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The City Attorney’s Office consists of the City Attorney, who is appointed directly by the City Council, one Assistant City Attorney, and one Legal Assistant.  The primary activities of the office are to:
  1. Provide legal advice to the City Council, various commissions and committees, department heads, and City staff throughout the organization;
  2. Represent the City at City Council and Planning Commission meetings;
  3. Defend the City against claims and litigation, initiate civil lawsuits on behalf of the City; and
  4. Enforce and prosecute violations of the Municipal Code, including both criminal prosecutions and civil abatements.
  5. Administer the Legislative Action Program and the Legal Advocacy Program.


City Attorney:

J. Christine Dietrick


Assistant City Attorney:

Jon Ansolabehere


Legal Assistant/Paralegal:       

Claudia Prows

How to Contact Us
Address: 990 Palm Street, Room 10
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3249
Telephone: (805) 781-7140


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