Office of the City Clerk
Council Services and Records Manager
The Council Services and Records Manager of the City of Morgan Hill serves as the liaison between the public and the City Council and is the local official for:
- Local legislation
- The Brown Act (open meeting laws)
- The Political Reform Act
- The Public Records Act
Before and after the City Council takes action, the Council Services and Records Manager 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.
As a Legislative Administrator, the Council Services and Records Manager plays a critical role in the decision-making process of the local legislature. As the key staff for council meetings, the Council Services and Records Manager prepares the legislative agenda, verifies legal notices have been posted or published, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The Council Services and Records Manager is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions, which constitute the building blocks of our representative government.
As a Records Manager, the Council Services and Records Manager oversees yet another legislative process - the preservation and protection of the public record. By statute, the Council Services and Records Manager is required to maintain and index the minutes, ordinances, and resolutions adopted by the legislative body. The Council Services and Records Manager also ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public. The public record under the conservatorship of the Council Services and Records Manager provides fundamental integrity to the structure of our democracy.
The Morgan Hill City Council meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber:
Council Chamber Building
17555 Peak Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037