City Clerk

City Clerk's Office Mission Statement  

It is the mission of the City Clerk’s Office to deliver information and services efficiently and accurately to the public and to the City Council with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism to facilitate decision making; to maintain and preserve all official records of the City; to oversee free and open city elections for voters, impartially and in full accordance with the law; to ensure residents’ trust in government by supporting the City’s legislative process and provide transparent, accurate, and timely legislative history consistent with applicable laws and through sound management practices to provide easier access to local government and fulfill our responsibility to the residents of Bellflower.

Department Description 

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for preparing, coordinating, distributing, and maintaining the agenda, agenda materials, minutes, and other legislative history of the City Council, Successor Agency to the Dissolved Bellflower Redevelopment Agency (Successor Agency), Bellflower Financing Authority (Financing Authority), and Bellflower Public Facilities Corporation (BPFC) in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code, and other applicable law; assisting with City Council, Commission, and Committee appointments in compliance with the Maddy Act, including administering oaths of office; overseeing City elections, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local statutes, including the Elections Code and Voting Rights Act; serving as the local filing officer/official under the conflict of interest and campaign provisions of the Political Reform Act; maintaining and preserving the official records of the City in compliance with state and local requirements; responding to requests for public records in accordance with the Public Records Act; ensuring the proper codification of the Bellflower Municipal Code; overseeing bid openings; notarizing official City documents; and providing general and specialized support services to the City Council, City departments, Successor Agency, Financing Authority, and BPFC.