Chapter 2.38


2.38.010    Office established.

2.38.020    Appointment.

2.38.030    Compensation.

2.38.040    Powers and duties.

2.38.050    Acting City Clerk.

2.38.010 Office established.

There is created and established the office of City Clerk for the purposes of Government Code Section 36501. [Ord. 1409 § 3, 2019; Ord. 700 § 1, 1984].

2.38.020 Appointment.

The City Clerk shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Manager. [Ord. 1409 § 3, 2019].

2.38.030 Compensation.

The City Clerk shall receive such compensation and expense allowance as the City Manager shall determine, subject to all applicable personnel rules and regulations, which may be adopted by the City Council. [Ord. 1409 § 3, 2019; Ord. 700 § 1, 1984].

2.38.040 Powers and duties.

The City Clerk shall have the power and be required to:

A. Attend all meetings of the City Council, unless excused, and record and maintain a full and true record of all of the proceedings of the City Council in books which shall bear appropriate titles and be devoted to such purposes. Such book shall have a general index sufficiently comprehensive to enable a person readily to ascertain matters contained therein;

B. Maintain ordinance and resolution books into which shall be recorded all City ordinances and resolutions with the certificate of the City Clerk annexed to each thereof stating the same to be the original or a correct copy, giving the number of said ordinance or resolution and, as to an ordinance or resolution requiring publication, stating that the same has been published or posted in accordance with applicable law;

C. Be the custodian of the seal of the City;

D. Be the custodian of the records of the City;

E. Administer oaths or affirmations, take affidavits and depositions pertaining to the affairs and business of the City and certify copies of official records; and

F. Perform such other duties as set forth in this Lake Elsinore Municipal Code and as may be prescribed from time to time by the City Manager consistent with this chapter and applicable law. [Ord. 1409 § 3, 2019; Ord. 700 § 1, 1984. Formerly 2.38.020].

2.38.050 Acting City Clerk.

In the event of the unavailability or incapacity of the City Clerk, the City Manager may appoint an acting City Clerk who shall have the duties and powers of the City Clerk. [Ord. 1409 § 3, 2019].