City Clerk

The City Clerk handles a myriad of duties relating to the official business of the City Council, its commissions and committees.  The City Clerk is responsible for keeping minutes of City Council meetings, compiling the agenda and collecting backup information for each council meeting; processing council agreements, recording official documents; coordinating bid openings; maintaining current files on all commissions and committees; processing claims against the city and handling all other legal or official documents. 


The City Clerk serves as filing officer for the Fair Political Practices Commission as well as the City’s election officer for municipal elections, and is the custodian of the City Seal.   The City Clerk is elected by the citizens of Colusa for a four (4) year term.


The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for the federal, state and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act.  The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions. 


The City Clerk serves as a liaison between the public and the City Council.  The City Clerk provides easy access to information and serves as a guide to open participation in the decision and policy-making processes. 


City Clerk & Notary 

Shelly Kittle