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File #: 18-487    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/13/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Action on Adoption of Ordinance No. 1983 Assigning Professional Responsibilities from the Elected City Clerk to the Assistant City Clerk and Setting the Salary of the Elected City Clerk Commensurate with the Stipend and Benefits of Council Members
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 1983, 2. Adoption Ordinance No. 1983
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on Adoption of Ordinance No. 1983 Assigning Professional Responsibilities from the Elected City Clerk to the Assistant City Clerk and Setting the Salary of the Elected City Clerk Commensurate with the Stipend and Benefits of Council Members

Report
BACKGROUND
Proposed Ordinance No. 1983 was passed for the purpose of publication on July 5, 2018. Pursuant to City Charter Sections 808 and 812, proposed Ordinance No. 1983 was published on July 11, 2018, and copies were posted in at least three public places.

DISCUSSION
Professional skills have evolved since the drafting of the City Charter duties and, as such, the City Clerk skills and technical requirements have also changed. After several hearings, the Council determined that the skill set and expertise needed to achieve and fulfill the day-to-day professional administrative functions of the City Clerk's Office are suited for a position where qualifications, experience and training are taken into account in order to perform the varying and complex democratic processes and legislative actions in compliance with federal, state, and local statutes that govern the City Clerk's Office.

Assigning the day-to-day professional administrative functions to the Assistant City Clerk will align the democratic processes and legislative actions that govern the City Clerk's Office to a City employee that possesses substantive knowledge of professional standards and method and this position would be required to obtain proper Municipal City Clerk certification. To retain the independence of the elected City Clerk, and with the expectation of effectively running impartial elections, the elected City Clerk will be primarily responsible for overseeing and administering all aspects of municipal elections for the City of Santa Clara.

As directed by the Council at the meeting of June 26, 2018, if adopted by Council, the proposed Ordinance would set the following:

Elected City Clerk Compensation
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