City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 03
Chapter 03.01A
Section 03.01A.230

Title 03 Administration and Personnel

Chapter 03.01A Executive and Administrative Organization

Article II. Departments

Section 03.01A.230 City Attorney
  1. The office of the city attorney renders legal advice, counsel and services to the mayor, the city council, all city administrative agencies and employees, and certain intergovernmental agencies. The office drafts, reviews and approves ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal instruments and documents; gives written and oral opinions and advice to all city officers and employees concerning city affairs; and represents the city in all judicial and administrative proceedings not in the charge of special counsel.
  2. The office of the city prosecutor is the criminal branch of the office of the city attorney. It is responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor crimes and civil infractions that occur within the city of Spokane. The office is involved in every phase of criminal and civil infraction law from beginning to end including preparation, diversion, filing, negotiation, resolution, adjudication, sentencing, and compliance. It is the mission of this office to promote justice, to prosecute crime and to protect citizens in the city of Spokane.
  3. The city attorney appoints and removes assistant city attorneys and city prosecutors; and designates a city prosecutor.

Date Passed: Monday, April 8, 2013

Effective Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ORD C34964 Section 2