The City Clerk is the Custodian of Records for the Town of Atherton. The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.
The City Clerk’s primary responsibility is to accurately record the actions and proceedings of City Council meetings, administer the City’s Record Management Program, maintain the Atherton Municipal Code, administer regulations relating to the Fair Political Practices Commission, and provide research and information services to the public and Town personnel.
The City Clerk's office is also responsible for the coordination and preparation of the City Council agenda. A complete City Council agenda packet is available for review in the City Clerk’s office no later than the Friday prior to the Council meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The City Clerk’s office provides ongoing administrative support to the City Council.
Other services provided in the City Clerk's office are: Public Records Requests Claims services Committee/Commission appointments