The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to municipal records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk also provides support to the City Council, including compilation and distribution of Council Agenda Packets and Minutes, public records requests, administration, and records management. In the City of Atascadero, the City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager.
The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, The Ralph M. Brown Act, the Public Records Act and is the acting Filing Officer for the State Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The City Clerk also manages the Maddy Act Local Appointments Listing, maintains a complete and accurate record of City Council proceedings and official City files, and is responsible for maintaining the City’s Municipal Code Book and fulfilling legal requirements established by the Municipal Code and State law.
All Liability Claim Forms and service of other legal documents filed against the City are received by the City Clerk.
Where should a civil subpoena be served?
All subpoena duces tecum and deposition subpoenas for Police Records or Police Officer appearances for civil cases should be served to the Atascadero City Clerk’s Office as follows:
City of Atascadero
Attn: City Clerk
6500 Palma Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93422
The subpoena should be accompanied by a check for associated fees ($15.00 for production of records and $275 per day for each officer appearance.). Additional fees as provided for in Evidence Code § 1563 may also be due before any item(s) are provided in response to a subpoena.