Kris M. Becker, City Attorney
1275 Main Street
El Centro, California 92243
Fax: (760) 352-2246
Monday - Friday
The City Attorney is general counsel of the City, the El Centro Redevelopment Agency and El Centro Regional Medical Center, an agency of the City. The City Attorney reports directly to the City Council, the Agency Members and the Board of Trustees. The Office provides a full range of legal services to the City, Agency, and Hospital and manages outside special counsel.
The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor to the City Council, Board of Trustees, City Manager, Hospital CEO, and operating departments and all appointed boards and commissions. The City Attorney’s Office evaluates projects and their legal issues and provides recommended options to minimize legal risk and ensure due process in City decisions. The City Attorney has authority to enforce El Centro’s City Code and to represent the City in litigation.
In addition, the City Attorney either prepares or approves for legal content proposed ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other legal documents. The City Attorney does not provide free legal advice or service to private citizens.