Maintain accurate and comprehensive records for the City departments and facilitate the retrieval of public information in compliance with federal, state, and municipal laws.

Core Services

▪Maintain official City records
▪ Elections
▪ Homeownership Program
▪ Public Records Management
▪Compton Municipal Code
As an elections official, the City Clerk administers federal, state and local procedures relevant to selection of local government officials. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the elections process that forms the foundation of our democratic system of government.

As custodian of official records, the City Clerk maintains all official City documents, archives and legislative history. Additionally, the City Clerk conducts and certifies all municipal elections; administers oaths and affirmations; and manages legal requirements for public notice and for the filing of referenda, initiatives, recall petitions, annual Statements of Economic Interest, and Campaign Disclosure Statements.

The City Clerk verifies legal notices that have been posted or published, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The City Clerk is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions that constitute the building blocks of our representative government.

As a records manager, the City Clerk also oversees the legislative process--the preservation and protection of the public record. By statute, the City Clerk is required to maintain and index the minutes, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the legislative body. The City Clerk also ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public. The public record, under the conservatorship, of the City Clerk, provides fundamental integrity to the structure of our democracy.