The Alameda City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the timely presentation of formal communications from the public, other agencies, and City staff to the City Council in compliance with the Sunshine Ordinance. The Clerk prepares the City Council meeting agenda in coordination with the City Manager. The Clerk also maintains the official City records that reflect the actions of the governing body and administers general and special municipal elections in compliance with election laws of the City Charter and the State of California.
The Department maintains a depository of contracts, agreements, and official Council actions; and ensures the timely availability of these records to the Council, public, other agencies and staff.
Searchable records are available in the City Clerk Online Database. In addition, the Department performs civil marriage ceremonies, and processes City board and commission applications and vacancies and Public Information Requests.