City Clerk’s Office

The City Clerk Department maintains the city’s records management system as well as the legislative history of the city including the Municipal Code. The department also conducts municipal elections and as the official record keeper for the city, codifies ordinances, resolutions and contracts. The office maintains rosters, agendas, minutes and oaths for all employees, city boards, committees, and commissions.

City Council meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes can be viewed online or by visiting City Hall. Copies of these documents may also be obtained from the Clerk’s Office for a nominal fee. For your convenience, South Gate's Municipal Code is also available online.

Public Records Request

You may request records online, by telephone, in writing, email, or by visiting City Hall (8650 California Avenue). Whichever method you use to request records from the City Clerk's Office, be as specific as you can as to the records you are looking for and also provide a specific time frame associated with the request. The Clerk's Office has 10 days in which to determine if the records are subject to disclosure. Upon payment of fee, records are either emailed, mailed or left with City Clerk staff to be picked up. Please call 323-563-9510 for more information. Click here to submit online request.

Boards & Commissions

Special Notices

Planning-Commission-Vacancy-Notice.pdf(PDF, 77KB)

Appointments

The City of South Gate encourages public participation in local government through its advisory bodies. These are boards, commissions, committees, and task forces that deal with a variety of issues and makes recommendations to the City Council. Applicants must be city residents and registered city voters. All applications will be kept on file for 1 year. Forms are available online(PDF, 257KB) and also in the City Clerk’s Office.

Boards, Commissions & Committees - APPOINTMENTS LIST

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF SOUTH GATE
BOARDS, COMMISSION, AND COMMITTEES
APPOINTMENTS LIST

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54972, a Local Appointments List shall be prepared including regular and ongoing Commissions whose members serve at the pleasure of the South Gate City Council. Following is an open list of local appointive offices containing the incumbent appointees; dates of appointment; dates terms expire and the terms which will expire during the next calendar year.

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Planning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to investigate and make recommendations on matters pertaining to a subdivision, zoning, parks and boulevards, beautification of the city and in general such other subjects that have to do with the orderly and consistent physical development of the city. Removal requires 4/5th vote of the City Council.

Regular meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 8650 California Avenue.

COMMISSIONER APPOINTED/ APPOINTED TERM EXPIRES BY

Jenny Perez 05-12-20/ 03-31-24 Avalos
Diego Sepulveda 05-12-20/03-31-22 Diaz
Jose Delgado 01-10-17/03-31-24 Davila
Fabiola Inzunza 11-26-19/03-31-22 Rios
Jose De La Paz 05-12-20/03-31-24 Hurtado

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

The Parks and Recreation Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council with the primary purpose of gathering information, weighing public opinion, and examining issues to provide input on the leisure, recreational, social and cultural needs of the community. Projects include park improvements, field use, and community programs. Removal requires 4/5th vote of the City Council.

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 8650 California Avenue.

COMMISSIONER APPOINTED/ APPOINTED TERM EXPIRES BY

Adolfo Varas 11-10-20/03-31-24 Avalos
John Robert Montalvo 04-09-19/03-31-22 Diaz
Jennifer Cypert 02-10-03/03-31-24 Davila
Joshua Barron 04-25-17/03-31-22 Rios
Alan D. Flores, II 05-12-20/03-31-24 Hurtado

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

The Civil Service Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council and Personnel Officer with the primary purpose of hearing the appeals submitted by any classified employee relative to a disciplinary action, change of classification, dismissal, suspension, demotion or alleged violation. Removal requires 4/5th vote of the City Council.

Regular meetings are held as required in the Council Chambers, 8650 California Avenue.

COMMISSIONER APPOINTED/ APPOINTED TERM EXPIRES BY

Brigida Salinas 10-27-20/03-31-24 Avalos
Irene Jensen 04-25-17/03-31-22 Diaz
William John Currie 01-27-15/03-31-24 Davila
Juan Carlos Mendez 04-25-17/03-31-22 Rios
Robbie Hicklin 04-28-15/03-31-24 Hurtado

CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Citizens Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the City Council with the primary purpose is to provide the city council with recommendation of how best to distribute community development block grant (CDBG) funds to various non-profit organizations operating and/or providing services to resident of the City and to CDBG funded City programs. Each Council Member appoints four members to the Commission. Removal requires 4/5th vote of the City Council.

Regular meetings are held as needed in the Council Chambers, 8650 California Avenue.

COMMISSIONER APPOINTED/ APPOINTED TERM EXPIRES BY

Vacant 03-31-24 Avalos
Denisse Martinez 05-12-20/03-31-24
Lizette Ruiz 05-12-20/03-31-24
Janet Cazares 05-12-20/03-31-24
Darlene Lopez 05-12-20/03-31-22 Diaz
Jacquelyn Saucedo 05-12-20/03-31-22
Briggitte Garza 08-11-20/03-31-22
Christina Montalvo 08-11-20/03-31-22
Marie Castillo 02-18-03/03-31-24 Davila
Virginia Johnson 02-22-05/03-31-24
Cyndi Esquivel 04-12-11/03-31-24
Anthony Zepeda 05-27-14/03-31-24
Angelica Martinez 04-25-17/03-31-22 Rios
Susan F. Janer 05-09-17/03-31-22
Juliano A. Jarquin 05-09-17/03-31-22
Benigno Nunez 05-09-17/03-31-22
Candice Esquivel 05-12-20/03-31-24 Hurtado
Jovanna Laborin 09-25-18/03-31-24
Norma Mendoza 05-12-20/03-31-24
Jimmy Torres 07-14-15/03-31-24

TWEEDY MILE ADVISORY BOARD

The Tweedy Mile Advisory Board serves as an advisory body to the City Council with the primary purpose is to make recommendations to the City Council on the expenditure of revenues derived from the levy assessments on proposed improvements and activities and on the method and basis of levying assessments. Members are appointed on staggering terms (1, 2, 3 years respectively).

