Chapter 2.10


2.10.010    Purpose and authority.

2.10.020    Office of City Clerk.

2.10.010 Purpose and authority.

The purpose of this chapter is to define the responsibilities of the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Elk Grove. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 12-2007 §1, eff. 3-30-2007]

2.10.020 Office of City Clerk.

The City Council hereby defines the responsibilities of the Office of City Clerk of the City of Elk Grove as follows:

A. Appointment of City Clerk. The City Clerk shall be appointed by the City Council wholly on the basis of his or her ability and qualifications and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Council.

B. Compensation. The City Clerk shall receive such salary and benefits as set by separate agreement between the City and City Clerk, and approved by resolution.

C. Qualifications. The qualifications for the Office of the City Clerk shall be consistent with those defined in the City Clerk classification description as recorded by Human Resources.

D. Powers and Duties Generally. The City Clerk shall be responsible for the efficient administration of City Clerk duties as prescribed by law, and as otherwise provided in this chapter or by direction of the City Council. The City Clerk shall have the following additional specific duties, responsibilities and powers:

1. To attend all meetings of the City Council unless excused therefrom by the Mayor individually or the City Council.

2. To perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be delegated to the City Clerk from time to time by ordinance or resolution or other official action of the City Council.

E. Relations with Council. The City Council and its members shall address the administration of duties of the Office of the City Clerk only through the City Clerk except for the purpose of inquiry and neither the City Council nor any member thereof shall give orders to any subordinates of the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall take orders and instructions from the City Council, only when the City Council is sitting in a duly convened meeting of the City Council. No individual Council Member shall give any orders or instructions to the City Clerk or any subordinate of the City Clerk, with the exception of direction from the Mayor regarding items to appear on agendas for meetings of the City Council.

F. Departmental Cooperation. It shall be the duty of the City Attorney, the City Manager and his or her subordinates to assist the City Clerk in development of City Council agendas and otherwise supporting the administration of the affairs of the Office of the City Clerk.

G. Performance Evaluation. Performance evaluations of the City Clerk shall be conducted by the City Council on an annual basis or with greater frequency at the pleasure of the Council.

H. Removal. The City Clerk shall at all times serve at the pleasure of the City Council and may be removed from office with or without cause, at any time, except that the City Clerk shall not be removed from office, nor shall notice of removal be determined, during or within a period of ninety (90) days next succeeding any municipal election held in the City at which a member of the City Council is elected. The purpose of this provision is to allow any newly elected member to the City Council or a reorganized City Council to observe the actions and ability of the City Clerk in the performance of the Office of City Clerk.

I. Agreements with Council Not Abridged. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as a limitation on the power or authority of the City Council to enter into any agreement with the City Clerk delineating additional terms and conditions of employment. The terms and conditions of any employment agreement may be inconsistent with, and supersede, this chapter only if expressly provided for in the agreement. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 12-2007 §2, eff. 3-30-2007]