The CITY CLERK provides general information about the City of Port Angeles to the public and provides the professional link and primary point of contact for the public and staff regarding City Council actions.
The Clerk prepares and preserves the minutes for City Council. City ordinances, resolutions and other official City records are preserved by the Clerk along with the responsibility of codification of the Port Angeles Municipal Code.
- Public Inquiries & Disclosures
- Public Relationships
- Council Agenda Management
- Records Management
- Legal Notices
- Retention & Archives
- Business Licensing
- Staff Support Services
The City Clerk responds to requests for public records, issues business licenses, and maintains and produces documents that enable the public to participate in local government while preserving and protecting City public records.
Provides general information about the City Government.
If you would like to have your businesses considered when the City is seeking outside services, equipment, materials, and supplies, please complete an application to be put on the City's Vendor list. Applications are available at City Hall or may be downloaded here.
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CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS Thinking About Filing for a Council Position? Facts You Should Know
City Council elections are held every two years. In 2013, four positions are up for election.
An elective officer of the City of Port Angeles must be a registered voter of the City and must have been a resident of the City for at least one (1) year.
ELECTIONS AND FILING PERIOD
All elections, whether special or general, are conducted by the County Auditor (RCW 29.13.040).
The “in person” filing period begins on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 4:30 p.m. the following Friday, May 17, 2013. In addition, filings will be accepted by mail if received no sooner than two weeks before the beginning of the filing period and no later than the last day of filing.
A filing fee equal to one percent of the annual salary must accompany the declaration of candidacy for any office with an annual salary of more than one thousand dollars per annum (RCW 29.15.050). State law makes provisions for candidates who lack sufficient assets or income to pay the filing fee.
PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Pursuant to Washington State law, candidates for public office and incumbent elected officials are required to file public disclosure records of their personal financial status. Within two weeks of becoming a candidate, a personal Financial Affairs Statement must be filed with the Public Disclosure Commission, listing all your income, compensation, real estate, other assets, financial holdings, and creditors. These reports are required to be filed annually by elected officials, and with the City according to PAMC 2.78.050I.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Members of the City Council are required by law to comply with certain standards of conduct involving potential conflicts of interest and the Appearance of Fairness Doctrine. Some examples of these standards are that a Councilmember may not vote on any matter where he or she would be personally benefitted; City officials may not have any personal financial interest in City employment or other City contracts; and public officials may not, directly or indirectly, give or receive any compensation, gift, or gratuity from a non-City source for any matter connected with or related to City business.
Four positions are up for election in 2013:
Council Position No. 1 - Brad Collins, Incumbent
Council Position No. 2 - Max Mania, Incumbent
Council Position No. 3 - Patrick Downie, Incumbent
Council Position No. 4 - Brooke Nelson, Incumbent
ELECTION DATES Primary Election - August 6, 2013 / General Election - November 5, 2013
Please refer to these resources for more information.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS -
CITY COUNCIL /
UTILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Port Angeles will hold a joint special meeting on Friday, June 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 321 East Fifth Street, for the purpose of attending the 2013 Electric Utility Strategic Planning Session. The full agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.
INTERESTED in WHAT HAPPENED at the LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING?
Read the summary of action taken by the City Council and/or listen to the recording of the meeting. Both available online via...... And check there for the agenda for the next meeting.
The Port Angeles City Council holds their regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall. Public Hearings are scheduled to commence at 6:30 p.m., or soon thereafter.
HISTORY OF THE CITY CLERK
Early Beginnings The Municipal Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector. The profession traces back before Biblical times. For example, the modern Hebrew translation of Town Clerk is "Mazkir Ha'ir" which literally translated, means city or town Reminder: "The early keepers of archives were often called Remembrancers:" and before writing came into use their memory served as the public record.
Colonial Development When the early colonists came to America they set up forms of local government to which they had been accustomed, and the office of clerk was one of the first to be established. When the colonists first settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, they quickly appointed a person to act as recorder. That person kept all the vital records for birth, marriages and deaths for the church, as well as various other records of appointments, deeds, meetings, and the election of officers at the annual town meeting.
Over the years, Municipal Clerks have become the hub of government, the direct link between the inhabitants of their community and their government. The Clerk is the historian of the community, for the entire recorded history of the town (city) and its people is in his or her care.
The eminent political scientist, Professor William Bennett Munro, writing in one of the first textbooks on municipal administration (1934), stated:
"No other office in municipal service has so many contracts. It serves the mayor, the city council, the city manager (when there is one), and all administrative departments without exception. All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information. Its work is not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together."
These words, written more than 50 years ago, are even more appropriate today.
CITY WEBSITE The City of Port Angeles hosts its own website. We believe this is the best way to keep the information as complete and up-to-date as possible and it also allows residents to quick, easy and secure access to online utility account information.
The goal of this website is to provide online access to utility account information, specific information about the services provided by your city government, general information about the City of Port Angeles and quick and easy ways to contact city staff for more assistance if ever necessary.
NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT? "Home Improvement - Website Style"
January 2012 -
We've done some "home improvement" type changes to the City's website. All the pages are still there - but on each one, you'll find some fresh, new "paint" resulting in a softer, more streamlined look. Dropdown menus, located in the blue buttons near the top of each page, have been expanded to get you quickly to what you are looking for. Graphics and photos are larger and brighter.
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We invite you to visit the web site regularly. The City's website is always a work-in-progress, so watch for continuous updates and new features as we strive to make each visit an informative and pleasant experience for you.