NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE Charter Amendment: Providing City Council authority over legal advisors

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE CAPTION Charter Amendment: Providing City Council authority over legal advisors QUESTION Shall West Linn’s City Charter be amended to provide City Council authority to appoint all legal advisors to the City? SUMMARY The measure would change City Charter Sections 8 and 23(c)(3) to provide City Council authority to appoint all legal advisors to the City. The Measure would add language removed from the Charter in 2013. Since removal of the language, authority to appoint some legal advisors has been undefined in the Charter. A yes vote: 1) would add to the Charter the following: The Council may retain legal advisors as it deems prudent. The legal advisors shall report to and serve at the discretion of the Council; and 2) would clarify management of the City Attorney. The effect of the measure is to — place appointment of all City legal advisors within City Council authority — place management of all City legal advisors under the Office of City Attorney — retain Charter Section 23A establishing the Office of City Attorney and modify Section 23 regarding the limitations for the Office of City Manager over the positions of City Attorney and Municipal Judge — clarify that the City Manager shall coordinate with Council and City Attorney on all legal matters. Publish July 25, 2019 WLT122425

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Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/07/25

End Date: 2019/07/25

Owner: City of West Linn

City: WEST LINN

County: Clackamas