Deputy City Clerk Lisette Chel announced this week that she will run for city clerk.
"I have served as deputy city clerk since 2008, under the guidance of Martha Anderson," Chel said. "I believe my experience will benefit the community, and I am excited to announce my candidacy."
As an elected official, the city clerk is independent and responsible only to the people of Laguna Beach, not to the council or the city administration. Her current post is appointed.
"The city clerk's job is varied and needs an experienced hand at the helm to meet regulatory requirements established by law," Chel said. "Public documents and city records are entrusted to us. We oversee and preserve the integrity of elections, which requires familiarity with the election laws."
The city clerk's office also provides administrative and support services to the City Council and staff in other departments. The city clerk attends all council meetings and records the proceedings.