The Department of Law, headed by the City’s Corporation Counsel, supervises and directs the legal affairs of the City. The Law Department provides legal advice to the Mayor, the City Council and all City officers and Departments. The Law Department also represents all City agencies, such as the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Department of Law handles all aspects of civil litigation (including personal injury, civil rights, employment-related litigation, environmental matters, tax certiorari proceedings, bankruptcy and contract claims), and administrative proceedings (including workers compensation and grievance arbitrations). The Claims Unit of the Law Department investigates and reviews all claims for property damage and personal injury.

The Law Department is also actively involved in the enforcement of City ordinances including, building codes, zoning ordinances and other laws affecting the use of land and the condition of buildings.

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The Law Department approves as to form and legality all contracts and agreements entered into by the City, and approves all other legal instruments in which the City has an interest. The Department takes an active role in the City’s economic development activities, public work projects, real estate transactions and other undertakings. The Department prepares all ordinances, local laws and resolutions passed by the City of Mount Vernon City Council, as well as resolutions and findings of fact for the meetings of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

City of Mount Vernon Filings in Blue Rio Case

Defendants Memorandum of Law In Support of Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss

Buss Affirmation

Notice of Motion with Proposed Order

Exhibit A – Jul 11 2016 Article

Exhibit B – July 2016 OSHA Violations

Exhibit C – Jul 26 2016 LoHud Article

Exhibit D – Dec 6 2016 LoHud Article

Exhibit E – Phillips v Blue Rio Compl

Exhibit F – Watt v Blue rio Compl

Exhibit G – Answer Watt v ADG

Exhibit H – 10 18 2016 Safety Inspection Report

Exhibit I – Petition Blue Rio v DeLeonardis

Exhibit J – Opposing Aff Blue Rio v DeLeonardis

Exhibit K – Settlement K DeLeonardis

Exhibit L – Feb 23 2017 Article – Building goes up

Exhibit M – Mar 20 2017 LoHud Article

Exhibit N – Safety Inspection Report #002 04-21-2017

Exhibit O – Petition Altheim v Blue Rio

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