The City Attorney advises the City officers in all legal matters pertaining to the business of the City. The City Attorney does not, however, provide advice to the public, even on matters involving the City. The budget funds legal service related to general City activities and for civil litigation in which City is involved. City Attorney services are provided under a contract with a private law firm. In addition, the budget includes funds for retention of other attorneys when specialized services are needed or a conflict of interest exists.