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The City Clerk’s Office consists of two full-time employees: City Clerk Kristie Ramos and an Administrative Analyst Olivia Pompa.
The City Clerk’s Office strives to offer a courteous, service-oriented team of professionals who serve other City departments as well as the community.
Some of the responsibilities of the City Clerk’s Office include:
- Recording all City Council meetings and preparing corresponding minutes;
- Coordinating the filing and tracking of all ordinances, resolutions, agreements, contracts and recorded City documents pursuant to California State law;
- Providing City records to the public pursuant to the Public Records Act;
- Acting as the election official for all municipal elections and managing the filing of candidate documentation as required by State law;
- Coordinating appointment and ethics training of all City commissioners.
Success and quality of life in Rancho Mirage is founded on the strong partnership between City officials and community members. As employees of Rancho Mirage, our mission is to provide high quality municipal services. To accomplish this mission, we hold as core values our personal and professional commitment to ourselves, our colleagues and the community we serve.
The City Clerk, acting as the Election official in charge of conducting City elections, prepares official meeting agendas and official minutes of City Council meetings, performs various legislative functions such as maintaining the official records of proceedings, files and records documents, is responsible for processing ordinances, resolutions, contracts, fidelity bonds, deeds and other documents, as required by state law and local statutes, processes City Council agreements, publishes legal advertising, coordinates bid openings, and processes claims against the City.
The City Clerk administers Oaths of Office, attests and seals official documents, processes City proclamations, receives and files petitions, appeals, claims and lawsuits against the City. The City Clerk also serves as Secretary to the Redevelopment Successor Agency, Library Board, Community Services District, Housing Authority and Joint Powers Financing Authority Boards. The City Clerk oversees the Records Management Division and is the custodian of all City records including ordinances, resolutions, minutes, agreements, election-related documents and many others. The City Clerk’s Office strives for timely accumulation, secure preservation and easy access of all City records.
The City Clerk’s Office ensures public access to City Council meetings, coordinates the preparation and distribution of official City Council agendas, legislative documents, and City Council minutes.
As the City’s Election Official, it is the duty of the City Clerk to conduct legal, impartial and open municipal elections in accordance with the California Government and Elections Codes, the Rancho Mirage Municipal Code and the Political Reform Act. The City Clerk is the filing officer for Campaign Disclosure Statements, Statements of Economic Interest and other reports required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
The City Clerk’s Office updates the Rancho Mirage Municipal Code with recently adopted laws of the City, keeps the Code current with monthly updates and makes it available to the public via the City’s Web site.
The City Clerk’s Office coordinates the recruitment process for all City Council appointed Boards and Commissions, produces a directory of contact information, conducts Commissioner Orientation and ensures commissions are compliant with open meeting laws, the Political Reform Act, the City’s Conflict of Interest Code and State Ethics Laws.
The City Clerk is the custodian of all City records including ordinances, resolutions, minutes, agreements, election-related documents and many others. The City Clerk’s Office strives for timely accumulation, secure preservation and easy access of all City records.