Council Tentatively Approves County Attorney’s Budget

Los Alamos County Attorney Rebecca Ehler answers questions from Council about her proposed FY-2016 budget, which she has reduced by 5 percent over 2015. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Attorney’s Office proposed FY-2016 budget was tentatively approved 7-0 by the County Council this evening in Council Chambers.

County Attorney’s Office 2015 adopted budget is $757,174 and its proposed FY-2016 budget is $722,082, reflecting a 5 percent reduction.

The salary budget is lower in the proposed budget due to the recent hire of a new attorney replacing a long-time County attorney who retired. In addition, copy machine costs are moved to the Information Management Department.

The County Attorney’s Office is established in the County Charter to be the legal advisor to the Council, the County Administrator, County departments, board and commissions, and to represent the County in all legal proceedings.

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