The City Attorney is Michael Bacon. The City Attorney’s office is located at 416 10th Street. Following is the Municipal Code in regard to the City Attorney duties:


(A) The City Attorney is the city’s legal advisor, and as such, he or she shall commence, prosecute, and defend all suits on behalf of the city. When requested by the City Council, he or she shall attend meetings of the City Council, and shall advise any city official in all matters of law in which the interests of the city may be involved. He or she shall draft ordinances, bonds, contracts, and other writings as may be required in the administration of the affairs of the city. He or she shall examine all bonds, contracts, and documents on which the City Council will be required to act, and attach thereto a brief statement in writing to all instruments and documents as to whether or not the document is in legal and proper form. He or she shall also examine, when requested to do so by the City Council, the ordinance records, and advise and assist the City Clerk as much as may be necessary to the end that each procedural step will be taken in the passage of each ordinance to insure that they will be valid and subsisting local laws in so far as their passage and approval are concerned. The City Attorney shall not act as police advisor, or prosecute violation of the city ordinances.

(B) The City Prosecutor shall prosecute complaints, attend and prosecute violations of the city ordinances when directed to do so by the City Council and shall in all events act as legal counsel for the City Police Department.

(C) The office of City Attorney and City Prosecutor may be held by the same individual.

(D) The City Council shall have the right to compensate the City Attorney and City Prosecutor for legal services on terms as the City Council and the City Attorney and City Prosecutor may agree, and to employ any additional legal assistance as may be necessary out of the funds of the city.

(Neb. RS 17-610) (Prior Code, 1-215)