HONORING RICK DOYLE; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 136
(Extensions of Remarks - July 31, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          HONORING RICK DOYLE


                            HON. ZOE LOFGREN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, July 31, 2020

  Ms. LOFGREN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor Rick 
Doyle on his retirement.
  In 1979, Mr. Doyle was admitted to the California State Bar, after 
receiving his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge 
School of Law. For ten years he specialized in municipal finance and 
business litigation with the Law Firm of Jensen and Doyle. In 1989, he 
began working with the City of San Jose as a Senior Deputy Attorney and 
was later promoted to Chief Deputy Attorney in 1992. He left for five 
years to work as City Attorney in Concord, but returned to San Jose in 
2000, to be City Attorney. In his twenty years of service since then, 
he has advised three different mayors, 38 councilmembers and six city 
managers during his tenure.
  Throughout this time, he has dedicated himself to helping San Jose 
move forward no matter what challenges arose. As City Attorney, Mr. 
Doyle, worked on a wide array of issues from lawsuits against the city, 
to bringing initiatives forward, to making sure that the process is 
fair and followed by everyone. With each day, he would face new and 
interesting challenges from negotiating with the FAA for a new San Jose 
Airport curfew, to advising the city during challenges to pension 
reductions for public employees. While his work was at times in the 
background to the public, his impact was great on our community.
  Mr. Doyle has helped navigate our city through many obstacles and 
through many changes. We thank him for his commitment to San Jose and 
for dedicating his life to public service. I wish him the very best in 
his retirement and on this exciting next stage of his life.