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Santa Cruz City Clerk

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz City Clerk
Address:809 Center Street, Room 9
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Primary Phone:831-420-5030
Secondary Phone:831-420-5038
Fax Number:831-420-5031
Email Address:blehr@cityofsantacruz.com
Website:www.cityofsantacruz.com/departments/city-clerk
Description:Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm and 1-5pm
Closed alternate Fridays

The City Clerk Administrator is appointed by the City Manager and is responsible to the City Council. The City Clerk shall perform other duties as required by the Charter of the City of Santa Cruz, the law, ordinance, or direction of the City Manager.

The City Clerk's Office is comprised of three divisions:

OPERATIONS DIVISION
* Prepares agendas and minutes, and provides support services for: City Council, Industrial Development Authority and Santa Cruz Public Improvement Financing Corporation
* Prepares agendas and agenda reports for the Internet
* Processes resolutions and ordinances
* Coordinates Television Cablecasting of City Council meetings with Comcast Community Television of Santa Cruz County
* Manages all advisory body information including rosters, resignations, applications, letters of appreciation, appointments and attendance reports
* Coordinates codification of ordinances into the Santa Cruz Municipal Code
* Custodian of the official City seal
* Administers Oaths of Office to board and commission members
* All claims and summonses against the City are received in this office
To request a claim form, please contact the Risk Manager's office at:
809 Center St, Room 7
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5057 claims@cityofsantacruz.com
* Provides notary services (appointments preferred), or see a list of notaries on our website

RECORDS DIVISION
* Receives, indexes, classifies and files records applicable to the actions of the City Council, Redevelopment Agency, Industrial Development Authority, and Santa Cruz Public Improvement Financing Corporation
* Researches and retrieves records for the public or city staff as requested, or provides oversight for staff or public to conduct their own research
* Maintains contract and deed inventories

ELECTIONS DIVISION
* Coordinates the consolidation all City Elections with the County of Santa Cruz., including Councilmember candidates and ballot measures
* Prepares the Candidates Information Guide for Council Elections
* Manages all the nominations for Council office
* Financial Filings
*Receives all 700 Forms (Statements of Economic Interests) filed by Councilmembers, Boards and Commissions, and designated employees
* Receives Campaign Statements on a continuing basis through the year as required by state and local law
* Monitors the filings and initiates amendments or updates to the City's Conflict of Interest Code.
* Promotes Voter Registration and Participation

AREAS SERVED: City of Santa Cruz
Mission:To accurately document the actions of the city's legislative bodies; efficiently organize, safeguard, and make accessible those records to staff and the public; oversee free and open city elections in full accordance with the law; make government as open and available as possible to individuals via technology as well as personal assistance; and offer respectful service to all with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Public Service
Fees:Fixed Fee
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:City Government
 
Officials
 

Bren  Lehr
City Clerk Administrator, MMC

Subject Headings
 City Council
Election Information
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
Notary Signature Registration/Validation
Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups
Records/Licenses/Permits
This record last modified September 1, 2014

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