The Hollywood Commission agreed to hire Douglas Gonzales as its new City Attorney during the meeting on November 1. The contract approval by the Commission was unanimous, and Gonzales officially started November 13. He previously served as the city attorney for Margate.

Gonzales will earn about $195,000 a year. He will also receive a $6,000 per year car allowance and a $1,200 per year cell phone allowance.

Gonzales replaces former City Attorney Jeff Sheffel who resigned following a DUI incident.