Regular meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month, at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 8650 California Avenue.

COMMISSIONER TERM APPOINTED/ APPOINTED TERM EXPIRES BY

Maribel Chaidez 3 yrs 09-11-18/01-31-22 Avalos
Joshua Barron 3 yrs 10-09-18/01-31-22 Rios for Diaz
Minerva Rodriguez 2 yrs 09-11-18/01-31-21 Davila
Victor Zamudio 1 yr 05-26-20/01-31-21 Rios
Sylvia Masushige 2 yrs 05-12-20/01-31-23 Hurtado

Carmen Avalos, City Clerk
Update Posted on:
12/2/2020

 


FAQs

When are City Council meetings held?

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located in City Hall, 8650 California Avenue, South Gate. Agendas are available online and at the City Clerk’s Office. Most Recent City Council Agenda

How can I find out what is on the agenda for a particular City Council meeting?

Agendas are posted in accordance with and in compliance with Brown Act requirements. Agendas for regularly scheduled city council meetings are posted at least 72 hours before the meeting. The City Council agenda is posted at the two posting boards outside City Hall and at both the Weaver Library and the Hollydale Library. The complete agenda packet is posted online the Thursday prior to the upcoming City Council meeting and in the City Clerk’s Office. Most Recent City Council Agenda

If I go to a City Council meeting how do I address the council?

At every Regular City Council meeting there is "Comments from the Audience." During this time, members of the public and staff may address the City Council regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Comments from the audience will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker unless authorized by the Mayor. There will be no debate or action on items not listed on the agenda unless authorized by law. Please call 323-563-9510 for more information.

How do I get a copy of the City Council meeting minutes?

Minutes are posted online or can be requested at the City Clerk’s Office as soon as they are approved by the City Council at a regularly scheduled Council Meeting. All Agendas and Minutes

How do I submit a Public Records Request?

You may request records online, by telephone, in writing, email, or by visiting City Hall (8650 California Avenue). Whichever method you use to request records from the City Clerk's Office, be as specific as you can as to the records you are looking for and also provide a specific time frame associated with the request. The Clerk's Office has 10 days in which to determine if the records are subject to disclosure. Upon payment of fee, records are either emailed, mailed or left with City Clerk staff to be picked up. Please call 323-563-9510 for more information.

Click here to submit online request.

Is there a fee for city records?

Copies (emailed or paper) for city records is $0.25 per page. However, for documents related to Campaign Disclosures under the Political Reform Act, the charge is $0.10 per page. Audio copies of City meetings are available for $5 per CD. Please call 323-563-9510 for more information.

Who accepts claims against the City of South Gate?

Claims against the City are accepted by the City Clerk’s Office. Please note that the City Clerk’s Office does not process claims against the City, this Office simply accepts the forms and submits them to the Administrative Services Department. A $29.00 filing fee is required for the filing of all liability claims. Claimants must submit the filing fee with the claim form.

City of South Gate Liability Claim Form(PDF, 433KB)

Where can I find a current salary chart for City Council Members, Elected Officials and employee’s of the City of South Gate?

This information is available as a Public Records Request through the City Clerk’s Office, and is available as part of the City’s Budget. Please call 323-563-9510 for more information.

Where can I find a list of phone numbers for different departments in city?

A city department phone list can be found in the City Clerk’s Office, and is available on the website. Staff Directory

How can I apply to be on a City Commission?

The City of South Gate encourages public participation in local government through its advisory bodies. These are boards, commissions, committees, and task forces that deal with a variety of issues and make recommendations to the City Council. Applicants must be city residents, and registered city voters. All applications will be kept on file for 1 year. Forms are available online and also in the City Clerk’s Office. Commissioner Application(PDF, 257KB)

Where do I get a dog license?

Dog licenses are available through the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA):

9777 Seaaca Street
Downey, CA 90242
Call 562-803-3301 for more information.

What are the addresses and phone numbers of the libraries in South Gate?

Leland R. Weaver Library
4035 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280
Phone: 323-567-8853

Hollydale Library
12000 Garfield Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Phone: 562-602-8016

What are the days and hours of operation for the City Museum?

The museum is open Wednesday’s from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Are birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, and other vital records available through the City Clerk’s Office?

These records are provided by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder located at:
12400 E. Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650

Please call 562-462-2137 for more information.


Staff Directory

Staff Name Title Email Phone
Avalos, Carmen City Clerk Email 323-563-9510