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Joe Pannone To Retire As Lompoc City Attorney

Post Date:12/04/2018 4:47 PM

Jeff Malawy is taking over role as Counsel for City of Lompoc

LOMPOC, CA, Dec. 4, 2018 – The Lompoc City Council meeting tonight, Dec. 4, will be Joseph Pannone’s last one as Lompoc City Attorney before his retirement.

Pannone will be recognized at tonight’s city council meeting for his years of service with the City of Lompoc, including being Lompoc City Attorney since November 2009, along with General Counsel to the Lompoc Redevelopment Agency or Successor Agency since that date. From 1992 to November 2009, Pannone served as Special Counsel to the Lompoc Redevelopment Agency.

Pannone said he’s appreciated the opportunity to provide legal services to the Lompoc community for 26 years, including the last nine as city attorney.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the outstanding Lompoc staff during that time, especially the city’s paralegal, Teri Schwab.  I am appreciative to all the current and former council members who have allowed me with that opportunity, as well as for the vote of confidence in appointing the current assistant city attorney, Jeff Malawy, to be the new city attorney.  I look forward to continue assisting the city and Jeff during the transition, as well as with a few special ongoing projects.”

Attorney Jeff Malawy, currently Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lompoc, will be taking over the role of Lompoc City Attorney. 

Malawy is a partner at the Orange County-based law firm Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, where Pannone is an equity partner. In addition to serving as Lompoc City Attorney, Malawy is Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hesperia.

Pannone has practiced municipal law for more than 38 years, and is also retiring as Morro Bay city attorney. In addition, Pannone services the City of Culver City as Special Counsel.

During his career, Pannone has advised city councils, successor/redevelopment agency boards, planning commissions, personnel boards and numerous other city boards and commissions.  

He has experience with all aspects of municipal law, including the dissolution of redevelopment agencies, civil and criminal litigation, ordinance, resolution and contract preparation and interpretation, code enforcement, personnel matters, the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, economic development, public works, municipal utilities, issuance of bonds, General Plan updates & amendments, administrative law and all land use matters.

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