About the City Clerk Department

The City Clerk is the official keeper of the municipal records, and is sometimes referred to as the historian of the community. City Clerk responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the official custodian of records for the City and is responsible for all City Council agendas, minutes, ordinances, resolutions and legal publications
  • Coordinating Fair Political Practices Commission filings including the Statement of Economic Interests and Campaign Disclosures
  • Acting as the service agent for the City regarding claims, subpoenas and summons
  • Overseeing the City's records management, legislative history, bids, contracts, archives, election activities, and board/commission/committee programs

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.