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NOTE - City Hall is open to the public, with restrictions. However, we still strongly encourage making an appointment so we can guarantee the best customer service possible. Drop in customers will be subject to wait times as we have limited capacity in the lobby. A face covering is required and you must maintain 6-foot social distance while conducting business at City Hall. 

Welcome to the Office of the City Clerk! 

The Santee City Clerk's Office is committed to quality customer service, easy access to public records, and providing the link between the public, Council and the City organization.

Our office is your resource for City Council agendas, staff reports and minutes. We maintain the legislative history of City Council actions; provide safe keeping and storage of the City's official records and archives; respond to public records requests; and provide retrieval and legislative research for City departments and the public.   Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to be of assistance to you. We can be reached at (619) 258-4100 x114, or


Annette Fagan Ortiz, City Clerk

James Jeffries, Assistant City Clerk
Rosi Acosta, Administrative Secretary


Passport Application Services!

We are pleased to announce that the Santee City Clerk's Office is now an official U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility!   

District-Based Elections

The City of Santee transitioned from at-large to district-based elections starting November 6, 2018

The City of Santee is a Charter City governed by a five-member City Council. Santee held its first district-based election on November 6, 2018. Under the new district-based election system, four (4) Council Members will be elected by district – Council Members will be required to live in the district they represent and will be elected only by the registered voters of that district. The Mayor will continue to be directly elected at-large.

Voters in Districts 1, 2 and 3 elected a Council Member at the November 6, 2018 election. Our District 3 Vice Mayor, Laura Koval, is serving an initial two-year term, meaning that District 3 will elect a Council Member again in 2020.  The purpose of this initial two-year term is to change the election sequence so that beginning in 2020, two Council Members are elected every two years. Voters in District 4 will elect a Council Member at the November 2020 election, completing Santee’s transition to district representation. All Santee voters will have the opportunity to cast a vote for Mayor in November 2020. To find your district, click here for an interactive map.  Click here to view the adopted map.  To locate your polling place, please visit the Registrar of Voters.

More information on District-Based Elections


Agendas for the Regular Meetings are issued Friday afternoon for the following Wednesday meeting. Regular Meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Wednesday in January through October and on the second Wednesday in November and December. **Please note, the November 2020 Council Meeting will be moved to November 18 in observance of Veteran's Day.

Complete Agenda packets (with background staff reports) may be reviewed at these locations:


Minutes are the official written summary of record of the City Council's actions.  Santee City Council meeting minutes from 1980 through current are available for review in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.  Minutes for the City Council from 2006 to current are available in Document Central.


The Santee Municipal Code is a compilation of the Santee City Charter and all regulatory and penal ordinances and certain administrative ordinances adopted by the City Council.  The City Municipal Code/City Charter is organized by subject matter is available for review and is word searchable on the City's website.


The City Clerk’s Office administers City Elections which are consolidated with the Statewide General Election in November of even years. Upcoming and past election information can be found on the Elections page of our website.  


The California Public Records Act was enacted with the objective of increasing freedom of information and is designed to give the public access to information collected in the course of government decision making. The Public Records Act also attempts to balance the public’s right to know with individual privacy. Therefore, some materials, such as personnel and appraisal matters, certain election petitions, pending litigation records, etc., are not “Public Records” and will not be released.

Requests for records may be submitted to the Clerk’s Office in person, by mail, or via Email.


SB-272 Enterprise List - SB-272 requires local agencies to catalog enterprise systems utilized by the agency and to post the catalog on their website. 


Gifts: Receipt and Distribution of Tickets and Passes by Agency – Form 802

In accordance with Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18944.1, the City has adopted a written policy regarding the distribution of tickets and passes. Additionally, the City is required to post all Form 802 filings on its website. 

Gifts to the Agency – Forms 801

Regulation 18944.2 requires the City to post Form 801 filings on its website.  There are no filings to be posted at this time.


The Santee City Council Members are elected officers as identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file Statements of Economic Interests with the Santee City Clerk's Office in accordance with the City of Santee's Conflict of Interest Code. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the Santee City Clerk’s Office, located at 10601 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071.

City of Santee Elected Officials

  • Mayor John W. Minto - At-Large
  • Vice Mayor Laura Koval - District 3
  • Council Member Ronn Hall - District 2
  • Council Member Stephen Houlahan  
  • Council Member Rob McNelis - District 1