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Joliet Municipal Law Attorney

Municipal Governance Attorneys in Will County

Municipal law is a widely varied and essential field of law. The importance of municipal law courts is little-known, but should not be understated. Everything from education-related disputes to land zoning issues are settled at the municipal level. It is in municipal courts that townships and cities are held to compliance with many laws that are meant to both protect the rights of the public and to make it possible for municipalities to govern. Constitutional rights and matters of federal law are sometimes at issue in municipal law cases.

Our attorneys are skilled at assisting municipalities serve their citizens by representing them in court in order to reach fair and reasonable solutions to the types of disputes that arise in municipal court.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC can help municipalities resolve the types of issues that arise at this level. We are experienced in working on everything from land zoning cases to more complex Open Meetings compliance. We can help with Freedom of Information compliance, the prosecution of ordinance violations, and a range of other municipal law matters. Our goal is to represent the interests of the municipal government as a whole in doing what is best for the community. We understand the importance of keeping order while maintaining a good relationship between a municipal government and the people it governs.

Will County Attorneys for Land Use Issues

Maintaining proper distinctions between commercial and residential property as well as condemning and rebuilding blighted properties are among the more important functions of local government. These are also often issues of great concern to the governed. Allowing a plot of land to be used for commercial purposes in the midst of a residential neighborhood can be disruptive to the neighborhood, creating new traffic congestion and noise issues. Issues of new developments can bring similar concerns. Municipal court is generally where the local government can address the concerns of residents who fear disruption to their neighborhood.

The condemnation of blighted properties is another important issue at the local level. Run-down and abandoned buildings are more than an eyesore. They can invite criminal issues such as squatting and drug use. Neighbors of blighted properties often report an uptick in crimes like theft. Our attorneys can help municipalities address issues of land use, zoning, and condemnation for cities and townships striving to maintain the community.

Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Compliance

Both of these laws are intended to help the governed remain aware of issues that may concern them. However, there is often a balance that must be struck when considering the interest of local government in maintaining order during official meetings and keeping certain records confidential. We make it a point to stay up-to-date on the latest constitutional guidance related to these issues while carefully considering the legal implications of every case arising under these statutes. Our attorneys can help bring about fair, reasonable, and legally sound solutions to these disputes.

Local Ordinance Prosecution

Local ordinances - particularly those governing noise concerns - are not always given the respect they deserve by the populace. These ordinances are in place for good reason - they maintain order and protect residents' right to peacefully enjoy their homes. Violators of local ordinances may be private citizens or businesses. Our attorneys can assist municipalities with the enforcement of important local ordinances, which often entails litigating against the party in violation.

Contact a Will County Municipal Law Attorney

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is experienced in helping municipalities settle disputes that arise between local government and the residents they govern. We strive to maintain peace and civility while ensuring that the law is enforced and applied as appropriate. To begin with a complimentary consultation with one of our Joliet, IL municipal law attorneys, please contact us at 815-730-1977.

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