The City Clerk is the local Elections 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 Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the following:
Administration of fair and impartial elections for City Council candidates and measures
Local Filing Officer and Filing Official duties under the Political Reform Act
Custodian of the City's records and administration of citywide records management program
Management of the City Council's legislative agenda and documents
Record and maintain proceedings of Council meetings, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, etc.
Posting and publication of legal notices and documents
Receive claims, summons, appeals and suits related to city government
Maintenance of the municipal code
Receive bid documents
Manage and respond to public requests for information in a timely manner
Maintain custody of the City Seal
Administer Oaths of Office
Provide support services to the Mayor and City Council
Coordinate recruitment for City Council-appointed Boards, Commissions, and Committees