Office of the City Clerk
The City Clerk of the City of Morgan Hill serves as the liaison between the public and the City Council and is the local official for:
- Local legislation
- The Brown Act (open meeting laws)
- The Political Reform Act
- The Public Records Act
Before and after the City Council takes action, the City Clerk ensures that actions are in compliance with all federal, state and local statutes and regulations and that all actions are properly executed, recorded, and archived. The office of the City Clerk is a service department within the municipal government upon which the City Council, all city departments, and the general public rely for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the city.
As a Legislative Administrator, the City Clerk plays a critical role in the decision-making process of the local legislature. As the key staff for council meetings, the City Clerk prepares the legislative agenda, verifies legal notices 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, which constitute the building blocks of our representative government.
As a Records Manager, the City Clerk oversees yet another 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.
The Morgan Hill City Council meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber:
Council Chamber Building
17555 Peak Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
During COVID all City Council Meetings are held virtually and can be accessed on the agenda and minutes web page.