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File #: O-22-35   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending The City Of Albuquerque Code Of Ordinances, Section 2-7-2-2, "Authority And Duties Of The City Attorney" To Prohibit Policy Advocacy By The City Legal Department (Davis)
Attachments: 1. O-35
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/19/2022 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
9/12/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
8/15/2022 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
8/15/2022 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-22-35 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis


ORDINANCE
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Amending The City Of Albuquerque Code Of Ordinances, Section 2-7-2-2, "Authority And Duties Of The City Attorney" To Prohibit Policy Advocacy By The City Legal Department (Davis)
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Chapter 2, Article 7, Part 2, Section 2 of the Revised Ordinances of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994, "Authority and Duties of the City Attorney" is hereby amended as follows:
"? 2-7-2-2 AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF THE CITY ATTORNEY.
The City Attorney, both personally and through his or her assistant city attorneys, shall represent the city in the courts. He or she shall also advise the Mayor and the Council as to legal matters. [The City Attorney and assistant city attorneys are prohibited from engaging in independent policy advocacy in their professional capacities within the City relating to matters upon which the City Legal Department may be called upon for advisement or representation.]"
SECTION 2. SEVERABILITY. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, word, or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance the Council hereby declares that it would have passed this Ordinance and each section, paragraph, sentence, clause, word, or phrase thereof irrespective of any provision being declared unconstitutional or otherwise invalid.
SECTION 3. COMPILATION. Section 1 of this Ordinance shall amend, be incorporated in, and compiled as part of the Revised Ordinances of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994.
SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall take effect five (5) days after publication by title and general summary.























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