What is an Ordinance?
An ordinance is a piece of legislation passed by a governmental authority. In Palo Alto’s case, ordinances are passed by the City Council.
What Kinds of Ordinances Do You Update?
The Long Range Planning team in the Planning & Development Services Department deals mainly with zoning ordinances. These are policies that inform the program and design of our city’s built form.
Current Ordinance Updates
We are currently working to update ordinances on the following topics:
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Past Ordinance Updates
Below Market Rate Housing Program Ordinance Update Staff Report(PDF, 3MB) (December 12, 2016)