To provide ethical and effective legal counsel to City officers and employees for the benefit of the people of Brentwood.
The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to, among other things:
Specific areas of the law that are addressed by the attorneys in the office include:
Although the City Attorney’s Office is part of a governmental entity that provides services to the public, its client is the City of Brentwood, as an organization, and the attorneys are legally and ethically precluded from providing legal advice to members of the community. In addition, State law prevents the attorneys from prosecuting most violations of California law, such as the Penal and Vehicle Codes.