Kendall Rose Granucci, CMC
1232 Washington Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to City records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act (open meeting laws), and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.
As the City Elections Official
The City Clerk administers Federal, State, and Local procedures through which local government representatives are selected. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process which forms the foundation of our democratic system of government.
As the Legislative Administrator
The City Clerk plays a critical role in the decision-making process of the local legislature. As key staff for City Council meetings, the City Clerk prepares the legislative agenda, verifies legal notices have been posted or published, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The City Clerk is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions which constitute the building blocks of our representative government.
As the Records Manager
The City Clerk oversees the preservation and protection of the public record. By statute, the City Clerk is required to maintain and index the Minutes, Ordinances, and Resolutions adopted by the City Council. The City Clerk also ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public. The public record under the conservatorship of the City Clerk provides fundamental integrity to the structure of our democracy.
To request a Public Record online, please complete a public records request form. You may also email the City Clerk for assistance with your records request.
The City Clerk also:
- Receives claims, summons, appeals and suits
- Serves as Custodian of the City Seal
- Administers the Oath of Office
- Maintains the City of Calistoga Municipal Code
- Oversees the recruitment process for the City’s boards and commissions