By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/24/14, 6:18 PM PST |

RIALTO >> The City Council will be asked to approve the selection of a new law firm to represent the city at Tuesday’s meeting.

Council members are expected to appoint Fred Galante as its new city attorney and approve using services with his affiliated law firm, Aleshier and Wynder LLP. The changes would take effective after the meeting.

The city’s contract with City Attorney Jimmy Gutierrez of Gutierrez, Fierro and Erickson expired last year and the council has been in the process of interviewing legal firms for attorney services, said City Administrator Mike Story.

The council received 15 law firm proposals in November and from that selected five to interview this month and December.

“He (Gutierrez) wasn’t terminated, he will still be there. They (the council) just went through the process and they just chose another attorney’s firm.”

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