Janet Martinez, CMC, City Clerk
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. Council Agendas and Minutes of the meetings are available on the City Council page.
The City Clerk also serves as secretary to the Successor Agency, Housing Authority, Public Finance Authority, Water Utility Authority and the Oversight Board to the Successor Agency.
The City Clerk maintains the City's Municipal Code. The Municipal Code is available on the City's home page.
The City Clerk also oversees the preservation and protection of the public record and ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public. If you would like to request copies of public records that are not available on the City's website, please contact the City Clerk by telephone, in writing, email or by visiting City Hall.
The City Clerk assists the City Council with appointments to various City Committees. If you would like to apply for appointment to a City Committee, please contact the City Clerk.
The City Clerk also serves as the Election Official which administers and conducts the City's local elections.
The City Clerk administers Oath of Office for City Elected officials and the oaths and affirmations to all appointed City Officials and City Employees.
The City Clerk processes Claims Against the City for Damages to Persons or Property. If you are filing a Claim Against the City, please contact the City Clerk.
Some forms and applications can be found in our downloadable forms section of the website.
Submit a Public Records Act Request online
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.
FOR BUSINESS LICENSE AND WATER BILLING, PLEASE CONTACT THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT AT (562) 409-7520.