The City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager with the confirmation of the City Council. The City Clerk is the local Elections 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 also serves as the Secretary to the Emeryville Housing Authority, Emeryville Financing Authority, the Successor Agency to the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency, and the Emeryville Oversight Board. The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the following:
- Administering of local elections.
- Acting as the Local Filing Officer, and performing filing official duties under the Political Reform Act.
- Administering citywide records management plan, and acting as Custodian of the City's records.
- Managing the City Council's legislative agenda and documents.
- Recording and maintaining proceedings of Council meetings, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, etc.
- Posting and publication of legal notices and documents.
- Maintaining the Municipal Code.
- Responding to and managing public requests for information in a timely manner.
- Maintaining custody of the City Seal.
- Administering Oath of Office.
- Providing support services to the Mayor and City Council.