The City Clerk plays a critical role in the decision-making process of the City Council. As the key staff for Council meetings, the Clerk prepares the agenda, verifies legal notices are posted or published, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The Clerk is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions of the City Council.
The City Clerk administers Federal, State, and Local procedures through which local government representatives, the City Council, are selected. The Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during, and after an election. From election pre-planning to certification of election results, and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process.
The City Clerk also oversees the preservation and protection of the public record. By law, the Clerk is required to maintain and index the Minutes, Ordinances, and Resolutions adopted by the City Council. The Clerk also maintains the City's Municipal Code, and ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public.
If you would like to contact the City Clerk, you may send an e-mail or call the City Clerk's Office at (562) 868-0511, ext. 7314.