The City Clerk is the local Filing Officer for the State of California. All local campaign Committees are required to file Campaign Statements with the City Clerk. The City Clerk maintains regulations and forms under the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission- State's Political Reform Act.
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. The phone number is (650) 329-2571, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Update
The City is now recruiting for positions on the Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) and the Historic Resources Board (HRB). Please visit our Boards and Commission Recruitment webpage for more information. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.
Current City Council Meeting Agendas and Packets:
December 7, 2020 - City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet
December 9, 2020 - City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet
December 14, 2020 - City Council Meeting Agenda and Packet
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