Yesterday the LA City Council voted 13-0 to request a report from the CLA as to whether LA should no longer have an elected City Attorney, but should instead be served by a City Attorney appointed by the Mayor and City Council.
Coverage from latimes.com:
L.A. Council explores legal options beyond city attorney
Council orders a report on the possibility of having a separate legal team to draft legislation and represent the city in lawsuits. The vote draws sharp criticism from the city attorney's office.
City Atty. Carmen Trutanich currently is responsible for misdemeanor prosecutions as well as drafting legislation and representing the city in lawsuits. (Lawrence K. Ho, Los Angeles Times / July 20, 2011)
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