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ORD City Attorney
Ordinance amending AMC 2.28.270- City Attorney Duties
|Meeting Date:||May 6, 2008||Primary Staff Contact:||Richard Appicello|
|Department:||City Attorney's Office||E-mail:||Appicelr@ashland.or.us|
|Secondary Dept.:||None||Secondary Contact:||None|
|Approval:||Martha Bennett, City Administrator||Estimate Time:||5 minutes|
Should the City Council conduct and approve Second Reading of an Ordinance titled, "An Ordinance amending the Ashland Municipal Code, Section 2.28.270, City Attorney Duties"?
Staff recommends Council approval of Second Reading by title only.
The Ashland Municipal Code cannot be inconsistent with state law. The practice of law, including the representation of a City (City ordinance offenses) or the State (ORS offenses), may only be conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law in Oregon. [ORS 9.160 and ORS 9.320] An exception for peace officers prosecuting violations (e.g. traffic court) was created in 1999 with the rewrite of ORS Chapter 153 - concerning violations. [ORS 153.083]. The proposed amendment corrects what appears to be inconsistent language in the City Code.
|Related City Policies:|
City Charter Article 10, Ordinance adoption
(1) Move to approve Second Reading.
(2) Postpone consideration.
Staff: [Conduct Second Reading]
Council: Motion to approve Second Reading.
|Attachments: Click on the PDF file below to view the following attachments:|
• Proposed ordinance
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