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City Clerk Department

The City Clerk Department is the records center for official actions of the City Council and is responsible for related agendas, minutes and public hearing notices. The office oversees the City's Records Management Program; maintains the Municipal Code; attests and notarizes City documents; receives claims and legal actions against the City; and interacts with the City Council, City staff and residents on all related matters. Additionally, the City Clerk administers municipal elections; is the filing officer for campaign and economic interest statements required by the Political Reform Act; and is the custodian of the City seal.

The City Clerk serves as Clerk of the Council, the Community Development Agency, the Community Development Financing Authority, the Public Improvement Corporation, and the Library Board of Trustees; administers municipal elections; is the filing officer for campaign and economic interest statements required by the Political Reform Act; and is the custodian of the City seal. The position of City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager and operates under statutory provisions of the California Government Code, the Elections Code, and City ordinances and policies. Mission Viejo's City Clerk is Karen Hamman.