Overview of Programs
A civil dispute is a disagreement between two or more principle individuals or organizations. Civil disputes are of all natures that are not criminal. This is the area of disputes most commonly between two parties. Disputes relating to civil wrongs, contracts, and property is part of the civil dispute resolution. A civil wrong or wrong is a cause of adverse actions of another person resulting in physical, emotional, or financial damages.
The purpose of civil dispute resolution is obtaining compensation for injury, neglect, and damages. The civil alternative dispute resolution program address concerns related to civil wrongs; contract and property disputes; class action and complaints against the city; and court-ordered disputes.