City Clerk

City Clerk

Linda Farnsworth

City Clerk

City Clerk's Mission

The Mission of the City Clerk’s office is to provide courteous and efficient public service; to preserve, protect, and manage the City’s vital records; to manage cemetery records; to ensure proper publications of legal notices for all meetings of the City Council per the State’s Open Meetings Act; to ensure compliance of the NM Inspection of Public Records Act for public records requests; and to provide support to the Mayor, City Council, and staff.

The City Clerk’s office has the following responsibilities:

  • coordinates all City Council meetings;
  • ensures that proper procedures are followed for publication, recording, and transcription of City Council meetings per the NM Open Meetings Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 10, Article 15;
  • administers the publication of legal notices for all City Council meetings
  • processes public records requests per NM Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2;
  • serves as the official custodian of City records and ensures proper records management based on the State Records Retention and Disposition Schedules;
  • responsible for codification of the City’s Code of Ordinances;
  • assists City officials in the development and introduction of City ordinances and resolutions;
  • orderly processing of legislation;
  • ensures proper processing of liquor license applications and applications for Special Dispenser Permits and Public Celebration Permits;
  • provides support for the City Council, City Attorney, and other City staff as needed

Services Provided by the City Clerk Include

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