Today: September 30, 2020

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Pre-Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Pre-Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The City Council meeting will remain as scheduled. However, due to the directives surrounding COVID – 19, it is highly recommended the public view the [...]
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
The Ashtabula City Council will hold a Council Meeting, using Zoom Teleconference, in accordance with the Ashtabula Municipal Charter Section 10 titled “TIME OF MEETING; [...]
4:00 pm Community / Economic Development / Parks & Recreation Committee @ Municipal Building
Community / Economic Development… @ Municipal Building
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm
Meetings of City Council will remain accessible to the public via live stream on the City’s website (  and City Facebook page ( as well [...]

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Solicitor’s Office

550149_359321440792993_1333961774_nMichael Franklin, City Solicitor

The City Solicitor is the attorney for the City, and the legal advisor to the elected and appointed officials of the City in the performance of their official duties. The City Solicitor and Assistant Solicitor are the prosecutors in the Ashtabula Municipal Court. The City Solicitor prepares ordinances and resolutions, and reviews and approves all contracts with the City for legal form and correctness. The City Solicitor is elected every four years.

City Solicitor: Michael Franklin, Esq. –
Assistant Solicitor: Lori B. Lamer, Esq. -
Executive Secretary: Jeannie M. Droese –

Office location: 110 West 44th Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Telephone: (440) 992-7101
Fax: (440) 998-6308