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Welcome to the Office of the City Clerk

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Clerk Department is to be a steward and protector of democratic processes, such as elections, access to official records, and to comply with federal, state and local statutes.  The department supports the City Council in its goals of innovation, transparency and fairness while promoting community participation and awareness.

The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The City Clerk is responsible for facilitating the business proceedings of the City Council, and fulfilling legal requirements as set forth in the City Charter, City Codes and State law. The Office of the City Clerk conducts all City elections and administers campaign and financial disclosure laws.

Silvia Vonderlinden, City Clerk
City of Redwood City
1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 780-7220
(650) 556-9261 (fax)

Election 2015 Information

Notice of Nominees for Public Office 2015

November 2015 Vote-By-Mail Election Info

Candidate Statements 2015

Candidates for Office Log

Election Calendar

Notice of Election

Election Prior

Candidate Statement of Intention (Form 501)

87200 Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 Filers (2014 requirement)

City Council Members, are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. Other positions such as City Manager, City Attorney, City Treasurer, and other public officials, who manage public investments, also file such statements with the City Clerk, and the public may view or obtain copies of such records. List of 87200 filers by position and name.

The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's Office is 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063.

The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at


For use of the Council Chambers please contact the City Clerk at 650-780-7220 or
(Restrictions and cost may apply)

Transparency in Local Government

Each Council Member is required to comply with regulations and mandates set by the Fair Political Practices Commission, and administered by the Elections Official (City Clerk), to enable public knowledge and transparency of a Council Member’s actions. Some examples are:

  • Filing of a Statement of Economic Interests – Form 700.
  • Attending a two-hour Ethics Training class every two years.
  • Reporting out Council Member-attended events paid for by the City of Redwood City.
  • Filing of appropriate forms relating to Council Member Campaign Committees.
  • Recusing oneself and leaving the Council dais, when an agenda item presents a potential Conflict of Interest.
  • Reporting stipends received from serving in their Council Member capacity on non-city seats and appointments so this information can be documented and posted online.

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