To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except Development Services  and the Permit Counter (temporarily on the first floor) which is open Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

City Attorney's Office


The City Attorney's Office provides a wide range of legal services for the City Council, City boards and commissions, and operating departments.

web_CityAttorneyMajor activities include: 

  • providing day-to-day legal advice for City officials and employees;
  • drafting contracts, opinions, resolutions and ordinances;
  • defending the City, its officers and employees in civil litigation; coordinating and monitoring the investigation, settlement, and litigation arising out of personal injury claims;
  • assisting Human Resources in developing policies, procedures and regulations consistent with State and Federal law;
  • handling minor collection cases in the City's behalf; providing staff support to the City's administrative code enforcement program;
  • prosecuting criminal and civil violations of the City's Municipal Code;
  • representing the City in discovery matters initiated by third parties;
  • representing the Successor Agency; negotiating civil settlements, franchises, and agreements on behalf of the City;
  • assisting in Municipal Code updates; performing liaison activities with media and the local bar; providing advice regarding land use, utilities rate formation, and compliance with CEQA and the Subdivision Map Act; and
  • networking with other cities through the League of California Cities.


Contact Information

City Attorney - Kristine L. Mollenkopf
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
(916) 434-2428
(916) 645-8903 (Fax)