The City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager. The Clerk is responsible for facilitating the conduct of business by the City Council, and fulfilling legal requirements as set forth in the Municipal Code and State law and is committed to helping generate "open and fair government". The Clerk is responsible for the preparation of City Council Agendas and Minutes and maintains a true record of all proceedings of the City Council. As the Elections Official, the City Clerk conducts City elections and administers campaign and financial disclosure laws.
Additional duties include:
The administration of oaths and affirmations
Preparation and publication of legal notices
Receiving petitions and accepts subpoenas
Maintaining the Los Altos Hills Municipal Code
Maintaining custody of the City Seal
Volunteers are an integral part of the Town’s community resources. The City Clerk coordinates appointments to the Town’s Commissions and citizen advisory boards and provides support to the volunteer committees for their projects and events.
City Clerk Deborah Padovan also serves as the Town’s Public Information Officer.