The City Attorney's Office gives advice to and represents the City as a corporate entity, its City Council, the City Manager, the Airport Authority, the Charlottesville Industrial Development Authority, the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Planning Commission, the Retirement Commission, and all City departments and employees.
The City Attorney's Office is not allowed to give advice about personal or private legal problems of citizens, but can answer legal questions related to City activities, including interpretation of the City Code. The office drafts resolutions and ordinances for City Council consideration, drafts and reviews contracts, issues opinions on zoning, procurement, and personnel matters, and responds to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act. It also handles certain types of litigation, risk management and real estate matters.
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You may also call our office at (434) 970-3131 to find out if any particular Code section has been amended recently.
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