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A. The city clerk shall be appointed by, report to and be supervised by the mayor/city council and shall serve at the pleasure of the city council. The position of city clerk is a professional and confidential position wholly exempt from the classified services.

B. The office of the city clerk shall operate as a separate entity from the department of administration and other city departments.

C. The city clerk shall:

1. Attend meetings of the city council and its boards, commissions and committees as required and keep the journal of the city;

2. Have custody of the official city seal;

3. Assure that notice and other requirements for public meetings are complied with and assure that public records are available for public inspection as required by law;

4. Manage city records and develop retention schedules and procedures for inventory, storage and destruction of records as necessary;

5. Maintain an indexed file of all permanent municipal records, provide for codification of ordinances, and authenticate or certify records as necessary;

6. Prepare agendas and agenda packets as required by the city council and in accordance with the deadlines established in BMC 2.04.050(B);

7. Administer all municipal elections;

8. Assure that the municipality complies with 42 USC Sections 1971 – 1974 (Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended);

9. Take oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgements as necessary;

10. Act as the parliamentary advisor to the city council;

11. Develop, prepare and defend the city clerk’s office budget as required by the city council;

12. Perform other duties required by law, and by the city council. [Ord. 20-31 § 3, 2020; Ord. 03-22 § 3; Ord. 93-25 § 1; prior code § 2.12.010.]