|City Attorney's Office|
|Steven Wang||City Attorney|
|Sari Dierking||Assistant City Attorney|
|Stacey Saldutti||Legal Analyst|
|Lynn Gonzales||Legal Secretary|
The City Attorney is the chief legal officer of the City of Folsom and is responsible for advising the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on all legal matters pertaining to the city. The City Attorney also advises city departments regarding laws pertaining to city operations and represents the city in court and in all legal and administrative proceedings.
The City Attorney's Office is committed to:
Devoting the time and resources necessary to provide the highest quality legal advice
The authority and function of the City Attorney are set forth in Section 4.03 of the City Charter, which reads as follows:
The office of the City Attorney is hereby created. The City Attorney shall be the chief legal officer of the city, and:
The role of the City Attorney is to provide legal representation and give legal advice to a broad array of City officials. Most importantly, the City Attorney advises and represents the City Council and all City Council Members with respect to their official City activities. The City Attorney has an attorney-client relationship with the City Council acting as a body; he does not have an attorney-client relationship with any one Council Member to the exclusion of the other Council Members.
Many citizens believe that the City Attorney serves as the attorney for the entire community, rather than the attorney working solely for the municipal corporation known as the City of Folsom. However, the City Attorney works for citizens only indirectly through the City Council acting as a body, and the City Attorney has no attorney-client relationship with the citizens at large.