Office of the City Clerk

Welcome to the City Clerk's webpage

The City Clerk reports to the City Council and serves as the liaison between the public and City Council. It is the responsibility of the Clerk's Office to make sure the actions taken by the Council follow the law. The City Clerk is the Elections Official for the City, and assists the public who want to run for Council. The office serves to help the community take part in their government.


Due to COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place restrictions, the office is CLOSED.  If you require assistance please call (650) 329-2571. The City Clerk's Department is located on the 7th Floor of the Palo Alto City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301. Our phone number is (650) 329-2571, email us at

The City Clerk is responsible for the City Council Agenda and 
Video Streaming of the meetings;  the posting or publishing of legal notices and scheduling public hearings; logging and maintaining contracts approved by the City Council; maintaining and updating the City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook and the City Roster, which are all available to the public.

Boards and Commission Recruitment- Now Recruiting!

The City Council is currently recruiting for positions on the Human Relations Commission, Public Art Commission, Storm Water Management Oversight Committee, and the Utilities Advisory Commission. 


The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Please visit our Boards and Commission Recruitment webpage for more information. 

Current City Council Meeting Agendas and Packets:


March 1, 2021 - Special City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet 

March 4, 2021 - State of the City

March 8, 2021 - Special City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet

March 9, 2021 - Policy & Services Committee Meeting

March 10, 2021 - Special City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet - PTC Interviews


2020 Election
Visit the City's Elections page

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