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Anthony J. La Bouff, currently County Counsel for Placer County, was appointed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors to serve a four-year term as County Counsel.

In closed session, the Board of Supervisor appointed Mr. La Bouff, implementing a newly-enacted amendment to the County Charter. Measure ‘S’, which was approved by the voters at the November 4, 2008 General Election, amended Section 507 of the Placer County Charter, setting a new process to appoint the County Counsel.

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Previously the County Counsel had been appointed by the Board of Supervisors without a fixed term of office and subject to removal at the Board”s pleasure. Measure S amended the appointment process to conform to the state statutory provisions, changing the Board appointment from at-will appointment to a four-year term of office. Once the County Counsel serves the four year term, this appointment may be renewed at the Board’s pleasure. The amendment also set forth a process for removal of a County Counsel during the four-year period.

Mr. La Bouff has been with the County Counsel’s office for over 25 years, and has served as the County Counsel since 1995.

‘County Counsel La Bouff has always provided careful review of important documents and any issue with a potential for litigation,’ said Supervisor Jim Holmes, who represents District 3. ‘His wise counsel has proved invaluable over the years.’

‘I have particularly appreciated the fact that Mr. La Bouff is not afraid to be honest with the Board,’ stressed Chairman Rocky Rockholm, who represents District 1. ‘We have consistently relied upon his outstanding advice.’

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