City Clerk/City Auditor
City Clerk's Department Mission
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of the proceedings and actions of the City Council; administer municipal election; keep informed on matters before the City Council and provide information and assistance regarding City services and policies to the Council, staff and the public.
The City Clerk shall attend all meetings of the City Council, the Council acting as the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clara, the Sports and Open Space Authority, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the Housing Authority and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of the proceedings of those meetings and make those records open to the public inspection, administer municipal elections and Fair Political Practices Commission Filing Officer duties in accordance with the State Elections Code and the Political Reform Act, be the custodian of the seal of the City, administer oaths of affirmation pertaining to the affairs and business of the City, and certify copies of official records.
Like the City Council Members and the Chief of Police, the City Clerk is elected by the citizens of Santa Clara.
City Auditor Mission
Ensure that internal accounting control procedures and City policies regarding the disbursement of funds are followed.
Appeals, Petitions, & Service Requests
Appeal of Administrative of Architectural Committee or Planning Commission Decisions Form (PDF)
Citizen Service Request Form (PDF)
Procedure for Filing a Claim Against the City & Claim Form (PDF)
Written Petition to City Council Form (PDF)
Preliminary Candidate Guide 2014
History for City Clerk