As City Attorney, I will have three priorities. Here they are, each one as important as the others:
I will make the City Attorney’s Office the first source for accurate legal information rather than a secret, back-room policy shop, and I will stop the abuse of the Office by lobbyists and special interests out to frustrate the will of the voters and the City Council majority.
I will make transparency, accountability, and legal accuracy the overarching goal for everything the City Attorney’s Office does.
I will prepare the City Council's members to pursue their policy priorities, and assist the Mayor to implement those policies, without inviting litigation.
Everything else I do as the City Attorney will be guided by these three priorities.
Cory Briggs for City Attorney 2020 is a campaign about getting politics out of the City Attorney’s Office and reforming it to function as a law firm that does nothing more than provide top-notch legal advice to the Mayor and City Council as they work to serve their constituents.
These egregious lapses of professional judgment all stem from incumbent City Attorney Mara Elliott putting politics before public service. None of that would have happened if the City Attorney's Office had a competent, experienced, professional lawyer in charge.
None of that would have happened with Cory Briggs as City Attorney.