Welcome to the City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk Department is the primary link between City Council, City staff and the public, serving as the Chief Elections Official, Legislative Administrator and Records Manager for the City.
The City Clerk's Office preserves legal documents and is the source of information on City Council legislation and actions. The Clerk is the historian of the community, for the entire recorded history of the City and its people is in her care. Along with the tax collector, municipal clerks are the oldest public servants in local governments.
Clerks, by necessity, must be on top of changing laws and new laws to ensure that their organizations and employees stay in compliance with the laws. The City Clerk's Office, as the custodians of information, will provide clear, accurate information and assistance to its patrons with respect and integrity.
Regular City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Tolleson City Hall located at 9555 West Van Buren Street. During this pandemic, in-person attendance at public meetings has been suspended until further notice. Meetings will be held by remote participation only.
All public notices of meetings held by the Tolleson City Council will be posted at the outdoor bulletin board of Tolleson City Hall at 9555 West Van Buren Street, as well as online at www.tolleson.az.gov/archive. Additional public notice will be given as is reasonable and practicable for all meetings.
|Calendar of Council Meetings||Please click the following link to access the Calendar of City Council & Board Meetings throughout the year.|
|City Council and City Boards Items||Look up official records such as: Agendas, Minutes, Public Notices, etc.|
|Rules of Procedures||Learn about rules and procedures for Elected and Appointed Officials.
City of Tolleson Code of Conduct for Elected and Appointed Officials
|Public Records Request||Request city-related documents.|
|Board and Commission Application||Are you interested in volunteering for one of the following boards or commissions? Please check with our City Clerk's Office to see if there are open seats available. •Community Services Advisory Board •Library Advisory Board •Planning and Zoning Commission •Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board|
|City Code of Ordinances||This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the City Council. Users should contact the City Clerk’s Office for Ordinances that were recently passed.|
|Open Meeting Law||Learn about the provisions of the Open Meeting Law which are applicable to all public bodies.|
|Election Information||The City of Tolleson is a nonpartisan municipal jurisdiction with a Mayor and six Council Members elected at-large. The City of Tolleson participates in the consolidated fall election cycle during even numbered years per Arizona Revised Statute. Historically, the candidates who receive the majority of votes cast for an open seat will win the Primary Election and be seated on the Council. Candidates will only go to the General Election if there is a tie requiring a runoff.
For candidates interested in running for Council, an individual must be 18 years of age or over at the time of filing their nomination papers, lived in the City of Tolleson for one year prior to the Election, be able to speak, write and read the English language and be a qualified elector in the State of Arizona. In Arizona, persons are nominated to run for office in the Primary Election by a petition process for nomination. The petition process allows any qualified voter the opportunity of seeking public office. All candidates must file a Statement of Interest with the Clerk’s Office before obtaining the first petition signature on a candidate petition. Any nomination petition signatures collected before the date the Statement of Interest is filed are invalid and subject to challenge. The Nomination Paper is a formal notification directed to the Clerk that the individual intends to seek municipal office. All candidates must file a packet that includes - Nonpartisan Nomination Petition, Nonpartisan Candidate Nomination Paper and the Public Officer and Candidate Financial Disclosure Statement - not earlier than 150 days, nor later than 120 days before the Primary Election. The required number of signatures of qualified signers is at least 5% and not more than 10% of the total votes cast for Mayor in the last preceding election at which a Mayor was elected. Candidates are required to file a Statement of Organization with the City Clerk within 10 days of receiving contributions or making expenditures, in any combinations, of at least $500 during the election cycle, as well as file multiple Campaign Finance Reports.
For more information concerning upcoming elections, please visit the City's Election page at tolleson.az.gov/elections. You may also contact the Tolleson City Clerk’s Office at (623) 936-7111 or the Maricopa County Elections Department at (602) 506-1511.
E-Qual Online Petitions
With the availability of the E-Qual system from the Secretary of State’s Office, the City of Tolleson has joined the State’s candidate portal that allows municipal candidates to electronically gather signatures on their candidate petitions. E-Qual provides a method for the qualified elector’s identity to be properly identified through the statewide voter registration database. A Voter Guide is provided at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DVl8qiLptf2142m3K5Q8uALgNPhbZXrt/view to assist voters with accessing the portal. The voter authentication screen can be accessed at https://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/eps/op/.
|Register to Vote/Registrese Para Votar||Visit the Secretary of State election page to register to vote.|
|Standing Political Committees||Revitalize Arizona |
|Campaign Finance Reports||
Any candidate or association or combination of persons that is organized, conducted or combined for the purpose of influencing the result of any election, or to determine whether an individual will become a candidate for election in the City of Tolleson, is required by Arizona law to file a Statement of Organization to register with the City of Tolleson as a candidate committee if they plan to receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, of at least $500 during an election cycle. In addition, any political committee must file regular reports of contributions and expenditures. (A.R.S. Title 16, Chapter 6)
Adolfo F. Gamez for Tolleson City Council
Clorinda Erives for Tolleson City Council
Committee to Elect Juan F. Rodriguez 2018
Linda M. Laborin Council Member
Per ARS 16-926(H) for Non-Committees: Southwest Gas
|Political Signs Regulations||
State law requires utilities to be marked before signs go up. If you're running for office, supporting a political candidate or working against a ballot measure, you must "know what's below" before campaign signs go up. Arizona law requires all underground utilities to be located and marked before any type of “excavation” – this includes the installation of campaign signs on public or private property. Contact Arizona 811 (formerly Arizona Blue Stake) at least two working days before installing signs in the ground:
Click www.Arizona811.com to create a ticket online 24/7/365 using the Arizona 811 E-Stake tool.
For installations at a single address (such as a home or business on a single lot) use the Single Address Ticket option on the Arizona 811 website.
Installing any type of sign without having utilities marked in advance is a violation of A.R.S. 40-360.21-32, punishable by fines of up to $5,000 per violation. It’s also dangerous. Knowing the location of buried lines, pipes and cables – and then carefully working around them – prevents serious injuries and protects the utilities we all rely on from damage.
Read the Arizona 811 Excavation Guide and state law here and learn more at www.Arizona811.com.