The City Clerk is the local official that serves as a neutral liaison between residents and government, and administers democratic processes to ensure transparency to the public. 

Purpose: To serve the public, City Council and staff with the highest degree of professionalism to meet the needs of the community. We value teamwork, honesty, and integrity.

Mission: To provide the best service by continually striving for increased efficiency and transparency.

Duties: The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act.  The City Clerk's Office:

  • Prepares and disseminates meeting Agendas and Minutes;
  • Maintains Citywide records, provides access to City records and maintains the Municipal Code;
  • Administers fair and impartial Elections for City Council Candidates and measures, and conducts voter registration;
  • Processes all Resolutions, Ordinances, Contracts, Deeds and Official Documents;
  • Serves as compliance officer for Campaign Finance Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Statements, as well as AB 1234 Ethics and AB 1661 Harassment training compliance;
  • Administers the Local Commissions program;
  • Posts legal notices, conducts bid openings and logs claims; and
  • Processes Passport Applications

Staff

Vanessa Quiroz, City Clerk Secretary

(562) 806-7704 • vquiroz@bellgardens.org

Sonia Gomez, Account Clerk

(562) 806-7200 • sgomez@bellgardens.org