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 received 171,750 completed mail-in ballots by Monday, said spokesman Matthew Hamada. Washington Post, "Phoenix voters rejecting anti-rail initiative by wide margin," 28 Aug. 2019 Perez, the former mayor from 2001 to 2010, and McGee, a state representative, will appear on the ballot on Sept. 10 with their slates of candidates for city council, treasurer and constables, city clerk John Bazzano confirmed Friday. Rebecca Lurye, Courant Community, "Hartford Democratic primary to pit Mayor Luke Bronin against challengers Eddie Perez and Brandon McGee, Jr.," 16 Aug. 2019 Wendy McCambridge, city clerk, said the volumes include agendas, minutes, ordinances, resolutions and proclamations made by the City Council. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora library may store old City Hall records," 21 Apr. 2018 The council gave final approval to an ordinance that will ask voters to determine whether the city clerk and city treasurer should be appointed by the city manager. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How they voted, Sept. 15," 15 Sep. 2019 Starling is the daughter of Alton Starling, who retired in April after serving 22 years as Troy’s city clerk and treasurer. Carol Robinson |,, "Search in 4th day for Birmingham City Schools speech pathologist after Independence Day boat crash," 8 July 2019 Prior to joining Inver Grove Heights as its clerk, Tesser spent eight months as the city clerk/treasurer for Landfall. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "Former Inver Grove Heights clerk gets $89K from separation agreement," 7 Aug. 2019 The deadline for filing the latest campaign finance reports with the city clerk was Tuesday. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "More money piles up against Lakewood slow-growth measure as election nears," 26 June 2019 The city clerk and all polling place officials must also be provided training about cumulative voting. Anna Beahm, al, "Proposed settlement reached in Pleasant Grove voting rights lawsuit," 30 July 2019

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

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