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The City Clerk's Office is committed in providing the constituents of East Palo Alto with accurate and transparent official City records and resources to help understand the functions of local government in a timely manner; is dedicated in supporting and working with the City Council and City Departments in providing outstanding support for the residents and businesses of East Palo Alto; is a partner with the State of California and the Federal Government to ensure that laws and regulations are observed; and is faithful in ensuring that local elections are fair and transparent for all candidates and voters.

The City Clerk's Office manages the City Council Meetings, Agendas, Minutes, and Broadcasting of City Council Special and Regular Meetings.

The City Council meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. There is a special time, called "Community Forum," when members of the public are allowed to speak to the Council on matters that are not part of the Agenda for two (2) minutes.  Additionally, there is time throughout the Council meeting, when the public can comment on those items mentioned on the agenda.  For any of those times, members of the public must fill out a Speaker Slip that's available at the meeting and provide it to the City Clerk.
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The residents of East Palo Alto are invited and encouraged to partake in improving the quality of life for his or herself and for future generations in East Palo Alto. 

The City of East Palo Alto has vacancies in the Public Works Transportation Commission. To be considered, fill out an application and submit it. The City Council will consider all Applications at its next regular meeting of September 4, 2018, and if selected, you will be notified.



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Senate Bill 450, the California Voter's Choice Act (VCA)

Pursuant to Senate Bill 450, the California Voter's Choice Act, authorized Fourteen Counties, including San Mateo, to conduct any election as an All Mailed Ballot/ Vote Center Election, commencing January 2018.
San Mateo County is one of five counties in the State that will be conducting the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election under this new law.

East Palo Alto residents will be able to vote:
Vote Mail Ballots - all registered voters will be mailed a ballot beginning 29 days before the election, with a postage paid envelope to return the ballot.  You may call the County to request a Ballot in a language other than English.

  • Voters with disabilities, overseas voters, military personnel and military spouses may choose to vote through the San Mateo County's Accessible Vote by Mail System that allows qualified voters access and mark their ballot in a screen-readable format on a personal computer.
  • Should a person, due to their disability, not be able to go to a Vote Center for a replacement ballot, they may request the County to deliver a Ballot to their home or have an electronic voting machine brought to their home. They may also use their personal computer to download and mark their ballot through the Accessible Vote by Mail System.
  • A registered voter may call, email or fax to receive a replacement ballot up till 1-week  prior to Election Day. 
  • A replacement ballot can be obtained at a Vote Center during the final week prior to the election.

Will operate similar to polling places, allowing Voters to cast their ballots  in person, whether on paper, at an ESlate or at a Disabled Access Unit. Voters can also cast their ballots at any Voter Center countywide, or register to vote or update their registration information.

 in East Palo Alto will open 29 days before Election thru Election Day
Location: YMCA, City Room, 550 Bell Street
2nd  VOTE CENTER:  Government Center, Community Room, 2415 University Avenue will be open 3 days before the Election Day.

BALLOT DROP-OFF BOXES: Open 28 Days Before Election
Locations: City Hall, 2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor and Outside Government Center 2415 University Avenue 

For Additional Election Resources:
Secretary of State's Office
Fair Political Practices

Municipal Election Information
San Mateo County Elections Division


EPA Municipal Code     Public Records Requests     Claim Form    

If you have any questions on any of the aforementioned, please contact Maria Buell,City Clerk, by phone at (650) 853-3127 or by email

2415 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ph: 650-853-3100
Fx: 650-853-3115

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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