Official Duties of the City Clerk
According to the City Charter Section 2-22, the City Clerk shall:
  • Be the clerk of the council and shall attend all meetings of the council and shall keep a permanent journal of its proceedings.
  • Be the custodian of the seal of the city and shall affix it to all documents and instruments requiring the seal and shall attest the same. He/She shall also be custodian of all papers, documents and records pertaining to the city, the custody of which is not otherwise provided for.
  • Certify by his/her signature, all ordinances and resolutions enacted or passed by council.
  • Provide and maintain in his/her office a supply of forms for all petitions required to be filed for any purpose by the provisions of the charter or by ordinance enacted by the city.
  • Have power to administer oaths of office.
  • Be the chairperson of the Election Commission.
  • Publish all notices, proceedings, and other matters required to be published.
  • Supervise the staff under his jurisdiction.
  • Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the charter or by ordinance.