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Riverside County may have a new top lawyer – Press Enterprise

Riverside County may have found a replacement for County Attorney Greg Priamos.

An article published Thursday, July 21 as part of the agenda for the Tuesday, July 26 board of supervisors meeting included a four-year deal for Napa County CEO Minh Tran to become the city’s top lawyer. Riverside County.

The item was then removed from the agenda. County spokesperson Brooke Federico said by email that the county “will announce the appointment of a new county council” ahead of the August 2 council meeting.

“Until then, no further information is available regarding the selection,” she added.

The county council office, which has more than 50 lawyers and a budget of approximately $7 million, advises the council on legal matters and represents the county government in court. He also does legal work for agencies such as the Public Guardian, which deals with adults unable to manage their own affairs, and code enforcement.

According to documents retrieved from the Napa County Diary and website, Tran, was chosen after a nationwide search, worked as an assistant county attorney in Riverside County for eight years before turning himself in in Napa County in 2009. There he served as an assistant county attorney. , county council and eventually CEO.

An offer letter to Tran dated June 10 gives him a salary of $285,000, a monthly car allowance of $550, 80 hours of vacation to start, and $10,000 to cover moving expenses. As a county employee, Tran would also be eligible for a public pension.

Priamos, who had been a county councilor since 2014, abruptly retired in March.

His tenure included clashes with civilian grand juries, one of which accused Priamos in 2015 of interfering with its proceedings. Priamos said the jury misunderstood his role and his own powers.