The City Council appoints a City Attorney to whom it turns to for legal advice. He/she is required by law to be present at all City Council meetings to advise on points of the law and to ensure that all proper procedures are maintained. The City Attorney also provides legal services to the City Manager and City departments.
Tim is a partner and co-founder of Carmel & Naccasha LLP. His practice areas include municipal law, land use law, real property transactions, and related matters. Tim also counsels clients on sophisticated commercial litigation and transactional issues. Tim represents public sector clients, private clients, community service districts, sanitary and water districts. Tim has held the position of City Attorney for the City of Arroyo Grande for the past 18 years.
Tim also serves as District Counsel for San Miguel Community Services District, Cambria Community Services District, Cayucos Sanitary District, and General Counsel for San Miguelito Mutual Water Company, Morro Rock Mutual Water Company, and Paso Robles Beach Water Association.
Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980; he received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1984.
Tim is admitted to practice in both California and Nevada. He is a member of the California and Nevada State Bar Associations, and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.