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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I review Statements of Economic Interest (SEI)  for Elected Officials?

The following elected officials are required to file a SEI on an annual basis:

Mayor

Vice Mayor

Councilmembers

Copies of these SEI’s may be obtained by visiting the offices of the City Clerk, 501 Main Street or the FPPC, 1420 J Street, Sacramento. SEI’s of certain state and local officials may be available in an electronic format on the FPPC’s web site: fppc.ca.gov

    Does your office issue marriage licenses?  (top)
    No, the City of Half Moon Bay does not issue marriage licenses. A marriage license may be obtained from the County of San Mateo

    Does your office issue passports?  (top)
    No, the City of Half Moon Bay does not issue passports. Please visit the following link for information regarding obtaining a passport (link).

    How can I get an item on a City Council Agenda?
    Call the City Clerk at (650) 726-8271 or write a letter to the Mayor and City Council, 501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 providing full information, name, address and telephone number. The City Manager will review your request and decide if the item will be placed on the City Council agenda.

    What boards and commissions does the City have? How do I become a member of a board or commission?  (top)
    Opportunities to serve on a board or commission are advertised in local newspapers and on the City’s website. Individuals interested in serving on a City board or commission must fill out a " Willing to Serve Form " and submit it to the City Clerk’s office. Willing to Serve Forms are kept on file in the City Clerk’s office for a period of two years. The City Council, either individually or as a group, will interview interested individuals or make appointments to boards and commissions.

    City of Half Moon Bay boards and commissions include the following:

    • Recreation Committee – Consists of 5 members. Members serve four-year terms and are nominated by individual Councilmembers and approved by the City Council as a whole
    • Planning Commission - Members serve four-year terms and are nominated by individual Councilmembers and approved by the City Council as a whole
    • The City of Half Moon Bay has many other opportunities for citizens to become involved in local government. Please contact the City Clerk’s office for a list of available positions.

    How do I register to vote?  (top)
    Voter registration forms are available at Half Moon Bay City Hall, 501 Main Street, the Half Moon Bay Post Office, and online at the County of San Mateo Elections Division website

    Where is my polling place?  (top)
    Your polling place can be located at the County of San Mateo Elections Division website (top)

    How do I pronounce the City Clerk’s first name?  (top)
    The name Siobhan is Irish in origin and is pronounced Sha-von.