City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager and governed by the provisions of Government, Election, and City Codes. The City Clerk serves the public, elected officials, and City staff.
Department Mission Statement: To provide the highest quality service and responsiveness to the public, the City Council, and City staff.
Purpose: The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.
The City Clerk is responsible for Election Administration and serves as the Filing Officer for election-related items. The City Clerk is the City's Filing Official for campaign statements and conflict of interest statements for the Fair Political Practices Commission.
The City Clerk's Office ensures complete and accurate recording of City Council proceedings and legislative actions and maintains City official records and documents in accordance with the City's Records Management Program and Retention Schedule.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for advertising the vacancies on the City's Boards and Commissions and for processing the applications.
- City Commissions, Boards, and Committees
- Election Information and Voter Registration
Access to Public Records, including the Municipal Code, General Plan
- Acceptance of Subpoenas, Summons, Liability Claims