Lake Oswego City Attorney Recruitment

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The City Council for Lake Oswego, Oregon (pop. 40,804) is conducting a nationwide recruitment effort for an experienced municipal generalist to serve as City Attorney. Reporting to the elected body, the City Attorney provides sound legal advice to the Council and departments on significant policy, project, real estate and property acquisition, and financial matters, attends all regular City Council meetings, and drafts or reviews ordinances, orders, and resolutions that come before the elected body. In addition to the City Attorney, the Office of the City Attorney currently includes a full-time Deputy City Attorney (focused on land-use and contracts), a contracted part-time attorney (prosecutor), Legal Assistant, and Administrative Support II. The annual budget for the City Attorney’s Office is approximately $1.8 million, although cost for outside legal counsel vary from year to year.