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The City Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining all official city records in compliance with state, federal, and local regulations. The City Clerk's Office maintains original fully executed ordinances and resolutions, agreements, minutes, and other legal documents pertaining to the operation of the City, campaign disclosure statements of local candidates and campaign committees, statements of economic interest (Mayor, Council Members and designated staff), and inactive and permanent records. The Clerk's Office assists citizens and staff in researching city-related matters.

Public Records Information

What is a public record?


By definition, a public record is any record retained by a government body as further defined by statute and open to inspection. Public records include any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics.

How do I request a public record?

To obtain copies of public records that the city has on file, complete our Public Records Request Form and return it to the City Clerk's Office.
It is the city's goal to provide the public with timely access to public information and records about their city and the business of city government. All requests for documents will be reviewed within 24 hours and responded to within ten (10) days in compliance with the California Public Records Act. Fees will be charged according to our Master Fee Schedule, however, there is no charge to review the records at City Hall.