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News Release: City Council to Appoint Veronica Ramirez as City Attorney

Internal 12-Year Municipal Law Veteran Tapped for the Post

Post Date:08/18/2016 1:45 PM
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2016


Media Contact:

Jeanne Sullivan, City Manager's Office



City Council to Appoint Veronica Ramirez as City Attorney
Internal 12-Year Municipal Law Veteran Tapped for the Post

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.--The City of Redwood City announced today that the City Council is scheduled to appoint Senior Assistant City Attorney Veronica Ramirez as its new City Attorney. The appointment, which will take place at the August 22 City Council meeting, comes after an extensive executive search process.  


Ramirez brings 12 years of municipal law experience to the role - five of which were served here as Senior Assistant City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney, counseling City of Redwood City Departments on a wide variety of legal matters. As City Attorney, she will act as chief legal officer to the City Council, City Manager and other executives on key issues. Her Department also acts as counsel to the RDA Successor Agency.


"The City Council is very pleased that Veronica will be stepping up into this new role and leading our City Attorney's office," said Mayor John D. Seybert. "She has proven herself to be an invaluable advisor on a variety of complex, high-profile projects in the areas of land use and real estate, and has been an effective chief legal advisor to the City's Planning Commission. After a competitive process and interviewing finalists from around the state, the City Council unanimously picked Veronica as the best candidate, for her extraordinary skill, local municipal experience and collaborative attitude."


Ramirez will assume the position on Sept. 6, taking over for City Attorney Pamela Thompson, who announced her retirement this spring.


Prior to working for The City, Ramirez worked for a variety of Northern California law firms, specializing in litigation, land use and transactions.


"I am delighted to continue working with the City of Redwood City's leadership to keep the City moving forward on key issues." said Ramirez. "It's been very rewarding to work for a City known for its innovation and collaboration with the community."


Ramirez holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California Davis, School of Law. The Bay Area native speaks fluent Spanish and lives on the Peninsula with her husband and two sons.


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NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo of City Attorney Veronica Ramirez is available upon request.


About the City of Redwood City 
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 82,881 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at, or follow @RedwoodCity on Twitter and

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