The City of Nevada City has not adopted any Ordinance establishing the duties of City Clerk. Therefore, the duties of City Clerk are primarily those set forth in California Government Code sections 40801-40814.
Section 40801 requires the clerk to keep an accurate record of the council's proceedings in "books bearing appropriate titles and devoted exclusively to such purposes with "a comprehensive general index." The City employs a secretary to take the minutes of the council and planning commission meetings. Once minutes have been corrected and approved by the City Council, the Clerk shall ensure that such corrections have been made, attest that the minutes are an accurate record of the proceeding and place the minutes in a minute book kept specifically for this purpose. The minute book is to remain at City Hall.
The City has transferred the financial duties from the City Clerk to the Finance and Administrative Department under the management of a Finance Director appointed by the City Manager.
Nevada County acts as the tax assessor and collector for the City and the responsibility of collecting business licenses and other City assessments have been assigned to a City employee, thus the City Clerk has no responsibilities under section 40810.
While the City Clerk is the official custodian of the city seal under section 40811, the seal is to remain at City Hall.
In addition to those duties set forth in the Government Code, the City Clerk is also the elections official for the City. The City has consolidated its elections with the County, therefore, the primary duties of the City Clerk is to handle nomination papers, candidate's statements, and Fair Political Practices Commission's forms and documents. Additional election duties may arise should there be City measures on the ballot or if a special election is called.
Term Expires: June 2016