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 and Community Environment 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.
Past Ordinance Updates
Follow the links below to view recently updated ordinances related to Long Range Planning.
- Below Market Rate Housing Program Ordinance Update Staff Report (December 12, 2016)