Government Resources

The city is administered under a council-manager form of government, and is governed by a five-member city council serving four-year alternating terms.

In the state legislature Seal Beach is located in the 35th Senate District, represented by Republican Tom Harman, and in the 67th Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Silva. Federally, Seal Beach is located in California's 46th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +6[6] and is represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher.

City Departments:

City Hall 211 8th St
Seal Beach, CA 90740
www.ci.seal-beach.ca.us
562-431-2527

City Manager
x1300
Assistant City Manager
x1308
Development Director
x1313
Associate Planner
x1316
Fianance Director
x1311
Senior Building inspector
x1347
Building Inspection line
594-8553
City Clerk
x1305
Water billing
x1309
Business Licesnse
x1310
Parking/Water
x1314
Lifeguards
430-2613
Parks and Recreation
799-9660
Chamber of Commerce
799-0179
Seal Beach Police Dept
799-4100
Public Works /Enginerring
x1318
Water Quality
x1317
Street Light repair
800-611-1911
Parking tickets
800-533-4412
Maintenance Service Manager
x1433
Utilities
x1410/1432
Water Utilities
x1409/1412
Streets
x1431
Surf reports
800-surfline

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County Services

Fair Housing Council714-569-0823
Better Business Bureau714-985-8922
Orange County General Information714-834-2000
Consumer Affairs800-344-9940
Dept of Environmental Health714-667-3600
Health Dept714-834-3131
Office of the OC Clerk Recorder714-834-3005
Workers Compensation714-565-5000

State Service

Automotive Repair Bureau800-952-5210
Beaches949-492-0802
California General Info213-620-3030
California Highway Patrol714-892-4426
Consumer Affairs800-952-5210
Consumer Affairs Complaints800-344-9940
Contractors License Board800-321-2752
Department of Motor Vehicles800-777-9133
Employment Development Dept.888-745-3886
Franchise Tax Board800-338-0505
Public Utility Commission213-576-7110
Senior Citizen Property Tax Assistance800-338-0505
Senior Citizen Services562-570-3500
Small Claims Court Advisor714-834-3575
State Board of Equalization714-558-4056

Federal Service

Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms323-402-0659
Bankruptcy Court714-338-5300
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)888-225-5322
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)714-542-8825
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)800-829-1040
Passports213-623-4699
Peace Corps310-235-7444
Post Office800-275-8777
Social Security Administration800-772-1213
Unemployment800-300-5616
Veterans Administration

800-827-1000

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California Roster

The California Roster, also known as the Roster of Public Officials, is a listing of California's public officeholders, including our United States government officials, the Constitutional officers, members of the State Senate and Assembly, the Judicial branch, county officials, and Incorporated city and town officials.

It also includes a history of California's office holders, descriptions of the state emblems, a listing of all state agencies, departments, boards and commissions, a listing of the unincorporated areas, and information on the state officials for each state in the nation.

The California Roster has been made available exclusively online by the Secretary of State since 2005.

 

You can view the complete 2010 California Roster in whole or sections.
Click on the appropriate section below:

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State's office is comprised of nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy, and historical treasures.

The Secretary of State's responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the state's Chief Elections Officer
  • Implementing electronic filing and Internet disclosure of campaign and lobbyist financial information
  • Maintaining business filings
  • Commissioning notaries public
  • Operating the Safe at Home Confidential Address Program
  • Maintaining the Domestic Partners and Advance Health Care Directive Registries
  • Safeguarding the State Archives
  • Serving as a trustee of the California Museum for History, Women & the Arts

Secretary of State Organizational Chart (pdf ~ 23KB)

California State Archives

The Secretary of State is responsible for safeguarding California’s history in the State Archives. The Archives staff collect, organize and preserve the state's permanent government records and other historical materials such as maps, architectural drawings, photographs, video and audio tapes, and artifacts. Explore California's history at http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/.

The California Museum for History, Women & the Arts

Dedicated to telling the rich history of California's unique influence on the world of technology, government, arts, sports and culture, the California Museum houses two stories of exhibit space full of fascinating objects and interactive displays. Visit the museum website at http://www.californiamuseum.org/.

Business Programs

The largest portion of the Secretary of State's office, the Business Programs Division is the first stop for anyone wanting to do business in California. The California Business Portal provides online resources and services to businesses, easily connecting people with electronic versions of important documents and handbooks, searchable lists of registered businesses, a step-by-step guide to starting a business, and assistance for international businesses wanting to operate in California. For a wide range of consumer and business services, visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/.

The Business Entities Section processes, files and maintains records related to corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities that wish to do business in California.

The Notary Public and Special Filings Section: Notary Public appoints and commissions eligible notaries public. A notary public is a public official who performs valuable services to the legal, business, financial and real estate communities by certifying or witnessing signatures on official documents. Special Filings include trademarks and service marks as well as bonds that certain business entities (including immigration consultants) are required to file, joint power agreements, city and county charters and claims for successor-in-interest.

The Uniform Commercial Code Section files financing documents that provide potential secured creditors notice of possible interests in personal property of a debtor. Lien notices are also filed, helping establish priority should a debtor default or file for bankruptcy protection.

The Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund protects consumers and provides restitution to victims who are unable to collect on a corporate fraud judgment.

Elections

The Elections Division oversees all federal and state elections within California. In every statewide election, California prepares voter information pamphlets in seven languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese — for nearly 16 million registered voters. As the chief elections officer for the largest state in the nation, the California Secretary of State tests and certifies all voting equipment for security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility in order to ensure that every vote is counted as it was cast. The Secretary also ensures election laws and campaign disclosure requirements are enforced, maintains a statewide database of all registered voters, certifies the official lists of candidates for elections, tracks and certifies ballot initiatives, complies election returns and certifies election results, educates California citizens about their voting rights, and promotes voter registration and participation. Learn more about the rights and tools of California's democracy at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Division (ITD) supports the business requirements of the Secretary of State by planning, developing, implementing and maintaining innovative and effective business and information systems in active partnership with the Agency program divisions, vendors, and other agencies.

ITD supports the remainder of the Agency which in turn serve a wide variety of external entities collectively referred to as stakeholders, including federal and state agencies, the state legislature, lobbyists, financial institutions, attorneys, county governments, media organizations, vendors, and the general public, among others.

Political Reform

The Political Reform Division helps make the political process more transparent by helping people monitor financing of state political campaigns and lobbying activities. Most candidates for state office, ballot measure committees and anyone who lobbies the State Legislature and state agencies must file detailed financial disclosure statements with the Secretary of State. That information is available online through the Campaign Automated Lobbyist and Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Search System (CAL-ACCESS) at http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/.

Registries

Safe at Home

Safe at Home is a confidential address program that protects the identities of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking victims and employees, volunteers and patients of reproductive health care clinics. The Secretary of State's office receives and forwards the first-class mail of participants, confidentially registers eligible participants to vote, and works with government agencies and private companies to provide additional identity protection. For more information, visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/safeathome/.

Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD)

Advance Health Care Directive Registry maintains AHCDs, which allow a person to indicate to their loved ones and medical providers their medical treatment preferences if they cannot speak or make decisions for themselves. The AHCD may also designate someone else to make decisions regarding medical treatment. AHCDs and related information can be provided upon request to the registrant's health care provider, public guardian or legal representative.

Domestic Partners

The Domestic Partners Registry registers same-sex couples regardless of the age of the partners, and opposite-sex couples in which one partner is at least 62 years old, as domestic partners in California when they file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership.

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