City Clerk

Janet Martinez, City Clerk
(562) 868-0511, ext. 7314
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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.  By law, the Clerk is required to maintain and index the Minutes, Ordinances, and Resolutions adopted by the City Council.  Council Agendas and Minutes of the meetings are available on the City Council page.

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.

The City Clerk assists the City Council with appointments to various City Committees.  If you would like to appy for appointment to a City Committee, please contact the City Clerk.

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 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

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.