City Attorney

The City Attorney does not represent or provide legal services to individuals or private entities.

Legal Affairs of the City

The City Attorney, under contract with the City of Scotts Valley, is responsible for the administration of all legal affairs of the City. In addition, the City Attorney serves as Agency Counsel of the Redevelopment Agency. The City Attorney advises the City Council and staff on all matters of general and municipal law.


The City Attorney is responsible for:

  • Representing the City in litigation, administrative hearings, and other legal matters.
  • Preparing or reviewing all ordinances, contracts and other legal documents
  • Rendering legal advice and opinions to the City Council, Redevelopment Agency, City and Agency Boards and Commissions, and City staff
  • Overseeing all work done by outside counsel on behalf of the City