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The material in this question and answer series is for your information only. It is not legal advice and is not designed to be used in place of legal advice. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. The St. Joseph Legal Department provides this series to provide a general summary of procedures concerning violations of city ordinances in the City of St. Joseph, Missouri. It is issued to inform generally, not to advise of specific rights. As with any general information, the answers given here may not specifically apply to you.
What does the City charter say about the City Clerk?
St. Joseph operates under a Council/Manager form of government first adopted when voters approved the City Charter on August 4, 1981. Under the City Charter, the Mayor and Council members must run for re-election every four years. The City Manager and City Clerk are the two city employees directly under the supervision of the City Council. The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer and is responsible for the administrative affairs of the City. The City Clerk is responsible for keeping a record of all Council actions; authenticating by signature all ordinances and resolutions; certification of the ballot to the County Clerk for elections; and other duties established by the City Council.

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1. How do I become more involved in city government?
2. How do I get on the Council's Agenda?
3. What does the City charter say about the City Clerk?
4. How do I contact a City Council member?
5. How do I find out information about public meeting agendas?
6. When are Council meetings held?
7. Are there any rules when attending a Council meeting?
8. What kind of City (government) is St. Joseph?
9. When was the first Council meeting held?
10. What council district do I live in, and who is my district Council member?