Welcome To The Office Of The City Clerk
I would like to welcome you to the City Clerk’s web page. As City Clerk I am committed to providing quality public service and connecting the public with the legislative process. This office strives to ensure that the City’s legislative processes are open and public by providing a link between citizens and government with processes aimed toward transparency.
The City Clerk’s office is here to assist with public records requests, elections administration, claims and processing board and commission applications for appointment. The clerk’s office is responsible for updating and maintaining city ordinances and codes; providing access to legislative meeting information as well as receives statements of economic interest (FPPC Form 700) campaign and other financial disclosure related filings.
If you have any suggestions on how we can better assist you; or if you have questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact me as I would be happy to hear from you!
Ricca Charlon, Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC)
City Clerk, City of Ridgecrest
The City Clerk administers democratic processes such as elections, access to City records and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public, and acts as a compliance officer for Federal, State and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk’s Office manages the preparation of the legislative agenda, publication/posting of legal notices, as well as preparation of meeting minutes. The City Clerk is responsible for the preservation and protection of the public records and maintains the minutes, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the legislative body and ensures that other municipal records (contracts, recorded documents, claims, etc.) are readily accessible to the public. As the election official, the City Clerk administers Federal, State and local procedures and legal requirements to ensure a fair and impartial election, prepares the election handbook and assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. The City Clerk administers oaths or affirmations of office, receives and certifies affidavits and depositions pertaining to city affairs and serves as a Notary Public.
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For more information about City records, contact the City Clerk’s office at (760) 499-5002.
If you would like to request a copies of a public documents, the City offers four ways for you to do so at your convenience:
- PHONE - Please call (760) 499-5002
- FAX - (760) 499-1500.
- ONLINE - Submit your request online
- IN PERSON - Drop by City Hall during normal office hours: Mon – Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.