Jennifer Logue appointed as new Mountain View City Attorney


The city of Mountain View has appointed Jennifer Logue as the new City Attorney for Mountain View.

Jennifer Logue was officially appointed to serve as a city attorney for the City of Mountain View today, February 9 at the Mountain View City Council Meeting. The motion of appointment was passed unanimously by Council members.

After the retirement of former City Attorney Krishan Chopra in December, the City Council has been looking for a “highly qualified municipal legal advisor who has strong experience with policy development.”

Mayor Lucas Ramirez said that they had “found exactly these qualities and more in Jennifer Logue as our next city attorney. Jennifer has the right combination of legal aptitude, supervisory experience and strategic management of complex legal issues.”

With more than 20 years of legal experience under her belt, Logue has previously worked as an Oakland lawyer and in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco. Her most recent position was as Supervising Attorney in the City of Oakland’s Office of the City Attorney.

Council members were also thrilled to have an experienced attorney sworn into service for Mountain View.

“I can’t wait to start working with you all,” Logue said, as council members welcomed and congratulated her. “I am honored to be a part of Mountain View’s decision-making process.”

As the City Attorney, Logue will handle community-based offenses and oversee the drafting of all City legislation. She will be working with multiple areas of the city, including Council, boards, commissions, departments, and all City officials in matters of law.

She will legally counsel the City Council, the City Attorney’s Office staff on Mountain View’s strategic priorities and the Department Head team.

The City Attorney’s Office defends and prosecutes all civil actions and proceedings of the City and prosecutes all criminal actions involving the city code.

“I am eager to begin serving this great city with excellence, compassion and integrity,” Logue said.

Following the appointment of city attorney, Logue is expected to start overseeing two code enforcement officers and two legal support staff. Under Logue’s lead, code enforcement is expected to maintain property, zoning, and building codes throughout Mountain View.

“This is so promising,” Council Member Sally Lieber said. “Together with the city manager and our new city attorney, we really will be the envy of the cities in the Bay Area.”