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City Clerk

The City Clerk performs a wide variety of complex and highly skilled administrative and executive assistant duties in support of the City Manager, Mayor, and City Council. Responsibilities:

  • The City Clerk is the keeper of the City's records;
  • Acts as Elections Official for the City;
  • Acts as the Clerk to the Council;
  • Keeps the City's information transparent and available to the public;
  • Supervises the City's Response to Freedom of Information requests and ensures that the City responds appropriately and timely to all Public Records Act requests. Click here for the PRA Request Form.
  • Keeps the City's Corporate Seal;
  • Prepares City Council agenda packets, and minutes;
  • Holds the City's Legal/Official records;
  • Manages the City's Bidding Process and ensures compliance with bidding procedures;
  • Serves as lead staff for the City's record management system;
  • Trains line department staff and exercises quality control over the agendas, packets, and minutes of all City Boards and Commissions;
  • Ensures the City remains in compliance with FPPC requirements;
  • Holds the Official Copies of the City's Ordinances and Resolutions;
  • Maintains the City's Charter and Municipal Code; and performs a variety of tasks in support of the City Manager.

What's New

California Government Code section 6270.5 (S.B. 272 approved October 11, 2015) requires each local agency to create a catalog of its enterprise systems and have this catalog publicly available upon request and posted prominently on the local agency Web site. The catalog is required to disclose information such as the system vendor, product, purpose, and a description of the types of data collected and managed by each system.

The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official for all City of Pacific Grove regular and special elections, including processing and certifying citizen-generated petitions. Please look here for updated municipal elections and voter information.

You may also visit the Monterey County Elections Department for general local elections information. Voter registration forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, or by calling the Monterey County Registrar of Voters at 831.796.1499.

The Fair Political Practices Comm. (FPPC) will provide information about campaign financing and spending, financial conflicts of interest, lobbyist registration and reporting for public officials, candidates, committee’s and post-governmental employees. 

Please visit the California Elections and Voter Information website for more information on Ballot Measures, Voter Registration, Elections Laws, and many other elections/voter resources.

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires each agency to post a Form 806 which reports additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards or commissions of an intergovernmental public agency, special district, and joint power agency/authorities. Each agency must post a Form 806 listing all paid appointed positions including the date appointed, length of term and stipend amount received. (CA FPPC Reg. §18705.5)

For additional information on Form 806 please visit the FPPC website and read the Form 806 Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.

The Form 806 will be amended when: 1) the number of scheduled meetings has changed; 2) there is a change in the compensation paid to the members; or 3) when the City Council makes a new appointment.

City of Pacific Grove Agency Report of Public Official Appointments, Form 806


The Fair Policital Practices Commission requires each agency to post a list of Section 87505 filers that are forwarded to the FPPC.  



Questions may be directed to:

City Clerk's Office
300 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
Phone: (831) 648-3181 Fax: (831) 657-9361