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City Attorney

Alex Peltzer is the appointed City Attorney for the City of Visalia. In this capacity, he oversees all of the legal services provided by the attorneys in his firm, Peltzer and Richardson, LLC, as well as outside special counsel.  He provides all necessary legal documents, advises on City policies and practices, reviews and participates in the negotiation of labor agreements, and advises on all areas of California law. 

Mr. Peltzer also serves as general counsel to public irrigation districts in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties, including Tulare Irrigation District, Lower Tule River Irrigation District and Kaweah & St. Johns Rivers Association. He has worked extensively with all major federal water-related agencies, and has represented his water clients in major federal water litigation, including litigation over the Central Valley Project and San Joaquin River restoration. He has advised on countless water transfer transactions, and has participated in collaborative efforts to find regional solutions to water supply and water quality challenges.

Bar Admissions: California State Bar (all Courts in State); U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and 9th Circuit Court of Appeal; and U.S. District Court for the Federal Circuit (Washington DC). Bar Association Memberships: Tulare County Bar Association; Fresno County Bar Association; California Bar Association; and American Bar Association

Education: Juris Doctorate Degree - San Joaquin College of Law (Clovis, CA), May 2001; Masters of Arts Degree (Journalism) - University of Missouri (Columbia, MO), December 1990; Bachelor of Arts Degree (American Studies) - University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana) May 1987

Community Affiliations: Visalia Rotary Club and Board of Directors, Visalia Parks and Recreation Foundation.

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