Lattanzi was raised in Everett by his parents Dolores and Al. Lattanzi is a Triple Eagle, having graduated from Boston College High School, Boston College, and Boston College Law School. He took and passed the July 2018 Bar Exam. His course work and summer internships during law school had a heavy focus on local government and environmental/land use law, achieving an Environmental and Law Use Law Certificate from BC Law as well as working for both D’Ambrosio Brown, LLP and KP Law, LLP. He was also authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to become a student-attorney during law school, participating in the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project Clinic, where he served the legal and educational needs of indigent youth around the State as both their attorney and Guardian ad Litem.
Lattanzi was brought on full-time in March of 2019, having worked on a part-time basis for five months prior as well as working in various roles in the City previously (Solicitor’s Office as a legal assistant during summers in college (2012-2014) and as a supervisor for the Youth Summer Works Program in high school. He was hired full-time to serve as an Assistant City Solicitor and Planning Board Administrator.
As an Assistant City Solicitor, he has researched and drafted motions on a variety of legal topics including age discrimination, administrative search warrants, breach of contract, municipal lien recording authority, telecommunications laws, local election laws, and charter revisions. He has assisted in the drafting of numerous ordinances adopted by the Everett City Council, including short-term rentals, outdoor dining, site plan review, dry bulk storage, and continues to aid in the drafting of ordinances as the need arises. He also actively provides legal memoranda and in-person counsel to the Everett City Council on the legality of proposed local legislation.
As the Planning Board Administrator, Lattanzi attends all Planning Board meetings and offers the Board legal advice and interpretation on zoning laws. He works closely with Executive Planner Tony Sousa, Senior Planner Michael Vivaldi, and Building Commissioner Jim Soper on creating and amending various local ordinances to assist the City in carrying out its vision in an efficient, legal, and prudent fashion.
In May, due to a resignation by the Director of the Everett Public Libraries, Lattanzi was appointed as the Interim Library Administrator. Since his appointment, he has hired a new full-time Children’s Librarian, revised the Rules and Bylaws of the Board of Library Trustees, revised the Customer Services Manual, appropriated budgetary funds for the specific needs of the library, attends all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees, oversees the libraries’ employees, and is working closely with the State to complete all required forms to assure that the Everett library system receives its FY2020 State Aid. As a dedicated civil servant, he took on the added responsibility with no additional compensation.