The City Clerk is an appointed officer of the Town and promotes open government. The City Clerk coordinates the preparation and distribution of all Town Council agendas, ensures that all meetings are conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, and records all actions of the Town Council. The City Clerk maintains the official records of the Town and oversees the Town’s Records Management Program. The City Clerk conducts the Town’s municipal elections, coordinates all appointments by the Town Council to the Town’s advisory bodies, and serves as the filing officer for campaign disclosure statements and Statements of Economic Interest for members of the Town Council, advisory body members, and designated Town employees. Requests for documents made under the California Public Records Act are processed by the City Clerk.
The following information can be obtained through the Danville City Clerk’s Office: Meeting Agendas and Summary of ActionsCommission and Committee Information
A municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for two seats on the Danville Town Council. The nomination period begins on July 14 and ends on August 8, 2014. The nomination period will be extended to August 13 if an incumbent fails to file by the August 8 deadline. During this period, candidates interested in participating in the election can make an appointment with the City Clerk to obtain nomination papers and other documents that are required to be filed for Danville Town Council candidacy. The papers must be completed and filed with the City Clerk before the end of the nomination period. (Election-specific documents are not available to candidates prior to July 14)
The California Secretary of State and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) are resources for candidates and the authority on most campaign activities.
FPPC Campaign Disclosure Forms:
Secretary of State Elections Division:
The Town of Danville Municipal Code contains all Ordinances for the Town.
An electronic version of the Town of Danville Municipal Code is provided here
(this online service is not available for Macintosh users.)
Note: This code is current through Ordinance No. 2013-02, adopted 7-2-2013.
At least 21 days before an election each registered voter will receive a sample ballot and notice of polling place location. A person can view their polling place and sample ballot online through the Contra Costa County Elections Division.
For additional election information, the Town recommends the following:
The California Public Records Act provides the public with important rights to obtain access to records held by public agencies in the State. Public records are open to inspection during Town office hours and every person has a right to inspect public records, except as provided for by law. You have the right to a copy of any identifiable public record.
The Town of Danville encourages public records requests to be submitted in writing in order to assist staff in responding efficiently to your request.
There may be occasions when it is impractical to provide an immediate copy for review or duplication; therefore, you will be notified of the time delay within ten days. If, for some reason your public records request cannot be granted, you will be notified within ten days of the receipt of the request, pursuant to Government Code §6256.
Public Records Request Form
A person, 18 years of age or older and not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, may register to vote at anytime; however, registration for a specific election closes 15 days prior to that election. Registration is permanent and a new affidavit of registration need only be executed if you have changed your name, address or wish to change your political party affiliation. Voter registration forms can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, the Contra Costa County Election Division, online through the California Secretary of State or by calling the City Clerk’s Office to have a form mailed to you.
City ClerkTown of Danville510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
T (925) 314-3401F (925) 838-0548
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact the offices of Contra Costa County for information on the following:
Birth or Death certificates
Fictitious Business Names
Recorder’s Office / vital records
Polling Place Locations