The Municipal Attorney, Brian Hanson, provides legal services to the Assembly and administration in administrative law matters, civil and criminal litigation and concerning a variety of public law issues. He does not provide direct legal advice to the public because of Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct.

The criminal cases/violations prosecuted by the Municipal Attorney include only: Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances (DUI 1st offense), Minor Consuming or Possessing Alcohol (MC-1st and 2nd offenses); Driving While License Revoked, Suspended, Cancelled, or in Violation of Limitations (DWLR/S/C 1st offense) and Reckless Driving. 

He provides legal advice, and drafts ordinances and resolutions. He assists the departments, drafts and/or revises ordinances, resolutions, leases, agreements and serves as municipal counsel/prosecutor in judicial (criminal and civil litigation) and administrative proceedings. He also provides legal services for boards, commissions and committees.

The Legal Assistant, Coral Crenna, principally addresses criminal case matters, collection, and basic drafting of ordinances.

Brian Hanson, Municipal Attorney

(907) 747-1810

Coral Crenna, Legal Assistant



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