city clerk


Definition of city clerk

: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city

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The city clerk has 30 days to certify that at least 3,300 of the signatures come from registered voters, which would meet the threshold of 10% of the city's total voters. Hugo Martin,, "Signatures submitted for ballot measure to require panic buttons for Terranea and Trump golf club workers," 2 May 2018 In a meeting with Assembly members Friday, city clerk Barbara Jones said printing, postage and rent on the Ship Creek building drove up the cost from prior elections. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Election cost doubles as Anchorage turns to vote by mail," 28 Apr. 2018 Whenever the city manager signs anything as important as a Camp Callan purchase, the city clerk must attach the city’s seal., "City takes over Camp Callan," 23 Mar. 2018 Linda Bettencourt, the former city clerk who died earlier this year, also was memorialized with a vanilla strawberry hydrangea planted at city hall. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Middletown Dedicates Trees To Influential Leaders On Arbor Day," 27 Apr. 2018 Sabaugh, a former city clerk in Warren, was elected six times as Macomb County clerk, serving 1992-2016, and also ran unsuccessfully for Michigan Secretary of State in 2006. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Ousting Macomb County clerk Spranger from plum job rests on: Did she lie?," 19 Mar. 2018 Additionally, officials that have been voted in — council members, the city clerk and city treasurer — would have their terms extended by one year and eight months to coincide with the realignment. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "Burbank voters to decide on 3 ballot measures in June," 30 May 2018 As of Monday, City Hall had gotten 143 emails about the incident, the city clerk’s office said. Susannah Bryan,, "Sunrise city manager keeps job despite bust-up over Bundt cake," 6 July 2018 The sixth member to take the oath, Talisin Burton, went into the city clerk’s office on June 20. David Hernandez,, "National City military advisory board has not met since it was created last year," 27 June 2018

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1656, in the meaning defined above

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