A career providing strategic legal counsel to California public agencies
Darold Pieper is the City Attorney of Vista, California. He was formerly a shareholder and senior counsel of the law firm of Richards, Watson & Gershon. He has dealt with almost all matters involving California public agencies including general legal counsel, transit, construction contracts, professional services contracts, consulting contracts, prevailing wages, municipal ordinances, leases, licenses and permits, and conflicts of interest. In addition to his full-time City Attorney duties, he also continues to serve as General Counsel for Foothill Transit, Tri-City Mental Health Center, Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority and the Pomona Valley Transportation Authority. He also represents other public agencies in connection with general municipal matters, and represented the City of Pasadena in the renovation of its historic city hall and the expansion of its convention center.
He is a member of the League of California Cities' Transportation, Communication and Public Works Policy Committee; an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 502 in La Canada Flintridge; and was formerly Council Commissioner and member of the Executive Board and Board of Directors of the San Gabriel Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Trustee of the California City Management Foundation, a former Reserve Commander in the Pasadena Police Department, past President of the Los Angeles County Delinquency and Crime Commission, and Chairman of the Board of Youth Opportunities United, Inc. His wife Barbara was for many years the Director of the California Arts Council in Sacramento under Governors Wilson and Davis.