Here are the main functions of a city and the key elements needed for proper management. You be the judge of these fit better an engineer or an attorney at law.
The functions of the City -- ROISSA -- Sample elements are given for each function
Recreation -- parks, fields, beaches, major attractions
Operations -- mass transit, traffic signals, parking and fleet management
Infrastructure -- roads, sidewalks, signals, lighting, water mains, sewer mains, environmental treatment, city land management
Safety -- building safety codes, police, fire, ambulance, other emergency services, traffic and water safety
Services -- planning, permitting, licensing (drivers, businesses, etc), trash pick up, recycling
Arts -- monuments, public art and culture
Key elements: Technology, maintenance, prioritization, cost/effectiveness, construction methods, contracting, budgeting, human resources, project management, critical path, risk assessment, emergency, planning, major events.