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COVID-19 Notice

On November 16, Governor Newsom announced immediate actions by the State to slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions included moving Orange County back into Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and implementing a limited stay at home order for counties in Tier 1.

Due to the actions taken by Governor Newsom, the City of Aliso Viejo is closing City Hall to the public beginning Monday, November 23. City staff will continue to remain available via email and telephone during regular business hours.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience to our residents, and we thank you for your understanding during this time. The health and safety of our residents is our first priority, and the City will continue to communicate the latest information and details as they emerge. 

Click here for the latest status of local facilities and services.

Department Overview

The City Clerk’s Office supports municipal functions through the administration of legislative processes, election services, and records management.  The City Clerk serves as the City’s Elections Official, Political Reform Act Filing Officer, Custodian of Records, and Compliance Officer.

The City Clerk conducts municipal elections and administers Political Reform Act requirements related to campaign disclosure statements, conflict of interest filings, and AB1234 ethics training. The City Clerk’s Office ensures meetings, agendas, minutes, reports, public notices, resolutions, and ordinances are prepared, posted, and published pursuant to all legal statutes, including the Brown Act. The City Clerk serves as Clerk of the Council and attends, monitors, and retains complete records of all City Council proceedings. The City Clerk’s Office ensures open and transparent access to the public through records-related services including records management, retention, and Public Records Act programs. 

The City Clerk’s office is committed to quality customer service, innovation, easy access to public records, comprehensive use of resources, and records management.

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