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Council meeting agenda coordination  The City Clerk coordinates the preparation and distribution of all City Council Agendas.

Public Records The City Clerk is the “keeper of the record” and provides public access to all official records of Council actions (minutes, ordinances, resolutions, deeds, agreements, etc.).

Information dissemination  The City Clerk’s Office prepares legal and promotional publications, posts ordinances, notices of public hearings and advisory body vacancies. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for codification and dissemination of the City’s Municipal Code and related policies.

Ministerial duties  The City Clerk administers oaths of office, attests and seals official documents, receives and files all petitions, appeals, claims and lawsuits against the City.

Statements of Economic Interest  The City Clerk is the filing official for all state and local financial disclosure statements, which include Statements of Economic Interest for members of the City Council, designated employees and certain advisory body members, and campaign disclosure statements for all local candidates and campaign committees.

Advisory Bodies  The City Clerk coordinates all appointments by the City Council to City advisory bodies (Planning Commission, Architectural Review Commission, Human Relations Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, to name just a few). 

Elections   The City Clerk conducts all regular and special elections, including processing and certifying citizen-generated petitions.

Voter education  The City Clerk promotes voter education through schools and community groups and encourages voter education drives. Voter registration forms are available in the City Clerk's Office, or by calling the County Clerk-Recorder/Elections Division at (805) 781-5228.

Other Useful Contact Information

To better serve the citizen, the City Clerk notes that the following services are provided by the County of San Luis Obispo:

Animal Regulation (805) 781-4400
Assessor’s Office (805) 781-5643
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates (805) 781-5080
District Attorney (805) 781-5800
Divorce Court (805) 781-5243
Jury Duty (805) 781-5461
Municipal Court (805) 781-5682 (traffic tickets, small claims court)
Passports (805) 781-5080

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