Serving the Public with Integrity and Professionalism
To provide service to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, administrative departments and the public in a courteous, timely and efficient manner while remaining neutral and impartial. To improve the administration of the affairs of the City Clerk's Office consistent with applicable laws and through sound management practices to provide easier access to local government and fulfill our responsibility to the residents of Newport Beach.
Role of the City Clerk
The City Clerk is the local official for elections, local legislation, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Brown Act (open meeting laws). Before and after the City Council takes action, the City Clerk ensures that actions are in compliance with all federal, state and local statutes and regulations and that all actions are properly executed, recorded and archived.
The Office of the City Clerk is a service department within the municipal government upon which the City Council, all City departments, and the general public rely for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The City Clerk serves as the liaison between the public and City Council and provides related municipal services.