The City's Legal Department consists of the City Attorney and the City's paralegal. City Attorney Louis Vinay provides in-house legal counsel to the City Council and City Manager and Department staff.
The City attorney can answer questions and give direction to the City Council and department staff on issues concerning federal and state law, City ordinances, legal procedures for the City and matters relating to official duties.
The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and serves at the Council's pleasure. The City Attorney must be a member of the State Bar of North Carolina in good standing.
Under the 1983 Amendment to the Housing and Community Development Act, recipients of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds must implement activities to affirmatively further fair housing.
The City of Morganton will undertake a number of activities and thereby comply with Title VIII, Civil Rights Act of 1968 to affirmatively further fair housing in a manner described in City of Morganton' Plan to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.