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San Mateo City Charter.

4.09 City Clerk. Powers and Duties.

There shall be a city clerk, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the city manager. He/she shall be clerk of the council and keep an accurate record of all ordinances, resolutions and motions, shall have custody of the official seal and all official records committed to his/her care, make affidavits and administer oaths without charge in matters affecting the business of the city, conduct elections, and shall perform the duties of a city clerk as provided by the general law of the state except as inconsistent with this Charter, and such other duties required by this Charter.