City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes and legislative actions and ensures transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes.  The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships, and arranges for ceremonial and official functions for City Council.

The City Clerk serves as the city's Elections Official, Political Reform Filing Officer, Custodian of Records, Clerk of the City Council, and Legislative Processor.


City Clerk Responsibilities:


  • Administers municipal elections for the candidacy of Mayor and Councilmembers, and voter processes such as initiatives, referendums, and recalls;
  • Ensures Fair Political Practices Commission required campaign and conflict of interest filings are completed;
  • Prepares, processes, and manages City Council legislative documents (agendas and minutes, resolutions, ordinances, and legal notice publications) and official documents such as contracts, deeds, bonds;
  • Updates and maintains the Riverbank Municipal Code (see ordinances not yet codified (PDF));
  • Administers and manages the city-wide records management program.
  • Coordinates and manages the appointment of Boards, Commissions, and Committees;
  • Ensures the completion of ethics and prevention of sexual harassment training;
  • Custodian of the city's official seal;
  • Conducts the city's bid openings;
  • Administers the Oath of Office, and may solemnize marriages;
  • Compliance with Ralph M. Brown Act, Political Reform Act, Public Records Act, and the Maddy Act.