City Recorder

Public-recordsThe City Recorder serves under the direction of the City Manager. The City Recorder is responsible for preparation of the City Council agenda, maintaining ordinance and resolution records, prepares official meeting and legal notices and processes, supervision of codification of City ordinances into the City Code and maintains all official documents of the City. The City Recorder also serves as the City Elections and Records Manager.

General Information

The City Recorder serves as the City's election officer by issuing measures to voters, and taking applications for the position of Mayor and Council.

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 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 Elective 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 (4) years immediately preceding the election. City Council candidates must also be residents of their Ward.  The Mayor is elected from the City at large.

City Code

This volume contains the 1980 ordinance code as adopted by Ordinance No. 6288 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 May 5, 1980, 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 Recorder.

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Contact Information

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Elisa Olson, MMC      541-883-5325

Office Hours:8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Closed ALL major holidays.

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