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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The City of Richland will delay opening offices and facilities until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, for an annual all-employee meeting. Richland City Hall, Administrative Annex, Development Services Building, Richland Community Center, Fire and Police Offices, Human Resources, Shops Facilities, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Horn Rapids Landfill are all affected. The Richland Public Library will open at its regularly scheduled time of 9:30 a.m.

Police, fire and emergency services personnel will continue to respond to emergency calls.

The City Attorney advises the City Manager, City Council, City departments, boards, commissions and committees in handling the legal business of the City. The City Attorney’s Office does not represent or provide legal advice to private citizens or businesses.

Responsibilities of the City Attorney and staff:

  • Prepare and review ordinances, resolutions and contracts;
  • Provide legal advice to City departments to assure compliance with state and federal law;
  • Provide legal opinions to City departments;
  • Supervise civil litigation for the City at the trial and appellate levels;
  • Act as a liaison to the Americans with Disabilities Act Citizens Review Committee;
  • Act as a liaison to the Code Enforcement Board;
  • Coordinate case management of misdemeanor charges and infractions with the contracted prosecutor.