City of Redding, CA
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City Attorney

City of Redding, CA


Redding is the thriving economic and cultural capital of the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California and the county seat of Shasta County. Redding is 60.7 square miles in area and lies along the Sacramento River, 162 miles (261 km) north of Sacramento, and 120 miles (190 km) south of California's northern border with Oregon.  Easy access to anywhere in the State and Country is facilitated by the adjacent Interstate 5, in-town Amtrak passenger rail service and daily commercial flights from Redding Regional Airport.  Redding’s population is 95,542 as of the 2022 census, up from 89,861 from the 2010 census.

Redding and the Shasta Cascade region offer an unmatched quality of life with affordable housing, good schools, stunning natural landscapes, national parks and recreation areas, and a vibrant arts and culture scene.  For more information on the City of Redding and the Shasta-Cascade region please visit https://www.cityofredding.org/home and https://visitredding.com/ 

The Redding City Council seeks an exceptional, experienced attorney with demonstrated expertise in municipal law, particularly in the areas of land use and economic development, conflict of interest law, Brown Act compliance, drafting and review of contracts, public works, employment law, and code enforcement. Candidates for this position should be known for their ability to work through conflict and disagreement respectfully while maintaining and enhancing positive working relationships.  A Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law and State Bar of California membership is required.  Experience with municipal electrical utility law is a plus.


The starting salary is dependent upon professional qualifications and experience. The current annual salary for the position is $251,004 and open to negotiation.  CalPERS retirement, generous medical, dental, vision coverages and other benefits are also provided by the City of Redding. 


To apply for this exciting and rewarding career opportunity, we invite you to visit our website:


Peckham & McKenney



Please do not hesitate to contact Executive Recruiter Carl Cahill toll-free at (866) 912-1919, cell (650) 504-3515 or carl@peckhamandmckenney.com if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within two business days.


Filing Deadline: October 8, 2023