Ariel Pierre Calonne

City Attorney

Ariel Calonne was appointed as City Attorney in March 2014. In this role, he is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the City Council, Boards and Commissions, and all City officers and employees, and represents the City in civil and criminal litigation. He manages a staff of attorneys and legal support professionals. He reports directly to the City Council.

From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Calonne served as the City Attorney for the City of San Buenaventura. Prior to his employment with Ventura, he served as the City Attorney for the cities of Palo Alto and Boulder, Colorado for a combined 17 years. While working in private practice, he served as city attorney for the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, and provided legal services to the cities of Corona, Redlands, Banning, Desert Hot Springs, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Carson, and Perris.

Mr. Calonne received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California at Riverside and a law degree at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.