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Archived News Release from 2010

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Redwood City Welcomes New City Attorney

Redwood City, CA - June 17, 2010 - The City Council of Redwood City is pleased to announce the hiring of a new City Attorney, Ms. Pamela Thompson, who currently serves as City Attorney for the City of San Bruno. Ms. Thompson will begin work in Redwood City on August 4th, 2010.

Ms. Thompson has worked for San Bruno for the last eight years, and also served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Francisco for seven years.

This is a wonderful opportunity to serve a visionary, vibrant community and organization,” said Ms. Thompson. “I’m very excited about the direction that Redwood City is taking, and I look forward to contributing to the bright future of this community.”

While in San Bruno, Ms. Thompson honed her skills in municipal law on a variety of key issues including land use and planning, public contracting, the Brown Act, employment law, and many other areas. Having served as an employment litigator with the City of San Francisco, an associate with a private law firm, and a prosecutor in the New Orleans District Attorney’s office, Ms. Thompson brings an abundance of experience and leadership to Redwood City.

We went through a rigorous evaluation process, and Ms. Thompson was at the top of the list of extremely qualified candidates. We’re very pleased to have her join Redwood City,” said Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira.

Ms. Thompson replaces the City’s former City Attorney, Mr. Stan Yamamoto, who left the City last January to accept a position with the Santa Clara Valley Water District. In the interim, the position was filled by Mr. Roy Abrams.

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Jeff Ira, Mayor


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