What is the difference between the City Attorney and the District Attorney?
The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and is the attorney for the City of Westminster. The City Attorney provides legal services for the Mayor, City Council and the various agencies, boards, commissions, committees and departments of the City of Westminster. The City Attorney prosecutes violations of the Westminster Municipal Code, but not any state code violations. The District Attorney is an elected official who prosecutes state criminal laws throughout Orange County.