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 sought a court order that declared the proposed measure invalid in order to relieve the city clerk and Registrar of Voters of its duties to process the initiative. David Hernandez,, "Rent-control measure qualifies for ballot; National City to dismiss lawsuit," 6 July 2018 The new process still requires at least 11 pages of paperwork and signatures from neighboring businesses, the city clerk, the assistant city attorney, the director of the public works department and a notary public. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan," 13 July 2018 The city clerk’s website indicates the ordinance was referred to the city council’s committee on committees, rules and ethics. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Illinois bill to regulate workers' scheduling unreasonable," 6 June 2018 Thompson turned in a petition with 462 signatures to the city clerk on June 25, and this week officials were still working to verify the minimum number of names. Phil Diehl,, "Mansion owner taking sand squabble to ballot box," 4 July 2018 However the petitions were rejected by the city clerk on an administrative technicality. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Poway mayor, councilmen, will run in November," 27 June 2018 The ordinance would be enforced by the city clerk, and would allow for a civil fine of up to $300 for those who do not comply. Milton J. Valencia,, "City Council offers own lobbying bill, straying from Marty Walsh’s proposal," 19 June 2018 Howlett's petition reached more than 893 signatures— including the mayor's wife— but was struck down by Groves' city clerk on Wednesday for a lack of valid signatures. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "In Texas, gay councilman faces removal effort because of leaked nude photos," 8 June 2018 Murphy is scheduled to be legally sworn in by the city clerk this week, and he will be formally sworn in before the public during the May 22 meeting. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "Timothy Murphy appointed to Burbank City Council," 16 May 2018

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1656, in the meaning defined above

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

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