City Attorney

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and is the legal advisor to the City Council, City Manager, and all departments, boards, commissions, and agencies of the City.

Page updated on May 31, 2019 at 2:41 PM

The City Attorney Office renders opinions, on request; is responsible for drafting ordinances, deeds, affidavits, bonds, leases, and other legal papers; represents the City as counsel in civil cases; and institutes and prosecutes legal proceedings on behalf of the City.


Joanna Anderson

City Attorney of Alexandria

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The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and is the legal advisor to the City Council, City Manager, and all departments, boards, commissions, and agencies of the City. The City Attorney renders opinions, on request; is responsible for drafting ordinances, deeds, affidavits, bonds, leases, and provides representation in litigation in state and federal court.






How to Contest a Parking Citation


The City offers two ways to contest a parking citation: 

  1. If the citation was issued due to an error on the City's part, as defined by the conditions below, the registered vehicle owner or their designee may request an administrative review by the City’s Parking Adjudication Office within 10 calendar days of the issue date.
  2. If you believe the ticket is invalid for some other reason, or disagree with the Parking Adjudication Office’s ruling, you may appeal the citation to Alexandria General District Court.

If you feel a citation was issued due to an administrative error, a dispute claim can be processed on this page


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