, including Tax Incremental Financing
  • Coordinating and supervising the work of all outside counsel hired to represent the city
  • Supervising labor negotiations, employee benefits, and employment litigation in courts and before administrative agencies and labor arbitrators

The City Attorney's Office does not:
  • Represent individual citizens or taxpayers in any legal action
  • Provide legal advice to any private individual
  • Prosecute or defend criminal cases

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