The City Clerk is the City official that serves as a neutral liaison between citizens and government by ensuring transparent processes in concert with departmental values.
The City Clerk Division is responsible for:
- Recording all policy and administrative decisions of the City Council
- Preparing written agendas for regular and special meetings of the City Council
- Preparing and maintaining the official minutes of the proceedings
The City Charter and the Big Bear Lake Municipal Code are also maintained by the City Clerk Division.
The City Clerk conducts and coordinates all municipal elections called by the City Council, and performs election activities as mandated by the City Charter, California Elections Code, and Voting Rights Act. The City Clerk is the filing officer for financial reporting by City officials and candidates and instructs and assists elected and appointed officials and designated personnel in complying with provisions of the Political Reform Act.
The City Clerk's Office coordinates the City Council's Board and Commission appointments. If you're interested in serving on the Planning Commission or the Department of Water & Power Board, please contact the City Clerk's Office for additional information. The City's Local Appointment List details expiring appointed terms for the coming year in accordance with Government Code Section 54972 (Maddy Act).
City Staff assists citizens and staff in researching City-related matters. You may contact the City Clerk’s office at (909) 866-5831 to make a request for public documents or you can fill out a Records Request Form and submit it to