City Clerk

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Joanne Robbins, City Clerk & Municipal Information Officer (925) 299-3210

The City Clerk performs various professional and managerial duties as follows:

City Council Agendas – The Clerk is responsible for scheduling Council agenda items, collating and assembling staff reports, communications and other information related to agenda items and distributing Council packets.

Elections - The City Council consists of five members elected at large on a non-partisan basis.  Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years, coinciding with the State General Election, and serve four-year terms.  To be eligible to run for City Council you must be a registered voter of Lafayette at the time nomination papers are issued. As Elections Official, the City Clerk conducts the election process. Voter registration and voting is coordinated with Contra Costa County. To register to vote on-line click here.

NOTE:  The information on this site is not intended as legal advice or as a substitute for the advice of an attorney.  People seeking specific legal advice or assistance should contact an attorney.  The City Clerk does not provide legal interpretation or legal guidance on State rules or local ordinances.

Legislative Administration - The City Clerk facilitates the execution of official and legislative processes. This includes administering provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974, attesting to the passing of resolutions and ordinances, managing the recruitment process for positions on Boards and Commissions, and participating in all City Council meetings.

Records Management - The City Clerk's Office records official actions and legislation of the municipal government, documenting the proceedings of meetings and retaining other legal and historical records. Records are maintained while providing appropriate public access to government business. The City Clerk manages the proper maintenance and disposition of City records and information according to statute, and helps to preserve City history.