“I am a member of a City Council and we often have to analyze our local ordinances in response to concerns of our citizens. However, the ordinances seem to be out of order, out of date and often lack enough content to provide guidance. What can we do?”
Our team wants to ensure that your City Council is operating effectively while remaining legally compliant. Local ordinances may not just be out of date; they may also be hard to access. We ensure that your City Council is responding to the concerns of your citizens. Remaining legally compliant under local ordinances and ensuring that they are effective – worth it.
The attorneys at Goosmann Law are experienced in developing municipal ordinances, and we work with you every step of the way, from design to implementation.We recognize that public entities need transparent, effective representation, as your services are compensated from a budget of public funds.
What we do.
COMMON PROBLEMS AND HOW WE SOLVE THEM
“Is it permissible for our city to make a donation?”
Before making a significant donation, the municipal party should ask themselves whether this money would serve a valid public purpose. If the donation is purely a charitable donation it may be prohibited in some states.Call a Goosmann Attorney at one of our convenient locations--Sioux City, Sioux Falls, or Omaha--to determine if your charitable gift is permissible.
“How can we increase collections on delinquent utility bills?”
Cities often use late fees to encourage customers to pay utility bills in a timely manner. However, this approach can cut into your profit margin. At Goosmann Law Firm, we deliver out-of-the-box solutions to find means to an end. Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all approach--call us today! Let us help you find means to an end, call us today!
What we offer
Our attorneys are experienced in the everyday issues that arise for municipal entities, such as drafting ordinances and code revisions; facilitating negotiations; reviewing and interpreting contracts; and application of general election law.
Let us assist your municipality with:
- Drafting ordinances and code revisions
- Negotiating, drafting, reviewing and interpreting contracts and inter-governmental agreements
- Interpretation of state/federal laws affecting your municipality
- Open Records matter
- Council Procedures & Ethics
- Public Works
- Application of Election Laws
Municipal entities must navigate a complex environment in terms of economic development. We understand the investment you have in your community and our team is ready for you to invest in us. Call us today for advice about how you can reach your economic goals in your community!
Our team has worked in virtually every type of public financing transactions.Our Firm understands this industry, and we are ready to assist with your public financing needs, including the intricacies of bonds and taxes. Call us today to schedule a meeting about your finances!
Municipal litigation can encompass a variety of complexities, such as tax proceedings, government entity disputes, and election law challenges. Let us professionally evaluate your municipalities’ dispute. Call our Omaha law firm, Sioux City law firm, or Sioux Falls law firm today!
Municipal governments are often regulated by state law. The municipal government of a state includes cities, towns, boroughs, and villages. To better grasp what your municipal government has control over, call a Sioux Falls lawyer, Omaha attorney, or Sioux City attorney today!
Managing a business is one thing, but managing an entire municipality? That does sound risky! It doesn’t have to be. With the help of our talented Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Omaha attorneys, you can manage to better understand the risks that you’re taking, call us today!