Administrative Services Department

Developed as a new division in the 2018-19 fiscal year to fulfill the newly-appointed City Clerk duties and transition to a fully functional department for both the public and City employees, the Administrative Services Department, consisting of the Administrative Services Director/City Clerk and Facilities Coordinator/Deputy City Clerk, includes Human Resources- and Risk Management-related functions such as recruitment, selection, classification, salary administration, worker's compensation, general liability and property insurance, and other related programs.  It further includes the statutory responsibility of City Clerk including maintenance of official records, service as the city elections official and liaison between members of the City Council and the public. 

The Administrative Services Department oversees community outreach efforts and provides information on City projects, programs and City-related matters via the media and City website.  Administrative Services also oversees the City's real estate and property management division, including the First Time Homebuyer's Program and Low/Moderate Income Housing.  

Administrative Services Department Mission Statement

In support of the mission of the City of Clearlake, Administrative Services is committed to maintaining the transparent, effective and efficient operation and stewardship of City resources and facilities, and ensuring public trust and civic engagement by supporting the City's legislative process in an open, accurate and timely manner.  All members of the Department will operate from a customer-oriented and service-based perspective, which is delivered consistently with quality, excellence, professionalism and integrity through the following Values:

  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions
  • Attention to Detail:  Giving the time and care necessary to complete the realization of our mission
  •  Commitment:  Transforming a promise into reality
  • Communication:  Dealing with each other in a sincere and straightforward manner
  • Consistency:  Acting in a professional manner in concert with our words and beliefs
  • Innovation and Creativity:  Being inventors of dreams, accepting no traditional boundaries
  • Impartiality:  Coordinate municipal elections in a non-partisan manner, obeying all local, state and federal laws
  • Open and Effective Communication:  Sharing our Vision with the community
  • Partnerships:  Leveraging ideas, sharing resources and building trust outside the walls of City Hall
  • Respect:  Treat all with the same fairness, compassion and dignity

The City of Clearlake is offering assistance for the purchase of a single-family home in the City of Clearlake. The First Time Home Buyer Program provides loans to qualified applicants. Federal money for this program is received in the form of a grant awarded to the City of Clearlake. awarded by the Department of Housing and Community Development and is administered by the City of Clearlake. The maximum loan amount is $40,000.

This program has the advantage providing a 3% simple interest rate, completely deferred for the life of the primary loan and can cover non-recurring closing costs. The borrower must make a down payment of at least 3% from either borrower funds or gift funds. A Home Ownership class is required.

The home must pass an Inspection for Health and Safety Standards and local codes.

Income limits must be met and verified.

For more information please contact Tina Viramontes @ 707-994-8201 x131

First Time Home Buyer Program