Richard Pio Roda Appointed City Attorney

Richard D. Pio Roda

Mayor Stephen Cassidy announced this week that the San Leandro City Council has appointed Assistant City Attorney Richard D. Pio Roda to be City Attorney, effective April 8.
Pio Roda takes over from Jayne Williams, who has served as city attorney for nine years and will continue to provide legal services to the city as an assistant to the city attorney.
“We are grateful to Jayne Williams for helping us resolve two significant legal disputes over the past year, and for her dedication and service to our city for the past nine years. We are pleased that she will continue to assist the city,” said Mayor Stephen Cassidy.
Pio Roda has served as assistant city attorney for the past five years and was counsel to the City’s Board of Zoning Adjustments, and Planning Commission.
“I am thrilled to serve in the important and exciting position of City Attorney for the City of San Leandro,” said Pio Roda.
Pio Roda is a Principal with the law firm of Meyers Nave and practices in the areas of municipal and special district law, public contracts and construction, land use, real estate, and education law. He also routinely advises on risk and litigation management. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Milpitas and Oakley.
Pio Roda is frequently requested as a trainer and speaker on government ethics, conflicts of interest, public contracting, construction, and public procurement. Along with his legal profession, Pio Roda is a professional auctioneer and fundraiser, raising money for various organizations, charities, foundations, and nonprofits throughout the world.
“I have been honored to serve the City of San Leandro as its City Attorney for the past nine years,” said Jayne Williams, former City Attorney. “The City Council has chosen well with the selection of Richard as my successor.”