Beginning to eat the elephants here in Santa Barbara, meaning I am
steadily chipping away at some very major issues in town. Said goodbye to Dad.
On March 17, I begin my new role as City Attorney for the City of Santa
I am now a member of the Board of Directors of the League of California
Colleagues retire and move on, the state goes functionally bankrupt,
and our work load keeps growing!
Ventura has proved to be every
bit as rewarding as I had hoped. Many challenges, many opportunities.
Big changes afoot!! On August 13, I began
a new chapter in my life as City Attorney for the City of San Buenaventura,
California. My in-house public law career began in Ventura back in
1986, so this was a wonderful homecoming.
I wrote my
first professional publication since coming to Colorado. I presented "First
Amendment Jeopardy! A City Attorney's Survey of Key First Amendment Issues"
to the 84th Annual Conference of the Colorado Municipal League in
Breckenridge. The paper is available here.
I have been
the beneficiary of constant professional courtesy and generous assistance
from my Colorado city attorney and public law colleagues. This welcome has
reinforced my belief that public lawyers are the finest service professionals
honored as 2006 Outstanding City Attorney by the Metro City Attorneys Association
one's over! Said goodbye to Mom.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, eh?
On April 29, 2004, I passed the Colorado
Bar Exam. I was sworn in on May 7, and appointed as City Attorney on
May 18, 2004.
On September 5, 2003, Chief Justice of
California Ronald M. George presented the award. Read the Chief Justice's
comments here. My acceptance comments are
On September 15, 2003, I began work as the
City Attorney (designate) of Boulder, Colorado.