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Contact
Law Offices of William A. Vaughn
525 J Street, Suite A
Los Banos, CA 93635
209.826.3531

City Attorney William A. Vaughn
Welcome to the Los Banos City Attorney’s webpage. In May of 2003, the Los Banos City Council appointed me as the successor to Donald O. Germino who retired as City Attorney after 31 years of distinguished service to the City. It is my honor to serve as the City Attorney. As City Attorney I am committed to serving the citizens of Los Banos by providing the City with quality, effective, and proactive, legal services. The city attorney services are currently provided by contract through the Law Offices of William A. Vaughn.

Regards,
William A. Vaughn

Responsibilities
The City Attorney is the chief legal counsel for the City as an entity and advises the City Council and all City Officials, Department Heads, and Staff in matters of law pertaining to the business of the City of Los Banos. Among other things, the City Attorney prepares or revises ordinances, is responsible for all litigation; makes recommendations for ordinances, resolutions or other documents or procedures affecting the legal position of the City; provides legal opinions; attends all meetings of the City Council and Planning Commission, and other boards and commissions as necessary; reviews all contracts and instruments to which the City is a party, enforces City laws and regulations; and reviews and analyzes all State and Federal legislation affecting the City.

Affiliations
Admitted to the California State Bar in 1981 and licensed to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education
Received Degree of Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1981 and Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in 1977.

Useful Links
Los Banos Municipal Code
League of California Cities
California Courts
Merced County Superior Court
Findlaw