First elected in June 2010, Glen Googins is currently serving his final term as Chula Vista’s first ever elected City Attorney. As City Attorney, Mr. Googins is committed to provide the City with high-quality, unbiased legal advice, support the efficient delivery of City services, fairly interpret and apply City laws, protect taxpayer resources, improve the flow of information between the City and its citizens, and ensure the City itself complies with the law. Mr. Googins received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Berkeley Law School. Mr. Googins is a member of the California, San Diego County and South Bay Bar Associations. He also served as President of the City Attorneys Association of San Diego County. He currently resides in the Chula Vista community of Eastlake with his wife Maria Elena, they are the cusp of “empty nesting” with the last of their 4 children now off to college.



City Clerks and City Attorneys are key legal professionals in local government. This session will focus on tips on navigating the City Attorney/City Clerk relationship and conducting legal research in areas of mutual interest, including: the Brown Act, elections, conflict of interest, agenda preparation, resolution and ordinance drafting, and meeting management.