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Departmental Services & Administration

The overall goal of the Departmental Services & Administration Unit is to carry out the policies set by the City Council.

This Unit provides legal advice addressing legal issues; prepares or reviews all resolutions and ordinances; and drafts, negotiates, reviews and approves contracts from the routine to the very complex.

Unit attorneys, in addition to the City Attorney, advise Boards, Commissions and City staff on all legal matters such as land use, real estate, personnel, purchasing and contracts. 

Attorneys within this Unit are also assigned to the specialized legal needs of BWP.

Additonally, the Unit handles administrative functions of the City Attorney's Office and provides ongoing training to City staff, as well as elected and appointed officials

Joseph McDougall, City Attorney
Jina Oh, Chief Assistant City Attorney
Christopher Chwang, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Ramandeep 'Ray' Johal, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Lisa Kurihara, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Iain MacMillan, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Kane Thuyen, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Jill Vander Borght, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Hazel Turrubiartes, Senior Administrative Analyst
Lyndsey Kramer, Administrative Analyst II