In Clearlake, the City Clerk is an elected position. The elected Clerk is responsible directly to voters. Many of the duties are mandated by the government code, including:
Being ultimately responsible for maintaining and authenticating all city records
Maintaining liability claims
Overseeing the City's adherence to legal requirements
Providing assistance to the City Council
The City Clerk prepares council meeting agendas and minutes, gives notice of public hearings, updates the municipal code, and serves as the financial disclosure officer according to the Fair Political Practices Act. The City Clerk also processes and tracks all bids and contracts.
City Clerk Department Mission Statement
Ensure citizens’ trust in government by administering the city’s democratic processes such as open and free elections, safeguarding and providing access to City records, and ensuring that all legislative actions are transparent and known to the public; and providing information and services to support the City Council, staff, and the public.
As City Clerk / Administrative Assistant, this position is a member of the management team and is responsible for a multitude of duties, including:
Administration of the City's Risk Management Program
Conducting and administering the City's recruitment and selection program
Developing, administering, and conducting City-wide training programs
Ensuring City compliance with applicable labor, benefit, medical, and safety laws and regulations
Maintaining personnel files
Processing worker's compensation claims
Organizing and facilitating use of the Clearlake Community Center
The City Clerk is also a notary public. Notary services are available to the public for a fee with an appointment.