City Clerk

City Clerk & Notary 


Shelly Kittle

The City Clerk handles a myriad of duties relating to the official business of the City Council, its commissions and various committees.  The City Clerk is responsible for:

  • Keeping minutes of City Council meetings, compiling the agenda and collecting backup information for each council meeting
  • Processing council agreements, recording official documents; coordinating bid openings; maintaining current files on all commissions and committees
  • Processing claims against the city and handling all other legal or official documents.

The City Clerk is elected by the citizens of Colusa for a four (4) year term, and serves as filing officer for the Fair Political Practices Commission as well as the City’s election officer for municipal elections, and is the custodian of the City Seal. 

The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for the federal, state and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act, and manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.

The City Clerk serves as a liaison between the public and the City Council, and provides easy access to information and serves as a guide to open participation in the decision and policy-making processes. 

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This public records request form is provided for the public's convenience and for City's administrative tracking purposes. The City of Colusa is committed to providing prompt access to public records, consistent with the requirements of the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.).


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      Planning Commission – 4 year term

      Park, Recreation & Tree Commission – 4 year term

      Heritage Preservation Commission – 4 year term



      I have read and understand the responsibilities of the Commission as set forth in the Colusa City Code and agree to work to carry out these responsibilities. I further understand that I serve at the pleasure of the Colusa City Council and can be removed from this position, with or without cause, at any time.
      I certify that I am a citizen of the United States and fulfill the residency requirements listed above, and that I wish to have my name considered for appointment to the commission indicated above.