City AttorneyCity Attorney

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and works with the elected officials, City Manager, and staff. The City Attorney acts as legal advisor to the City Council, Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency, and Twentynine Palms Public Financing Authority. The City Attorney prepares and approves proposed city ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents. The City Attorney represents the City in litigation and directs the performance of legal services by outside counsel. The City Attorney oversees the prosecution of violations of City laws.


The City of Twentynine Palms contracts for City Attorney services with a private firm, Rutan & Tucker. Mail may be addressed to the City Attorney, City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. Telephone calls to the City Attorney should go through the City Clerk at (760)367-6799.

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