Clerk of The Council


Meet Your Executives - Maria Huizar, City Clerk


Mission Statement

To facilitate the legislative policy-making process;
To accurately record and validate the proceedings of the City Council;
To provide for timely and thorough access to public records;
To conduct the City's elections as required by the City Charter and California Elections Code;
And to carry out responsibilities as mandated by the State of California.

About Us

The Clerk of the Council Office is responsible for the care of official records and documents of the city such as agendas, minutes, resolutions, ordinances, and for providing and maintaining legal and historical records and information.

The Clerk of the Council also coordinates all municipal and special elections held by the city, coordinates the annual boards, commissions, and committees recruitment process, administers the records retention and destruction policy, and receives official filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission “FPPC”, such as the Campaign Contribution Reports, Statements of Economic Interest, and other such filings.

The Clerk’s office prepares and posts the bi-monthly City Council meeting agendas. These agendas may be viewed on this website. Copies of agendas, minutes of prior meetings, videos, and other public documents are also available and may be requested via the Public Records Request process.

City Council meetings are televised live over local cable television (CATV3), and re-broadcast over local cable television. They are also streamed live over the Internet and archived for a one-year period.


City Meetings

Official city meetings are open to the public and members encouraged to participate in their government. Agendas, Minutes and staff reports from 2014 to the present are posted on this site.

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Public Records Request

The Clerk of the Council, acting as Official Custodian of Records for the City of Santa Ana, accepts the Public Records Request Form and coordinates with appropriate department(s) to make sure all requests are provided for within the legal timeframe.

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Claim Form

A claim against the City of Santa Ana must be filed with the Clerk of the Council of the City of Santa Ana within six (6) months after which the incident or event occurred.

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City Charter and Municipal Code


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Election Information

The Clerk of the Council serves as the elections official and is responsible for all candidate filings.

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Boards and Commissions

The City of Santa Ana encourages residents to become involved in your community. One way to do so is to serve in an advisory capacity on one of the City’s various boards and commissions.

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