New SLO city attorney is chosen

The San Luis Obispo City Council has selected assistant city attorney Christine Dietrick to replace outgoing City Attorney Jonathan Lowell, who has accepted the position of city attorney in Pleasanton.

Dietrick has worked as assistant city attorney for five years. Prior to her appointment, she worked as contract assistant city attorney in Pismo Beach and as deputy city attorney in Morro Bay.

She received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and she received her undergraduate degree in literature from the University of Redlands. She is expected to take over the position Jan. 1, and Lowell is leaving at the end of December.

Dietrick’s appointment was close to a near thing after the City Council decided to do an internal recruitment, and she was the only applicant.