Posts Tagged ‘ordinances’

Mowing the Grassy Strip

Monday, June 20th, 2011

A recent discussion among local government attorneys concerned whether a city may adopt an ordinance that requires abutting property owners to mow or otherwise maintain the grassy strip that often lies between a public sidewalk and the curb.  The discussion was inconclusive, and because I was a part of it I thought I’d investigate any […]

“Approved as to Form”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I sometimes get questions about the ubiquitous “approved as to form,” which appears on official documents, signed by the local government attorney. Is this just typical boilerplate, or is it a legal requirement for a contract, ordinance, or other official document? And what exactly does it mean when the attorney approves something as to form?