The City Secretary's Office records, certifies, preserves, manages, and makes accessible sufficient information to ensure continuity in government and the documented accountability of City of Galveston policies, functions, and transactions in order to protect both the legal and financial rights of the citizens of the city. The City Secretary's Office also provides information to the public and helps the public locate government information maintained by and for the city in accordance with requirements established by law and by city charter. In addition, the City Secretary's Office accepts applications to boards and commissions for future consideration.
Public Information Requests
The City Secretary's office recently launched an online software program for submitting public information requests. With this program, requestors have the ability to log into the Public Records Center to track the status of requests, communicate with the City and access the requested documents. By capturing, routing, and managing public information requests, the system will enhance organization and create a convenient form of communication between departments, resulting in faster response times.