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Roseville hires new city attorney

Bob Schmitt has been selected as the next city attorney for Roseville.
Bob Schmitt has been selected as the next city attorney for Roseville. City of Roseville

The Roseville City Council on Thursday appointed a new city attorney.

Bob Schmitt will become the city attorney starting Feb. 21, replacing Brita Bayless, who is retiring after more than eight years on the job. Schmitt has served as assistant city attorney since 2007 and will be paid $236,000 annually in his new role.

In a news release, Schmitt said he was “looking forward to playing a larger role in the city’s future.”

Schmitt attended McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and once worked as a law clerk for the city of Roseville.

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