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6.01 Legal Officer – Appointment – Duties
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There shall be a legal officer of the City, hereinafter referred to as City Attorney, appointed or removed by the Mayor with Council approval, who shall serve as chief legal advisor to the Council, the Mayor and all City departments, and shall represent the City in legal proceedings, and shall perform any other duties prescribed by this Charter or by ordinance, and shall be devoted full time to the legal business of the City of Bellingham. The City Attorney shall appoint such deputies and assistants as prescribed by ordinance.

[Amended April 18, 2008 (Ord. 2008-04-033)]