The City Attorney’s Office gives advice to and represents:
The Airport Authority
All City departments and employees
The Charlottesville Industrial Development Authority
The City as a corporate entity
The Planning Commission
The Retirement Commission
Roles of the Office
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 response to inquiries under the Freedom of Information Act. It also handles certain types of litigation, risk management, and real estate matters.