Role of City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk's Office provides a secretariat for City Council and its Committees. This function includes agenda preparation, the recording of official minutes, the administration and certification of City bylaws, and the execution of all legal documents on behalf of the City. In addition, the City Clerk's Office is responsible for the administration of civic and school district elections and for the conducting of public referenda.
The City Clerk's Office manages and preserves all Council, Committee, and corporate records through a records management and archives program. In addition to its corporate role, the archives also manages and preserves records from the community at large. Together, these programs document and make available the recorded history of Richmond.
The City Clerk's Office is the initial contact for members of the community wishing to access the city administration and government on a wide variety of issues. The City Clerk's Office also processes requests for the release of information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.