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City Clerk

The City Clerk Office is the officially designated record keeping agency for the City and the custodian of public records, both current and archived. Public records accessible dated from June, 1913 to present day are:

Minutes of City Council Meetings (1913)
Resolutions beginning in 1956
Ordinances beginning in 1959
Contracts, Agreements, and some lawsuits

Other responsibilities of the City Clerk are planning, organization, supervision and coordination of the operations and activities of the City Clerk’s Office as outlined by the Lawrason Act.

The City Clerk is also responsible for updating the Gretna Code of Ordinances Book with the assistance of the Municipal Code Corporation.  View the Gretna Code of Ordinances.

The Council usually meets every second Wednesday of the month, on the 2nd floor Council Chambers of Gretna City Hall at 740 Second Street, Gretna, LA 70053. All meetings are open to the public.

The City Clerk prepares the agenda (Novus) for meetings, attends and records the meeting minutes of the Mayor and City Council.  Beginning in March 2009, agendas, minutes and related documents of the meeting are available on-line for viewing. After each meeting of the Mayor and City Council, the City Clerk is charged with publishing necessary documents in accordance with state law.

The City Clerk represents the City on civic appointed boards and commission, coordinates city elections with Chief Financial Officer and the appropriate state agency, and also provides general and administrative clerical assistance to the Mayor and City Council.

The City Clerk is one of the municipal officers appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if special assistance is needed, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (504) 227-7614.

Department Contact Information


Norma C. Cruz, CMC