Legal Opinions of the Attorney General -
Yearly Index

Opinions published in 2018

Opinion Question Conclusion Published
17-601 Proposed relator, the CITY OF DIXON, applies to this office for leave to sue proposed defendant DEVON MINNEMA, Dixon city council member from the city’s District 4, in quo warranto to oust him from that office on the ground that he did not reside in District 4 at all times required by state law. Proposed relator does not raise a substantial question of law or fact that warrants initiating a judicial proceeding, and allowing the proposed quo warranto action to proceed would not serve the public interest. Proposed relator’s application for leave to sue in quo warranto is therefore DENIED. 04/11/2018
14-301 1. May a city council member who is also an attorney advocate on behalf of a client’s interests when those interests are adverse to the city?

2. May a city council member who is also an attorney participate in a governmental decision concerning a client’s interests when those interests are adverse to the city?
1. A city council member who is also an attorney may not advocate on behalf of a client’s interests when those interests are adverse to the city.

2. A city council member who is also a practicing attorney may not participate in a governmental decision concerning a client’s interests when those interests are adverse to the city.
04/03/2018