The San Pablo City Council recently appointed Brian Hickey as the new city attorney.
Hickey, whose official start date is Oct. 16, will succeed City Attorney Teresa Stricker, who is scheduled to leave the city at the end of October to assume the same role for the City of Santa Rosa. Hickey’s official start date in San Pablo is Oct. 16 and his starting base salary will be $265,000 annually, according to the city.
San Pablo Mayor Abel Pineda described Hickey as a reputable and accomplished municipal legal attorney who has served in both the public and private sectors for nearly 25 years. From 2006-2012, he served as assistant city attorney for the City of Redondo Beach. Since 2012, he’s served in the same role for the City of Walnut Creek. He remains a member of the California State Bar.
San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez echoed the mayor’s sentiment about Hickey’s reputation and legal experience in the public sector, “especially in the areas of real estate, land use and housing.”
“He will definitely ‘hit the ground running’ and bring a valuable dimension to the city’s Executive Management Team and city organization,” Rodriguez said.