City Attorney

Message From City Attorney John P. Shaver

It is my pleasure to present you with this information about the Office of the City Attorney. My staff is a talented and energetic team and dedicates themselves every day to finding smart solutions to complex problems. We will work to diligently represent the City, the citizens and the larger area of the community that we serve.

Virtually every aspect of city government demands the creative involvement of public sector attorneys and staff. It is a privilege for each of us at the City Attorney's Office to be entrusted with the rewarding task of providing comprehensive legal services to the City, the City Council and the various boards, commissions and departments that we represent. The staff and I are committed to providing high quality legal representation, prosecution and problem solving services.

For an attorney with an interest in public service and a love of this community, there is no better position than that of City Attorney. I am honored to serve you. You may contact the City Attorney's Office at 970-244-1508, 970-256-4013 or by email.

City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney is one of three positions within the City which is directly appointed by City Council. The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to the City Council, staff, and boards and commissions for the benefit of the citizens of the City of Grand Junction

 The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings and drafts ordinances and resolutions. In addition, the City Attorneys provide advice to the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, and Liquor Licensing Board.

The City Attorney reviews and consults on contracts regarding City services and provides legal opinions and consulting on a daily basis on such issues as personnel, land use and development, property acquisition, finance, and other matters of municipal law.