FAQ Topic: City Clerk

What is the City Charter and Where do I find it?

Petaluma’s City Charter can be found here. Petaluma is a Charter City, meaning it was incorporated by a Charter that acts like a constitution for the City.  Cities that have not adopted a charter are general law cities. General law cities are bound by the state’s general law, even with respect to municipal affairs. Of California’s … Continued

How do I register for Domestic Partnership?

The City of Petaluma’s Domestic Partnership Registry allows unmarried couples to formally declare and record their self-described status as domestic partners and to obtain written certification. Review the Domestic Partnership page and registration forms below.  Domestic Partnership Form  Domestic Partnership Termination Form

How do I submit a Public Records request?

To request City Public Records, please complete the Request for Public Records Form online. Or download and print the paper Request for Public Records Form, then complete and return to the City Clerk in person or by postal mail (11 English Street, Petaluma, CA 94952) or by email to [email protected] Turnaround times and copying charges … Continued

How do I serve on a City Board, Commission, or Committee

Appointments to the City’s 15 citizen boards, commissions, and committees are made annually in June. The recruitment process begins in mid-May. Read the info sheet about serving on City Boards, Commissions, and Committees to learn more, or visit our Join a Commission, Committee, or Board page. You can also download the Board, Commission & Committee … Continued

What does the City Clerk do?

    The City Clerk is in charge of putting on elections, managing City records, and coordinating all aspects of City Council meetings (including agendas, public comment, and technical support). Many of the Clerk’s duties are prescribed by Federal, State, and local laws., either in general terms (e.g., the Clerk must have a system for … Continued

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