The City Clerk serves as the Clerk of the City Council and is responsible for the preparation of agendas, the recording and maintenance of all Council actions, and the preparation and filing of public notices. As the official records keeper for the City, the Clerk is responsible for the coordination and administration of all City records, document and public files. The City Clerk manages all City Public Records Act (PRAs) requests. The Clerk is the Elections Officer for the City and the Filing Officer/Official for Fair Political Practices Commission requirements.
The City Clerk is responsible for administering the city’s elections and in this role coordinates and advises public officials, candidates for office, and the public on election matters, campaign disclosures and voter registration. The City consolidates its elections with the County of Kings. As the City’s liaison to the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the City Clerk is the filing officer for election campaign reports and statements of economic interest (conflict of interest) for designated employees and certain appointed officials.