The City Recorder serves under the general direction of the Support Services Director. The City Recorder is responsible for preparation and recording of City meetings, agendas, maintaining Ordinance and Resolution records, preparing official meeting and legal notices, supervising and implementing codification of City Ordinances into City Code and maintaining all official documents of the City. The City Recorder also serves as the City Elections Officer and Records Manager.
The City Recorder serves as the City's Election Officer by issuing measures to voters through a coordinated process with the Klamath County Clerk and by accepting applications for the positions of Mayor and City Council. The City Recorder oversees all boards and committees.
Regular City elections are held at the same time and place as biennial general state elections and in accordance with applicable state election laws. The Council may provide for special elections in accordance with such laws. Legal notices are published in conjunction with elections stating the officers to be elected, the ballot title of each measure to be voted upon, and the time and place of the election.
Candidates for City Offices
To be eligible for City elective office, a candidate must be a registered voter and must have resided in the City continuously for four years immediately preceding the election. City Council candidates must also be a resident of their Ward. The Mayor is elected by the City at large.
This volume contains the 2019 ordinance code as adopted by Ordinance No. 19-12 and the Charter of the City of Klamath Falls. The Code has been enacted as a single Ordinance, to replace all of the general Ordinances of the City enacted up to August 15, 2019, except those reserved from repeal by KFC 1.065 and the adopting Ordinance. The Code consolidates the provisions of general Ordinances that the City has enacted since the time that the 1962 Code and subsequent revisions took effect.
The preparation of the new Code has involved several steps. All the recorded Ordinances of the City which have been enacted since the revisions to the 1962 Code took effect have been reviewed and classified as either general or special. All regulatory Ordinances and all Ordinances of continuing application which relate to administrative organization and procedures were classified as general ordinances. Ordinances relating to specific actions, projects, franchises, and contracts were classified as special ordinances and are on file in the office of the City Recorder.