The City of
Chowchilla contracts with Cota Cole, LLP Attorneys to provide City Attorney
services. The firm provides legal support and advice to the City Council,
Boards, Commissions, Committees and City staff.
Cota Cole, LLP
North I Street
Madera, CA 93637
Tel: (559) 675-9006
Fax: (559) 675-9050
The City Attorney is the chief legal officer of the City and is responsible
to the City Council for the proper administration and coordination of all
City legal affairs. Among other things, the City Attorney prepares and/or
reviews City ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents;
attends City Council, Redevelopment Agency, Planning Commission, and other
City meetings; conducts legal research and renders opinions on a variety of
City issues; and provides legal advice to City officials and employees.
City Attorney conducts the prosecution of most local municipal code
violations (infractions and misdemeanors). The City Attorney coordinates
with the District Attorney's office and may personally represent the City in
prosecution when necessary.
The City Attorney generally represents and
defends the City in litigation. In some cases, the City Attorney may
recommend the engagement of other law firms to assist the City. They also
monitor the performance of other agencies and special counsel in the
handling of liability and other claims and lawsuits against the City.