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City Clerk


Elected City Clerk

Dennis Fansler

The City Clerk is elected by the people of Paso Robles to a four-year term. The City Clerk coordinates the preparation and distribution of City Council agendas, attends Council meetings, certifies actions taken by the Council, attests to the correctness of documents executed by the Mayor and certifies such matters to various City departments and appropriate agencies.

The City Clerk also maintains all City records and documents, including official minutes, resolutions and ordinances of the Council meetings. Permanent files are kept of all City contracts and agreements. The retention and retrieval of official records, including Public Records Requests, and the maintenance of the Legislative History File ensure accessibility and continuity. Legal notices are published, posted, and mailed; bids are received and opened; contracts and agreements are processed. Information and assistance are provided to the public. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for codification, dissemination and update of the City’s Municipal Code.

The City Clerk administers oaths of office, attests and seals official documents, receives and files all petitions, appeals, claims and lawsuits against the City.

The City Clerk is the filing official for all state and local financial disclosure statements, which include Statements of Economic Interest for members of the City Council, designated employees, certain advisory body members and outside contractors, as well as campaign disclosure statements for all candidates and campaign committees.

The City Clerk coordinates city elections with the County Clerk’s Office for the purpose of electing city officials and to submit measures to the electorate. Provisions of the California Political Reform Act are administered year-round.

We do not handle traffic fines, divorce, probate, civil or criminal case records, or jury service.  Please contact the San Luis Obispo Superior Court at 805-237-3079 or visit the San Luis Obispo Superior Court Web Site.

Related Links

County Clerk Recorder’s Office

Municipal Code Online

California Secretary of State

California Secretary of State - California Roster

FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission)

CCAC (City Clerks Association of California)

IIMC (International Institute of Municipal Clerks)

Government Code

Ralph M. Brown Act [pdf:354k/14pp]

League of California Cities: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act

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