City Clerk

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Latest Updates:

Three Council seats up for election this fall
The terms for three of Half Moon Bay's five City Council seats are expiring this fall. Interested community members are encouraged to consider running for election. The required nomination documents will be available from July 16 through August 10, in-person from the Half Moon Bay City Clerk's office, located in City Hall, 501 Main Street. Please see the news release here.

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City in process of transitioning to district-based elections
Currently, all five City Council members are elected at-large. Once the transition is complete, there will be four Council districts, with the mayor elected at-large. The first district-based election in Half Moon Bay is scheduled to take place in November, 2020. The next public hearing on district-based elections is June 19, 2018. More information is available here.

The City Clerk’s Office is committed to openness in government and to serving the members of our community in a neutral and ethical manner. The Department does this by providing equal access to open and transparent government, ensuring the integrity of the participatory process, bridging internal and external communication pathways, and enhancing the public’s trust in local government.

Among other responsibilities, the City Clerk focuses on supporting the City Council, maintaining all government records of the City, and ensuring all facets of agenda preparation, public meetings, and municipal elections are conducted according to State law. The City Clerk also serves as a helpful liaison between the public and the City Council.

Some of the City Clerk’s specific duties include accurately recording the actions and proceedings of City Council meetings, administering the City’s Records Management Program, maintaining Half Moon Bay’s Municipal Code, administering regulations relating to the Fair Political Practices Commission, and providing information services to the public and City personnel through public records requests.

The Clerk coordinates City Council meetings which are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Click here to go to the agenda center for current and previous agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.