First, I am not a politician. My role will be dedicated exclusively to being attorney for the city, serving as legal advisor to the mayor, council, boards, officers and departments, and of course, representing the city in litigation. I will meet these responsibilities in an efficient, cost effective manner, emphasizing coordination and cooperation both within the City Attorney’s office, and between the City Attorney’s office and all elected officials, officers and departments.
Second, I will neither participate in, nor tolerate, political in-fighting. Intimidation, threats and competitive power-seeking among city leaders is obstructively counterproductive. Likewise, promotion of special interests should have no place in city politics. I have clearly stated that no supporter of mine, financial or otherwise, should expect that their support will influence my actions as City Attorney.
For 35 years I have served my clients with integrity and honesty. I look forward to having the City of San Bernardino as my client, and to providing quality legal representation for the benefit of its entire people.