City Clerk’s Office

The City Clerk Department maintains the city’s records management system as well as the legislative history of the city including the Municipal Code. The department also conducts municipal elections and as the official record keeper for the city, codifies ordinances, resolutions and contracts. The office maintains rosters, agendas, minutes and oaths for all employees, city boards, committees, and commissions.

City Council meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes can be viewed online or by visiting City Hall. Copies of these documents may also be obtained from the Clerk’s Office for a nominal fee. For your convenience, South Gate's Municipal Code is also available online.

Public Records Request

You may request records online, by telephone, in writing, email, or by visiting City Hall (8650 California Avenue). Whichever method you use to request records from the City Clerk's Office, be as specific as you can as to the records you are looking for and also provide a specific time frame associated with the request. The Clerk's Office has 10 days in which to determine if the records are subject to disclosure. Upon payment of fee, records are either emailed, mailed or left with City Clerk staff to be picked up. Please call 323-563-9510 for more information. Click here to submit online request.

Boards & Commissions


The City of South Gate encourages public participation in local government through its advisory bodies. These are boards, commissions, committees, and task forces that deal with a variety of issues and makes recommendations to the City Council. Applicants must be city residents and registered city voters. All applications will be kept on file for 1 year. Forms are available online (PDF) and also in the City Clerk’s Office.

Boards, Commissions & Committees

City boards, commissions and committees include:

  • Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Commission for South Gate Youth
  • Housing Authority
  • Oversight Board
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Public Access Corporation
  • South Gate Community Collaborative
  • Successor Agency