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There is created the office of assistant city attorney, which office shall be filled by the appointment of the mayor. The assistant city attorney shall, under the direction of the city attorney, assist, and when necessary substitute for the city attorney, in the performance of the duties of city attorney set forth in ACC 2.12.010, and shall assist the city attorney in the city attorney's presence at such times as the city attorney may desire. The primary responsibility of the performance of the duties of the office of city attorney shall, however, rest upon the city attorney, and the utilization of the assistant city attorney by the city attorney shall be subject to periodic review by the city council. The assistant city attorney shall be paid such salary as the city council shall prescribe from time to time by ordinance. (Ord. 2908 § 1, 1976; 1957 code § 1.05.040.)