Carla B. Hass

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(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors today appointed David Livingston to the position of County Counsel. Livingston was most recently Interim County Counsel.

"I'm honored to have the trust of the Board of Supervisors to hold the position of County Counsel," said Livingston. "I look forward to continuing my career with El Dorado County and providing legal advice to the Board on the myriad legal issues that come before it."

Livingston began his career with the County fourteen years ago, after four years as an associate attorney with Downey Brand LLP where he worked on various areas of the law including construction, employment, real estate, environmental remediation, and eminent domain. In 2005 he began work for El Dorado County as Deputy County Counsel, promoting to Senior Deputy Counsel in 2013 and promoting again to Chief Assistant County Counsel. In February, 2019, Livingston was appointed Interim County Counsel.

"Throughout my career with the County, I've been fortunate to work with great people on complex and diverse issues such as CEQA, land use and development, construction contract disputes, public finance, elections and right-of-way acquisitions."

Livingston has also advised the Planning Commission on all topics related to land use, the County's General Plan, and zoning ordinance interpretation and he has worked extensively with the Department of Transportation to assist with all phases of project delivery.

"Having worked at many levels within County Counsel over a substantial period of time, David brings a breadth of knowledge throughout all departments of the County that is difficult to match," said Board Chair Sue Novasel. "The Board of Supervisors and the residents of El Dorado County are fortunate to have him lead our legal team," she added.

The appointment becomes effective May 25th, 2019 at an annual salary of $199,784.

Livingston received his bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He and his wife, Amy, have three children—Ethan (14), Avery (9), and Anna (9).



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