City Clerk

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Department head: Mahealani Ah Yun, interim city clerk

250 Hamilton Ave, 7th Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 329-2379
Fax: (650) 328-3631

The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council and serves as the liaison between the public and council. The City Clerk is the elections official for the city and works with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on elections. The clerk provides information and services to help the community participate in local government and make informed decisions. The City Clerk ensures that the council’s actions are in compliance with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations and that all actions are properly executed, recorded and archived.

The City Clerk is responsible for the council agenda, including the posting or publishing of legal notices and scheduling public hearings, and video streaming of the meetings. The clerk maintains and updates the City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook and the City Roster, which are available to the public.

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