Hermosa Beach resident Quinn Barrow has been named as Manhattan Beach's new city attorney, replacing Roxanne Diaz, who last Friday announced her intention to step down from the position for personal reasons.
At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Diaz announced that Barrow was unanimously voted in by Council at a 4 p.m. closed session meeting.
Barrow is assistant chair of the Public Law Department for Richards, Watson & Gershon, the firm awarded the contract for providing MB's city attorney services last September. He joined the firm in 1980, where he has specialized in municipal law with an emphasis in general municipal representation, land use and planning law, and environmental law, according to a press release.
“Mr. Barrow’s experience, energy, professionalism and true commitment to bettering local governments and communities ensure he will serve Manhattan Beach well in his new role, and the City Council is very pleased to announce him as the new Manhattan Beach City Attorney," said Mayor Wayne Powell.
Barrow currently serves as city attorney for the City of Seal Beach and the City of South El Monte and previously served as city attorney for Buena Park and Adelanto, as well as assistant city attorney for Artesia, Beverly Hills, Carson, Cudahy and Rancho Palos Verdes.
His credentials include serving as agency counsel for the Seal Beach Redevelopment Agency, legal counsel for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District and redevelopment counsel for the South El Monte Improvement District and Cudahy Redevelopment Agency.
Barrow received a juris doctorate degree from, Boston University School of Law in 1980.