Pensacola City Attorney
Revision as of 08:19, 9 September 2008 by Admin
The Pensacola City Attorney is a staff position of the City of Pensacola appointed by a majority vote of the Pensacola City Council. The City Attorney provides legal counsel for the city's representatives and staff and oversees the rest of the city's legal department, which can include several assistants and a budget for outside counsel.
Requirements to become city attorney include a minimum of five years' experience practicing law in Florida, or at least three years' experience practicing municipal law by an incorporated Florida municipality. Obtaining city residency within six months of employment is also required.
The current Pensacola City Attorney is William D. "Rusty" Wells, a longtime assistant city attorney who was selected abruptly by the City Council on May 8, 2008, foregoing a ranking system that had been established for the hiring process. His base annual salary is $145,000, up from the $131,435 salary of previous City Attorney John Fleming.
|Government of the City of Pensacola|
|Mayor: Ashton Hayward • City Administrator: vacant • City Attorney: Rusty Wells • City Clerk: Ericka Burnett|
|Pensacola City Council|
|District 1: P. C. Wu • District 2: Sherri Myers • District 3: Maren DeWeese • District 4: Larry B. Johnson • District 5: John Jerralds|
|See also: Seal of the City of Pensacola • Pensacola City Hall • Charter of the City of Pensacola • Pensacola city limits|