City Clerk

About the City Clerk
The City Clerk, appointed by the City Manager, is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions, ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.

The City Clerk acts as the:
  • Elections Official
  • Local Legislation Auditor
  • Municipal Officer
  • Political Reform Filing Officer
  • Records & Archives Official
  • Public Inquires & Relationships Liaison
  • City Council Support Services Liaison

Duties of the City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting regular and special municipal elections
  • Preparing City Council meeting agenda and information packet
  • Recording meeting minutes for the City Council.
  • Providing access of City records to the public and staff, including Public Records Requests.
  • Accepting claims and service of other legal documents.
  • Maintaining and publishing the Pismo Beach Municipal Code.
  • Acting as the filing officer for Fair Political Practices Commission required filings
  • Establishing systems for preserving, protecting and destroying public records in accordance with law
Other Duties
The City Clerk is the custodian of the Official City Seal and therefore, certifies copies of official records and administers oaths and affirmations.