The City Clerk is responsible for the care and custody of all of the official records and documents of the City, and for providing and maintaining all legal and historical information and records. This office provides support to the City Council, acts as a professional link between the citizens, the City Council and agencies of government at other levels. The City Clerk acts as the information center on functions of local government.
To process all ordinances and resolutions in a timely manner, to record the minutes of all City Council, Redevelopment Agency, Public Finance Authority and Lynwood Information Incorporated meetings accurately. To implement City Council policy efficiently and effectively, and issue, maintain and monitor all public information.
In accordance with the California Public Records Act, Government Code Section 6250, the City of Lynwood provides access to public records, except those exempt from disclosure by law.
What Is The Public Records Act?
The California Public Records Act ("PRA") affords the public the right to inspect, and be provided a copy of, most of the written information retained by State and local agencies in the course of business. The PRA regulates the public's access to records and sets out the specific statutory circumstances under which particular records need not be disclosed. The PRA states that public records are open to inspection at all times during the office hours of a local agency.
What Are "Public Records?
The PRA defines "public records" as follows: "'Public records' includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics" A local agency is not required to create a document or compile a list in response to a request under the PRA.
How to Request Public Records
Requests for public documents may be made in person in the City Clerk's Office. The duplication charge is .10 cents per page. The City has 10 calendar days to respond and will advise the requestor, in writing, as to availability of those records for inspection or photocopying.
Public Records Act Request Procedure
A requestor may submit either an oral or written PRA request to the City Clerk's Office. The City has 10 calendar days to determine if the records exist. In unusual circumstances, the City may take up to an additional 14 calendar days to make the determination.
Click HERE to download the City of Lynwood Public Records Act Request Form!
Individual members of the City Council appoint commissioners with the approval of a majority of the City Council. The council reserves the right to replace or transfer a commissioner through a majority vote of the Council.
1 Vacancy Public Safety/Traffic&Parking Commission
Current Lynwood residents may download a Commissioner Application. Completed applications are accepted in the City Clerk's Office.
*Commision and Board Member Application (PDF)
Applications for permission to operate fireworks stands in the City of Lynwood are accepted between March 1st and March 31st of each year.
Click HERE to view the 2013 City of Lynwood Fireworks Stand Application.
Please refer to Lynwood Municipal Code Section 12-2 for a complete list of fireworks rules and regulations.
The Fireworks Financial Summary Report must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by August 15th. Failure to comply may result in revocation of future fireworks stand permit eligibility.
The next Lynwood General Municipal Election will be held in November 5, 2013.
The offices open for election are as follows:
Three (3) Council Members
You can find your polling place by visiting: http://www.lavote.net
For county, state or national election information, please visit:
* California Elections Code
* Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's website
* California Secretary of State's website
Fair Political Practices Commission
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9.
The FPPC regulates:
* campaign financing and spending
* financial conflicts of interest
* lobbyist registration and reporting
* post-governmental employment
* mass mailings at public expense
* gifts and honoraria given to public officials and candidates
More information may be found on the FPPC website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/
If you need assistance, the Fair Political Practices Commission has a toll-free advice line:
This form is used to report additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards or commissions of a public agency, special district, and joint powers agency or authority.
Click HERE to view Form 806
*1st Pre-Election Committee Campaign Statement Form 460 is due on September 26, 2013.
*2nd Pre-Election Committee Campaign Statement Form 460 is due on October 24, 2013.
*Semi-Annual Committee Campaign Statement Form 460 is due on January 31, 2014.
*Statement of Economic Interest Form 700 is due on April 1, 2014.
City Clerk Contact Information
Maria Quinonez, City Clerk
(310) 603-0220 ext. 214
Alicia Duarte, Executive Assistant to the City Clerk
(310) 603-0220 ext. 214
Lourdes Garcia, Office Assistant II
(310)603-0220 ext. 214