City Attorney Omar Sandoval attended his last San Juan Capistrano City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 21.

Sandoval, from Costa Mesa-based Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart, turned in his firm’s 60-day notice on June 28. He continued to serve San Juan throughout the 60 days, despite the city’s approval of a new contract with Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

“I have appreciated all his great work, and I think we in the City Council should stand up and give him a standing ovation,” Mayor Larry Kramer said at the meeting.

Sandoval became San Juan’s city attorney in 2008. He began working in the city as the deputy city attorney in 1999 and then as assistant city attorney in 2005.

Tram T. Tran, the deputy city attorney, attended her last Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 14. Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart had worked with San Juan since 1997. San Juan’s new city attorney and assistant city attorney will be Hans Van Ligten and Patrick Muñoz, respectively.

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