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Mission Statement

The City Clerk's Office is dedicated to providing efficient, courteous, and professional democratic processes, to create and preserve history, and to facilitate transparency, openness, and community participation.

What does the City Clerk's Office do?  

The City Clerk's Office is committed to ethically serving the needs of the citizens of the community by facilitating the municipal election program, legislative services program, records management program, municipal code, and advisory body program.

Election Services - It is the duty of the City Clerk to conduct Municipal Elections in accordance with the City Charter, Municipal Code, California Elections Code, and Political Reform Act. The City Clerk provides guidance to candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. 

Legislative Services - The City Clerk's Office coordinates the preparation and distribution of official City Council Agendas prior to each City Council Meeting. Before and after the City Council takes action, ensures that actions are in compliance with statutes and regulations, and that all actions are properly executed, recorded and archived. Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noticed. 

Records Management - The City Clerk is the custodian of many public records of the City, including ordinances, resolutions, minutes of the City Council, election-related documents, campaign disclosure filings, statements of economic interest, and many others. 

Municipal Code - The City Clerk's Office maintains the San Luis Obispo Municipal Code, which is a compilation of city laws and regulations and is accessible at City Hall and on-line. 

Advisory Body Recruitment - The City Clerk's Office coordinates the recruitment process for all of the City's advisory bodies. Vacancy notices and applications are available on-line and in the office.

Other Duties - The City Clerk administers oaths of office, attests and seals official documents, receives and files petitions, appeals, claims, and lawsuits against the City, and acts as filing officer for the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

How do I contact the City Clerk's Office?

Carrie Gallagher, City Clerk
cgallagher@slocity.org (805) 781-7102

Heather Goodwin, CMC, Deputy City Clerk
hgoodwin@slocity.org (805) 781-7103

Kevin Christian, Administrative Assistant
kchristian@slocity.org (805) 781-7104