During the last 4 years as Recorder-Clerk, Janelle has been working to serve the public better by making updates and changes to the department including the following:
Opening Communications between Recorder’s office & title and escrow companies and local attorneys
Lowered Number of Staffing Positions
Streamlined Office Procedures
Public Outreach with an Educational Q&A Forum
Began Map & Book Preservation Project [July 2019]
Replaced 25-year-old Microfilm Machine with Scan Pro 2000
Kept the Office Open during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Office Reconfiguration [June 2020]
Cross Trained Staff
New Recording System & Data Conversion [August 2020]
Maintained lower staffing levels with increased recordings
Continuing to decrease the annual budget
Increased accessibility of records for other departments and local agencies
Private Wedding Room [December 2020]
Redesign County Recorder- Clerk Seal [December 2020]
Implementation of Appointments System [January 2022]
Property Owner Title Protection Letter for Quit Claim Deeds [April 2022]
Goals for Upcoming Term:
Reimage documents from 1850-1879 to upload into a new recording system. Remove low-quality image hosting and cumbersome imaging system for $7600/annual department savings.
Staff will complete customer service training to be better equipped to serve clients.
Continue the [10-year] Map and Book Preservation Project.
Reappropriate an unused space for book storage [Approved by CAO to use ACO funds] to move books to the same building to be stored in a better temperature-controlled, secure environment to save time and staff accessibility.
Collaborate with local educators of history to encourage community involvement within the Recorder-Clerk office and other county government offices.
Janelle looks forward to serving the public for another term as your Recorder-Clerk.
Please vote in the June 7th, 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election.