Legislative & Information Services
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.
As the official “custodian of records”, the City Clerk is responsible for managing the legislative history of the City and maintaining, disposing, and preserving official City documents and records in accordance with legal requirements. The City Clerk serves as the City’s Election Official and, in compliance with the California Elections Code, administers all municipal elections and performs oaths of office for elected and appointed officials. In compliance with the Political Reform Act, the City Clerk also serves as the Filing Officer for the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and coordinates the filing of all campaign disclosure reports for all local candidates and campaign committees and Statements of Economic Interest for members of the City Council, designated employees, committee members, and consultants.
The City Clerk serves the City Council, City Manager, City staff, and the public. The Department is responsible for the preparation of all City Council meeting agenda packets; processing the legislative actions of the City Council (i.e.; minutes, ordinances, resolutions, agreements); codifying the City's Municipal Code, maintaining the City’s legislative history and archives, including Laserfiche; and responding to requests for information in compliance with the Public Records Act.
In addition, the City Clerk attests, seals, and/or certifies official documents; administers the City’s Records Management Program; receives and files petitions, subpoenas, and summons; coordinates biennial AB 1234 Ethics Training, coordinates appointments by the City Council to City advisory bodies; conducts the annual update of the Local Appointments Listing (Maddy Act); and prepares all certificates, commendations, and proclamations.
The City Clerk Department is dedicated to providing citizens responsible, professional, and accessible service.
Please be advised that communications directed to the City, its legislative bodies and their members (i.e., City Council, Planning Commission) or City staff are public records, and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act and Brown Act unless exempt from disclosure under the applicable law.