Legislation # 05-0760 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 1/11/2006
Title Public Hearing to consider amending Section 5.01 of the City Charter to provide that the city attorney shall be appointed by the City Council and shall serve at its pleasure.
 
Legislation History 05-0760
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
1/13/2006 No Action Required
1/9/2006 Council conducted the public hearing. The only member of the public to speak on the issue was William A. Tucker of 1103 Guthrie Road in Hampton.
12/21/2005 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 05-0760

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 05-0760

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Public Hearing to consider amending Section 5.01 of the City Charter to provide that the city attorney shall be appointed by the City Council and shall serve at its pleasure.

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, Section 5.01 of the Hampton City charter provides that the city attorney shall be appointed or removed by the city manager with the advice and approval of the council; and

 

WHEREAS, the Hampton City Council deems it in its best interest to amend Section 5.01 of the City Charter to provide that the city attorney shall be appointed by the city council and serve at its pleasure; and

 

WHEREAS, it is deemed that this amendment is in the best interest of the citizens of Hampton.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,by the City Council that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia be requested to amend Section 5.01 of the Charter of the City of Hampton to read as follows:

 

There shall be a legal department which shall be headed by the city attorney, who shall be an attorney at law licensed to practice under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He shall be appointed by the council and shall serve at its pleasure. The legal department shall consist of the city attorney and such other employees as may be provided by ordinance.

 

The city attorney shall be the chief legal advisor of the council, the city manager and of all departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the city, including the school board, in all matters affecting the interests of the city. He shall represent the city in all legal proceedings including the prosecution of violations of city ordinances. He shall make such investigation into any affairs of the city as the city manager or council shall direct. It shall be his duty to perform all services incident to his position as may be required by the laws of the Commonwealth, this charter, or by ordinance. He shall have general management and control of the department.

 

Adopted at a special meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on January 9, 2006.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council