The Clerk’s Office performs a variety of legal and administrative duties/responsibilities. The City Clerk is responsible for the preparation of the City Council meeting agendas, minutes, legal publications and for processing resolutions and ordinances. The City Clerk acts as the official custodian of records for the City and is responsible for the City’s Records Management Program. The City Clerk is responsible for election activities and assists in the recruitment of members for various boards, commissions, and committees. The City Clerk acts as filing officer for the City Conflict of Interest Code and Fair Political Practices Commission Statements of Economic Interest, as well as election campaign reports for City Council and Council candidates. The City Clerk acts as service agent for the City regarding claims, subpoenas and summons; and provides access to public records and information.
City Council Agendas/Staff Reports/Minutes
Regular meetings of the City of Carpinteria City Council are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 P.M. in the City’s Council Chambers, located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue. Meetings are broadcast live on local GATV Channel 21 and rebroadcast on the following Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. and Saturday at 5:00 P.M.
Applications are accepted throughout the year and are kept on file to assist in filing an unscheduled vacancy or for the Bi-Annual Recruitment. All terms are 2 year terms and begin January 31 (odd year) and end January 30 (even year). Appointments are made by the City Mayor at a public meeting. The following is a list of Boards/Commissions/Committees.
- Architectural Review Board
- Bluffs Management Advisory Board
- Carpinteria First Committee
- Community Development Block Grant Committee
- Downtown-T Business Advisory Board
- Environmental Review Committee
- Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee
- Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Board
- Planning Commission
- Tree Advisory Board
Please print, complete, and return your application to the City Clerk’s Office, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
The Local Appointments List shows current appointees and their terms of appointment.
The Municipal Code is a codification of all the applicable ordinances of the City of Carpinteria. The Muni Code is updated electronically in January of each year; therefore the Municipal Code in the link below may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the City. Please contact the City Clerk at (805) 658-5405, ext 403, to verify.
General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November even years. Special Municipal Elections may be scheduled as a result of City Council action. General Municipal Elections are for the election of Councilmembers and for other purposes the City Council may prescribe. Councilmembers serve four-year terms of office. The terms are staggered so that three terms expire in 2018 and two terms expire in 2020.
November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election information:
- Notice of Election Revised
- [Revised] Notice to Voters of Date after Which No Arguments for or Against a City Measure May be Submitted to the City Clerk
- Resolution calling for a General Municipal Election to elect three Councilmembers and for placing a City Council Measure on the ballot regarding whether to impose a 1.25% local transactions and use tax (“Local Sales Tax”)
- Notice of Nominees for Public Office
For additional information regarding elections or candidate campaign disclosure statements, contact the City Clerk’s Office (contact information below). The following are links to helpful election information sites.
Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) Filings
Statement of Economic Interest – Form 700
City Councilmembers are elected officials required by Government Code Section 87200 to file an annual Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700. Form 700 must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office. Form 700 is a report of all investments, sources of income, sources of gifts, and real property interests within the City’s jurisdiction. Copies of Form 700 filed by Councilmembers (Wade T. Nomura-Mayor; Al Clark-Vice Mayor; Gregg A. Carty-Councilmember; Roy Lee-Councilmember; and Fred Shaw-Councilmember) may be obtained by visiting the office of the FPPC located at 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814 or City Clerk located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
Statements of Economic Interests filed by certain state and local government agency elected officers are available in electronic format on the FPPC’s website.