The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to safeguard all official records of the City, conduct municipal elections, oversee legislative administration, and to provide reliable, accurate and timely information to the City Council, staff, residents, and the public.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
The City Clerk attends all legislative meetings and prepares and posts the agendas and minutes for the following legislative bodies:
• Garden Grove City Council
• The City of Garden Grove as Successor Agency to the Garden Grove Agency for Community Development
• The Oversight Board to the City of Garden Grove as Successor Agency to the Garden Grove Agency for Community Development
• The Garden Grove Sanitary District Board
• The Garden Grove Housing Authority
• The Garden Grove Public Finance Authority Board
• The Garden Grove Industrial Development Authority Board
Access meeting agendas and minutes.
The City Clerk is the Elections Official responsible for conducting all of the City's elections.
Campaign Finance and Conflict of Interest Filing
The City Clerk serves as the Filing Officer for election Campaign Finance reports and Statements of Economic Interests for elected and certain appointed officials, as well as designated employees. City Council Members, the City Manager, City Attorney and City Treasurer are officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file Statements of Economic Interest with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the Statements of Economic Interest filed by these officers may be obtained by visiting the City Clerk's Office or the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The physical address of the Garden Grove City Clerk's Office is 11222 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove, CA 92840. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814. Electronic copies of the Statements may also be available on the FPPC’s Internet Web site. Please feel free to contact the FPPC by visiting their website, www.fppc.ca.gov, or calling 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772).
The City Clerk is the City’s Official Custodian of Records with the duty to preserve, maintain, and protect all documents certifying legislative actions. These records go back to the date of the City’s incorporation on June 18, 1956.
The City of Garden Grove encourages public participation in the governing process and provides reasonable access to all public records except those documents that are exempt from disclosure by express provisions of law or considered confidential or privileged under the law. The City, in accordance with Government Code Section 6253, has ten (10) days to respond to most requests for public documents by indicating whether or not the documents exist and will be made available. Actual production of the documents may take somewhat longer depending upon their ease of availability and staff workload. All document duplication fees are due and payable in full and are based on the City’s current fee resolution. You may submit a request and track it online.
The City Clerk’s Office administers the City's Municipal Code, and is responsible for ensuring that ordinances adopted by the City Council that amend the Code are published. The Municipal Code is available online and is also available in book copy in the City Clerk's Office.
Serving as a Commissioner
The City Clerk’s Office accepts applications on an ongoing basis from Garden Grove residents registered to vote in Garden Grove interested in serving as a volunteer Commissioner. Learn more about Commissions.
Filing a Claim
The City Clerk’s Office processes all claims filed against the City of Garden Grove. A claim must be filed within six months from the date of incident. Please call our Office to obtain the form or for your convenience you can read about the claim process and download the form.
Fees for all services are listed in the User Fees for Various City Services (pdf).